Wednesday 12 April was a very special day. The incessant, driving rain from Cyclone Cook cleared with a window for us to perform the Turning of the First Sod for the start of building our new Clubhouse. Six people with spades dug up the mud. One was Keith Peachey, aged 90, a third generation Akarana [...]
Here are a great selection of photos taken by RAYC Member Brad Davies from Live Sail Die on the last day of racing for the 2016/2017 The Boat Builders Akarana Series and Sail Akarana.
The last of the demolition of the old Royal Akarana Yacht Club building has now come down. The a-frame exterior wall of the Hyundai M-Class Lounge was the last piece of the building to be pulled down by the digger on Tuesday morning the 4th April at 0930 hours. The site will now be cleaned up [...]
Junior Volunteer of the Year Harry Butler got the surprise of his sailing life on Sunday the 2nd April when Vice Commodore Steve Delahunty asked if he wanted to go for a sail. The boat on offer was Steve's foiling A-Class catamaran! Harry took all of a millisecond to say yes to the offer and [...]
Not since the late 1980's has a yacht been added to the Notable Yacht's honours board which now hangs proudly in the Auckland Sailing Club building. But on Saturday evening the 1st April, Jim Delegat's Giacomo was unveiled as a Notable Yacht with the name scribed in gold leaf on the honours board. Commodore Sally Garrett [...]
Our thoughts are with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei as they deal with flooding of their urupā and church on Okahu Bay. RAYC Member Sharon Hawke is interviewed by nzherald.co.nz. At this time we ask all members to be careful and to not take any unnecessary risks. A message from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei: From the footage, you will be able [...]
It's time for Emirates Team New Zealand to pack up their gear, load it onto a plane, and head off to the America's Cup in Bermuda! RAYC has three members in the team, Peter Burling, Blair Tuke and Nick Burridge. Guys on behalf of everyone at RAYC, we wish you the best of luck for [...]
The main building is taking a little longer to come down due to the more complex nature of the structure. So far the Mermaid Lounge and bar have been demolished and soon the Hyundai M-Class Lounge will follow. Here are the latest images from what's happening on site.
It was a quiet morning on site. At 6am there was no one here and I took a moment to just take it all in and reminisce about all the amazing stories and memories that the Royal Akarana Yacht Club has created over the years. I've only been involved for a relatively short time compared [...]