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19 10, 2016

121st Opening Day

October 19th, 2016|Categories: 12' Skiffs, 18' Skiffs, All News, Archives, Flying 15, M-Class, Starling, Summer Series|

Another Opening Day has bene and gone and the 121st Sailing Season is now underway. There were four seasons is one day on Sunday 9th October, but that didn't stop a record number of sailors and paddlers getting out to enjoy the day. After the on water activities, the 2015/2016 Prize Giving for the season [...]

15 02, 2016

12′ Skiff Race Report: Sunday 14 February

February 15th, 2016|Categories: 12' Skiffs, All News, Summer Series|

The 12' Skiffs were stoked to be heading out to race on Sunday 14th February - fizzing as the 18's sailors would say! Before we headed out there was discussions on the ramp about whether to go 2rd rig or 3rd (a usual 12' skiff dilemma). Eventually the decision was made and all bar one [...]

15 02, 2016

M-Class Race Report: Sunday 14 February

February 15th, 2016|Categories: All News, M-Class, Summer Series|

Sunday saw the first day of club racing of 2016. The turnout of three boats was a little disappointing, with Marlin, Menace and Mach One on the water. The Marksman crew forfeited their racing to assist with the race management as per our fleet responsibilities. Race 1 saw Mach One lead from start to finish in a [...]

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 [...]

20 10, 2015

Racing Recap: 18′ Skiffs are part of the fleet!

October 20th, 2015|Categories: 18' Skiffs, All News, Summer Series|

A gusty 15-20knot West to South West wind marked the beginning of the 2015/16 season and the Auckland Sailing Club's amalgamation with Royal Akarana Yacht Club. Five boats managed to make the opening races after a quick turn around from the boats returning from another San Francisco battering. Knight Frank claimed the win [...]

20 10, 2015

Racing Recap: Fun for all on the Junior Course

October 20th, 2015|Categories: All News, Optimist, Summer Series|

Sunday 18th October, the opening of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club's 120th sailing season. It was a momentous day for sailing in New Zealand with the Auckland Sailing Club's 18ft & 12ft Skiffs sailing for the first time with the Royal Akarana fleets. It was also a momentous day for junior sailing at RAYC. For [...]