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13 11, 2019

Motorboat crew excited to mix it up for the Round White Island Race

November 13th, 2019|Categories: Round White Island|

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club's Round White Island Race kicks off at 1000 hours on Friday 15th November and now 23 boats are set to line up for the 320nm race. Starting in the vicinity of the Orakei Wharf, the race takes the fleet to down south to the Bay of Plenty, round White Island, and [...]

8 11, 2019

22 entries for 2019 edition of the Round White Island Race

November 8th, 2019|Categories: Round White Island|

The 320 nautical mile Round White Island Race hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club is on again with 22  boats set to hit the start line at 1000 hours on Friday 15th November. The Round White Island Race takes the fleet from the starting area in Orakei to the Bay of Plenty, round White Island, and [...]

24 10, 2019

RAYC farewells cruising stalwart Mac Nell

October 24th, 2019|Categories: Club News|

On the 14th October with heavy hearts, the RAYC cruising fleet farewelled long standing club member and maritime adventurer Mac Nell who together with his late wife Norma, on board their Townsend 28 ‘Ocean Rhythm’ sailed with the cruising fleet for many years. Mac Nell Born in Whakatane in 1935, Mac discovered a love [...]

14 10, 2019

Notice of Race and Online Entry released for Auckland Fiji Yacht Race 2020

October 14th, 2019|Categories: ANZ Sail FIji|

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club's Auckland Fiji Yacht Race will set sail on Saturday 30th May 2020 with a fleet of offshore yachts and multihulls competing in the 1,100nm endurance event across the Pacific Ocean. The Notice of Race has been released for the event, and entries are now open for those Category 1 boats [...]

23 09, 2019

124th Opening Day a Sunday session in the Sun and loads of Fun

September 23rd, 2019|Categories: 12' Skiffs, 18' Skiffs, Akarana Series, Club News, Flying 15, Lasers|

You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for the Royal Akarana Yacht Club to celebrate the opening of the 124th Sailing Season. The weather was textbook perfect with 10-12 knots for the sailors, and great downwind conditions for the paddlers. A flurry of Akarana Sailing Academy kids were also part of the day, [...]

2 09, 2019

Over 150 people attend the RAYC AGM & Prize Giving in the new Hyundai Marine Sports Centre

September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Club News|

It was a great night for members of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club at the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre with over 150 people attending the first event in the new club. Check out the photos of the night!

22 08, 2019

Urban Cowboy reins in White Island

August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Round White Island|

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club Round White Island Race has been a crowd favourite amongst competitive race teams since it was first introduced in the 1950's. The iconic event starts off the traditional RAYC area of Orakei, taking the fleet to Channel Island (starboard), White Island (port), Channel Island (port), to the finish in the [...]

21 08, 2019

Okahu Bay Beach Clean Up – Get your hands dirty to make our bay clean!

August 21st, 2019|Categories: Club News|

Join Ghost Fishing New Zealand and the Sea life Trust for a two day beach clean up of Okahu Bay! SCUBA divers, free divers and shore crew all needed! Be prepared to get wet and dirty! DATE: Saturday 31 August for and Sunday 1 September 2019. One (or more) dive(s) each day. TIMES: Saturday 31 [...]

29 07, 2019

Hyundai New Zealand set to sponsor 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds

July 29th, 2019|Categories: Club News|

Hyundai New Zealand have come on board as a principal sponsor of the 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships. The event continues to go from strength to strength and with Hyundai New Zealand involved it’s set to be enhanced. This year's 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships is to be held at [...]

29 07, 2019

Simon Cooke and Oskar Masfen win RS Feva World Championship

July 29th, 2019|Categories: Club News, Feva|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club has claimed a second RS Feva World Championship Title with members Simon Cook and Oskar Masfen winning the 2019 event in Italy. Eli Liefting and Rose Dickson representing RAYC won the event in 2016. Former world 470 champion Simon jumped on the helm with RAYC Sailing Academy Graduate Oskar as crew. [...]