Akarana winners at World Masters Games!

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Akarana winners at World Masters Games!

It’s great to report that RAYC Members and Staff were successful at the recent World Masters Games in Auckland.

To kick it off, a huge congratulations to staff member Kerry Ash for winning two medals! Gold in the Half Marathon and Silver in the Cross County event.

Fellow staff member Suellen Davies won a Gold in the Laser Radial Apprentice Women (second overall) after five days and 10 races off Torbay.

Suellen (left) and Kerry. Akarana staff who won medals at the World Masters Games

At the same regatta, Craig Wilson, sailing with David Martin also won Gold in the Weta Trimaran class Apprentice Master Division and Tony Rae, sailing with his father Murray, won Silver in the Weta Trimaran Great Grand Master.

Craig Wilson (left) sailing with David Martin.




Paul Gillard won two golds. Flat water 17km marathon and then 15km ocean ski. Mark van den Anker won two silvers in the same events, Sven Hansen won gold in Ocean Surf Ski, closely followed by his brother Rob from Canada 27 secs later with the Silver. Garth Spencer got Silver for his age group and came 3rd across all 67 finishers. Andy Czar missed bronze in the 17km by a few seconds!

There were loads of Akarana members who competed at the World Masters Games. Congratulations to everyone for getting out there and representing your country!

Did you win a medal? Please let us know!!!

May 4th, 2017|Categories: All News|

One Comment

  1. Graham Sharp May 6, 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Hi Suellen, congrats on your medal, and great to see the medal haul by RAYC members. I can add to that with my Silver in the Half Marathon (70+). I was invited to enter the sailing but couldn’t get the time for it. It was great to see old crew mates Kim and Terry McDell and others doing well, as well as some old NZ Olympic medalists and yachties. Don’t think I would have been on the pace in that company anyway, even the Great Grand Masters were pretty good!

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