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Andy Mowlem 9th at Canadian Surf Ski Champs

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 [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: All News, Paddling|

Akarana Paddlers Top 4 at James Moore-morial Race

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 [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Categories: All News, Paddling|

Simon Longdill wins Poor Knights Race

Royal Akarana Yacht Club paddler Simon Longdill has won the 30km Poor Knights Crossing off the Northland Coast finishing under the towering Southern Arch at the marine reserve. Congratulations to Simon and to all the RAYC paddling members who took part in the event. RAYC Members Results Male 1st  Simon Longdill 3rd Tim McLaren 4th [...]

By |September 8th, 2016|Categories: All News, Paddling|

Bhutty Moore 31km downwind race at Mt Maunganui

The Butty Moore race is a memorial to Jame Bhutty Moore to drown at sea while paddling from Maketu to the Mount in 2008, and every year, paddlers from across the country heat to Mt Maunganiu to race and to celebrate his life. The Bhutty Moore race is a 31km downwind event which starts either at Waihi [...]

By |February 10th, 2016|Categories: All News, Paddling|

Racing Recap: Paddlers take on 120th Opening Day

A brisk westerly wind and an outgoing tide set up some great conditions for the RAYC Opening Day surfski race of 2015. With the final course being determined in the morning - a downwind course of nearly 16km from Hobsonville Marina back to RAYC was chosen. A compact field of 8 paddlers were relieved to [...]

By |October 20th, 2015|Categories: All News, Paddling|

SUP Lessons

Royal Akarana Yacht Club's Raye Freedman Marine Academy is taking the next step in it's evolution. The vision has always been to get as many children on the water and enjoying the amazing freedom of the Waitemata Harbour. RAYC is now introducing Stand Up Paddle-Boarding to our itinerary of classes. Thanks to Starboard we have [...]

By |September 29th, 2015|Categories: All News, Paddling|

Dolphin’s Grace RAYC for the New Summer Season

This morning, a pod of dolphins paid a visit to Okahu Bay. A worldwide symbol of good luck and safe passage, these dolphins represent good things to come for RAYC in the 2015/16 season that we have entered following last nights AGM. The 12 dolphins were playing with RAYC paddler Sam Mayhew and we were able [...]

By |August 26th, 2015|Categories: All News, Paddling|

Paddling: Race 2 of the Auckland Downwind Winter Series

Races 1 and 2 have seen some awesome numbers of surfski, Waka-ama and SUP paddlers take up the challenge! Last weekend we had 91 paddlers race over the Long course (17km from Te Atatu to RAYC) and Short course (7km, around Hobson Bay). The series is based out of the Royal Akarana Club with the [...]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Categories: All News, Paddling|