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22 11, 2018

Akarana 350 Underway

November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Akarana 350|

On a perfect Thursday afternoon, 15 yachts started the Akarana 350, a new race to the impressive line up of endurance races hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club. The fleet got underway in a 10-12 knot westerly which pushed them out of the harbour and into the Rangitoto Channel under spinnaker. The start was easily [...]

21 11, 2018

Ugly Stick leads NZL 12′ Skiff Interdominion Team Trials

November 21st, 2018|Categories: 12' Skiffs|

The New Zealand 12ft Skiff Trials are to be sailed over two Sunday's out of Royal Akarana Yacht Club. Sunday the 18th and Sunday the 25th of November. Two windward/leeward races were scheduled on the 18th and with a 5-10 Knott westerly forecast the fleet put their big rigs on and headed out. 12' [...]

21 11, 2018

Menace teaches Matara a lesson, pushes ahead in M-Class Series

November 21st, 2018|Categories: M-Class|

Before the two races on Sunday 18th November, Matara was leading the M-Class series by one point ahead of Menace. It was Matara's to lose, and lose they did, in spectacular fashion. On the ramp, there were five boats ready to race. Menace, Matara, Mach One, Marksman, and a new player to the game, M52 [...]

20 11, 2018

Lasers are the first items rolled into the new club house

November 20th, 2018|Categories: Lasers|

On Tuesday 20th November, we unloaded our brand new fleet of 20 Lasers which became the first items to officially move into the new building. The 20 Lasers were supplied by Performance Sailcraft Australia and are available in standard, radial and 4.7 configuration with carbon top sections. 20 brand new lasers are the first [...]

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 [...]