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AK region’s last remaining beach race meeting rides again

28 February 2014

Auckland region’s last remaining beach race meeting rides again

On Sunday 2 March 2014, Waiheke Island will host the world’s largest Sealegs amphibious craft race, just one of the highlights during a day of horse and tractor racing, fashion and children’s events which make up Auckland region’s last remaining beach races meeting, the Onetangi Beach Races.  

More than 7000 people are expected to attend the race meeting, which has a history stretching back more than a century.  

“We’re really proud of the traditions around this event and in recent years it has once again earned its rightful place as one of the best free family days out on the summer calendar,” says organiser Linda Marincas.

“And it all happens on one of the most beautiful beaches in the region, Onetangi.”

Alongside the traditional thrill of being up close to horses pounding full pelt along the golden sands, the races have taken on a truly 21st century feel with the inclusion  of the spectacle of the fiercely competitive amphibious race with up to 30 Sealegs craft entering the fray.  

Onetangi Beach Races is a free event organised by the Rotary Club of Waiheke Island. Race packs can be purchased on the day, with event profits going to local community groups.

Visit www.onetangibeachraces.co.nz for more information.

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