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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 [...]

22 03, 2019

Auckland Rugby players try their hand at sailing

March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Academy|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club and it's successful Sailing Academy has once again shown the ropes to a group of people who would have not otherwise had the opportunity to experience the sport of sailing. The Auckland High Performance Academy Rugby Players, took off their football boots and replaced them with sailing shoes and jumped on [...]

10 03, 2019

Honda Marine win the 2019 JJ Giltinan 18′ Skiff World Championship

March 10th, 2019|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

This time in 2018 tensions were high. Actually, they were off the charts. New Zealand, with just four teams in the mix, had two boats who had the opportunity to win the JJ Giltinan Trophy after 44 years. Honda Marine (Dave McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins) and Maersk Line (Josh Porebski, Jack Simpson and [...]

8 03, 2019

Laser Twilight Series – It hurts, but I love it! Craig Smith tells us why

March 8th, 2019|Categories: Lasers|

After 2 weeks Laser sailing on Thursday nights, the body is not getting any more used to it, leaving me near death on Fridays!! Stomach cramps coming back in last night.. Results have been all over the place with lots of swims due to a severe lack of skills. Scoreline so far reads 8,7,2,8,2,3.... Typical [...]