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9 Yachts Sign Up for Auckland-to-Bluff Ocean Race

Posted: May. 25th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

While the event remains a proposed activity and not yet a done deal, nine yachts already are signed up to compete in New Zealand’s $1.2 million Auckland-to-Bluff yacht race. 

Some controversy swirls the sails of the regatta due to its backers seeking funding support for the race from the local government.  

The Southland Times reported this week that the Invercargill City Council's decision to contribute $100,000 to the race had not been mentioned in the council's 2013-14 draft annual plan, with council chief executive Richard King saying this was because the money was coming from the general reserves fund and would not affect next year's rate takes.

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