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Event Update: Mastercard Superyacht Regatta

by Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 17 Feb 20:12 NZDT
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has an update for the proceedings of the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta © RNZYS

In light of the recent COVID-19 situation in Auckland, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron would like to provide an update on the implications this may have on next week's Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021 and the plans and contingencies in place for the event to proceed.

As many will be aware, Auckland is currently under Alert Level 3 until midnight on Wednesday 17th February. If Alert Level 3 were to be extended further beyond that point, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) would look to move the event to begin on a date in March 2021.

If Auckland moves down to Alert Level 2, the following contingencies are in place:

- The event will still proceed as planned with some health restrictions in place around the social / off-water events.

- The social events that are planned for the opening and closing of the event can also still proceed, however will be split across various venues within the RNZYS and linked in terms of sound and entertainment.

- Under Alert Level 2, there is a limit of 100 pax per venue. Ahead of each event, the RNZYS would let you know in advance what specific RNZYS venue you would be in for that particular evening.

- None of the on-water racing would be effected under Alert Level 2, however the RNZYS would strictly recommend that all participants stick to the Governments COVID-19 health guidelines. You can view this information via: https://covid19.govt.nz

The RNZYS will keep you informed as things evolve, but at this stage the RNZYS are very much looking forward to hosting this event next week as planned.

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