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14 07, 2019

A report to members from the Archives team

July 14th, 2019|Categories: Archives|

RAYC  ARCHIVES REPORT TO MEMBERS We have been quietly amassing information from the past for members and thought we should give you an update on how we are doing.  When we are in the new building this information will be available to members digitally so access can be gained to past years’ events and races [...]

12 09, 2018

From the historical yachting history of Jack Potter (part of his Biography)

September 12th, 2018|Categories: Archives|

From the historical yachting history of Jack Potter (part of his Biography): About the year 1950, people made up poems and limericks about our happenings.  Magic V113 (one of Jack’s mates’ yacht) was involved while acting the goat (and sailing around) in a minor collision with our very good friends – the owners of the [...]

15 07, 2018

RAYC Jog Design Competition, judges findings and comments

July 15th, 2018|Categories: Archives|

Three years ago this Newsletter published information about the RAYC 1968 Design competition which was won by Hal Wagstaff out of 54 entries.  The yacht that was built from his design, Tangaroa, Hal says is still owned by Bruce Diggin.  It was designed to the Junior Offshore Group (JOG) rules. Some time ago Mullet boats were [...]

1 07, 2018

Fair winds, Bill Glen

July 1st, 2018|Categories: Archives|

It’s with great sadness that we advise of the passing of Life Member Bill Glen after a short illness. Bill’s funeral will be held in the chapel at Selwyn Village, Point Chevalier on Friday 7th July at 11:30am. Funeral Notice GLEN, Albert William (Bill). Peacefully at Auckland Hospital, on 26 June 2018, aged 93, very [...]

15 05, 2018

Old Salts

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Archives|

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 [...]