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8 11, 2018

Royal Akarana Yacht Club launches 20 brand new Lasers into the fleet

November 8th, 2018|Categories: Lasers|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club has purchased 20 brand new Lasers from Performance Sailcraft Australia which will be available for use within the club racing sector and for external charter. The 20 Lasers, available in Standard, Radial and 4.7 configuration come with the newly developed carbon top sections and are available as bareboat charter or as [...]

1 11, 2018

Crews lining up for the Akarana 350

November 1st, 2018|Categories: Akarana 350|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club, New Zealand's home of blue water racing, is preparing for the next long haul race. The Akarana 350, an extended version of the popular Yates Cup Race, is 350nm in length taking the fleet from Orakei, leaving Rangitoto Island to starboard, Channel Island to starboard, Karewa Island Group to port, Poor [...]

28 10, 2018

Matara steals the bullets in an epic day of M-Class Racing

October 28th, 2018|Categories: Akarana Series, M-Class|

M47 Matara has taken the lead in the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Akarana Series M-Class division after two intense races on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour with the conditions described as "liquid Himalayas". Four of the six boats made it to the start line in conditions that deteriorated as the day went on. Two harbour courses were dealt to [...]

27 10, 2018

December School Holiday Programs Now Available

October 27th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

Due to popular demand, the December school holiday programs are now available to book online. Sail & Play, the program that enables kids to explore the Waitemata Harbour in a safe and exciting way, is held over five days with daily booking options available. Sail & Play is all about having fun and giving students [...]

24 10, 2018

12′ Skiffs Line Up for first day of Auckland Championship

October 24th, 2018|Categories: 12' Skiffs|

The Auckland 12' Skiff fleet, who race out of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club and Auckland Sailing Club, will hit the water on Saturday 27th October for the first day of racing for the annual Auckland Championship regatta. To date, seven boats are set to race, with those on the starters list saying it's too [...]

24 10, 2018

Royal Akarana Yacht Club to host Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta

October 24th, 2018|Categories: Club News|

Sailors aiming to compete at the 2019 49er, FX and Nacra 17 world championships will get an ideal opportunity to race at the venue with confirmation the Royal Akarana Yacht Club will host February's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta. Akarana will be the host for the 2019 world championships in the Olympic skiff and catamaran classes [...]

24 10, 2018

Royal Akarana Yacht Club second in PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic Teams Division

October 24th, 2018|Categories: Keelboats|

The annual pilgrimage to Russell in the Bay of Islands for the 119nm PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic was once again a huge hit amongst sailors who took part in the event, hosted by the Multihull Yacht Club of New Zealand. Royal Akarana Yacht Club had a number of members taking part on various boats, [...]

18 10, 2018

20 knots for 18′ Skiff Windward/Leewards

October 18th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs, Akarana Series|

Southwest breezes of 20 knots made for a great day of racing, but took its toll on some teams in the 18ft Skiffs at Royal Akarana Yacht Club - with a capsize and a blown kite amongst the casualties. The first race started close and stayed that way around the top mark, with Honda Marine [...]