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On top of the world!

It's been a huge week for RAYC members Peter Burling & Blair Tuke who were named ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year! 

This award is one of the sports highest honours, and we are incredibly proud of Pete & Blair, who just over a week ago, where training out of the club.

Pete & Blair are at the top of their game and are dominating around the world. 

Keep up the great work guys! We look forward to seeing you back at RAYC!

Pete & Blair - ISAF World Sailors of the Year

Pete & Blair - ISAF World Sailors of the Year

A night under the stars in Sanya, China set the scene for the 2015 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards.  Determination, persistence and the pursuit of excellence were clearly shared among the impressive list of nominees for this year’s awards.Beginning with Sir Peter Blake and Sir Robin Knox Johnston, the winners back in 1994 when the World Sailor …

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Brand New Members

Royal Akarana Yacht Club is growing! With the increased activity and a choice of water sports to choose from, RAYC really is the place to be. Here are the latest people to call RAYC their home club.

Anne CatleyFamily
Mark CatleyFamily
Nick CatleyFamily
Michael CatleyFamily
Paul NorthoverSenior
Alex VallingsSenior
David McDiarmidSenior
John LittleSenior
Simon GanleySenior
Tim BartlettSenior
Ben de FluiterSenior
Jono CloughSenior
Riley DeanSenior
Murray EnglandSenior
Sam MarshallSenior
Mark OveringtonSenior
Richard BurtonSenior
Sam TretheweySenior
Pierluigi de FeliceSenior
Brad MarshJoint
Craig DabnerSenior
Michael RhodesSenior
Glen SowrySenior
Adrian FranceSenior
Rob AertsFamily
Lukas Westergaard GillStudent
Oliver Scott-MackieStudent
George BrasellStudent
Scotty BarnesStudent
Graham SharpVeteran
Robin MarshJoint
Jennie AertsFamily
Ryan AertsFamily
Louis AertsFamily
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Shout out to Sunshine Brewery

Special thanks to Sunshine Brewery for coming on board to ensure our Auckland to Gisborne sailors get plenty of hydration when they arrive at the East Port Marina!

 

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Latest News

Team Vodafone Sailing launch their new GC32 Foiling Cat

Team Vodafone Sailing launch their new GC32 Foiling Cat

RAYC Member Simon Hull launched his new Team Vodafone Sailing GC32 in Auckland on Wednesday 12 November with Amy Radish from Vodafone New Zealand pouring the celebratory champagne over the port hull. The foiling catamaran was hoisted into the water and they headed out for their first sail on the Waitemata Harbour. The new boat, the teams "Beach Cat", was always …

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Menace leads heading into the final regatta of the MC38 Australian Season Championship

Menace leads heading into the final regatta of the MC38 Australian Season Championship

This coming weekend the only Kiwi MC38 Menace will hit the start line for the final regatta of the MC38 Australian Season Championship. Currently sitting just one single point ahead of John Bacon and Dark Star, Menace has a lot of work to do to maintain their small advantage. Menace tactician Ray Davies is predicting some close racing amongst the top placed boats from the time the first …

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Racing Recap: M-Class

Racing Recap: M-Class

Sunday 8th November not only provided 3 windward / leward races but also a pre race AGM for the Ms, what more could you ask for! Thank you to all those that arrived early for the AGM it was good to get some of the housekeeping sorted so we can all focus on the racing. Three races were held in shifty …

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Racing Recap: Opti's Mix it with the Big Boy's

Racing Recap: Opti's Mix it with the Big Boy's

It was a perfect day on the water for the Optimist team to join in the racing with the skiffs, flying 15s and M Class for the first time in the Sunday Summer Series. It was busy on the water with the skiffs screaming past at speed and carefully missing the Optimists who had no chance to get out of …

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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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Tracking down some trophies

Tracking down some trophies

Part of the work of the Archives is to document our trophies and cups. Volunteer Wendy, with help from husband Fred Price, has been trying to find them all and we wondered if anyone could throw a light on the whereabouts of the following: Auckland Centennial Trophy (mug presented in 1978) 2-handed Trophy (shield) Fletcher Challenge Cup (presented 1997, Denerau) …

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Advanced Sea Survival

Advanced Sea Survival

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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THIS WEEKEND

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

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Friday 13th November

4:45pm: Fun Friday's Racing

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

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Saturday 14th November

Cruising Series

Boatspray Gold Cup Series - Race 4

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

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Sunday 15th November

Summer Series - 12' & 18' Skiffs only

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

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 Membership Subscriptions and Storage Fees

NOW OVERDUE

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

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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