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29 03, 2018

Suellen Davies to pursue her passion for yachting media

March 29th, 2018|Categories: All News, Club News|

We are pleased to be able to support a decision by Suellen Davies to pursue her passion for yachting media by taking her business Live Sail Die full time. In making this move Suellen will contract back to RAYC three days a week with special focus on delivery of Sail Akarana, 18ft Skiff ANZAC Championship, [...]

14 03, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: RAYC to host World Championship events

March 14th, 2018|Categories: All News, Club News|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club has been selected as the venue for the combined world championships of the 49er (men) 49erFX (women) and Nacra 17 catamaran. The regatta will be held in December of 2019. The Hyundai Marine Sports Center, the new home for Royal Akarana Yacht Club, is set to open in Spring 2018, and [...]

22 01, 2018

Andrew McKenzie wins third consecutive Laser Nationals

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: All News|

Andrew McKenzie joined an elite group when he won his third consecutive New Zealand Laser national title in Christchurch yesterday. The 22-year-old, who sails out of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, became only the third person to win three consecutive New Zealand Laser national titles since the first in 1974. Andy Maloney (2013-15) and Andrew [...]

7 12, 2017

Akarana sailors shine at Sir Peter Blake Regatta

December 7th, 2017|Categories: All News, Feva, Optimist|

Nine brand new RAYC Opti sailors took part in the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta over the weekend. With nearly 500 total entries and 102 entries in the Opti Green Fleet, it was an utterly spectacular event. With perfect sailing conditions on the first day, the race committee held three races for the Opti Green [...]

10 10, 2017

122nd Opening Day – Sunday 15 October

October 10th, 2017|Categories: All News, Club News, Opening Day|

Calling all members! Don't forget that Sunday 15 October is our 122nd Opening Day and the official start to the 2017/2018 Season. Schedule: 10-12pm – Open Bic Demo 12pm – Commodore’s Welcome and firing of the cannon 12:30pm – Site visit of the new Hyundai Marine Sports Centre 1pm – Start of the paddling and [...]

5 10, 2017

Akarana Members Win Yachting New Zealand Awards

October 5th, 2017|Categories: All News|

A massive congratulations to our members who have won Yachting New Zealand Awards this year! Service Award Helena Horswell Steve Cranch The moment Rose & Eli learnt they were the World Champions Youth Performance Award Eli Liefting & Rose Dickson Performance Award Jim Delegat / Giacomo David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins [...]