The Chopper Cup

Waitemata Harbour | 19 Nov 2019

Raising our sails in support of Auckland's Westpac Chopper. Auckland's original charity yacht regatta.

Auckland's only charity yacht regatta - no experience required!

For many years now Trust sponsor Dominion Constructors have partnered with Bassett Plumbing to bring us the Chopper Cup - a unique event where people with no sailing experience get to have a chance at a yachting regatta. Generous yacht owners donate their vessels along with their time to give even the greenest of seafarers a taste of the action.

The event takes place in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, right out in front of the famous harbour bridge. With 2 classes of vessel available, we offer corporates another  opportunity to take part in a truly one of a kind event. Groups of 4-6 or 8-10 have a day out in the beautiful Auckland sun, then join us in the Ponsonby Cruising Club function centre for dinner, drinks and charitable auction.

If you've ever watched yachting from afar or on television and wanted to give it a go, then this is the event for you. Our experienced skippers and first mates guide you through an afternoon's sailing without you needing to know anything at all.

All registration fees include a day's sailing for your group, lunch, snacks, and drinks onboard the boat as well as gourmet BBQ dinner and open bar back at Ponsonby Cruising Club for the after-match function. Truly a one of a kind event in the New Zealand charity landscape and one of the most important fundraisers for ARHT every year.

The 2019 event will be taking place on Tuesday, November 19th. 

For more information, photos and details on how to register your team visit www.choppercup.org.nz

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