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31 01, 2019

Akarana Sailing Academy kids shine at their first World Championships regatta

January 31st, 2019|Categories: Academy|

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 [...]

30 01, 2019

Leo Brown wins Opti Green Fleet at Auckland Champs!

January 30th, 2019|Categories: Academy|

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 [...]

30 01, 2019

ASCC knocks Honda Marine off their perch – wins the 2019 18′ Skiff NZL National Championship

January 30th, 2019|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

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 [...]

30 01, 2019

Akarana Sailing Academy kids sail a Young 88!

January 30th, 2019|Categories: Academy|

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 [...]

13 01, 2019

Akarana Team on the Podium at the 59th 12′ Skiff Interdominions

January 13th, 2019|Categories: 12' Skiffs|

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 [...]

6 12, 2018

Academy Update: Sir Peter Blake Regatta, School Holidays

December 6th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

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 [...]