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22 03, 2019

Auckland Rugby players try their hand at sailing

March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Academy|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club and it's successful Sailing Academy has once again shown the ropes to a group of people who would have not otherwise had the opportunity to experience the sport of sailing. The Auckland High Performance Academy Rugby Players, took off their football boots and replaced them with sailing shoes and jumped on [...]

19 02, 2019

Akarana sailors at the Tauranga Centreboard Regatta

February 19th, 2019|Categories: Academy|

The Tauranga Centreboard regatta was held over the weekend, with many different fleets taking part but a first for the O'Pen BIC fleet. Akarana Sailors Morgan Lay and Sam Dold traveled down to compete. Day 1 started with blustery winds of 20+knots, sending quite a few sailors to shore early, but those that stuck it [...]

12 02, 2019

Leo Brown claims gold at Junior Sailor Auckland

February 12th, 2019|Categories: Academy|

It was another great regatta for our Akarana Sailing Academy graduates this time racing at Junior Sail Auckland hosted by Kohimarama Yacht Club. Akarana sailors were on the podium in the Opti Green Fleet, Feva and 29er classes! Leo Brown, fresh from his gold medal win at the Auckland Champs, took another victory finishing first [...]

31 01, 2019

Akarana Sailing Academy kids shine at their first World Championships regatta

January 31st, 2019|Categories: Academy|

Putting stickers on a sail or boat is a fairly common practice in sailing but it took on a special quality recently for a handful of youngsters from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club. Seven Akarana sailors recently competed with the New Zealand flag on their sail at the 2019 O’pen Bic world championships held at [...]

30 01, 2019

Leo Brown wins Opti Green Fleet at Auckland Champs!

January 30th, 2019|Categories: Academy|

Akarana Sailing Academy sailor Leo Brown has won his first regatta by taking out the Optimist Green Fleet at the Auckland Championships hosted by Maraetai Sailing Club over the weekend of the 26-27th January. Leo had a very consistent regatta with taking for the final two races of the regatta. Logan Ross, another Akarana Sailing [...]

30 01, 2019

Akarana Sailing Academy kids sail a Young 88!

January 30th, 2019|Categories: Academy|

During the Royal Akarana Yacht Club's School Holiday Program, the lucky participants were treated to an awesome experience on board a Young 88. Will Leyland and Blake McWilliams were both completing their Opti Level 2 course when their Dad's made an unexpected entrance on their co-owned Young 88. War Machine during a Friday Night [...]

6 12, 2018

Academy Update: Sir Peter Blake Regatta, School Holidays

December 6th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

We've had been pretty busy at the Akarana Sailing Academy with many fun activities completed, and more to come! The Race Squad had two great days at the Sir Peter Blake Regatta on the 1-2 December at Torbay Sailing Club and this week we are wrapping up Term 4 but then kick into the School [...]

27 10, 2018

December School Holiday Programs Now Available

October 27th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

Due to popular demand, the December school holiday programs are now available to book online. Sail & Play, the program that enables kids to explore the Waitemata Harbour in a safe and exciting way, is held over five days with daily booking options available. Sail & Play is all about having fun and giving students [...]

4 10, 2018

Maria Ferrario joins the team as Head Coach

October 4th, 2018|Categories: Academy|

Maria Ferrario has been appointed as the Head Coach of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Sailing Academy. Maria has had a successful international sailing and coaching career which includes one of her Canadian Optimist sailors winning the Canadian Optimist National Championship. After travelling the world coaching including jobs in Argentina, Bermuda, USA, Chile, Dominican Republic [...]