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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 [...]

6 12, 2018

RAYC Sailors receive top honours at Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards

December 6th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs, All News|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club sailors are going from strength to strength and this year were honoured with major award wins at the Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards. The 18' Skiff Honda Marine team, who broke a 44 year drought to win the prestigious JJ Giltinan Trophy, the world championship event for 18' Skiff Racing, were [...]

6 12, 2018

Honda Marine wins Auckland Championship

December 6th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

The 18' Skiff Auckland Championship continued on the weekend of the 6-7th December with four teams making it to the start line. C-Tech, ASCC, Maersk Line and Honda Marine. The fleet was presented with a nice NE breeze of 18 – 22 knots and provided perfect skiff sailing conditions, where there was enough breeze to [...]

28 11, 2018

Wet and Wild start to 18′ Skiff Auckland Championship

November 28th, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

Three races were sailed over a squally and slightly unpredictable weather weekend. Saturday – Windward/leeward. There was a massive outgoing tide against the easterly breeze which caused a large sea state. All boats elected to race with #2 rigs. Staying left on the upwinds in the favourable tide and inshore on the downwinds was paramount. [...]

23 11, 2018

Turbulent season to date for the Kiwi 18′ Skiffs

November 23rd, 2018|Categories: 18' Skiffs|

It's been a turbulent start of the season for the 18' Skiff fleet with conditions providing less than favourable sailing opportunities for the fleet, however on Sunday 18th November three races were sailed putting the fleet back on track. The course was set in the vicinity of Orakei with three short windward/leeward courses set. [...]

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 [...]