Right where Team New Zealand trained for this past Cup, the IACA will held next A-Cat Worlds. A great venue for racing but also to visit around.
Dates: Sunday 9th February to Sunday 16th February, 2014
Host. Takapuna Boating Club , Auckland, New Zealand
The Organising Authority is the Takapuna Boating Club, (TBC),
in association with the NZ A-Class Catamaran Association and the IACA
Contact Info: Sailing Events Takapuna
PO Box 33 1601, Takapuna 0622
- Kerry Ellis Event Director firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mark Greene Head of Sponsorship and Commercial Mark@sailingeventstakapuna.com
- Evelyn Johnson Chair of Sailing Events Takapuna & on-water enquries Evelyn@sailingeventstakapuna.com
Kia Ora from Sailing Events Takapuna
"The waters of the Hauraki Gulf off Takapuna Beach have seen many yachting contests over the years and has been the training ground for sailors from beginners in an Optimist through to the worlds elite in the high tech AC72’s of Emirates Team New Zealand and Prada Racing. Since 1980 10 World Championship events have been held in these waters with the assistance of staff from Sailing Events Takapuna.
World Class facilities for regattas are right on the beach front at the Takapuna Boating Club over two floors with meeting rooms for Race Control and the international jury, 2 hospitality areas, one with its own kitchen, and all the usual amenities you could expect from a world class boating events centre. The Takapuna Boating Club has a proud history of hosting international sailors and all visitors are made welcome.
The passionate Team at Sailing Events Takapuna have many years of sailing and event management from local National events, Americas Cup, Louis Vuitton Trophy, Volvo Ocean Race and multiple World Championship events. The skill and knowledge of the Team combined with the Takapuna location with accommodation, restaurants offering a variety of cuisine, shopping and other local attractions all within walking distance Takapuna, Auckland is the logical place to hold World Championship events.
We all look forward to having you come and compete in 2014 and enjoy some “Kiwi” hospitality.
Come to Takapuna and join the FUN.
I look forward to meeting you."
Chair of the Organising Committee
What to do in Takapuna:
The long stretch of white sand at Takapuna Beach is popular for a range of water activities. Locals and visitors alike flock to the beach to picnic, swim and watch watersports. There’s also a large boat ramp making it a fantastic place to launch boats. Sit back and watch the world sail by with uninterrupted views of the islands at this prime beach spot.
The vibrant commercial hub of Takapuna is a great shopping area. Grab your wallet and hit the shops which range from the designer Department Store to indoor malls, boutique stores and factory outlets. There are many excellent cafés and restaurants in the area and also a lively Sunday market.
- Indulge your artistic side at the Pumphouse Theatre
- Walk along the coast from Milford Beach to Takapuna Beach
- Enjoy a swim and picnic at Takapuna Beach
- Lake Pupuke is a freshwater lake occupying a volcanic crater
- The Pumphouse Theatre was formerly a water pumping station that supplied water to local early settlers
- Takapuna Beach has great views of Rangitoto and other Hauraki Gulf islands