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Round White Island – Friday 15th November 2019

About the race

This Category 3+ race takes the yachts from Auckland, down south to the Bay of Plenty, round White Island, and back to Auckland.

At 320 nautical miles it isn’t a race for just anybody!

The Round White Island Race is perfect for those needing offshore racing experience or need a qualifying race for another series.

In 2011 the race had a different course and sent the fleet north rather than south. The reason being was due to the Rena wreck and the amount of debris still on the course area.

2019 Results


Team Vodafone Sailing – 2012
1 day 3 hours 7 minutes 58 seconds

CQS / Big Boat Racing – 2016
1 day 3 hours 59 minutes 44 seconds




2013: PHRF Overall | PHRF Shorthanded | IRC

2012: LINE | IRC | PHRF

2011: Line | IRC | Offshore Division | Shorthanded

White Island tragedy

December 9th, 2019|2 Comments

Just three weeks ago RAYC ran it's popular Round White Island Race, and at the time, the volcano was being monitored due to it's active nature. We are deeply saddened by the news of multiple [...]

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Urban Cowboy reins in White Island

August 22nd, 2019|4 Comments

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 [...]