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13 01, 2019

Akarana Team on the Podium at the 59th 12′ Skiff Interdominions

January 13th, 2019|Categories: 12' Skiffs|

Congratulations to Chris Skinner and Chris Holland who have finished third overall in the 59th 12' Skiff Interdominions hosted by the Sydney Flying Squadron. It was an exceptional result given Skinner broke his neck in Spain after a fall in September and is lucky to be alive, let alone back sailing an unruly skiff. He [...]

6 12, 2018

Academy Update: Sir Peter Blake Regatta, School Holidays

December 6th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

We've had been pretty busy at the Akarana Sailing Academy with many fun activities completed, and more to come! The Race Squad had two great days at the Sir Peter Blake Regatta on the 1-2 December at Torbay Sailing Club and this week we are wrapping up Term 4 but then kick into the School [...]

6 12, 2018

RAYC Sailors receive top honours at Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards

December 6th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs, All News|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club sailors are going from strength to strength and this year were honoured with major award wins at the Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards. The 18' Skiff Honda Marine team, who broke a 44 year drought to win the prestigious JJ Giltinan Trophy, the world championship event for 18' Skiff Racing, were [...]

6 12, 2018

Honda Marine wins Auckland Championship

December 6th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

The 18' Skiff Auckland Championship continued on the weekend of the 6-7th December with four teams making it to the start line. C-Tech, ASCC, Maersk Line and Honda Marine. The fleet was presented with a nice NE breeze of 18 – 22 knots and provided perfect skiff sailing conditions, where there was enough breeze to [...]

4 12, 2018

Laser Charters available – book now for NZL Nationals and the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta

December 4th, 2018|Categories: Lasers|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club has 20 brand new Lasers available across all rig selections which are available to charter for the 2019 NZL Laser National Championship and the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta. Beyond these regattas, the Lasers will be available for advanced sailing lessons and twilight racing as well as other events and activities in [...]

28 11, 2018

Wet and Wild start to 18′ Skiff Auckland Championship

November 28th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

Three races were sailed over a squally and slightly unpredictable weather weekend. Saturday – Windward/leeward. There was a massive outgoing tide against the easterly breeze which caused a large sea state. All boats elected to race with #2 rigs. Staying left on the upwinds in the favourable tide and inshore on the downwinds was paramount. [...]

24 11, 2018

Ran Tan II – Inaugural Record Holders for the Akarana 350

November 24th, 2018|Categories: Akarana 350|

Ran Tan II, owned and skippered by Brian Petersen, celebrated his birthday in style today when he and his crew on the Elliot 50 crossed the Akarana 350 finish line at 10:24:14. Ran Tan II now holds the inaugural Akarana 350 race record - 1 Day, 16 Hours, 19 Minutes, 14 Seconds Peterson was all [...]