There has been a number of obstacles hindering offshore races over the last few years however with the worst now behind us (fingers crossed), it’s time to get back on the offshore bandwagon. With that, the Royal Akarana Yacht Club is seeking expressions of interest for the the 2023 edition of the Auckland Fiji Yacht Race.

The Auckland Fiji Yacht Race is a Category 1 offshore race starting off Orakei right in front of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club’s brand new facility based at the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre.

A number of events will precede the start of race including offshore medics, advanced sea survival, weather modelling, and of course a massive party to celebrate the return of this iconic race.

Royal Akarana Yacht Club – The Home of Blue Water Sailing

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club is one of New Zealand’s oldest yacht clubs and occupies a unique place in this country’s recreational sailing history.

Throughout its 127 years it has been at the forefront of New Zealand yachting and particularly in its early years, had a huge influence over the way the sport developed in this country.