The 29er National Championships are on this weekend in the Bay of Islands and a record number of Royal Akarana Yacht Club sailors are set to compete. 13 sailors will be on the start line in a fully stacked fleet, including our honorary life members Alex Maloney and Molly Meech who are getting back into [...]
In January 2020, the Royal Akarana Yacht Club (RAYC) made the decision to enter a team into the Youth Americas’ Cup regatta as part of the 36th America’s Cup, to be held on home waters in March 2021. Founded in 1895, and celebrating 125 years this coming season, RAYC has been considered the home of [...]
The Yates Cup is is a 230 nautical mile race taking the fleet from Orakei, to Channel Island, Cuvier, Great Barrier, Poor Knights, Sail Rock and then back to Orakei. The 2020 race is set to start on Friday 17th July at 1555 for multihulls and 1600 for monohulls. The 2020 Yates Cup is Race 1 of [...]
When you see a sailor pass to windward, you know why. Stay say out there!
Check out this great interview with long time RAYC supporter Rodney Keenan from Evolution Sails NZ.
Royal Akarana Yacht Club had a handful of members who raced in the SSANZ Evolution Sails Round North Island Race on board Miss Scarlet (Will Goodfellow), Anarchy (Will Reid), Serena (Ryan Parkin) and Coppelia (Sally Garrett). It was an awesome tour with four leg stop overs as the fleet of 38 races around the top [...]
They went into the 2020 JJ Giltinan 18' Skiff Championship on limited training and racing practice, but that didn't stop Honda Marine team mates Dave McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins from giving it everything they had to take out their third title on Sydney Harbour. Pure class. It was a very strange ending to [...]
The defending champion Honda Marine team of David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins hold a narrow points lead over their nearest rival as the fleet goes into the final two races of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour tomorrow. » Full results After each team drops the worst placing from the seven [...]
The JJ Giltinan 18 Skiff Championship saw an unprecedented three back to back races sailed today, one more than was scheduled, in an effort to get a series completed in case the regatta was unable to continue due the ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 virus. The kiwi team, Honda Marine (Dave McDiarmid, Matt Steven, Brad [...]
After much discussion the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Offshore Committee has made the decision to cancel the Auckland Fiji Yacht Race which was scheduled to commence on the 30th May 2020. The decision was not made lightly, and to date, this is the first time a race of this scale has been cancelled by the [...]