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29 01, 2020

Akarana Series resumes for 2020

January 29th, 2020|Categories: 12' Skiffs, 18' Skiffs, Akarana Series, Flying 15, M-Class|

The Akarana Series kicks off again on Sunday 2nd February with our regular fleets back on the ramp and ready to race. Due to the Hyundai NZ 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships which the club hosted, our regular racing was put on hiatus to accommodate the international visitors and to ensure that the [...]

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, [...]

20 09, 2018

Akarana Series set to be a big one

September 20th, 2018|Categories: 12' Skiffs, 18' Skiffs, Akarana Series, Flying 15, M-Class|

The 2018/2019 Akarana Series is shaping up to be a big one with Flying 15's, M-Class, 18' Skiffs, 12' Skiffs and a few mixed classes ready to take on the summer season of sailing. This is a big year for the fleets that call RAYC home. The M-Class have thrown it all on the table [...]

22 04, 2018

Flying 15 North Island Championship – Murray & Jono take the win

April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Flying 15|

A strong fleet of 12 boats from Napier, Whangarei, and Auckland descended on the Flying 15 North Island Championships hosted this weekend by Royal Akarana Yacht Club. Current National Champions Murray Gilbert and Jonathon Burgess were back to defend their title and expected to be pushed hard by the fleet, especially the Napier pairing of [...]

18 04, 2018

Game on for Flying 15 North Island Championship

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Flying 15|

On the weekend of the 21-22nd April, a fleet of highly competitive Flying 15's will descend on Royal Akarana Yacht Club for the North Island Championship. So far 11 boats have entered the regatta including the current National Champions Murray Gilbert and Jono Burgess, however they have a challenging regatta ahead of them with Nationals [...]

25 01, 2018

Murray Gilbert & Jono Burgess win Flying 15 Nationals

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Flying 15|

2018 Flying Fifteen New Zealand Nationals Hosted by Waikawa Boating Club as part of the Lawsons Dry Hills Keelboat Regatta For the first time ever the 2018 New Zealand Flying Fifteen Nationals were held in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island. This area is notorious for fantastic wine and stunning scenery [...]

14 12, 2017

Ffrenetic wins Flying 15 Auckland Championship

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Flying 15|

Murray Gilbert and Jono Burgess sailing Ffrenetic have won the 2017 Flying 15 Auckland Championship after six races. Ten boats competed over two days with extremely close racing. Mixed conditions ranging from 5-10 knots gave the fleet some challenging races but it was Gilbert and Burgess, who placed 3rd in the World Championship, who took [...]

3 03, 2017

Murray Gilbert & Jon Burgess 3rd at Flying 15 Worlds

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: All News, Flying 15|

Pop the champagne! A massive congratulations to MURRAY GILBERT & JON BURGESS who have placed 3rd overall at the Flying Fifteen World Championship 2017! This is a great result for our members after a challenging week of racing! Congratulations to the entire RAYC team. Here are their results: 3rd - Murray Gilbert & Jon Burgess [...]

2 03, 2017

RAYC Flying 15 Teams have one race to go in the Worlds

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: All News, Flying 15|

With one day to go of the Flying Fifteen World Championship 2017 in Napier, Akarana members Murray Gilbert and Jon Burgess are currently sitting in 6th overall, a great result for these guys to date. Our other members are doing well with the following results so far: 13th - Craig Coulam & Adrienne Rekke 26th [...]