Sponsorship of a yacht includes morning tea at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, lunch at sea, all refreshments, a buffet dinner and a skippered yacht for the day so your guests can enjoy the charms of the Waitemata Harbour.

There will be spot prizes given out to participants on the day.

The course is set by officials of the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club and takes about 2.5 hours depending on weather conditions.

On the day sponsors’ "crews" should arrive at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, Ara Tai, Half Moon Bay no later than 11.45 am attired in their sailing gear - light casual clothing, soft white soled sporting shoes, plus a warm jacket and light wet weather gear in case of rain. Sun glasses, and sun cream are a must.

Your skipper will have an experienced crew and most welcome your participation, however you are not under any compulsion to assist in sailing the yacht. You and your guests are there to enjoy yourselves!

At the conclusion of the regatta you move to the Yacht Club to spend a social hour or two enjoying a buffet meal, refreshments and entertainment. A Charity Auction will also be held during the prize giving, providing another opportunity to support the beneficiaries

We strongly suggest hosts/participants arrange to be picked up or transported home by a responsible driver, taxi or taxi van so that all may enjoy themselves.

Adverse weather

In the unlikely event that the weather is unsuitable, please refer to Newstalk ZB cancellation service at www.newstalkzb.co.nz/whats-on/cancellations/ Where possible, designated sponsor contacts will also be advised of any cancellation by text message.