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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.
21 06, 2018

Glen Sowry talks Volvo Ocean Race and Whitbread Round the World

June 21st, 2018|Categories: All News|

Glen Sowry – he has over 100,000nm under his yachting belt and was part of the winning crew on Steinlager 2 who won the 1989/1990 Whitbread Round the World Race. Suellen had a chat with Glen about the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the restart between Brunel, MAPFRE and Dongfeng, the Kiwis that [...]

20 06, 2018

Miss Scarlet claims line honours in Groupama New Caledonia Race

June 20th, 2018|Categories: All News|

Groupama Race line honours to Miss Scarlet Line honours in the Cercle Nautique Calédonien Groupama Race went to Graeme Wilson and William Goodfellow’s New Zealand TP IRC52 Miss Scarlet, an elapsed time of 3 days 52 minutes 43 seconds for the 654 nautical mile race the fastest anticlockwise sail around New Caledonia. Suellen chats with [...]

18 06, 2018

Miss Scarlet leads Groupama New Caledonia Race

June 18th, 2018|Categories: All News|

Miss Scarlet, the IRC52 who races under the burgee of Royal Akarana Yacht Club, is currently leading the fleet in the worlds biggest Windward Leeward race. The Groupama New Caledonia race is 652nm in length starting and finishing in Noumea, right where the Auckland Noumea Yacht Race finished. On board Miss Scarlet, owned by William [...]

18 06, 2018

Akarana team second on count back at Australasian Etchells Championship

June 18th, 2018|Categories: All News|

The only team representing Royal Akarana Yacht Club at the 22nd Australasian Etchells Championship in Moolooaba, Queensland, were forced to accept second place after count back. Simon Cooke, Anatole Masfen and Matt Kelway sailed their boat "Cruel Jane" at the regatta. Masfen, mainsheet hand for the crew, said that out of all the events they have [...]

17 06, 2018

2017/2018 Prize Giving a Celebration of Success

June 17th, 2018|Categories: Club News|

Over 60 members gathered at the club for the annual prize giving to celebrate the success of our sailors, paddlers and volunteers from the 2017/2018 season. Commodore Matt Woodley opened the evening congratulating all members on their results both on and off the water, and provided an update on what's to come for the club. [...]

24 05, 2018

Russell Coutts Sailing Foundation visits the Akarana Sailing Academy

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

It was awesome to have Russell Coutts and the Manly Sailing Club / Russell Coutts Sailing Foundation down at Royal Akarana Yacht Club this past weekend. The kids were hanging off every word he said and it was fantastic watching them put their learnings to good use on the water and mix it up with the [...]

24 05, 2018

Our First Look Inside the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre!

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Hyundai Marine Sports Centre|

Our AMSCT Trustees were treated last week with a tour of the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre construction site to view progress of the build project. The interior spaces are really taking shape and looking very impressive – take a peak! Cafe and bar area, looking West to the Joyce Fisher Youth Education Room [...]

18 05, 2018

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean our Academy stops sailing!

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t stop our hardy academy kids from hitting the Waitemata to get their fix of sailing! Two weeks of Term 2 Academy have been completed and we have seen some pretty awesome numbers getting on the water each week. Although the weather is generally worse this time of year, [...]