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20 09, 2018

Akarana Series set to be a big one

September 20th, 2018|Categories: 12' Skiffs, 18' Skiffs, Akarana Series, Flying 15, M-Class|

The 2018/2019 Akarana Series is shaping up to be a big one with Flying 15's, M-Class, 18' Skiffs, 12' Skiffs and a few mixed classes ready to take on the summer season of sailing. This is a big year for the fleets that call RAYC home. The M-Class have thrown it all on the table [...]

13 09, 2018

Akarana 350 Yacht Race Announced

September 13th, 2018|Categories: Akarana 350, Keelboats|

The Akarana 350 is a brand new race to the Royal Akarana Yacht Club line up of distance and endurance races. The Category 3+ race will take a fleet of eligible yachts and multihulls from Orakei, leaving Rangitoto Island to starboard, Channel Is. to starboard, Karewa Is Group to port, Poor Knights Group to port, Sail [...]

12 09, 2018

From the historical yachting history of Jack Potter (part of his Biography)

September 12th, 2018|Categories: Archives|

From the historical yachting history of Jack Potter (part of his Biography): About the year 1950, people made up poems and limericks about our happenings.  Magic V113 (one of Jack’s mates’ yacht) was involved while acting the goat (and sailing around) in a minor collision with our very good friends – the owners of the [...]

1 09, 2018

36th America’s Cup happening right on our doorstep

September 1st, 2018|Categories: Round White Island|

It's been announced that the 36th America's Cup Match will happen in Auckland from the 6th to 21st March 2021 with one of the course areas set to be right in front of our new home at the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre! We always said we had one of the best views in Auckland, and [...]

25 08, 2018

VIPs visit Hyundai Marine Sports Centre

August 25th, 2018|Categories: Hyundai Marine Sports Centre|

The morning may not have been perfect weather wise, however there was a ray of sunshine across all the smiling faces that had the chance to do a special site visit of the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre earlier this week. Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance and Sport and Recreation, along with Auckland Councillor Desley [...]

24 08, 2018

Moody Blue wins Airlie Beach Race Week

August 24th, 2018|Categories: Keelboats|

Yes that's right! Hamish Milne and his Moody Blue super-charged tanker won the (cruising division) of Airlie Beach Race Week! We asked Hamish to tell us all about this, and this is what we received. After leaving the delights, and challenges of New Caledonia, we set sail for Mackay in Queensland. We had planned this [...]

20 08, 2018

2018/2019 Gold Cup Entries Now Open

August 20th, 2018|Categories: Gold Cup|

It's time to get your entry in for the 2018/2019 Gold Cup Series! This is a great event co-hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Richmond Yacht Club, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Buckland's Beach Yacht Club. Approximately 266 miles will be raced across the five race series, which kicks off on Saturday 29th September [...]