This year RAYC had some surfing waka, some sideways waka, and a whole bunch of windswept and interesting hairdos. Though challenging, it was a great wrap to the 14th Takapuna Beach Cup, with 21 international crews, over 1200 paddlers raced over the weekend with races from 5Km on Friday to a 42Km circumnavigation of Rangitoto, Motutapu, and [...]
Royal Akarana Yacht Club paddler Andrew Mowlem has won the 2019 King of the Harbour surf ski paddling racing finishing 3.5 minutes ahead of second place. Mowlem, and an outstanding line up of paddlers, finished the 23km race in 1 hour, 34 minutes and 54 seconds. Andrew Mowlem wins the 2019 King of the [...]
It was just on sunrise at the club when over 20 of our keen paddlers hit the water for a marathon paddle on what was a very brisk winters morning. The conditions were light and the water was flat, providing a perfect work out for the athletes. The view is definitely worth getting out of [...]
So many paddlers! The Royal Akarana Paddlers hit the water every weekend and on Saturday 17th February, they were out in force! Check out this timelapse video captured by our Sailing Committee Chairperson Nick Hanson. If you want to get involved in paddling, just get in touch with us!
Ever wondered what our paddlers get up to when they head out on their marathon adventures? Check it out!
How long does it take to paddle from the club to Rangitoto, climb the volcano and then paddle back? Well for the average person, at least three to four hours for sure, but for athletic paddler Garth Spencer, it took just 1 hour, 52 minutes and 43 seconds! Does anyone think they can beat this [...]
As the echo of a spine tingling waiata was still reverberating from the walls of Rikoriko Cave at the Poor Knights Islands, a nervous fleet of open ocean paddlers charged out of the safety of the world’s largest sea cave to tackle 30km of surging sea at this year’s Poor Knights Crossing race. The waiata [...]
Resident international man of mystery Andy Mowlem competed at two off-shore events and was right up there against the worlds best coming away with a 9th at the Canadian Surfski Champs less than 5 minutes behind the winner Sean Rice. He then backed it up at The Gorge Downwind Champs with a 10th against basically [...]
The annual King and Queen of the Harbour took place on the Auckland Harbour on the 28/29th April. A number of RAYC athletes competed in the 27km course from Long Bay to Eastern Beach in crazy conditions. There were a number of standout performers, including Andrew Mowlem who was second across the line to the [...]
Royal Akarana Paddlers Andy Mowlem (1st), Simon Longdill (2nd), and Garth Spencer (3rd) finished on the podium at this years James Moore-morial Race with Jeremy Kuggeleijn taking fourth. The race is a tribute to James Moore, who sadly passed away on the waters where they race in the Bay of Plenty. RAYC was well represented at the event with [...]