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29 08, 2013

Airlie and Hamo Menace Adventures 2013

August 29th, 2013|Categories: All News, Class Reports, Keelboats, Regattas|Tags: , , |

Royal Akarana Yacht Club was the only New Zealand club represented at this year’s Airle Beach and Hamilton Island Race Weeks.  Whilst there were other Kiwi sailors on various boat, it was RAYC that led the way an entire crew. The boat in question is Menace, the MC38 One Design owned and “skippered” by Howard [...]

8 07, 2013

Sail Fiji 2014 – 11 months to go!

July 8th, 2013|Categories: All News, Regattas|Tags: , |

In just 11 short months, Royal Akarana Yacht Club will fire the starting gun for the 22nd Auckland to Fiji race, Sail Fiji. Already the interest for this race has been overwhelming, with big names such as Australian entrant, Lahana (formally Konica Minolta), Steinlager 2 and Lion New Zealand putting their hands up for the [...]

7 06, 2013

Sail Fiji 2014 – Starting in exactly one year

June 7th, 2013|Categories: All News, Club News|Tags: , |

Image Above – The start of the first Auckland to Suva Race. From left, Ranginui, Wanderer, Kismet and Daydream. In exactly one year today, the Sail Fiji race organized by Royal Akarana Yacht Club will start from the Orakei Wharf on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Scheduled for Saturday 7th June 2014, Sail Fiji will be the [...]

8 05, 2013

Dates Announced for Sail Fiji 2014

May 8th, 2013|Categories: All News, Regattas|Tags: , |

RAYC Sail Fiji 2014 Royal Akarana Yacht Club (RAYC) is proud to announce the 2014 Sail Fiji offshore yacht race with confirmed 2014 dates for the classic Auckland to Fiji ocean race and passage cruise rally. The Cruising Rally will start from Monday the second of June 2014 and the Premier Race will start on [...]

14 03, 2013

Orakei Yacht Sales Cruising Series Race 9

March 14th, 2013|Categories: All News, Cruising|Tags: , |

Race 9 – Norma Nell Memorial Night Race to Orapiu Wharf The wind was gusty SSW, gusting well over 20 knots in the puffs, and there were some other yachts racing in the area, so everyone was cruising about and paying attention before the start. The race was set for an earlier start than usual [...]

10 03, 2013

BlackMatch Racing wins 2013 New Zealand National Keelboat Championship

March 10th, 2013|Categories: All News, Regattas|Tags: , |

Adam Minoprio and his team of BlackMatch Racing have taken out the 2013 New Zealand National Keelboat Championship after two days of racing on the Waitamata Harbour. Racing was conducted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club and this year five elite teams registered to race in the prestige event, with the big guns of the New [...]