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24 10, 2019

RAYC farewells cruising stalwart Mac Nell

October 24th, 2019|Categories: Club News|

On the 14th October with heavy hearts, the RAYC cruising fleet farewelled long standing club member and maritime adventurer Mac Nell who together with his late wife Norma, on board their Townsend 28 ‘Ocean Rhythm’ sailed with the cruising fleet for many years. Mac Nell Born in Whakatane in 1935, Mac discovered a love [...]

23 09, 2019

124th Opening Day a Sunday session in the Sun and loads of Fun

September 23rd, 2019|Categories: 12' Skiffs, 18' Skiffs, Akarana Series, Club News, Flying 15, Lasers|

You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for the Royal Akarana Yacht Club to celebrate the opening of the 124th Sailing Season. The weather was textbook perfect with 10-12 knots for the sailors, and great downwind conditions for the paddlers. A flurry of Akarana Sailing Academy kids were also part of the day, [...]

2 09, 2019

Over 150 people attend the RAYC AGM & Prize Giving in the new Hyundai Marine Sports Centre

September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Club News|

It was a great night for members of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club at the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre with over 150 people attending the first event in the new club. Check out the photos of the night!

21 08, 2019

Okahu Bay Beach Clean Up – Get your hands dirty to make our bay clean!

August 21st, 2019|Categories: Club News|

Join Ghost Fishing New Zealand and the Sea life Trust for a two day beach clean up of Okahu Bay! SCUBA divers, free divers and shore crew all needed! Be prepared to get wet and dirty! DATE: Saturday 31 August for and Sunday 1 September 2019. One (or more) dive(s) each day. TIMES: Saturday 31 [...]

29 07, 2019

Hyundai New Zealand set to sponsor 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds

July 29th, 2019|Categories: Club News|

Hyundai New Zealand have come on board as a principal sponsor of the 2019 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships. The event continues to go from strength to strength and with Hyundai New Zealand involved it’s set to be enhanced. This year's 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships is to be held at [...]

29 07, 2019

Simon Cooke and Oskar Masfen win RS Feva World Championship

July 29th, 2019|Categories: Club News, Feva|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club has claimed a second RS Feva World Championship Title with members Simon Cook and Oskar Masfen winning the 2019 event in Italy. Eli Liefting and Rose Dickson representing RAYC won the event in 2016. Former world 470 champion Simon jumped on the helm with RAYC Sailing Academy Graduate Oskar as crew. [...]

15 07, 2019

AGM & Prize Giving

July 15th, 2019|Categories: Club News|

All members are invited to attend a very special evening at the brand new Royal Akarana Yacht Club! Thursday 29th August is the first official event for members, and a chance to experience the club before it opens to the public in September. Doors open at 6pm, with the bar open throughout the evening and [...]

24 10, 2018

Royal Akarana Yacht Club to host Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta

October 24th, 2018|Categories: Club News|

Sailors aiming to compete at the 2019 49er, FX and Nacra 17 world championships will get an ideal opportunity to race at the venue with confirmation the Royal Akarana Yacht Club will host February's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta. Akarana will be the host for the 2019 world championships in the Olympic skiff and catamaran classes [...]