On Sunday 18th October, Royal Akarana Yacht Club will celebrate 120 years of racing with the Opening Day of the 120th Season.

The day is open to all those wishing to learn more about the club and even to have a go of sailing and other marine activities.

The Flying 15 and the M-Class fleet will once again race for the Ffemmy, a trophy symbolising season supreme with the winning fleet being the first to start racing on all club days. Last season this was won by the Flying 15 sailors, but the M-Class fleet is keen to win back the uniquely shaped trophy.

120th Opening Day Schedule

Time Event
08:30am cafe opens
09:00am try sailing, try paddling, academy opening
11:30am commodore’s speech, firing of the cannon, launching of the 2.3m disabled dinghy, race briefings
12:00pm life members lunch
12:30pm paddling start
13:00pm the boat builders summer series start, race for the ffemmy
16:30pm post racing bbq
16:45pm prize giving

Before Opening Day, sailors are encouraged to renew their memberships and storage options and enter the series.