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Royal Akarana Yacht Club has five boats racing in the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand’s Round North Island Race which kicked off on Saturday afternoon at 1400 hours from Devonport Wharf.

The intense two-handed race takes the fleet of 27 from Auckland, Mangonui then to Wellington, Napier and back to Auckland.

Team RAYC

Pahi – Stewart 34
Club Captain Mark Taylor and Mike Smith

Miss Scarlett – IRC52
William Goodfellow with Graeme Wilson

Krakatoa II – Pogo 40
Past Commodore Matthew Woodley with Matthew Flynn

Provincial Cowboy – Ross 40
Sailing Committee Member Simon Manning with Nathan Williams

Celadon – Elliott 16.5m
Past Commodore Richard McAlister with Robbie McAlister (father and so)

The fleet can be tracked via the official tracking page.

Best of luck to all our Akarana sailors!