People are encouraged to grab their dancing shoes for the Mahurangi Regatta next year, with plans to bring back a proper dance floor for the first time since 2004.
The event will run on January 26 in the Mahurangi Harbour with over 100 boats expected to attend following a large turnout last year.
Mahurangi Action Incorporated secretary Cimino Cole says the floor should be a major attraction at the evening prizegiving at Scotts Landing, which goes from 7pm.
“The last time we had one, there were people queuing up to get on it,” Cimino says.
“The West City Jazz Orchestra will be back as per usual to provide the dance music.”
The regatta will provide a platform this year for Dr Andrew Jeffs to chat with people at Scotts Landing about a mussel restoration project to revitalise the Mahurangi Harbour (see story p48).
All the same boat classes will return for the competitive side of the event with racing starting from 12.40pm through until 2pm.
Beach events will be run at Sullivans Bay from 9.30am and classic launches will sail there from Scotts Landing at 10.30am.
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