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15 07, 2019

Tropical Fiji Awaits – 2020 Auckland Fiji Yacht Race

July 15th, 2019|Categories: ANZ Sail FIji|

The dates have been set for the next Royal Akarana Yacht Club major bluewater race, with the club sticking to tradition and racing from Auckland to Fiji. On Saturday 30th May 2020, a fleet of competitive yachts and multihulls will start the 1,100nm race which has been known to provide punishing, yet exceptional conditions for [...]

15 07, 2019

An evening with Ray Davies – Thursday 25th July

July 15th, 2019|Categories: Club News|

Want to know the latest about the 36th America's Cup? Join us at the club for an evening with RAY DAVIES Thursday 25th July Doors open at 6pm Presentation begins at approx. 7pm Dinner will be available to purchase at the bar $10 donation at the door Catch up on the latest with the 36th [...]

14 07, 2019

A report to members from the Archives team

July 14th, 2019|Categories: Archives|

RAYC  ARCHIVES REPORT TO MEMBERS We have been quietly amassing information from the past for members and thought we should give you an update on how we are doing.  When we are in the new building this information will be available to members digitally so access can be gained to past years’ events and races [...]

20 05, 2019

Term 1 Academy Prize Giving celebrates up and coming sailors

May 20th, 2019|Categories: Academy|

The Term 1 Academy Prize Giving brought sailors and families together on Friday 17th May to celebrate the success of the next generation of sailors. Over 50 sailors were at the club to collect their prizes and to hear about how sailing can take you into the future by listening to stories from Alison Kent [...]

16 05, 2019

Host families needed for the 49er & Nacra 17 World Championships at RAYC

May 16th, 2019|Categories: All News|

Organisers of this year's 49er, 49erFx and Nacra 17 world championships are looking for Aucklanders to host young sailors or a volunteer during competition. As many as 400 sailors will compete at the world championships to be held at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club from November 29-December 8. Several of the younger crews, including one [...]

7 05, 2019

RAYC Kids Take on the Optimist Nationals

May 7th, 2019|Categories: Optimist|

They might have been small in number and, for some of them, small in stature, but a handful of sailors from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club made an impression at last month’s Optimist national championships in Auckland. It had been three years since a sailor from Akarana had competed at the Opti nationals and this [...]

15 04, 2019

Dates announced for the 2019/2020 Gold Cup Series

April 15th, 2019|Categories: Gold Cup|

The Gold Cup Series is an annual event managed by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club in association with the Richmond Yacht Club, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Buckland's Beach Yacht Club. Five races ranging from 35 to 90 nautical miles provide a great training ground for teams who are aiming for larger events such [...]

10 04, 2019

RAYC members Sally Garrett and Jenny Price win Women’s National Keelboat Championship

April 10th, 2019|Categories: Keelboats|

Sally Garrett won her first women's national keelboat title, meaning there was a new winner for the first time in five years.  Garrett held her nerve on the third and final day of racing as Melinda Henshaw and Karleen Dixon, who had shared the previous four titles between them, put the pressure on in stronger [...]

26 03, 2019

M-Class Race Report – Patience is a virtue

March 26th, 2019|Categories: M-Class|

Sometimes sailing can be a struggle. Especially when it takes a solid 30 minutes to cross the start line. You can see a teeny tiny breeze line filling in with the hope of propulsion attached, however as it fades away just moments from hitting your bow, despair is the only delivery. Frustration levels are on [...]