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29 03, 2020

Honda Marine wins third JJ Giltinan Championship in splendid style

March 29th, 2020|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

They went into the 2020 JJ Giltinan 18' Skiff Championship on limited training and racing practice, but that didn't stop Honda Marine team mates Dave McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins from giving it everything they had to take out their third title on Sydney Harbour. Pure class. It was a very strange ending to [...]

19 03, 2020

2020 JJ Giltinan 18′ Skiff Championship: Honda Marine hold onto overall lead

March 19th, 2020|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

The defending champion Honda Marine team of David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins hold a narrow points lead over their nearest rival as the fleet goes into the final two races of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour tomorrow. » Full results After each team drops the worst placing from the seven [...]

17 03, 2020

2020 JJ Giltinan 18 Skiff Championship: New race winners, but Honda Marine still lead the charge

March 17th, 2020|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

The JJ Giltinan 18 Skiff Championship saw an unprecedented three back to back races sailed today, one more than was scheduled, in an effort to get a series completed in case the regatta was unable to continue due the ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 virus. The kiwi team, Honda Marine (Dave McDiarmid, Matt Steven, Brad [...]

15 03, 2020

2020 JJ Giltinan 18′ Skiff Championship – Honda Marine set the tone

March 15th, 2020|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

The kiwis backed up a great first race of the 2020 JJ Giltinan 18' Skiff Championship by claiming the second race of the series in a sensational manner, finishing 1m 46s ahead of the second boat, Winning Group (Seve Jarvin , Scott Babbage, Sam Newton) But it didn't start out easily for the Honda Marine [...]

14 03, 2020

2020 JJ Giltinan 18′ Skiff Championship – Honda Marine takes the first gun

March 14th, 2020|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

It was a soggy start to the 2020 JJ Giltinan, and the forecast was looking fresh to frightening, with the fleet opting for the number 2 rig, and some even being extra cautious sailing with a reef in the main. But while the rain set it, the breeze disappeared, and it was a flukey southerly [...]

4 02, 2020

Honda Marine reclaims the 18′ Skiff NZL Championship title

February 4th, 2020|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

After two breezy days on the Waitemata Harbour and some five furious races, Honda Marine takes the title for 2020. Day 1 consisted of three windward/leeward races in 18-23 knots of breeze. Honda Marine took a commanding lead in the first race followed by C-Tech and Maersk Line. Close racing between Maersk Line and C-Tech [...]

29 01, 2020

Akarana Series resumes for 2020

January 29th, 2020|Categories: 12' Skiffs, 18' Skiffs, Akarana Series, Flying 15, M-Class|

The Akarana Series kicks off again on Sunday 2nd February with our regular fleets back on the ramp and ready to race. Due to the Hyundai NZ 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships which the club hosted, our regular racing was put on hiatus to accommodate the international visitors and to ensure that the [...]

23 09, 2019

124th Opening Day a Sunday session in the Sun and loads of Fun

September 23rd, 2019|Categories: 12' Skiffs, 18' Skiffs, Akarana Series, Club News, Flying 15, Lasers|

You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for the Royal Akarana Yacht Club to celebrate the opening of the 124th Sailing Season. The weather was textbook perfect with 10-12 knots for the sailors, and great downwind conditions for the paddlers. A flurry of Akarana Sailing Academy kids were also part of the day, [...]

10 03, 2019

Honda Marine win the 2019 JJ Giltinan 18′ Skiff World Championship

March 10th, 2019|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

This time in 2018 tensions were high. Actually, they were off the charts. New Zealand, with just four teams in the mix, had two boats who had the opportunity to win the JJ Giltinan Trophy after 44 years. Honda Marine (Dave McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins) and Maersk Line (Josh Porebski, Jack Simpson and [...]

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 [...]