Things are really taking shape here in Okahu Bay!

Despite a few delays, thanks to a couple of January storms, we remain on-time and on-budget to open the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre this Spring! The framework of the building has now risen to full height and the size and scale of The Centre taking shape is very impressive. With Fletcher Construction continuing to work [...]

February 22nd, 2018|

ETNZ CEO Grant Dalton supports Māori sailing kids…

Grant Dalton took part in a sailing programme which offers Māori kids the opportunity to sail. It's part of their unique partnership with local iwi Ngāti Whatua in the build-up to the Americas Cup ... The initiative which is funded by Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal Akarana Yacht Club works with ten kids [...]

February 15th, 2018|

Rod Davis appointed Royal Akarana Yacht Club Sailing Director

Royal Akarana Yacht Club is thrilled to announce the appointment of Rod Davis to the role of Sailing Director. Rod is a four-time Olympic sailor, winning both gold and silver medals; he has been involved in the America’s Cup for 40 years in both sailing (three as skipper) and coaching roles; has lived and sailed [...]

December 21st, 2017|

Sod turning kicks off the construction of a new marine sports centre at Okahu Bay

The first sod is turned by (from L-R): Mark Taylor – Chairman Akarana Marine Sports Charitable Trust; Sally Garrett – Commodore Royal Akarana Yacht Club; Keith Peachey – helped build the old RAYC building in 1952; Desley Simpson – Councillor, Auckland Council - Orakei Ward; Kit Parkinson – Deputy Chairperson, Orakei Local Board, Auckland Council. Today [...]

April 12th, 2017|

A New Home for University of Auckland’s Water Sports Clubs

The Akarana Marine Sports Charitable Trust is pleased to welcome the University of Auckland onboard as a key partner in the development of the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre. The University will invest $950,000 towards the $13m facility which will secure a long-term home for its student marine clubs. The University has several established water sports clubs [...]

February 15th, 2017|

Introducing New Trustee – Brendan Mosely

Brendan is Director of Campus Life at the University of Auckland and the University’s representative on the Trust. Campus Life provides a wide range of student services including Sport and Recreation, Accommodation, Health and Counselling, campus retail and many others. Some are commercial in nature but all have the aim of enabling students to have [...]

February 14th, 2017|