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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 [...]

2 07, 2018

Get your kids sailing and playing these school holidays!

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Academy|

The winter school holidays are just around the corner, and for the first time, our Academy is hosting a winter version of our popular Sail & Play program! There are going to be heaps of activities on offer to keep the kids busy for the entire two weeks. But don't just take our word for [...]

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 [...]