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We have a huge weekend coming up at RAYC!

 

The Boatbuilders Summer Series continues with the Flying15s,

M-Class, Junior sailors, and Skiffs all racing. The skiffs will be joined by a 49erFX training group from Sweden who can't wait to get ther boats out on the Waitemata.

 

See you here on the weekend!

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Latest News

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Advanced Sea Survival

Advanced Sea Survival

COURSE HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND
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RAYC is set to race to Gisborne! Make sure you and your crew are all up to date on your safety qualifications! We are running the first of two Advanced Sea Survival Courses this weekend and we still have spaces we are keen to fill. Please sign up on the Coastguard Boating Education website for the course on this weekend. …

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Yamaha continue winning streak

Yamaha continue winning streak

Recently crowned 2015 San Fransico 18 foot skiff champs Yamaha continued on their winning ways on the 3rd day of the RAYC spring series held on Sunday. Racing was held in a 5 to 10 knot South Wester. Racing was around a triangle windward course starting and finishing off North Head providing excellent viewing for spectators. Yamaha did not have …

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Race for Rio - Recap

Race for Rio - Recap

Tim Dempsey and Gemma Fletcher are two of RAYC’s most competitive sailors. They are sailing in the SKUD 18, a boat specifically designed to allow sailors with various disabilities to compete and experience the high octane sport that is Skiff racing. Dempsey, a former Paralympic sailor, is affected by Becker Muscular Dystrophy which is a progressive muscle wasting condition, while …

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Bert Woollacott

Bert Woollacott

Bert Woollacott was a yacht designer and builder of safe, seagoing yachts, capable of being sailed with a minimal crew. He was 72 when he drew up the lines of Ladybird, needing the help of his son John for detailed drawings when his eyesight was failing. Ladybird, launched at Devonport Yacht Club in December 1950, is a fractional rigged ketch …

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RAYC at the Etchells Worlds

RAYC at the Etchells Worlds

The only kiwi crew racing at the Etchells World Championship is sailing under the RAYC burgee. Dirk Kneulman, Anatole Masfen, and Andrew Wills are racing at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and are currently sitting just outside the top 10 with three races sailed so far. The team managed a 12th in the first race after ripping their spinnaker …

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Boatspray Gold Cup Race 3 – Photos

Boatspray Gold Cup Race 3 – Photos

Thanks to Brad Davies from LiveSailDie.com for capturing these photos from the start of Race 3 of the 2015 Boatspray Gold Cup Series. Results

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THIS WEEKEND

Check out what's happening at a glance
or view our complete calendar here

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Friday 30th October

4:45pm: Fun Friday's Racing

5:30pm to Close: Bar & Cafe open for dinner

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Saturday 31st October

Advanced Sea Survival Course!

8:30am to Close: Bar & Cafe open for breakfast & lunch

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Sunday 1st November

Advanced Sea Survival Course!

1.30pm: The Boatbuilders Summer Series

1pm to Close: Bar & Cafe open lunch

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Membership Subscriptions and Storage Fees - Now Due

 

Membership Subscriptions and Storage Fees
Now Due

This year RAYC went green and sent a reminder about membership renewals via email. So far we have had an awesome response to this with many members jumping online and paying their fees before the due date.  
This prompt payment has made it a lot easier for the admin office to arrange and send out membership cards and stickers before... Read More

CLICK HERE TO SELECT YOUR OPTION

If you have any questions regarding membership please contact Suellen:

suellen@rayc.co.nz

Thank you to all the members who have renewed for the 2015/2016 season

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Upcoming Classes

New and upcoming classes at RAYC

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Be Safe While You Race!

Be Safe While You Race!

At RAYC we are extremely safety conscious. As such we want to ensure that our club members and those who enter any of our Coastal or Offshore races are capable of looking after themselves should the worst case scenario become a reality. For our upcoming race to Gisborne we are hosting Coastguard Boating Education's Advanced Sea Survival courses. The first …

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Adult Feva Classes

Adult Feva Classes

As part of our initiative that sailing is for everyone, we are introducing adult Feva classes to the Raye Freedman Marine Academy. These classes will take place during the day (sorry to those of you who have jobs) on Thursdays to begin with, and if we have a flooding of keen adults then we will look to expand to other …

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SUP Lessons

SUP Lessons

Royal Akarana Yacht Club's Raye Freedman Marine Academy is taking the next step in it's evolution. The vision has always been to get as many children on the water and enjoying the amazing freedom of the Waitemata Harbour. RAYC is now introducing Stand Up Paddle-Boarding to our itinerary of classes. Thanks to Starboard we have the opportunity to open Monday …

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