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16 Feb 2020 – GBC Leg of the

Auckland East Regatta (Howick, Maraetai, Bucklands, GBC)

Briefings at 11am @ GBC & Bucklands Beach. Race start @1130am. High Tide @14:09.

Welcome to Glendowie Boating Club

The Glendowie Boating Club (GBC) is a family oriented sailing club focusing on teaching novices how to sail as well as Optimist, P Class, Bic, Starling, Feva and Mistral class yacht training and racing. The club racing is held on Sundays from Spring to Autumn. The GBC also participates in an Autumn series run by Howick Sailing Club (each sunday in May) and a fortnightly Winter centreboard program run by BBYC.  This means we can meet demand from sailors wishing to maintain sailing as a year round activity. The GBC also takes part in yachting regattas sending sailors and boats North and South to compete against other yacht clubs.

A club flourishes when everyone pitches in – when you visit GBC you’ll see that our on water activities are operated largely by our volunteers (often parents) and a few skilled coaches. We welcome all parents of new sailors to join us on the water and we are happy to teach non-sailors how to assist.

Glendowie Boating Club is the home of the fabulous Starling class.  We currently have several highly ranked Starling sailors sailing and racing at our club as part of our fantastic Starling fleet, as well as a large fleet of up-and-coming Optimist sailors.

We offer boat storage lockers for active sailors, meaning that it’s easy to come and sail at any time, without the hassle of trailers and transport.

If you are interested in getting involved in our 2019-20 season get in touch with our Convenors. Also look out for our GBC Welcome function before each season.  Check our calendar or contact us for sailing times.  And click here for all the details about our Learn to Sail and other courses.

 Junior Sail Auckland Regatta

8th &9th Feb at Kohi 

 

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Quick Starling update from Picton’s lnterislander Regatta. GBC’s Jack Manning (1334) has won the Starling event to defend his 2019 title with a race to spare - placings of 1,3 to start today meant he didn’t need to sail the last race - ended with a 2nd in that one. George Pilkington, Emily Overend and Harry Edwards will be the next placings. On the pack up now and hoping to hear some GBC Optimist stories soon ... See MoreSee Less

Quick Starling update from Picton’s lnterislander Regatta.  GBC’s Jack Manning (1334) has won the Starling event to defend his 2019 title with a race to spare - placings of 1,3 to start today meant he didn’t need to sail the last race - ended with a 2nd in that one.  George Pilkington, Emily Overend and Harry Edwards will be the next placings.  On the pack up now and hoping to hear some GBC Optimist stories soon

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Congrats Jack!

Here are our LTS sailors, fresh from their Starling blast reaching experience, right back in their fleet of plastic, rainbow coloured, optis. Well, in fact, they are mostly out of their plastic, rainbow coloured, optis, but that's half the fun...

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Our learn-to-sail (LTS) group of sailors, under the watchful eye of their coach, Lisa Dartnall, and some parent volunteers, jumped in with several of our starling sailors today to experience what sailing a faster, pointy-ended, dinghy, is like.

The result was a tremendous spectacle of fun and laughter, enjoyed by the LTS sailors, their Starling skippers and everyone else on the water. A huge thanks to Cath Costello and Paul Webber for encouraging us to hold this special bit of fun between races today.

Well done to the LTS sailors for jumping in, and to their skippers for their care and attention. And well done to everyone - sailors and supporters - when a southerly squall punched down the river, testing everyone's skills. Not a bad place to be, in a dinghy with a knowledgeable skipper, all things considered.

(Photos: Lisa Davis-Miller)
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Great to see the smiles on the big kids are just as big as the little kids🙂 what fun.

I LOVED this !!!! Everybody enjoyed the experience! Pure club fun !!

Love it- fab initiative

Fantastic!

Time to seek funding for a small fleet of Fevas.

What a great idea - sorry to have missed it!

The Mighty GBC 😍😍😍

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Some low-key, great fun, racing on the Tamaki today. A long-ish first race in a building southerly tested our more junior Optimist sailors. We're glad the beckon of Bucklands Beach and an ice cream was sufficient compensation for a tough first and final beat.

Very special to see all the Starlings, their sailors being a bit older and having had a little more time on the water, enjoying kicking up their heels. Close starts and close racing right to the finish for the more experienced Starling sailors.

Thanks to team "Fishpie" who organised racing, and catered for the usual hungry assortment of sailors and supporters from the galley, today. Tremendous to see some new faces on the safety boats. A big thanks to everyone for managing to launch the bigger RHIBS despite the contractor's excavator being parked on the concrete boat ramp. Challenging.

Congratulations to Grace Still who won today's racing, closely followed by some of her usual rivals. Lovely to see such a tight knit fleet.

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Glad we sneaked in the races. Blowing 30kt off shore now. (Video doesn’t do it justice, I’m afraid.)

Starling update from day 3 in Picton. Gusty shifty breeze - for a change. Jack M has won the first race of the day, he came through from around 20 at first mark. Apologies for lack of Opti reports - the fleets are being kept well apart. ... See MoreSee Less

Starling update from day 3 in Picton.  Gusty shifty breeze - for a change.  Jack M has won the first race of the day, he came through from around 20 at first mark.  Apologies for lack of Opti reports - the fleets are being kept well apart.

Starling’s Race 6, Jack 1st then George and Emily. Sorry no Opti reports yet other than it was a tough day. ... See MoreSee Less

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They online now. Great day for Mark!

Starling’s Race 5 same order, George P, Emily and Jack. Harry5. Breeze has filled a little for race 6 ... See MoreSee Less

Race 4 of Starling’s in Picton, George Pilkington 1, Emily O 2, Jack (after a big comeback) 3. Very light and shifty. Harry E around 8. In sequence race 5 ... See MoreSee Less

Opti Open in sequence - Day 2 ... See MoreSee Less

Opti Open in sequence - Day 2

2 days ago

Glendowie Boating Club

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Sixty six Glendowie Boating Club members on Motukorea/Browns Island this evening, for our annual Friday Evening Picnic on the island. Tremendous to have so many new members join us to enjoy this special place, and for the new sailors to get to know the older salts off the water. Always an awesome evening, and no less today, especially as the evening drew in. Tranquil.

A huge thanks to Club Captain, Catherine Costello, for encouraging everyone to join in and getting us all to Te Motu safely, to the teen sailors for driving the flotilla of small RHIBs, and to everyone for a smooth launch and pack up, making the most of the evening.
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Thanks everyone - great company and a special place 😊

So wonderful to see xxxx

Great evening, thanks

You’re a legend C 1

Optimist and Starling results - day 1 Interislander ... See MoreSee Less

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They all on NZIODA app. Didn’t even think to look there!

Update from day 1 of Interislander Regatta in Picton. In the Starlings Jack Manning had a 2,2,1 in gusty and shifty conditions - things got really windy for a while. The photo is mark 1 of Race 3 with Jack in 1334 leading Emily Overend and Harry Edwards - Harry won races 1 and 2. Will update Opti results soon. Zoe was around 10th in Opti race 3. ... See MoreSee Less

Update from day 1 of Interislander Regatta in Picton. In the Starlings Jack Manning had a 2,2,1 in gusty and shifty conditions - things got really windy for a while. The photo is mark 1 of Race 3 with Jack in 1334 leading Emily Overend and Harry Edwards - Harry won races 1 and 2.  Will update Opti results soon.  Zoe was around 10th in Opti race 3.

And before our Social Media team (haha!) signs off for the evening, we couldn't resist posting a pic from the East Auckland Series 2019/2020 prizegiving in our dinghy locker, today. Our dinghy locker is not quite as salubrious as at RNZYS - Royal New Zealand Yacht Club, but at least it normally has dinghies in it!

A huge thanks to everyone who made today possible, and a special thanks to our guests and friends from Maraetai Sailing Club, Howick Sailing Club and Bucklands Beach Yacht Club.
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And before our Social Media team (haha!) signs off for the evening, we couldnt resist posting a pic from the East Auckland Series 2019/2020 prizegiving in our dinghy locker, today. Our dinghy locker is not quite as salubrious as at RNZYS - Royal New Zealand Yacht Club, but at least it normally has dinghies in it!

A huge thanks to everyone who made today possible, and a special thanks to our guests and friends from Maraetai Sailing Club, Howick Sailing Club and Bucklands Beach Yacht Club.

Congratulations team GBC for defending the Ivan Raos trophy, for first club at the East Auckland Series, for a while longer.

And thanks to Burnsco and especially their awesome team at Mt Wellington for supplying some nice spot prizes for the East Auckland Series, and for having pretty much blessed everything anyone needs, ever.
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Congratulations team GBC for defending the Ivan Raos trophy, for first club at the East Auckland Series, for a while longer. 

And thanks to Burnsco and especially their awesome team at Mt Wellington for supplying some nice spot prizes for the East Auckland Series, and for having pretty much blessed everything anyone needs, ever.Image attachment

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Tremendous result. And tremendous smiles...

Congratulations to the winners of today's GBC leg of the East Auckland Series 2019/2020 at GBC.

Thanks Cath and Roger for celebrating the success, and thanks again Paul for publishing results almost as soon as they were posted on the cloud from the committee boat...
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Lovely conditions for today's East Auckland regatta, sailed on the Tamaki. (Video: Andy Still) ... See MoreSee Less

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