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24 05, 2018

Russell Coutts Sailing Foundation visits the Akarana Sailing Academy

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

It was awesome to have Russell Coutts and the Manly Sailing Club / Russell Coutts Sailing Foundation down at Royal Akarana Yacht Club this past weekend. The kids were hanging off every word he said and it was fantastic watching them put their learnings to good use on the water and mix it up with the [...]

24 05, 2018

Our First Look Inside the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre!

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Hyundai Marine Sports Centre|

Our AMSCT Trustees were treated last week with a tour of the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre construction site to view progress of the build project. The interior spaces are really taking shape and looking very impressive – take a peak! Cafe and bar area, looking West to the Joyce Fisher Youth Education Room [...]

18 05, 2018

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean our Academy stops sailing!

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t stop our hardy academy kids from hitting the Waitemata to get their fix of sailing! Two weeks of Term 2 Academy have been completed and we have seen some pretty awesome numbers getting on the water each week. Although the weather is generally worse this time of year, [...]

15 05, 2018

Old Salts

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Archives|

A meeting between the designer of a boat and the previous owner took place a few days ago in Dargaville. Life Member Ken Searle (previous owner of Gumdigger) invited the designer Hal Wagstaff to his home.  Hal also a renowned NZ boat designer of R Class, International Moth, Cherub and Javelin and was a member [...]

13 05, 2018

Dr Dave’s Offshore Medic Course a huge success

May 13th, 2018|Categories: Auckland Noumea|

Dr Dave Austin has seen it all. The most gruesome sights, emergencies and injuries. As a sailor, Dr Dave wanted to ensure that crew members were equiped with the knowledge of dealing with an onboard emergency during any form of race, whether it be rum racing on a Friday afternoon, a coastal cruise, or a [...]

11 05, 2018

Sell out crowd for Dinner with Dan Bernasconi

May 11th, 2018|Categories: Club News|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club at the Auckland Sailing Club building came alive for the first "Dinner With" series. Kicking off the series was Emirates Team New Zealand designer Dan Bernasconi, who had the sell out crowd gasping when he spoke about the new AC75 foiling monohull design. The crowd gathered at the club earlier than [...]

29 04, 2018

RAYC members claim medals at World Sailing Cup

April 29th, 2018|Categories: Club News|

Congratulations to Alex Maloney and Molly Meech for winning GOLD in the 49erFX class at the World Sailing Cup in Hyeres, France overnight! Josh Porebski and Trent Ripped finished 3rd in the 49er class and claimed the bronze medal. This is a great result for Josh after his recent second place at the JJ Giltinan 18' [...]

24 04, 2018

Menace takes the Scott Wilson double

April 24th, 2018|Categories: M-Class|

The final day of M-Class racing for the 2017/2018 season was massive. Four races were scheduled which also incorporated the Scott Wilson Memorial Trophy. By traditional, and deed of the trophy, the Scott Wilson Memorial is three windward/leeward races and one harbour course. There was no end of excitement with 15-25knots and the occasional 30 [...]