The Sydney to Auckland ocean race is not to be undertaken lightly. But what a great feeling when you step ashore after the finish... The trans-Tasman rivalry is set to reignite when the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s (RPAYC) inaugural Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race, which starts on Saturday, 7 October 2023 at 1pm, from Sydney Harbour and finishes in Auckland, New Zealand. A Category 1 race, competitors will feel the thrill of starting a stunning harbour with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House as its backdrop. The finish line will be in Auckland home of the America’s Cup.