Sails of all colours and designs will be out in force for the annual Mahurangi Regatta, on the Mahurangi Harbour, on Saturday, January 25.
More than 100 boats are expected to race in seven divisions. This will include sailing dinghies and small sailboats under 20 feet to A Class yachts over 40 feet.
The pre-1955 division is for wooden boats only, including the popular mullet boats.
Beach events and a picnic will be held at Sullivans Bay from 9.30am and classic launches will sail there from Scotts Landing at 10.30am.
Racing will start from 12.40pm and run through to around 2pm.
Prizegiving will be held as soon as results are known, around 7pm, followed by an evening barbecue, entertainment and dance at the Scotts Landing Homestead.
The starter boat will, as usual, be the Warkworth-based scow Jane Gifford.