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21 11, 2014

Yates Cup – It’s all happening now!

November 21st, 2014|Categories: All News, Yates Cup|Tags: |

The 2014 edition of the Yates Cup started at 1000 hours this morning off Orakei Wharf with a gentle breeze keeping the fleet in order. The starting area was hectic with 16 boats resulting in an incident between the maxi yacht Rio 100 and Expedition Coppelia. All are ok on both boats however Expedition Coppelia [...]

21 11, 2014

Yates Cup – Rio Racing Update #1

November 21st, 2014|Categories: All News, Yates Cup|Tags: |

1155 and we are enjoying a nice sail heading toward channel island. The start was pretty exciting.... more on that later BG was first around rangi setting the big spinnaker in 10 knots of wind.   V70 was second and we were tailing the pack,  but soon after setting the spinnaker ... our downwind prowess [...]

21 11, 2014

Yates Cup International & Local Line Up

November 21st, 2014|Categories: All News, Yates Cup|

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club will today start the 230 nautical mile race the Yates Cup which has been on the calendar since 1967 when it was first won by a yacht name Jupiter.   The Yates Cup takes the fleet from Orakei, to Channel Island, Cuvier, Great Barrier, Poor Knights, Sail Rock and then back to [...]