Congratulations to Chris Skinner and Chris Holland who have finished third overall in the 59th 12' Skiff Interdominions hosted by the Sydney Flying Squadron. It was an exceptional result given Skinner broke his neck in Spain after a fall in September and is lucky to be alive, let alone back sailing an unruly skiff. He [...]
It was a great night at the club celebrating the success of our Term 4 Akarana Sailing Academy sailors and enjoying the Club Christmas Party. Honourary Life Members Peter Burling and Blair Tuke signed the sailors certificates, and Ray Davies talked about the next America's Cup!
A selection of photos from the 2018/2019 Gold Cup Race 4, the Percy Jones Memorial, hosted by Buckland's Beach Yacht Club.
The forecast was for 15-20 knots from the NW with a large incoming tide, and that's what the fleet received when they hit the water for the penultimate day of Emmy racing for 2018. The fleet had a pre-race settler at the briefing, with Menace being reminded a few times of the course and where [...]
We've had been pretty busy at the Akarana Sailing Academy with many fun activities completed, and more to come! The Race Squad had two great days at the Sir Peter Blake Regatta on the 1-2 December at Torbay Sailing Club and this week we are wrapping up Term 4 but then kick into the School [...]
Royal Akarana Yacht Club sailors are going from strength to strength and this year were honoured with major award wins at the Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards. The 18' Skiff Honda Marine team, who broke a 44 year drought to win the prestigious JJ Giltinan Trophy, the world championship event for 18' Skiff Racing, were [...]
The 18' Skiff Auckland Championship continued on the weekend of the 6-7th December with four teams making it to the start line. C-Tech, ASCC, Maersk Line and Honda Marine. The fleet was presented with a nice NE breeze of 18 – 22 knots and provided perfect skiff sailing conditions, where there was enough breeze to [...]
Royal Akarana Yacht Club has 20 brand new Lasers available across all rig selections which are available to charter for the 2019 NZL Laser National Championship and the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta. Beyond these regattas, the Lasers will be available for advanced sailing lessons and twilight racing as well as other events and activities in [...]
Three races were sailed over a squally and slightly unpredictable weather weekend. Saturday – Windward/leeward. There was a massive outgoing tide against the easterly breeze which caused a large sea state. All boats elected to race with #2 rigs. Staying left on the upwinds in the favourable tide and inshore on the downwinds was paramount. [...]
Ran Tan II, owned and skippered by Brian Petersen, celebrated his birthday in style today when he and his crew on the Elliot 50 crossed the Akarana 350 finish line at 10:24:14. Ran Tan II now holds the inaugural Akarana 350 race record - 1 Day, 16 Hours, 19 Minutes, 14 Seconds Peterson was all [...]