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24 05, 2018

Russell Coutts Sailing Foundation visits the Akarana Sailing Academy

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

It was awesome to have Russell Coutts and the Manly Sailing Club / Russell Coutts Sailing Foundation down at Royal Akarana Yacht Club this past weekend. The kids were hanging off every word he said and it was fantastic watching them put their learnings to good use on the water and mix it up with the [...]

18 05, 2018

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean our Academy stops sailing!

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t stop our hardy academy kids from hitting the Waitemata to get their fix of sailing! Two weeks of Term 2 Academy have been completed and we have seen some pretty awesome numbers getting on the water each week. Although the weather is generally worse this time of year, [...]

3 04, 2018

Feva Nationals Report from Head Coach Nathan Laurie

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Academy, Feva|

The weekend of the 24-25th March saw New Zealand's largest ever fleet of Fevas congregate at Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club for the 2018 RS Feva National Championship. The 33 boat fleet had entries from as far away as Whanganui and skill levels ranging from first ever regatta to seasoned veterans who had completed at international [...]

29 03, 2018

New Zealand Racing Board contributes to purchase of Open Bics

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

The young sailors who advantage from the purchase of the new O'pen Bic's for the Akarana Sailing Academy took delight in holding the novelty sized contribution cheque. The New Zealand Racing Board donated funds that went towards the overall purchase of the new boats, enabling the Akarana Sailing Academy to become a world leader in [...]

23 03, 2018

Akarana Sailing Academy introduces the Open Bic Class

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Academy|

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club is developing in leaps and bounds and with that, the Akarana Sailing Academy has morphed into a super power teaching an abundance of kids the art of the sport. The Akarana Sailing Academy was launched in 2002, and since then has seen thousands of young sailors take to the water [...]

19 02, 2018

Grant Dalton supports Māori sailing kids at the Akarana Sailing Academy

February 19th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand Grant Dalton took part in a sailing programme in Auckland which offers Māori kids the opportunity to sail. It's part of their unique partnership with local iwi Ngāti Whatua in the build-up to the Americas Cup. Taroi Black with this story. Grant Dalton says, "This is only part of [...]

11 02, 2018

Amazing result from our Green Fleet at Junior Sail Auckland

February 11th, 2018|Categories: 29er, Academy, Optimist, Starling|

It was a great regatta sailors at Junior Sail Auckland, hosted by Kohimarama Yacht Club Optimist Green Fleet Kelly Su was in 2nd place on Saturday and she held her place today in tough conditions and consistent results to place 2nd overall and she was also awarded a medal for 1st Girl!  Kelly took possession of a new [...]

31 01, 2018

RAYC Opti Race Squad at Auckland Anniversary Regatta

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Academy|

Over the long weekend, the RAYC Opti Race Squad competed in the Auckland Anniversary Regatta at Kohimarama Yacht Club. After the first day racing Logan Ross was leading Green fleet with some consistent racing. Logan was presented a certificate for 3rd in the 10 year age group and 12th overall in green fleet Also competing [...]