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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 [...]

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 [...]