Welcome to Royal Akarana Yacht Club

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.

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Friday Night – 5pm to close
Saturday – 8:30am to close
Sunday – 8:30am to close

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Opti Level 1 (AM)

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Opti Level 2 (AM)

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Feva Learn to Sail (AM)

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Opti Level 1 (PM)

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Opti Level 3 (PM)

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Have you seen our new friend?! Check him out this weekend!

A huge thank you to Live Sail Die and Lisa Hoskin Fashion Jewellery company for your contribution to the Royal Akarana Yacht Club's Feva Racing Team. Our juniors could not have been so successful without your generosity!
We still have more space available on our sails so if you are interested in helping to support our youth sailing get in touch with Nathan at coach@rayc.co.nz
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A huge thank you to Live Sail Die and Lisa Hoskin Fashion Jewellery company for your contribution to the Royal Akarana Yacht Clubs Feva Racing Team. Our juniors could not have been so successful without your generosity! 
We still have more space available on our sails so if you are interested in helping to support our youth sailing get in touch with Nathan at coach@rayc.co.nz

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Live Sail DieIt's great that we can support up and coming youth sailors! Well done to Royal Akarana Yacht Club on your recent success at the Feva Nationals at Wakatere Boating Club!

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Lisa Hoskin Fashion JewelleryCongrats to all the RAYC Feva National sailors - what an awesome team including great coaches and support boats. :)

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Royal Akarana Yacht Club shared Emirates Team New Zealand's Checking out the race track.

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RAYC Members Blair Tuke and Ray Davies are in New York for the next round of the America's Cup World Series. They are checking out the racing area.

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VIDEO: Emirates Team New Zealand trimmer Blair Tuke and crew took the chase boat out to have a first hand look at the tricky waters of the Hudson River, race track for this weekends Louis Vuitton Amer...

We had a great time hosting the 2016 Maersk Line 18' Skiff ANZAC Championship! Here is the official video from the regatta. Congratulations to everyone who took part, and especially to all the RAYC Members!

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A complete wrap up of the 2016 Maersk Line 18' Skiff ANZAC Championship hosted by the Auckland Skiff League and Royal Akarana Yacht Club. Video filmed and edited…

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Freddy FranchiGreat, I wish we could have flat water like this in Brighton to enjoy the Skiff.

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Craig MckeoghThis is awesome racing.

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Freddy FranchiGreat video, thank you

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Survival Doesn’t Come Easy

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

One thing that makes sailing such an amazing sport, is the diversity that it offers. You can be a social sailor, a dinghy sailor, a casual sailor, a professional sailor, an Olympic sailor, a cruiser, [...]

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ANZ Fiji – Our partner for ANZ Sail Fiji 2016

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

ANZ Fiji today announced naming-rights sponsorship for ANZ Sail Fiji 2016, the Royal Akarana Yacht Club’s signature offshore annual yacht race from Auckland, New Zealand to Denarau, Fiji. ANZ Sail Fiji 2016 starts on Saturday [...]

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Suva Race 1973 and the build-up

May 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

I launched RobRoy in 1967, having taken two years to build in my spare time.  This was the norm in those days. We soon moved into all the coastal races – Balokovic Cup. Gisborne race, [...]

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ANZ Fiji – Our partner for ANZ Sail Fiji 2016

May 12th, 2016|0 Comments

ANZ Fiji today announced naming-rights sponsorship for ANZ Sail Fiji 2016, the Royal Akarana Yacht Club’s signature offshore annual yacht race from Auckland, New Zealand to Denarau, Fiji. ANZ Sail Fiji 2016 starts on Saturday [...]

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ANZ Sail Fiji: Unfinished business for Crusader35

May 12th, 2016|0 Comments

On the 4th June at 1100 hours, Anthony Leighs and his Crusader35 crew will be on the start line for the 22nd Royal Akarana Yacht Club offshore race to Fiji. Leighs, with crew members Josh Tucker, Chris [...]

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ANZ Sail Fiji: One month to go!

May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

It might be International Star Wars Day, but to us, it's the one month reminder to the start of the 2016 ANZ Sail Fiji Offshore Yacht Race! At 1100 hours on Saturday 4th June, the [...]

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Liefting & Dickson claim NZL National Feva Title

May 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Eli Liefting and Rose Dickson finished second overall at the 2015 Inaugural NZL National Feva Championship, but this year, they claimed the title with six guns from seven races. Their worst result was a second [...]

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Akarana leads after Day 1 of Feva Nationals

May 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Royal Akarana Yacht Club sailors, Eli Liefting and Rose Dickson are currently leading the 2016 New Zealand Feva Nationals hosted by Wakatere Boating Club. After three races, Liefting and Dickson, are one point ahead of [...]

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18′ Skiff ANZAC Championship – Video

May 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Check out the official video from the 2016 Maersk Line 18' Skiff ANZAC Championship which RAYC hosted from the 22-25th April. For more information about the 18' Skiffs visit www.rayc.co.nz/aklskiffleague

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Yamaha wins

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]