Royal Akarana Yacht Club was well represented at the Flying 15 National Championship hosted by Napier Sailing Club from the 22-24th February 2017.
The highest places RAYC boat was Craig Coulam and Adrienne Rekke who finished 11th overall, ending their regatta with an impressive third place.
The regatta saw mixed conditions over the three days ranging from decent breeze and swell on day one, overcast with rain and inconsistent breeze on day two and then almost a drift out until the breeze started to fill late in the afternoon for day three.
Full results for RAYC at the Flying 15 National Championship:
11th – Craig Coulam & Adrienne Rekke
15th – Murray Gilbert & Jon Burgess
18th – Brian Kent & Suellen Davies (1st Handicap)
31st – Commodore Sally Garrett & Neil Easton
41st – Life Member Fred Price & Dave McIntyre
43rd – Chris Field & Cam Maher
49th – Jenny Price & Alison Howitt (3rd Handicap / 1st all ladies crew)
54th – Sean Donaldson & Andrew August