Welcome to Royal Akarana Yacht Club, the home of blue water sailing in New Zealand. Established in 1895, RAYC has a long and respected offshore racing history, but recently we have expanded and now have a very enthusiastic junior division as well as a successful Marine Academy. RAYC is more than just sailing. We are the home club to over 80 surf ski paddlers and waka ama athletes. In 2015, the Auckland Sailing Club and RAYC merged and the 18′ Skiff & 12′ Skiff sailors now call RAYC home.
Akarana Bar & Cafe Our opening hours are as follows unless stated otherwise: Friday Night – 5pm to close
Saturday – 8:30am to close
Sunday – 8:30am to close
It's a miserable day here today, but the racing must go on! Andrea Francolini Photography is in town and captured this moment of Glen Sowry, Geoff England and Steve Jones getting Events Clothing ready to race for Day 3 of the Maersk Line 18' Skiff ANZAC Championship.
Winners are Grinners, Happy Team.... 2,1,1,2 for today's races, Boat of the day and taking home the silverware.... Very happy with the Bucket of rum, thanks for that & for a good regatta Sail Port Ste...
After 10 races on the Waitemata Harbour for the annual Maersk Line 18' Skiff ANZAC Championship, Yamaha has come out as the clear winner. David McDiarmid, Matt Stevens and Brad Collins have stayed in the [...]
Day 3 of the Maersk Line 18' Skiff Auckland Championship started with rain, clouds and a touch of winter. The day ended with almost all the fleet googling what numeral pennant eight looks like. Racing got underway [...]
It would seem that local knowledge is no match for the Australians at the 2016 Maersk Line 18' Skiff ANZAC Championship. The fleet of 14 boats are racing on the waters of the Waitemata Harbour off [...]
Top three after two races 1 NZL Yamaha 3.0 2 AUS Thurlow Fisher Lawyers 4.0 3 AUS Peroni 5.0 Full Results To follow the event: Facebook – www.facebook.com/aklskiffleague Website – www.rayc.co.nz/aklskiffleague
Defending 18' Skiff ANZAC Champions Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (AUS) have accepted the challenge from Kiwi rivals Yamaha and it's game on the 2016 Maersk Line 18' Skiff ANZAC Championship. "We are excited to be here [...]
The annual 18' Skiff ANZAC Championship kicks off today at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, with the Auckland Skiff League hosting boats from the Australian fleet, as well as the loan American entrant. The regatta will [...]
The very successful Kiwi MC38, Menace, has won the first event of the 2016 MC38 Australian Series. Racing as part of the Sail Port Stephens Regatta in NSW, Howard Spencer and his highly experienced crew [...]
Howard "Howie" Hamlin from Newport Harbour Yacht Club is the first skipper to arrive at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club & Auckland Skiff League 18' Skiff rigging area ahead of the Maersk Line 18' Skiff [...]