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Royal Akarana Yacht Club launches 20 brand new Lasers into the fleet

by Royal Akarana YC 9 Nov 2018 03:26 PST 10 November 2018
Royal Akarana YC's fleet of 20 new Lasers prior to being shipped at Performance Sailcraft Australia © Jason Goulding

Royal Akarana Yacht Club has purchased 20 brand new Lasers from Performance Sailcraft Australia which will be available for use within the club racing sector and for external charter.

The 20 Lasers, available in Standard, Radial and 4.7 configuration come with the newly developed carbon top sections and are available as bareboat charter or as a complete kit.

A first for any New Zealand club, the boats will be utilised for high performance training as well as learn to sail for adults and youth wishing to advance to the next stage of their careers. A twilight racing series is also in development giving sailors another chance to get on the water racing.

The Laser is the biggest class in the world, and with charter boats available within Auckland and for external events, the option for international sailors to attend regattas in the region has just become a lot easier.

Royal Akarana Yacht Club Sailing Director Rod Davis said “the 20 new Lasers are tremendous step to making sailing and racing easier and fun for everyone. Charters boats for the elite racers, the instant 20 boat feet for club racing, twilight fun racing during the summer and the highly successful RAYC academy and it’s pathway for young sailors mean opportunities to fit all sailors.”

“With the new club house as well as having a fleet of Lasers for major events, club racing and academy, the Royal Akarana Yacht Club is going to set a high standard for its members and the yachting community.”

The first event where the boats are available is for the Laser Nationals hosted by Manly Sailing Club. Bookings for a charter can be made through the RAYC website portal quickly and easily. Charter boats are also available for the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, of which RAYC is the host venue.

The new Lasers will be stored at the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre and will be the first boats to utilise the new storage space within the facility.

More information regarding the Lasers and the charter agreements can be found on the dedicated page on the RAYC website – www.rayc.co.nz/lasers

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