Here's a vid of the Auckland Anniversary day regatta (if you can call it one now) on Auckland harbour (Monday 1st Feb- almost deserted apart from the tug 'race') which in the past would have been standing room only. Most of the yachts had sailed up north 100 miles on a coastal race to the Bay Of Islands on Saturday (seems to be taking over). Usually every sort of yacht and boat imaginable would have been out there, but things have been slowing down over the years,- people just don't seem to have the time any more,-too busy working to pay off massive mortgages etc.
Bit of a shame, as it was one of the major events of the year, with all the classic yachts racing. There were a few there but just a small fraction of the usual fleets. The blue boat at 1:40:10 is Fleetwing, (1920) which was one of the fastest racing boats in NZ at the time (pic) and has recently been dragged off a farm and been re engined, and had a lot of remedial work done. Goes ok now for 100yrs old! A friend of mine at schools' parents owned it (with another cabin) back in the 60s, and it was moored almost outside our place , then it disappeared (South Island I think for a long time, then found on a farm way inland, (Nth Island,) beside a shed)
For some reason there is a big gap in the vid till 5:29:00 then its showing the Viaduct harbour area.