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22 02, 2018

Powered by Honda, all the way to Sydney

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

In just over a week's time, the newly branded Honda Marine 18' Skiff will take on the JJ Giltinan regatta on Sydney Harbour. The JJ's are considered the pinnacle of 18' Skiff racing and a New Zealand team has not won the event since 1974. David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins came agonisingly close [...]

22 02, 2018

Iron Duke wins a trophy AND the championship in her class

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Archives|

Following on from the article about Governor-General Lord Jellicoe and the Iron Duke: Just over a year from Tamaki West carnival in January 1923 the final races for the 1923-24 Yachting season were held on Saturday 19 April .  The Akarana Yacht Club held three races for the championships in the M, T and Jellicoe [...]

20 02, 2018

Cyclone Gita

February 20th, 2018|Categories: Club News|

We're due to get some strong winds over the next few days thanks to Cyclone Gita. It's recommended, regardless of cyclones or sunshine, that you check your boat on a regular basis. Are your fenders in place? Is the spring line secure? How about the mooring line if you're on a swing mooring. It's better [...]

19 02, 2018

Grant Dalton supports Māori sailing kids at the Akarana Sailing Academy

February 19th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand Grant Dalton took part in a sailing programme in Auckland which offers Māori kids the opportunity to sail. It's part of their unique partnership with local iwi Ngāti Whatua in the build-up to the Americas Cup. Taroi Black with this story. Grant Dalton says, "This is only part of [...]

11 02, 2018

Amazing result from our Green Fleet at Junior Sail Auckland

February 11th, 2018|Categories: 29er, Academy, Optimist, Starling|

It was a great regatta sailors at Junior Sail Auckland, hosted by Kohimarama Yacht Club Optimist Green Fleet Kelly Su was in 2nd place on Saturday and she held her place today in tough conditions and consistent results to place 2nd overall and she was also awarded a medal for 1st Girl!  Kelly took possession of a new [...]

4 02, 2018

Honda Marine wins 18′ Skiff NZL Championship

February 4th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

After six incredibly tough races, Honda Marine have taken out the 2018 18'Skiff NZL Championship hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club and the Auckland Skiff League. Dave McDiarmaid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins who make up the Honda Marine team, where exhausted after the two days of sailing. "It was great to come away with [...]

3 02, 2018

Hectic first day for 18′ Skiff NZL Championship

February 3rd, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

The fleet is small, but time on the water for those racing is invaluable as the Auckland Skiff League 18 footers fleet prepare themselves for the upcoming JJ Giltinan Regatta in Sydney. Honda Marine, Knight Frank, C-Tech and ASCC were all planning on being on the start line for Race 1, however with 20-25 knots [...]