10 04, 2019

RAYC members Sally Garrett and Jenny Price win Women’s National Keelboat Championship

April 10th, 2019|Categories: Keelboats|

Sally Garrett won her first women's national keelboat title, meaning there was a new winner for the first time in five years.  Garrett held her nerve on the third and final day of racing as Melinda Henshaw and Karleen Dixon, who had shared the previous four titles between them, put the pressure on in stronger [...]

24 10, 2018

Royal Akarana Yacht Club second in PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic Teams Division

October 24th, 2018|Categories: Keelboats|

The annual pilgrimage to Russell in the Bay of Islands for the 119nm PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic was once again a huge hit amongst sailors who took part in the event, hosted by the Multihull Yacht Club of New Zealand. Royal Akarana Yacht Club had a number of members taking part on various boats, [...]

13 09, 2018

Akarana 350 Yacht Race Announced

September 13th, 2018|Categories: Akarana 350, Keelboats|

The Akarana 350 is a brand new race to the Royal Akarana Yacht Club line up of distance and endurance races. The Category 3+ race will take a fleet of eligible yachts and multihulls from Orakei, leaving Rangitoto Island to starboard, Channel Is. to starboard, Karewa Is Group to port, Poor Knights Group to port, Sail [...]

24 08, 2018

Moody Blue wins Airlie Beach Race Week

August 24th, 2018|Categories: Keelboats|

Yes that's right! Hamish Milne and his Moody Blue super-charged tanker won the (cruising division) of Airlie Beach Race Week! We asked Hamish to tell us all about this, and this is what we received. After leaving the delights, and challenges of New Caledonia, we set sail for Mackay in Queensland. We had planned this [...]

29 07, 2018

TP52 World Championship: Thoughts from Coach Rod Davis

July 29th, 2018|Categories: Keelboats|

Royal Akarana Yacht Club Sailing Director Rod Davis was at it again, this time as coach for the TP52 "Sled" who recently finished 4th at the World Championship. Check out Rod's wrap up from the event from a coaches perspective; The TP52 Super Series held its 2018 World Championship (the midway point of the season) [...]

23 07, 2018

International Friendly Between RAYC and the Manhattan Yacht Club

July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Keelboats|

One year ago, Menace Yachting, representing the Royal Akarana Yacht Club (RAYC), travelled to the Manhattan Yacht Club (MYC) in New York to complete in the International Yacht Club Challenge. Led by Howard Spencer with Ray Davies, Nick Burridge, Guy Endean, James Dagg, Brad Davies and Suellen Davies as crew, the team went into the [...]