Putting stickers on a sail or boat is a fairly common practice in sailing but it took on a special quality recently for a handful of youngsters from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club. Seven Akarana sailors recently competed with the New Zealand flag on their sail at the 2019 O’pen Bic world championships held at [...]
Akarana Sailing Academy sailor Leo Brown has won his first regatta by taking out the Optimist Green Fleet at the Auckland Championships hosted by Maraetai Sailing Club over the weekend of the 26-27th January. Leo had a very consistent regatta with taking for the final two races of the regatta. Logan Ross, another Akarana Sailing [...]
Want to do a spot of sailing on a school night but don't want the hassle of towing your boat to the racing location? Have we got a deal for you! Charter a Royal Akarana Yacht Club Laser, either a standard, radial or 4.7, and get involved with the brand new Laser Twilight Series! All [...]
Up until last weekend, Honda Marine has dominated the sailing stage both in Auckland, and internationally. While they may be the current JJ Giltinan champions, they struggled to keep it together for the 18' Skiff New Zealand National Championships, finishing third overall. The regatta was won by Josh Porebski, Jack Simpson and Dave Hazard, who [...]
During the Royal Akarana Yacht Club's School Holiday Program, the lucky participants were treated to an awesome experience on board a Young 88. Will Leyland and Blake McWilliams were both completing their Opti Level 2 course when their Dad's made an unexpected entrance on their co-owned Young 88. War Machine during a Friday Night [...]
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 [...]