Saturday 19 October 2019

Marakura 50th Anniversary Celebrations

50th Regatta update

It blew. It rained. It rained and blew... and then the sun came out. A great weekend was had by 50 boats and some excellent sailing excitement.

Trailer yacht results are ready and the initial dinghy placings are too with detail to follow soon.

Marakura 1 heads up the 50th regatta sail-by

The Marakura 50th Anniversary Celebrations are being held on Easter weekend 2019. A range of sailing and social activities will be taking place over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday - April 19th, 20th and 21st 2019.

Although things may change slightly between now and the weekend, the programme outlined below displays the timetable of events you can look forward to.

Download a pdf copy below but do check back from time to time and look out on Facebook /marakurayc in case anything has changed.

We would really appreciate getting an idea on the numbers of people expecting to attend over the weekend. Please use the registration form below to register your interest and also to book Gala Dinner tickets.

If you have any queries, contact the club secretary:
email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
mobile - 027 240 3654

Gala dinner, speaker, and dance

The main social event of the weekend is an evening of food, a special talk by Nick Hutchins of Team New Zealand, and dancing with music from band 'Perfect Alibi'.

Tickets are on sale now and there's an early bird discount if you register and pay before 1st December 2018.

Make sure you don't miss out... there are limited places. So secure your place right away!

To book your dinner tickets, download the reservation form above and return to us. If you have any booking queries call Ruth Shaw on 03 249 6664.

You can make payment by direct credit to: BNZ 02-0924-0149577-000

Go Orange Logo

Proudly sponsored by Go Orange

Marakura are very grateful to Go Orange who are sponsors of our 50th Anniversary and regatta. They do a fantastic job in Milford and Doubtful as well as further afield. So if your extended crew find themselves needing something to do that's not sailing (!!??) point them in the direction of a great trip with Go Orange.


The weekend would not be a Yacht Club celebration without a bit of sailing too!

We have a Race series as well as some social cruising over the weekend too for those with less of a competitive spirit.

NZTYA New Zealand Champs, NZTYA South Island Champs and Marakura's Easter Regatta

Our one-time Easter Regatta which has become the "Not-the-easter-regatta" in recent years, takes a return to its old diary dates. Open to all classes, dinghies and trailer sailors, this popular Regatta is one not to miss.

This year as part of the celebrations we will also be incorporating the NZTYA New Zealand Champs and also the NZTYA South Island Champs. So brush up on the speed-sailing and come along.

Notice Of Race

Please click to download and read the:


Open Bic class races

As part of the weekend we expecting a good turnout of Bics. This growing class of dinghies is fast becoming a new draw card for young sailors, not least our own small fleet.

Come and see how they're taking to the water, and if you're a Bic sailor, make sure you put the weekend on your calendar! Last year we hosted the NZ open Bic Fresh Water Champs and had 32 boats on the water. We are expecting another good turnout.

Boat mooring/storage

For those of you coming down with a trailer sailor, we have secured excellent fees for our Boat Club facilities.

Keys for the Te Anau harbour and boat club ramp will be available from the Marakura Yacht Club bar together with a form that must be filled out (as from Thursday night).

For a boat to be left on the Te Anau Boat Club hard for the weekend will be just $20.00 per boat plus $10.00 bond for a key. The bond will be repaid when the key is returned.

If anyone wants to leave their boat in the water, the cost is an equally great $25.00 for a berth for the weekend (plus the $10.00 key bond).

Please note that boats on the hard are to be left on the right hand side near the trees as you enter through the gate. Please respect Club members who will be using the facilities over the weekend too

Although Te Anau does have a public wharf available, please be aware that this does not allow for access to the boat harbor, nor any jetty.


Accommodation options for Easter 50th Anniversary weekend

Te Anau Lake View Holiday Park

0800 483 262 or 03 249 7457

This is right across the road, just 100m from the Yacht Club, and is an excellent place to stay with a variety of options. Use the booking code MYC50 when booking and get a 10% discount.

Te Anau Lake View Holiday Park is a great supporter and major sponsor for the Marakura Yacht Club so we would like to encourage you to check out their accommodation options before looking elsewhere.

Deluxe Family Motels, Standard Family Motels, Double, twin or two bedroom cabins, 5 person cabins, powered and non powered sites.

Special discounts apply for this regatta stay - Booking code is MYC50

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone 0800 483 262

Other places to stay that support the Yacht Club

Distinction Hotel.

Distance to Marakura Yacht Club: 1 km
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for their Marakura deals

Kingsgate Hotel.

Distance to Marakura Yacht Club: 650 meters

Fiordland Lakeview Motel & Apartments.

Distance to Marakura Yacht Club: 800 meters.

The programme

Here's an outline of the weekend. Download the latest pdf for more information and times. Make sure you keep up to date with alterations here and on Facebook as times and events may change.

Date Event Details

Friday 19th April

Easter Regatta and Southland Champs

Registration from 1000hrs and Race Briefing at 1300hrs


Cruising and spectator boats

Information available from 1000hrs


Social evening

Catch up over social BYO dinner - fish&chips, pizza or whatever takes your fancy! Bar open.

Saturday 20th April

Easter Regatta and Southland Champs continue

Briefing at 1000hrs - club house will be open from 0900hrs


Gala Dinner and Dance

From 6:00pm at the Distinction Hotel till late. GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!

Sunday 21st April

Easter Regatta and Southland Champs continue

Briefing at 1000hrs


Grand sail by parade

1430hrs All dinghies, Race and Cruising Yachts, Escort boats, Safety RIBs plus any boat that would like to join in are most welcome

  Social BBQ Club rooms
  Prize giving and social 1600hrs club rooms