The Sir Peter Blake Regatta is the latest event to succumb to the ongoing lockdown in Auckland, although organisers are hopeful the event will go ahead in March, 2022.
The event, which is one of the world's largest centreboard regattas, and last year attracted close to 400 sailors, was due to take place at the Torbay Sailing Club over the first weekend in December.
However, the large number of entrants meant it could take place only under Alert Level 1 conditions and organisers deemed this was unlikely to happen by December.
"With the ongoing uncertainty around outdoor events, it is unfortunate that the Torbay Sailing Club has had to make the decision to postpone the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta for 2021," they said in a statement. "The club is setting a tentative date of 12-13 March 2022 where we will be looking at the possibility of rescheduling the 2021 event.
"Please keep this date open in your diaries and look out for announcements. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to the planning of the event so far. We would also like to thank our sponsors and look forward to working with them for our rescheduled event."