22 02, 2018

Iron Duke wins a trophy AND the championship in her class

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Archives|

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 [...]

25 01, 2018

Iron Duke

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Archives|

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, [...]

19 09, 2017

Fair Winds, Life Member Owen Reid

September 19th, 2017|Categories: All News, Archives|

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 [...]

21 06, 2017

Jack Potter

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Archives|

Jack Potter, keen ex RAYC member since 1951, has sailed into the sunset. At the age of 85 he remembered great days sailing and enjoying the comradeship of fellow members, both on the harbour and on overseas races. He leaves his wife Fay and his daughter Sandra and son Richard. His membership at the Club [...]

16 06, 2017

Young 99

June 16th, 2017|Categories: All News, Archives|

In the 1980s RAYC were racing separate divisions for Young 88s.  The Young 99 came into production and it was considered that it would have as much appeal.  RAYC member and a great help in setting up the Archives, Bill Glen, went into partnership with the maker, for the 99s, a 32ft (10m) yacht.  In [...]