Barry 2019-02-08

Sealegs International has confirm Platinum Sponsorship for the Onetangi Beach Races, 2019.  

This marks the 6th consecutive year that Sealegs has been the platinum sponsor for the event, which is passing two decades of modern races.

Sealegs Chief Executive Officer David McKee Wright said “the beach races are a quintessential kiwi day. We celebrate how lucky we are to live in New Zealand, our relationship to the sea and good old-fashioned kiwi ingenuity. We're proud to sponsor the event for the 6th time, and we look forward to maintaining and building on our relationship with the races, the island of Waiheke and the wonderful people who inhabit it."

This year, the races will be held on February 17th. Activities for children begin at 10am, with races commencing at 10:15am.

The Sealegs races will begin just after 1pm with the Speed Race, followed shortly after by the Exhibition Race. The Speed Race has Sealegs pilots navigate a marked course as quickly as possible, with mastery of the Sealegs amphibious system key to victory. The Exhibition Race, the premiere event of recent years, invites participants to dress up both themselves and their Sealegs craft in a show of ingenuity and creativity.

Mckee Wright went on to say "the races provide our owners a unique opportunity to gather together in one place with their craft to exchange stories, meet and speak to Sealegs staff and, most importantly, show off their decorated craft and costumes. We've seen sailors, pirates, water balloon fights and even some superheroes - our owners never fail to surprise us with what they come up with for the exhibition race."

The Onetangi Beach Races are a free event organised each year by the Rotary Club of Waiheke. For more information on the event and how to get there, visit

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