About SD

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 with details and photos.
11 02, 2018

Amazing result from our Green Fleet at Junior Sail Auckland

February 11th, 2018|Categories: 29er, Academy, Optimist, Starling|

It was a great regatta sailors at Junior Sail Auckland, hosted by Kohimarama Yacht Club Optimist Green Fleet Kelly Su was in 2nd place on Saturday and she held her place today in tough conditions and consistent results to place 2nd overall and she was also awarded a medal for 1st Girl!  Kelly took possession of a new [...]

4 02, 2018

Honda Marine wins 18′ Skiff NZL Championship

February 4th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

After six incredibly tough races, Honda Marine have taken out the 2018 18'Skiff NZL Championship hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club and the Auckland Skiff League. Dave McDiarmaid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins who make up the Honda Marine team, where exhausted after the two days of sailing. "It was great to come away with [...]

3 02, 2018

Hectic first day for 18′ Skiff NZL Championship

February 3rd, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

The fleet is small, but time on the water for those racing is invaluable as the Auckland Skiff League 18 footers fleet prepare themselves for the upcoming JJ Giltinan Regatta in Sydney. Honda Marine, Knight Frank, C-Tech and ASCC were all planning on being on the start line for Race 1, however with 20-25 knots [...]

31 01, 2018

RAYC Opti Race Squad at Auckland Anniversary Regatta

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Academy|

Over the long weekend, the RAYC Opti Race Squad competed in the Auckland Anniversary Regatta at Kohimarama Yacht Club. After the first day racing Logan Ross was leading Green fleet with some consistent racing. Logan was presented a certificate for 3rd in the 10 year age group and 12th overall in green fleet Also competing [...]

25 01, 2018

Iron Duke

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Archives|

Around this time 85 years ago the incumbent Governor-General, Lord Jellicoe was in Auckland and played for the Pakuranga Hunt in their annual cricket match against the local farmers.  Later His Excellency was to sail the Iron Duke in a 14ft one-design race connected to the Tamaki West carnival.  Lady Jellicoe, accompanied by Captain Southey, [...]

25 01, 2018

Murray Gilbert & Jono Burgess win Flying 15 Nationals

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Flying 15|

2018 Flying Fifteen New Zealand Nationals Hosted by Waikawa Boating Club as part of the Lawsons Dry Hills Keelboat Regatta For the first time ever the 2018 New Zealand Flying Fifteen Nationals were held in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island. This area is notorious for fantastic wine and stunning scenery [...]

22 01, 2018

Andrew McKenzie wins third consecutive Laser Nationals

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: All News|

Andrew McKenzie joined an elite group when he won his third consecutive New Zealand Laser national title in Christchurch yesterday. The 22-year-old, who sails out of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, became only the third person to win three consecutive New Zealand Laser national titles since the first in 1974. Andy Maloney (2013-15) and Andrew [...]