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16 05, 2019

Host families needed for the 49er & Nacra 17 World Championships at RAYC

May 16th, 2019|Categories: All News|

Organisers of this year's 49er, 49erFx and Nacra 17 world championships are looking for Aucklanders to host young sailors or a volunteer during competition. As many as 400 sailors will compete at the world championships to be held at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club from November 29-December 8. Several of the younger crews, including one [...]

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 [...]

11 10, 2018

Royal Akarana Yacht Club Hansa Sailors Arrive In Japan for Worlds

October 11th, 2018|Categories: All News|

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club Hansa Liberty sailors have arrived in Hiroshima, Japan for the World Championship which begins in just two days time. Club Captain Jenny Price is at the event assisting Royal Akarana Yacht Club Volunteer Coordinator Helena Horswell with her boat set up, and just generally keeping her focused on the job [...]

11 10, 2018

Honourary Life Members proud recipients of NZ Order of Merit

October 11th, 2018|Categories: All News|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club Honourary Life Members Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have been bestowed with the New Zealand Order of Merit, having both been included in the 2017 New Year's Honours list. Burling and Tuke have changed the face of sailing, and are now regarded as "heroes" to the next generation of sailors, and [...]

25 07, 2018

Peter Burling & Blair Tuke make a big announcement!

July 25th, 2018|Categories: All News|

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have today confirmed their intention to try to win another gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as well as being part of Emirates Team New Zealand’s defence of the America’s Cup. Burling and Tuke dominated the 49er class in the last Olympic cycle, winning every [...]

24 07, 2018

Alex Maloney talks jet lag and the 2018 49erFX World Championship

July 24th, 2018|Categories: All News|

Akarana member Alex Maloney is one half of New Zealand's successful 49erFX womens team who won silver at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Sailing with Molly Meech, the pair headed off to Aarhus, Denmark today to prepare for the 2018 49erFX World Championship. They were 3rd in the 2017 event and are hoping to improve [...]

19 07, 2018

Sustainable Coastlines’ ‘Let’s Get Cleaned Up’ Charity Ball

July 19th, 2018|Categories: All News|

Back for the eighth time, the stage is set for Sustainable Coastlines’ ‘Let’s Get Cleaned Up’ Charity Ball. This year we are moving to a larger venue at the Pullman Hotel and once again plan to throw one sensational soiree while helping us raise critical funds to continue our work; looking after the places we [...]

13 07, 2018

Audience wowed by Guillaume Verdier

July 13th, 2018|Categories: All News, Club News|

Over 60 members and guests were wowed by the king of foiling for the Dinner with Guillaume Verdier event held at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club / Auckland Sailing Club on Thursday 12th July. Guillaume Verdier, who is responsible for designing boats such as the 100 footer Comanche, assisting Emirates Team New Zealand fly around [...]