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Royal Akarana Yacht Club

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From seasoned competitors to beginners looking to embark on a new adventure, our Club provides world-class facilities, expert coaching, and a diverse range of events and races. Become part of our close-knit sailing family, where you’ll foster lifelong friendships, access exclusive sailing resources, and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Auckland’s stunning waterfront.

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Auckland Noumea Yacht Race cancelled amid political unrest in New Caledonia.

Royal Akarana Yacht Club, hosts of the Auckland Noumea Yacht Race in conjunction with Cercle…

“Never let the sun set on undrained pus” – Dr Dave

The offshore medics course was designed by Dr Dave to go beyond the theoretical to…

It’s on! Doyle Sails and Royal Akarana Yacht Club kick off new partnership

Okahu Bay has been a place of celebration this week as the new Doyle Sails…

Racing to Prevent the Frostbite at the 2024 Toyota Optimist Nationals

Challenging is the only way to describe this year's Optimist Nationals in Picton. A substantial…

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