Life Member Neil Burgess, better known as “Budgie”, has sadly passed away. Budgie’s funeral and wake will be held at the Auckland Sailing Club from 11am Friday 18th May 2018. Members and friends of Budgie are invited to attend.
A meeting between the designer of a boat and the previous owner took place a few days ago in Dargaville. Life Member Ken Searle (previous owner of Gumdigger) invited the designer Hal Wagstaff to his home. Hal also a renowned NZ boat designer of R Class, International Moth, Cherub and Javelin and was a member [...]
Research of the history of our Club can produce some interesting snippets: The North Shore Yacht Club, which we suppose must now be given its new name of the Akarana Yacht Club, is losing no time in pushing on the matter of a clubhouse decided on at the annual meeting. This will necessitate the issuing [...]
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of life member Jenny Glen. At this time we pass on our sincere condolences to her husband, and fellow life member Bill Glen. Funeral Notice: GLEN, Jenny (Jeannette Valma) (nee Patrick). Peacefully at Sarah Selwyn Hospital, Selwyn Village on 19 February 2018, aged 85, [...]
Following on from the article about Governor-General Lord Jellicoe and the Iron Duke: Just over a year from Tamaki West carnival in January 1923 the final races for the 1923-24 Yachting season were held on Saturday 19 April . The Akarana Yacht Club held three races for the championships in the M, T and Jellicoe [...]
Around this time 85 years ago the incumbent Governor-General, Lord Jellicoe was in Auckland and played for the Pakuranga Hunt in their annual cricket match against the local farmers. Later His Excellency was to sail the Iron Duke in a 14ft one-design race connected to the Tamaki West carnival. Lady Jellicoe, accompanied by Captain Southey, [...]
Owen Reid, M-class designer and builder and life member of Royal Akarana Yacht Club, has passed away after a long illness. He was well known as a keen follower of all M-Class events. Owen represented Foxton in the Cornwall Cup in 1949. This was an inter-port race with bigger fleets than inter-towns. Owen’s racing began [...]
Cruising Division stalwart and Seattle Exchange organiser, Rhys Thomas, has sadly sailed off into the sunset away from this world at 93 years. He will be missed by his cruising friends as his yacht Ceres was well known. The first yacht was a 22ft which was a bit cramped for Mum, Dad and three kids. [...]