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29 03, 2020

SSANZ Round North Island – The Race Video

March 29th, 2020|Categories: Blue Water|

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 [...]

29 03, 2020

Honda Marine wins third JJ Giltinan Championship in splendid style

March 29th, 2020|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

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 [...]

19 03, 2020

2020 JJ Giltinan 18′ Skiff Championship: Honda Marine hold onto overall lead

March 19th, 2020|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

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 [...]

17 03, 2020

2020 JJ Giltinan 18 Skiff Championship: New race winners, but Honda Marine still lead the charge

March 17th, 2020|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

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 [...]

16 03, 2020

Auckland to Fiji Yacht Race cancelled for 2020

March 16th, 2020|Categories: ANZ Sail FIji|

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 [...]

15 03, 2020

2020 JJ Giltinan 18′ Skiff Championship – Honda Marine set the tone

March 15th, 2020|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

The kiwis backed up a great first race of the 2020 JJ Giltinan 18' Skiff Championship by claiming the second race of the series in a sensational manner, finishing 1m 46s ahead of the second boat, Winning Group (Seve Jarvin , Scott Babbage, Sam Newton) But it didn't start out easily for the Honda Marine [...]

14 03, 2020

2020 JJ Giltinan 18′ Skiff Championship – Honda Marine takes the first gun

March 14th, 2020|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

It was a soggy start to the 2020 JJ Giltinan, and the forecast was looking fresh to frightening, with the fleet opting for the number 2 rig, and some even being extra cautious sailing with a reef in the main. But while the rain set it, the breeze disappeared, and it was a flukey southerly [...]

13 03, 2020

Royal Akarana Yacht Club to challenge for the Youth America’s Cup in 2021

March 13th, 2020|Categories: Youth America's Cup|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club (RAYC) is proud to announce a challenge for the Youth America's Cup, to be hosted in Auckland, New Zealand, during the America's Cup in 2021. RAYC has had in influx of youth sailors since increasing capacity to its highly successful Sailing Academy, which has provided pathways for youth to compete in [...]