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14 02, 2020

Akarana Series / Magic 25 Notice: Amendment to courses for Sunday 16th February

February 14th, 2020|Categories: Akarana Series, Magic 25|

On Sunday 16th February, our standard fleets will hit the water for more racing in the Akarana Series. In addition to our regulars, the Magic 25 fleet will be running their National Championships alongside our racing, and fleets will be sharing a race course. The RAYC Sailing Office has issued an amendment to the courses [...]

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, [...]

28 10, 2018

Matara steals the bullets in an epic day of M-Class Racing

October 28th, 2018|Categories: Akarana Series, M-Class|

M47 Matara has taken the lead in the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Akarana Series M-Class division after two intense races on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour with the conditions described as "liquid Himalayas". Four of the six boats made it to the start line in conditions that deteriorated as the day went on. Two harbour courses were dealt to [...]

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

Light and flukey for the first two races of the M-Class Season

October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Akarana Series, M-Class|

The 2018/2019 Sailing Season definitely snuck up on the M-Class fleet with racing starting much earlier than in past seasons. Five boats made it to the ramp at Orakei, however only three managed to make the start line, after Monsoon decided that more work was needed before hitting the water, and current Arch Logan Memorial [...]

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 [...]