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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 [...]

19 02, 2019

Akarana sailors at the Tauranga Centreboard Regatta

February 19th, 2019|Categories: Academy|

The Tauranga Centreboard regatta was held over the weekend, with many different fleets taking part but a first for the O'Pen BIC fleet. Akarana Sailors Morgan Lay and Sam Dold traveled down to compete. Day 1 started with blustery winds of 20+knots, sending quite a few sailors to shore early, but those that stuck it [...]

15 02, 2019

Big names line up for the Inaugural Laser Twilight Series

February 15th, 2019|Categories: Lasers|

Dan Bernasconi, Elise Beavis, Ray Davies - you may have heard of these people. They work for the sailing team known as Emirates Team New Zealand, but on Thursday 14th February, they were Laser sailors taking part in the inaugural RAYC Laser Twilight Series. It was a perfect summer's night for twilight sailing, and all [...]

12 02, 2019

Akarana Members to embark on legendary Round New Zealand Race

February 12th, 2019|Categories: Blue Water|

On Saturday 16th February, three Royal Akarana Yacht Club members will embark on a legendary adventure known at the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand's ROUND NEW ZEALAND RACE. The 2019 edition of the race is only the third time the event has been run. The first race was 29 years ago. Sailors will race [...]

12 02, 2019

Leo Brown claims gold at Junior Sailor Auckland

February 12th, 2019|Categories: Academy|

It was another great regatta for our Akarana Sailing Academy graduates this time racing at Junior Sail Auckland hosted by Kohimarama Yacht Club. Akarana sailors were on the podium in the Opti Green Fleet, Feva and 29er classes! Leo Brown, fresh from his gold medal win at the Auckland Champs, took another victory finishing first [...]

31 01, 2019

Ngāti Whātua Orākei blessing of the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre

January 31st, 2019|Categories: Hyundai Marine Sports Centre|

It was a fantastic morning for the Maori blessing of the new Hyundai Marine Sports Centre with over 200 people attending the morning and having a look through our new home. The ceremony began an 0630 with Ngāti Whātua walking through the building trailed by the huge crown. The next stage of development is now underway, [...]