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15 05, 2018

Old Salts

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Archives|

A meeting between the designer of a boat and the previous owner took place a few days ago in Dargaville. Life Member Ken Searle (previous owner of Gumdigger) invited the designer Hal Wagstaff to his home.  Hal also a renowned NZ boat designer of R Class, International Moth, Cherub and Javelin and was a member [...]

13 05, 2018

Dr Dave’s Offshore Medic Course a huge success

May 13th, 2018|Categories: Auckland Noumea|

Dr Dave Austin has seen it all. The most gruesome sights, emergencies and injuries. As a sailor, Dr Dave wanted to ensure that crew members were equiped with the knowledge of dealing with an onboard emergency during any form of race, whether it be rum racing on a Friday afternoon, a coastal cruise, or a [...]

11 05, 2018

Sell out crowd for Dinner with Dan Bernasconi

May 11th, 2018|Categories: Club News|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club at the Auckland Sailing Club building came alive for the first "Dinner With" series. Kicking off the series was Emirates Team New Zealand designer Dan Bernasconi, who had the sell out crowd gasping when he spoke about the new AC75 foiling monohull design. The crowd gathered at the club earlier than [...]

29 04, 2018

RAYC members claim medals at World Sailing Cup

April 29th, 2018|Categories: Club News|

Congratulations to Alex Maloney and Molly Meech for winning GOLD in the 49erFX class at the World Sailing Cup in Hyeres, France overnight! Josh Porebski and Trent Ripped finished 3rd in the 49er class and claimed the bronze medal. This is a great result for Josh after his recent second place at the JJ Giltinan 18' [...]

24 04, 2018

Menace takes the Scott Wilson double

April 24th, 2018|Categories: M-Class|

The final day of M-Class racing for the 2017/2018 season was massive. Four races were scheduled which also incorporated the Scott Wilson Memorial Trophy. By traditional, and deed of the trophy, the Scott Wilson Memorial is three windward/leeward races and one harbour course. There was no end of excitement with 15-25knots and the occasional 30 [...]

24 04, 2018

Honda Marine wins ANZAC Championship

April 24th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

They are the best 18' Skiff team in the world, and have now added the ANZAC Championship to their impressive line up of regatta wins. The regatta was held over three days hosted by the ASC Skiff League and their home club, Royal Akarana Yacht Club. JJ Giltinan World Champions (Australia), European Champions (Italy), Mark [...]

22 04, 2018

Flying 15 North Island Championship – Murray & Jono take the win

April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Flying 15|

A strong fleet of 12 boats from Napier, Whangarei, and Auckland descended on the Flying 15 North Island Championships hosted this weekend by Royal Akarana Yacht Club. Current National Champions Murray Gilbert and Jonathon Burgess were back to defend their title and expected to be pushed hard by the fleet, especially the Napier pairing of [...]