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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 [...]

2 07, 2018

Ray Davies calls winning tactics at RC44 Marstrand Cup

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: All News|

Akarana member Ray Davies has called some epic tactics to help his RC44 team Charisma take the win at the RC44 Marstrand Cup in Sweden. Charisma started well in the final showdown race of the regatta but a disastrous windward mark rounding first time round – when she took five sterns - saw her drop from [...]

21 06, 2018

Glen Sowry talks Volvo Ocean Race and Whitbread Round the World

June 21st, 2018|Categories: All News|

Glen Sowry – he has over 100,000nm under his yachting belt and was part of the winning crew on Steinlager 2 who won the 1989/1990 Whitbread Round the World Race. Suellen had a chat with Glen about the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the restart between Brunel, MAPFRE and Dongfeng, the Kiwis that [...]