26 03, 2019

M-Class Race Report – Patience is a virtue

March 26th, 2019|Categories: M-Class|

Sometimes sailing can be a struggle. Especially when it takes a solid 30 minutes to cross the start line. You can see a teeny tiny breeze line filling in with the hope of propulsion attached, however as it fades away just moments from hitting your bow, despair is the only delivery. Frustration levels are on [...]

21 11, 2018

Menace teaches Matara a lesson, pushes ahead in M-Class Series

November 21st, 2018|Categories: M-Class|

Before the two races on Sunday 18th November, Matara was leading the M-Class series by one point ahead of Menace. It was Matara's to lose, and lose they did, in spectacular fashion. On the ramp, there were five boats ready to race. Menace, Matara, Mach One, Marksman, and a new player to the game, M52 [...]

28 10, 2018

Matara steals the bullets in an epic day of M-Class Racing

October 28th, 2018|Categories: Akarana Series, M-Class|

M47 Matara has taken the lead in the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Akarana Series M-Class division after two intense races on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour with the conditions described as "liquid Himalayas". Four of the six boats made it to the start line in conditions that deteriorated as the day went on. Two harbour courses were dealt to [...]

2 10, 2018

Light and flukey for the first two races of the M-Class Season

October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Akarana Series, M-Class|

The 2018/2019 Sailing Season definitely snuck up on the M-Class fleet with racing starting much earlier than in past seasons. Five boats made it to the ramp at Orakei, however only three managed to make the start line, after Monsoon decided that more work was needed before hitting the water, and current Arch Logan Memorial [...]

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 [...]

8 08, 2018

$10,000 on the line for M-Class Racing for the 2018/19 season

August 8th, 2018|Categories: M-Class|

M Class goes back to the future for the lead up to the 100th season of continuous racing The M-Class has been around for almost a century, in 1922 the class started with substantial prize money and to celebrate the milestone, the fleet is putting up a massive cash prize to encourage boats out of moth balls [...]

24 04, 2018

Menace takes the Scott Wilson double

April 24th, 2018|Categories: M-Class|

The final day of M-Class racing for the 2017/2018 season was massive. Four races were scheduled which also incorporated the Scott Wilson Memorial Trophy. By traditional, and deed of the trophy, the Scott Wilson Memorial is three windward/leeward races and one harbour course. There was no end of excitement with 15-25knots and the occasional 30 [...]