7 05, 2019

RAYC Kids Take on the Optimist Nationals

May 7th, 2019|Categories: Optimist|

They might have been small in number and, for some of them, small in stature, but a handful of sailors from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club made an impression at last month’s Optimist national championships in Auckland. It had been three years since a sailor from Akarana had competed at the Opti nationals and this [...]

11 02, 2018

Amazing result from our Green Fleet at Junior Sail Auckland

February 11th, 2018|Categories: 29er, Academy, Optimist, Starling|

It was a great regatta sailors at Junior Sail Auckland, hosted by Kohimarama Yacht Club Optimist Green Fleet Kelly Su was in 2nd place on Saturday and she held her place today in tough conditions and consistent results to place 2nd overall and she was also awarded a medal for 1st Girl!  Kelly took possession of a new [...]

7 12, 2017

Akarana sailors shine at Sir Peter Blake Regatta

December 7th, 2017|Categories: All News, Feva, Optimist|

Nine brand new RAYC Opti sailors took part in the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta over the weekend. With nearly 500 total entries and 102 entries in the Opti Green Fleet, it was an utterly spectacular event. With perfect sailing conditions on the first day, the race committee held three races for the Opti Green [...]

26 02, 2017

Akarana results at Junior Sail Auckland

February 26th, 2017|Categories: All News, Optimist, Starling|

Six RAYC youth sailors were at Kohimarama Yacht Club on the weekend of the 25-26th February for the annual Junior Sail Auckland regatta. Poppy Hoskin, who competed in her first ever Opti Open regatta had an awesome couple of days racing finishing 49th out of 66 boats. In the Starling fleet, Eli Liefting ended up 6th with [...]

6 12, 2016

RAYC Sailors at the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta

December 6th, 2016|Categories: All News, Optimist, Starling|

It was a massive weekend at Torbay Sailing Club for the annual Sir Peter Blake Regatta. Over 450 boats were racing across three courses, and Royal Akarana Yacht Club had 11 sailors competing across four classes. Poppy Hoskin was the outstanding result amongst our sailors finishing 14th out of 99 boats in the Optimist Green [...]

17 03, 2016

RAYC First Ever Junior Club Championship

March 17th, 2016|Categories: All News, Feva, Optimist, Regattas, Sail Akarana|

Over the weekend, RAYC held their first ever Junior Club Championship as part of their Sail Akarana regatta. With six entries in the RS Feva and five in the Optimist, there was a good turn out for our growing junior fleets. The RS Feva class was dominated by Rose Dickson with her crew Poppy Hoskin, [...]

3 02, 2016

Zealous High Performance Opti clinic

February 3rd, 2016|Categories: All News, Optimist|

Last week RAYC hosted a Zealous Opti Coaching Clinic. NZIODA Opti worlds team coach, Sam McKenzie, put together a fantastic program which saw 20 of New Zealand's top Optimist sailors take to the water for three days of intense training. RAYC members Eli Liefting, Hamish McLaren, Harry Butler, and Charlie Thomlinson were lucky enough to [...]

11 11, 2015

Racing Recap: Opti’s Mix it with the Big Boy’s

November 11th, 2015|Categories: All News, Optimist, Summer Series|

It was a perfect day on the water for the Optimist team to join in the racing with the skiffs, flying 15s and M Class for the first time in the Sunday Summer Series. It was busy on the water with the skiffs screaming past at speed and carefully missing the Optimists who had no [...]