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16 11, 2019

Race is on for inaugural Ran Tan II Memorial Blue Water Championships Title

November 16th, 2019|Categories: Blue Water|

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club's inaugural Ran Tan II Memorial Blue Water Championships will wrap up this weekend with the third and final race of the series starting at 1000 hours, Friday 15th November. Ran Tan II. Photo: Suellen Hurling - Live Sail Die This is the first time the three race series [...]

12 02, 2019

Akarana Members to embark on legendary Round New Zealand Race

February 12th, 2019|Categories: Blue Water|

On Saturday 16th February, three Royal Akarana Yacht Club members will embark on a legendary adventure known at the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand's ROUND NEW ZEALAND RACE. The 2019 edition of the race is only the third time the event has been run. The first race was 29 years ago. Sailors will race [...]

2 03, 2017

SSANZ Round North Island: Leg 2 Update

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: All News, Blue Water|

Miss Scarlett (William Goodfellow & Graeme Wilson) are the only RAYC boat to have finished Leg 2 of the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand Round North Island Race so far. Great work by these guys! Did you know that you can follow the fleet via the official tracker (see below). Miss Scarlett (finished) Celadon [...]

25 02, 2017

SSANZ Round North Island Race – 5 Akarana boats!

February 25th, 2017|Categories: All News, Blue Water|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club has five boats racing in the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand's Round North Island Race which kicked off on Saturday afternoon at 1400 hours from Devonport Wharf. The intense two-handed race takes the fleet of 27 from Auckland, Mangonui then to Wellington, Napier and back to Auckland. Team RAYC Pahi - [...]

1 06, 2016

Cruisers to set off on the first day of winter

June 1st, 2016|Categories: All News, ANZ Sail FIji, Blue Water, Cruising, Keelboats|

The two cruising boats in the 2016 edition of ANZ Sail Fiji will set off on Wednesday 1st June, the first day of winter. At the cruising weather briefing held at Royal Akarana Yacht Club, skippers Hamish Milne (Moody Blue) and Pip Sawyer (Sharpe Focus), together with the RAYC Race Committee, made the decision to [...]

30 05, 2016

Sailonline – A Virtual Race!

May 30th, 2016|Categories: All News, ANZ Sail FIji, Blue Water, Keelboats|

Racing in the blue waters of the Pacific always fires up the imagination, so it is with great pleasure that Sailonline is once again partnering with Royal Akarana Yacht Club, to bring you the virtual version of  ANZ Sail Fiji 2016. RAYC began its long history of offshore and ocean racing in 1931, and hosted its first [...]