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Jack Potter

Jack Potter, keen ex RAYC member since 1951, has sailed into the sunset. At the age of 85 he remembered great days sailing and enjoying the comradeship of fellow members, both on the harbour and on overseas races. He leaves his wife Fay and his daughter Sandra and son Richard. His membership at the Club [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|Categories: Archives|

Eli & Rose win RS Feva Endeavour regatta in Bermuda

CONGRATULATIONS to Eli Liefting and Rose Dickson who won the RS Feva Americas Cup Endeavour Regatta in Bermuda! An amazing achievement for our young members. Eli & Rose were selected to attend the event as the current New Zealand National Champions and the most successful RS Feva sailors in New Zealand.

By |June 21st, 2017|Categories: All News|

Eli & Rose Leading RS Feva Endeavour Regatta in Bermuda

Akarana members Eli Liefting and Rose Dickson are leading the RS Feva fleet at the America's Cup Endeavour Regatta in Bermuda! They have had four guns and two seconds putting them on six points after six races. This is a great achievement for our young members who are the current NZL Feva National Champions and [...]

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: All News|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club launches Auckland Noumea Yacht Race 2018

May/June 2018 start Organised by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club in conjunction with Cercle Nautique Caledonien Fully crewed and short handed divisions Open to keelboats and multihulls In less than twelve month’s time a racing and cruising fleet will depart Auckland for the beautiful French Pacific Islands of New Caledonia. The Auckland Noumea Yacht Race [...]

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: All News, Auckland Noumea|

Young 99

In the 1980s RAYC were racing separate divisions for Young 88s.  The Young 99 came into production and it was considered that it would have as much appeal.  RAYC member and a great help in setting up the Archives, Bill Glen, went into partnership with the maker, for the 99s, a 32ft (10m) yacht.  In [...]

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: All News, Archives|

Change of leadership at the club

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club is undergoing obvious physical changes, but behind the scenes the General Committee has been working to reshape the roles of staff to fit the new location and altered responsibilities of the club. As per the plan, Andrew Brookland, who previously held the role as General Manager, has moved to working [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: All News|

Hardway Race

Hardway is 67nm race from Santa Barbra to Ventura California via the Channel Islands run by the Pierpont Bay Yacht Club. I was fortunate enough to join the crew of Buena Vista for the race, an Olsen 40ft from Ventura Yacht Club. The morning started early with a 0630 departure from Ventura for the delivery [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|Categories: All News|