After much discussion the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Offshore Committee has made the decision to cancel the Auckland Fiji Yacht Race which was scheduled to commence on the 30th May 2020. The decision was not made lightly, and to date, this is the first time a race of this scale has been cancelled by the [...]
The Royal Akarana Yacht Club's Auckland Fiji Yacht Race will set sail on Saturday 30th May 2020 with a fleet of offshore yachts and multihulls competing in the 1,100nm endurance event across the Pacific Ocean. The Notice of Race has been released for the event, and entries are now open for those Category 1 boats [...]
The dates have been set for the next Royal Akarana Yacht Club major bluewater race, with the club sticking to tradition and racing from Auckland to Fiji. On Saturday 30th May 2020, a fleet of competitive yachts and multihulls will start the 1,100nm race which has been known to provide punishing, yet exceptional conditions for [...]
Members will be saddened to hear of the death of Frederick George Andrews who died on March 14th this year. He will be remembered as an active club member from the 1960’s onwards, with many keelboat race victories, both local and offshore to his credit. Fred was the epitome of the Kiwi “Do it yourselfer” [...]
Cotton Blossom 2 cheered as they finally arrived into Port Denarau Marina! Their brightly coloured crew shirts very quickly set the scene for the huge party they intend to have tonight. Cotton Blossom 2 finished at 14:17:19, 6d 3h 17m and 19s after the start.
The race was challenging for Miss Scarlett after they broke their forestay early on. The crew crossed the finish line at 14:15:11, some 6d 03h 15m and 11s after the start.
Allegro yachting, the Warwick 67 arrived in Fiji today. The crew were freshly showered and have been well fed! The finished at 13:33:49, 6d 2h 22m 49s after the start.
AJ Reid and his amazing Anarchy crew made their way across the finish line this morning at 04:39:59 which was 5d 17h 39m 59s after the 4th June start. The crew received a welcome from their piece competitors Crusader, who were "waiting on the boat" all night to welcome them in. Reid said that it [...]
As many will have heard the yacht Platino who was entered in the cruising rally, but did not start, is in trouble 500 km north of North Cape. A sailor has died and a search is underway for another man knocked overboard. See NZL Herald. From the ANZ Sail Fiji organising committee we send our [...]
All they craved when they got to Port Denarau Marina was hot chips and pizza, so when the crew from Crusader35 heard that their meal request was waiting at the Denarau Yacht Club, they were quick to jump off the 35 footer and start a new race to the bar. Crusader35 finished the race in [...]