In just over a month's time, a fleet of enthusiastic cruisers and racers will line up for the start of the 2023 edition of the Auckland Fiji Race, hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club. There are two starts catering for a variety of boats with the first happening at 1300 hours on Thursday 1 June [...]
We have some exciting race news to share over the next few days, so stay tuned because the 2023 edition of the Auckland Fiji Race, hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club, the home of blue water sailing, is ON!!! Over the next few days this website will continue to be populated with new information and [...]
After much discussion the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Offshore Committee has made the decision to cancel the Auckland Fiji Yacht Race which was scheduled to commence on the 30th May 2020. The decision was not made lightly, and to date, this is the first time a race of this scale has been cancelled by the [...]
The Royal Akarana Yacht Club's Auckland Fiji Yacht Race will set sail on Saturday 30th May 2020 with a fleet of offshore yachts and multihulls competing in the 1,100nm endurance event across the Pacific Ocean. The Notice of Race has been released for the event, and entries are now open for those Category 1 boats [...]
The dates have been set for the next Royal Akarana Yacht Club major bluewater race, with the club sticking to tradition and racing from Auckland to Fiji. On Saturday 30th May 2020, a fleet of competitive yachts and multihulls will start the 1,100nm race which has been known to provide punishing, yet exceptional conditions for [...]
As many will have heard the yacht Platino who was entered in the cruising rally, but did not start, is in trouble 500 km north of North Cape. A sailor has died and a search is underway for another man knocked overboard. See NZL Herald. From the ANZ Sail Fiji organising committee we send our [...]
Some boats sailed fast, some boats sailed not so fast, but that didn't matter when it came time to submitting official ANZ Sail Fiji guesstimations! After many days at sea, we are pleased to announce that the old salts on Cotton Blossom 2 were just 1 hour and 13 seconds off their guesstimated finish time! [...]
Cotton Blossom 2 cheered as they finally arrived into Port Denarau Marina! Their brightly coloured crew shirts very quickly set the scene for the huge party they intend to have tonight. Cotton Blossom 2 finished at 14:17:19, 6d 3h 17m and 19s after the start.
The race was challenging for Miss Scarlett after they broke their forestay early on. The crew crossed the finish line at 14:15:11, some 6d 03h 15m and 11s after the start.