Dates Announced for Sail Fiji 2014

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Dates Announced for Sail Fiji 2014

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RAYC Sail Fiji 2014

Royal Akarana Yacht Club (RAYC) is proud to announce the 2014 Sail Fiji offshore yacht race with confirmed 2014 dates for the classic Auckland to Fiji ocean race and passage cruise rally.

The Cruising Rally will start from Monday the second of June 2014 and the Premier Race will start on Saturday the 7th of June 2014.

RAYC Commodore, Matthew Woodley says “Royal Akarana Yacht Club is the home of blue water sailing and we are thrilled to announce the dates for the 2014 Auckland to Fiji race and cruising rally. The 2014 edition of the race follows the clubs very successful 2012 race to Noumea which was held in conjunction with Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and Cercle Nautique Caledonien.”

RAYC is the host club for the A2B (Auckland to Bluff) fully crewed race to be held in February 2014 and Commodore Woodley says “the timing of the Fiji race is perfect for International and local boats that have sailed in the A2B to make their way north and add the Fiji race to their 2014 offshore racing program.”

Races will be conducted under IRC and PHRF and dependent upon sufficient entrants, a two handed race division will be conducted.

Rally entrants will be permitted unrestricted engine use for forward propulsion.

Notice of Race and further race information will be published in the near future.

Information updates about Sail Fiji 2014 will be posted on the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sailfiji, on the Royal Akarana Yacht Club website which can be found at www.rayc.co.nz, and on the Sail Fiji website www.sailfiji.co.nz.

Racing yacht owners with an interest in this race, and cruising yacht owners who would like more information about the race and cruising rally are encouraged to send an e-mail to Royal Akarana Yacht Marine Sports Manager Suellen Hurling (suellen@rayc.co.nz) expressing their interest. The club will ensure they are kept informed of all pre-race activities, race and cruising rally details, and post-race events.

By |May 8th, 2013|Categories: All News, Regattas|Tags: , |

About the Author:

Suellen is our Yachting and Communications Manager looking after sailing, PR and the club website. Are you out and about competing and representing RAYC at regattas and events? If so, please let us know how you go. Email suellen@rayc.co.nz with details and photos.

4 Comments

  1. Doug and Vonnie France June 5, 2013 at 11:54 am - Reply

    We are astounded that RAYC are racing to Fiji 2014.
    Have they seen the very poor starters for the RNZYS race?
    Yacht owners and crews are sick and bored with racing to Fiji.
    We can understand not racing to Noumea as it is so polluted and not that warm in June.
    So why not be different and have a race to Vanuatu ….where every one is friendly….. it is very warm,….
    there is quality food to restock the yacht ,….. the cruising is fantastic,
    and the race is more challlenging and longer.

    how to kill off blue water racing…. go to Fiji AGAIN

  2. RAYC June 5, 2013 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Thanks for your comments Doug and Vonnie!

    RAYC has a very long history of racing to Fiji, a tradition which we are proud of.

    At this stage we have 17 official expressions of interest on the race website – it would seem that some people still want to go there!

    http://www.sailfiji.co.nz

    • Ed Psaltis June 20, 2013 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      Make that 18!

      AFR Midnight Rambler, from Australia, is keen to race in the 2014 Auckland Fiji race. If the technology worked our expression of interest should have been recorded by now ?

      Regards , Ed Psaltis ,

      Co owner / Skipper

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