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Takapuna Boating Club

Takapuna to celebrate centenary next month

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A look through the schedule of events for next month's Takapuna Boating Club centenary celebrations illustrates how much the club has changed over the past 100 years.

Takapuna will celebrate their anniversary over Waitangi weekend with a range of activities from foiling sprint races and a surfski race to an introduction to paddling and more traditional centreboard regatta.

All past and present members are invited to join the festivities from February 6-9.

The Takapuna Boating Club was originally established in Bayswater in 1914 and known as the Bayswater Boating Club but this lapsed during World War I. Interest in reforming the club led to the establishment of the Takapuna Boating Club on February 6, 1920.

It became a hub for centreboard yachting but they outgrew the Bayswater location and relocated Hurstmere Road in 1990 before another shift to Takapuna Beach in 2005.

Today, Takapuna Boating Club has a broad membership, including dinghy, kite and windsurfing sailors, surfski, SUP and Waka ama paddlers, triathlon and ocean swimming members as well as social members.

The club run regular sailing, paddling and triathlon activities, including national championship competitions, and have hosted a raft of class world championships over the years, including the International 14 Class (2005), Laser Radial and RSX (2008), Splash (2010), Junior 470 (2012), A Class Catamaran (2014) Finn (2015) and Tornado (2008, 2019) classes.

Takapuna will commemorate their centenary on February 6, where they will celebrate the past, present and future of the club and look forward to another 100 years.

Takapuna Boating Club Centenary Schedule of Events

Thursday 6th February- Centenary Celebrations
2pm: Foiling sprint races - first event of Thursday Summer Sprint Series, open to all foiling classes
3pm: Surfski race, starting and finishing at Takapuna Beach. 
From 4pm: all club members and their families are invited to Takapuna Boating Club to celebrate 100 years of the club. This will include some formalities acknowledging the occasion, as well a prizegiving for the day's racing.
5.30pm: Meal served - please RSVP if you are coming for catering purposes
Friday 7th February
From 4pm: Happy Hour- finger food provided. Meals available. Jackpot draw at 6.30pm
Saturday 8th February- Club Open day & TBC Centenary Regatta
10am-noon: 'Try Paddling' for kids and adults at Takapuna Boating Club
11am: TBC Centenary Regatta all senior classes welcome
4pm: Happy Hour. Finger food provided
Sunday 9th February - TBC Centenary Regatta & Prizegiving
11am: TBC Centenary Regatta all senior classes welcome
Followed by BBQ and prizegiving at the club.

See here for more information