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 [...]
Did you know we once had a Rugby team? Called the RAYC Sunday Sports Rugby Union Team, it was unbeaten for 4 years! The photo, taken in 1949, shows, left to right: Keith Peachey (Snr), Tom Sharple, “Hustor”, Joe Maches, Bill Marchall (Commodore in 1959), “Recka” Wright, Pip Waldron, “Subritsky”, Monty Dempsey (Captain), Pete Ushaw, [...]
At the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand's Round North Island Prize Giving, it was announced that Royal Akarana Yacht Club member Simon Manning, with his crew mate Nathan Williams sailing Provincial Cowboy, won the 2017 Round North Island Race. This is a great achievement for Simon and Nathan, who are both stocked with the [...]
Take one last look! This is the last time you will see Royal Akarana Yacht Club looking like this. The demolition trucks will roll in today and then it's action stations for a week as the building is removed. Standby for updates! It's all happening!
Many years ago, a young Louis Hull decided that the RAYC sheds needed to be tagged with his name. At the time it was considered graffiti, but now, with years gone by and gallons of water flooded from under the bridge, the name faded thanks to the harsh kiwi sun, it was decided that Louis was [...]
BUILDING UPDATE We are just days away from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club building being demolished! The sheds will come down on Monday (27th March) and Tuesday (28th March) with the main building due to come down on Monday 3rd April! More updates will be provided in the coming day as to sod turning and [...]
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