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18 10, 2018

20 knots for 18′ Skiff Windward/Leewards

October 18th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs, Akarana Series|

Southwest breezes of 20 knots made for a great day of racing, but took its toll on some teams in the 18ft Skiffs at Royal Akarana Yacht Club - with a capsize and a blown kite amongst the casualties. The first race started close and stayed that way around the top mark, with Honda Marine [...]

2 10, 2018

Season underway for Kiwi 18′ Skiffs

October 2nd, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs, Akarana Series|

Racing from Royal Akarana Yacht Club in Auckland, New Zealand the ASC Skiff League kicked off their summer season on Sunday 30th September in light and flukey conditions. Back on the race course was 2018 JJ Giltinan champions Honda Marinewho have begun their immense training ahead of the 2019 event in Sydney where they will [...]

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 [...]

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

Challenging first day for 18′ Skiff ANZAC Championship

April 22nd, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

The forecast of 15-25 knots delivered and a nine strong fleet of 18' Skiffs hit the Auckland Harbour for two races. Three Australian boats, and one Aussie sailing a Kiwi boat have made the journey from Sydney including ASKO who placed third at the JJ Giltinan earlier this year. Unfortunately for them their juju wasn't [...]

18 04, 2018

Eli Liefting goes from Starlings to 18′ Skiffs

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

The 18′ Skiff ANZAC Championship is on again and is being hosted by the ASC Skiff League and Royal Akarana Yacht Club over a long weekend from the 21-23rd April. At this stage 10 boats are set to race, including Maersk Line with a new crew line up which includes Starling and 29er sailor, and [...]

17 04, 2018

Erica Dawson lines up for 18′ Skiff ANZAC Championship

April 17th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

49erFX and match racing sailor Erica Dawson is all set to jump on board the 18' Skiff GC Racing for the annual ANZAC Championship hosted by the ASC Skiff League and Royal Akarana Yacht Club. Erica is taking the helm with Dave Hazard and Jack Simpson on board as her crew. Hazard and Simpson were [...]

27 02, 2018

Knight Frank in great shape for JJ Giltinan

February 27th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

With just days until the 2018 JJ Giltinan Regatta kicks off in Sydney, the excited nerves are starting to set in among the sailors. The Auckland Skiff League / Royal Akarana Yacht Club team from New Zealand, travels to Sydney on Thursday and will head straight to the Australian 18 Footers location in Double Bay [...]

22 02, 2018

Powered by Honda, all the way to Sydney

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

In just over a week's time, the newly branded Honda Marine 18' Skiff will take on the JJ Giltinan regatta on Sydney Harbour. The JJ's are considered the pinnacle of 18' Skiff racing and a New Zealand team has not won the event since 1974. David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins came agonisingly close [...]