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Lake Mahinapua

Lake Mahinapua Aquatic Club Annual Regatta

Lake Mahinapua Aquatic Club Annual Regatta
15th & 16th February

Lake Mahinapua Aquatic Club

This is a popular regatta and all who have attended previously report back on what an enjoyable time is had. Open to all classes - handicapped racing will be offered.

We offer great hospitality in a stunning location. Sailing is on flat water with various wind directions on offer! Sunshine is normally provided but if you are concerned at the forecast, please arrange to bring some with you. The racing promises to be enjoyable and we welcome all classes of dinghy and trailer yachts.

LMAC is situated 2 minutes drive along Shanghai Road, (turning opposite the famous “Mahinapua Hotel”). We have a great clubhouse with changing, toilet and kitchen facilities. In addition, we have views that belong on a postcard and on a clear day you can see Mt Cook whilst crossing the start/finish line.

In a change of format this year – we will be offering a catered BBQ meal on the Saturday night. Adjacent to the club is the DOC campsite for those who wish to sleep under canvas / in a caravan or motorhome. For those wanting greater creature comforts there is good accommodation available in Hokitika to suit a range of budgets. The Hokitika i-Site staff would be happy to assist you. For those not sailing, there are some excellent walks starting from the lake, and the world famous West Coast Cycle Trail is 5 minutes drive away, with the “Tree Top Walkway and Cafe” 10 minutes drive away.

We are a family friendly club and look forward to welcoming you to our regatta. We have many “repeat visitors” who travel from all across the South Island, many combining their visit to us with the Lake Brunner Yacht Club Regatta just up the road the previous weekend. 

For more information, see our website ( - look under the Regatta Menu.


Regatta type:
Fleet Racing
Classes to be sailed:
Multihull (Multi-Class)
Trailer Yacht (Multi-class)
West Coast SI
Event date:
Inclusive of sailors with a disability?:
Contact name:
Richard Morris
Contact email: