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A message from the Commodore

A message from the Commodore

Dear Members, Following what can best be described as a fantastic start to the summer, it is that time of year again when the decorations come out, the mistletoe is hung up and our wallets shrink! For many of us it is time to head away cruising, or on holiday, while other intrepid members will be spending Christmas Day getting …

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M-Class Report: Sunday 18 December 2016

M-Class Report: Sunday 18 December 2016

Sunday saw some near perfect champagne sailing. A warm northerly 10 to 12 knots all afternoon made for some great racing. With five boats on the start line for two harbour courses, there was a real opportunity to make the most of the superb conditions. Course two was set for the M-Class fleet. As the boats raced to North Head it was clear we were …

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School Holiday Program Underway

School Holiday Program Underway

The December school holiday program is underway at Royal Akarana Yacht Club, with kids getting to experience a variety of activities. Everything from sailing, fishing, paddle boarding, visits to Rangitoto and a chance to explore the harbour is on offer for the kids, making it the perfect program to get them active.   Bookings are still open for the program …

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New sail gives Knight Frank the upper hand

New sail gives Knight Frank the upper hand

A brand new North Sails main was hoisted on the 18' Skiff, Knight Frank, for the final two races of Royal Akarana Yacht Club racing for 2016. Riley Dean and his Knight Frank crew, Tim Snedden and Luke Stevenson, have been absent for most of the season to date, but pulled out a brand new secret weapon which gave them …

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Dad show kids that he's still got it!

Dad show kids that he's still got it!

Starlings. More than a youth boat! In the final three Royal Akarana Yacht Club, The Boat Builders Summer Series races for the season, father of two Dave Liefting rigged a Starling and hit the race course to show the kids that "dad's still got it." Racing against his eldest child Eli, who recently won the coveted Yachting New Zealand Emerging …

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Akarana Members in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Akarana Members in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race kicks off on Boxing Day, 26th December. This year, Jim Delegat and his VOR70 crew are back racing Giacomo. Sailing under the RAYC burgee, fellow members on board are James Delegat, Nico Delegat and Tony Rae. Chris Skinner will be on the newly launched 100 footer CSQ (Big Boat Racing), which recently competed in the RAYC …

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Christmas Trading Hours

Christmas Trading Hours

It's that time of ho ho ho year! Time for all of us to take a well deserved break from what has been a massive year for Royal Akarana Yacht Club. Here are our trading hours over the Christmas / Near Year period.   Date Department 17-18 December Bar & Cafe: Final weekend for the year Tuesday 20 December Office: …

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Gallery

Royal Akarana Yacht Club has teamed up with Live Sail Die and now offers exclusive pricing and packages for all RAYC event photography! Photos can make the best presents, so check out the current galleries available and do some last minute Christmas shopping!

Exclusive RAYC Prices:

1 x digital file - $20

5 for the price of 4 - $80

Shop now!

School Holiday Program

19-23 December 2016
16-20 January 2017
23-27 January 2017 

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18' Skiff NZL Championship

4-6 February 2017
Waitangi Weekend

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