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16 11, 2019

Exhilarating start to the 2019 Round White Island Race

November 16th, 2019|Categories: Round White Island|

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club's 320nm race from Auckland, round the active volcano White Island, and then back to Auckland had an exhilarating start in 25-30 knots pushing the 22 strong fleet from the start line through the Motuihe Channel under spinnaker. The strong gusts coming threw caught a few of the crews by surprise [...]

13 11, 2019

Motorboat crew excited to mix it up for the Round White Island Race

November 13th, 2019|Categories: Round White Island|

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club's Round White Island Race kicks off at 1000 hours on Friday 15th November and now 23 boats are set to line up for the 320nm race. Starting in the vicinity of the Orakei Wharf, the race takes the fleet to down south to the Bay of Plenty, round White Island, and [...]

8 11, 2019

22 entries for 2019 edition of the Round White Island Race

November 8th, 2019|Categories: Round White Island|

The 320 nautical mile Round White Island Race hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club is on again with 22  boats set to hit the start line at 1000 hours on Friday 15th November. The Round White Island Race takes the fleet from the starting area in Orakei to the Bay of Plenty, round White Island, and [...]

22 08, 2019

Urban Cowboy reins in White Island

August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Round White Island|

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club Round White Island Race has been a crowd favourite amongst competitive race teams since it was first introduced in the 1950's. The iconic event starts off the traditional RAYC area of Orakei, taking the fleet to Channel Island (starboard), White Island (port), Channel Island (port), to the finish in the [...]

19 08, 2015

Arch Logan

August 19th, 2015|Categories: Round White Island|

  Arch Logan was a boat builder and yacht designer.  He was born in 1865 at Greenock in Scotland and came to Auckland in 1874.  He set up in business as a boat builder in Devonport in 1878.  His brothers Robert and John were also skilled boat builders so the firm R. & A. Logan [...]

25 11, 2013

2013 Round White Island Race – A slow success

November 25th, 2013|Categories: All News, Keelboats, Round White Island|

Prior to the Round White Island Race commencing, 19 boats had officially entered making it the biggest fleet to line up for some time.  17 of those boats made the start line and nine finished the 320 nautical mile challenge. The Royal Akarana Yacht Club hosted race is used by many as a qualifying and [...]

23 11, 2013

Team Vodafone Sailing finishes Round White Island Race

November 23rd, 2013|Categories: All News, Keelboats, Round White Island|

A tired crew on board Team Vodafone Sailing crossed the finish line at Orakei this afternoon at 17:49:17. After crossing the finishing line the crew admitted to being very thirsty for a beer, definitely well deserved for the regulars who are led by skipper Simon Hull. “It was a frustrating day we thought we would [...]