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Together with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, we are excited to open our biggest fundraiser - the 'Great Blake Race' online charity auction. 

Even if you aren't attending the charity regatta - you can still place bids on these auction items, and if you are attending - you can get bidding today to get a head start on the competition, as well as browse the selection and see what you want to get your hands on!

All items have been generously donated by our sponsors and supporters, with all proceeds going toward BLAKE’s environmental leadership programmes and the RNZYS International Sailing Fund.

Follow these instructions to register and bid on more than 75 amazing auction items!

To register via SMS

1. Text: regatta19 followed by your full name
2. To: +2834
3. Example: regatta19 John Smith
4. Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to log in and place bids.

To register via browser 

1. Visit:
2. Click on the 'Register' button
3. Enter your details and click 'Register'
4. You will then receive a text to your mobile phone with a verification link. Clicking the link will take you to the auction where you can log in with the password you entered during registration. You are now ready to bid.

Don't have a smart phone? 

1. Register as above, then you will be able to place bids via SMS or via the browser
2. Text bids to the same number +2834
3. Enter the amount in without any symbols followed by the letter 'L' and the item number with no spaces between.
4. Example: To bid $99 on item 33, text: 99L33

To buy tickets to the 'Great Blake Race' charity regatta email or call BLAKE on 09 307 8875.