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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 [...]

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' [...]

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 [...]

20 09, 2018

Akarana Series set to be a big one

September 20th, 2018|Categories: 12' Skiffs, 18' Skiffs, Akarana Series, Flying 15, M-Class|

The 2018/2019 Akarana Series is shaping up to be a big one with Flying 15's, M-Class, 18' Skiffs, 12' Skiffs and a few mixed classes ready to take on the summer season of sailing. This is a big year for the fleets that call RAYC home. The M-Class have thrown it all on the table [...]

12 01, 2018

58th 12′ Skiff Interdominions: Champagne sailing, ripped kites

January 12th, 2018|Categories: 12' Skiffs, Interdominions|

It was a near perfect day on the water for the first two races of the 12' Skiff Interdominions hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club. The fleet was met with a 12-17 knot westerly with clear blue skies and plenty of debris to dodge as a result of the recent pounding storm. Race 1 was [...]

6 01, 2018

58th 12′ Skiff Interdominions: Invitation Race

January 6th, 2018|Categories: 12' Skiffs, Interdominions|

The invitation race is done and dusted for the 58th 12' Skiff Interdominions which RAYC is hosting from the 6th to 13th January 2018. 23 boats have entered the regatta, 13 from NZL and 10 from Australia. The invitations race, a Mark Foy start, saw an inconsistent westerly ranging from 10-12 at the top mark [...]

14 12, 2017

The Fraudster wins 12′ Skiff Auckland Champs

December 14th, 2017|Categories: 12' Skiffs|

Chris Skinner and Chris Holland sailing The Fraudster have won the 12' Skiff Auckland Championship. After 9 races, The Fraudster secured the win quite comfortably, giving Skinner and Holland a confidence boost going into the 58th 12' Skiff Interdominions. "We are currently two wins from two regattas and feeling good leading into the Interdoms. All three rigs [...]

5 12, 2017

Fraudster wins 12′ Skiff Interdom Trials on count-back

December 5th, 2017|Categories: 12' Skiffs|

Over the weekend of the 2-3 December, the 12' Skiffs raced their Interdominion Trials to gain selection to the main event in January 2018. Nine boats raced and the regatta was won by Chris Skinner and Chris Holland sailing Fraudster but they only secured the win after countback after finishing on equal 13 points with [...]