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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 [...]

9 04, 2018

Research of the history of our Club can produce some interesting snippets…

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Archives|

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 [...]

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 [...]