Welcome to Glendowie Boating Club

The Glendowie Boating Club (GBC) is a family oriented sailing club focusing on Optimist, Starling and Mistral class yacht training and racing. The club racing is held on Sundays from Spring to Autumn. The GBC also has a Winter program which gets together once every two weeks due to 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.

 

NOTICE OF AGM – Tuesday 7th August 2018 – 7:30pm to be held at the Glendowie Boating Club

Click Here for the Agenda and Papers for the AGM – Click Here for the minutes of the 2017 AGM

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Sailors wait on the ramp for the wind to fill in at GBC's second Jack Frost Clinic, yesterday, 12 August. Well done to the coaches for making the most of the time spent ashore, and to the sailors for making the most of each other's company, and getting to know new friends from other clubs. At least everyone got on to the water and around Brown's Island, eventually, even if it was only by RIB! ... See MoreSee Less

Sailors wait on the ramp for the wind to fill in at GBCs second Jack Frost Clinic, yesterday, 12 August. Well done to the coaches for making the most of the time spent ashore, and to the sailors for making the most of each others company, and getting to know new friends from other clubs. At least everyone got on to the water and around Browns Island, eventually, even if it was only by RIB!

Hi everyone. We are delighted to announce our new Flag Officers and Committee for the 2018/19 season. The Officers and Committee Members were appointed at Tuesday's GBC AGM and are attached.

Our congratulations and thanks to those who have stepped forward or who have continued in their roles.

On behalf of our members, the new Committee wishes to particularly thank outgoing Secretary Craig Liddell and Commodore Richard Beauchamp for the tremendous work they have done over the past few years - where every area of the club has seen improvement and growth.

We are delighted that Richard remains as Rear Commodore and is keen to continue to be actively involved with the new Committee.

The club is fortunate to have a team of generous and capable people in various roles including new Head Coach Ben Warren and very experienced Conveners for each of our various sailing groups and classes.

We're already planning for another season of fun both on and off the water and for more growth in our fleets. And our coaches and conveners are making plans that will continue to develop our sailor capabilities and see further success on the water.

Our new season opens on Sunday 16 September - we hope to see you there!
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Hi everyone.  We are delighted to announce our new Flag Officers and Committee for the 2018/19 season.  The Officers and Committee Members were appointed at Tuesdays GBC AGM and are attached.  

Our congratulations and thanks to those who have stepped forward or who have continued in their roles.  

On behalf of our members, the new Committee wishes to particularly thank outgoing Secretary Craig Liddell and Commodore Richard Beauchamp for the tremendous work they have done over the past few years - where every area of the club has seen improvement and growth.  

We are delighted that Richard remains as Rear Commodore and is keen to continue to be actively involved with the new Committee.

The club is fortunate to have a team of generous and capable people in various roles including new Head Coach Ben Warren and very experienced Conveners for each of our various sailing groups and classes.

Were already planning for another season of fun both on and off the water and for more growth in our fleets.  And our coaches and conveners are making plans that will continue to develop our sailor capabilities and see further success on the water.  

Our new season opens on Sunday 16 September - we hope to see you there!

 

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It has been my pleasure and an honour to have the role of Commodore for the past two seasons. I really look forward to a continued involvement with this special little sailing club on the Tamaki. Our boys will be on the water there and nearby for some time yet. And I'm hopeful of a bit more time sailing...

Congrats Ben 😉 Leanne Warren

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Sail into Spring on the Tamaki... Glendowie sailors (and friends from farther west) are welcome to launch from GBC. ... See MoreSee Less

Sail into Spring on the Tamaki... Glendowie sailors (and friends from farther west) are welcome to launch from GBC.

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Many of our sailors will remember Pete and Blair doing just this, sailing our plastic training Opti's in GBC's famous Parents' Race, at the end of the 2014/15 season, thanks to the generosity of past commodore, David Glen. Despite making the plastic Optis go faster than they probably ever had, the Olympic sailors' efforts were thwarted by the local knowledge of a few old salts, and they went away without a GBC gold medal to add to their collections. (They're welcome back, any time...)

Volvo Ocean Race
YOU NEED TO SEE THIS! 😱Imagine putting Brunel Sailing's Peter Burling & Desafío MAPFRE's Blair Tuke up against each other in an Opti race!

Well... we just did it in Volvo Ocean Race Den Haag for Volvo Ocean Race Gybe Talking!

Here's what happened... 😂 WAIT FOR THE END!

Thanks to Optimist on Tour for facilitating the race and the smooth sounds of Nick Bice on the mic 🎙
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Congratulations Dongfeng Race Team - 东风队 on a gutsy and awesome victory in the Volvo Ocean Race, from all of us here at Glendowie Boating Club. Thanks for the hospitality you extended to our young sailors when you were based on your stopover in Auckland. Stop by our place on the Tamaki, anytime.A group of Glendowie Boating Club sailors were very lucky to have a guided tour of DongFeng on Wednesday evening, courtesy of Daryl Wislang, a kiwi, who is a watch captain on the boat. Thanks to Daryl for hosting us and to Simon Manning for arranging the visit. And of course we wish the DongFeng team well for the coming leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in the southern ocean. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Dongfeng Race Team - 东风队 on a gutsy and awesome victory in the Volvo Ocean Race, from all of us here at Glendowie Boating Club. Thanks for the hospitality you extended to our young sailors when you were based on your stopover in Auckland. Stop by our place on the Tamaki, anytime.

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Congratulations to all of the sailors and others who received awards and trophies this evening. It was marvellous to get together again after a few weeks without club sailing, and lovely to reflect on another successful season at GBC. Thanks so much, to Teena Harris and Craig Liddell who with their family have dealt with the complex process of allocating the awards and engraving the trophies, to Sue Turnbull for preparing the certificates and to Paul Webber for taking care throughout the season to collect line honours results and data to compute handicaps. Thanks to the coaches, seen here handing out the awards and certificates, for your thoughtful summary of our sailors' prowess during the season in your care. And thanks to the Churchill club and your caterers for hosting us on a chilly winter evening. Great stuff. ... See MoreSee Less

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East Auckland Sailors came to Worser Bay expecting heavy conditions and the Finals Day, Day four of the regatta, didn't disappoint. Four races were sailed in a breeze that built through the morning. At times upwards of 25 knots, the fresh breeze and steep, choppy, waves proved a challenge for our sailors, more used to the flatter waters of the Tamaki river and Hauraki gulf. But our sailors stuck it out and, at times, revelled in the conditions. Well done to Jack Manning who placed 22nd overall in the regatta out of over 100 sailors, William Beauchamp who was awarded the QCYC Cup for most improved sailor during the regatta, having only sailed his Starling since February and gaining 40th place in his first Starling Nationals, and Brittany Clark, whose regatta did not start as she had hoped but ended with Brit gaining third place in the silver fleet, making the most of the heavier conditions she likes. Many thanks to Simon Manning and Mike Clark, who have anchored the team throughout the season and to Michael Eaglen (HSC) and Sean Mcrae (MBBC), who have helped ensure that our friends from Howick (Peter, Alex and Max) and Maraetai (Callum) have joined us to make a solid East Auckland team of sailors. And congratulations to the team at Worser Bay Boating Club for running such a successful regatta. Thanks for all your hospitality. Final results here: results.wbbc.org.nz ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thanks for coming down!

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Wellington locals kept saying "It's not usually like this". After two days of strong winds, including one spent ashore, light winds from the West and South made for a slow start to racing on Day 3. In the end one hundred or more Starlings enjoyed four close windward-leeward races to complete the qualifying series for the 2018 Starling Nats at Worser Bay. GBC's sailors and friends from Howick and Maraetai showed that they can mix it up with the best of NZ's current crop of teenage sailors. Finals Day tomorrow. Results after six races, here: results.wbbc.org.nz/2017-18/starling-nationals-open.html ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great work GBC team. And great photos - are you the photographer Aidan?

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A few GBC sailors took part in this year's Mistral National Championships held at Tamaki Yacht Club, including a girls team of Brittany Clark and Sophie Eaton (pictured below). Initial light winds turned a little fresher during the course of the weekend (7/8 April), but the young and light teams stuck it out and had a generally great time. Thanks to TYC, the Mistral Owners Association and GBC parents Rodger Eaton, Mike Clark and Richard Howse for crewing a patrol boat both days. (We'll get you to take a few more photographs of the event next year...) ... See MoreSee Less

A few GBC sailors took part in this years Mistral National Championships held at Tamaki Yacht Club, including a girls team of Brittany Clark and Sophie Eaton (pictured below). Initial light winds turned a little fresher during the course of the weekend (7/8 April), but the young and light teams stuck it out and had a generally great time. Thanks to TYC, the Mistral Owners Association and GBC parents Rodger Eaton, Mike Clark and Richard Howse for crewing a patrol boat both days. (Well get you to take a few more photographs of the event next year...)Image attachment

A few hardy souls out on the water at GBC before dark and before the wind came right up this evening. Andrea and Aidan enjoyed 1:1 Opti coaching from two worlds sailors, Seb and Zac, while Starling coach Ben Warren looked after Barney and Callum, Brittany and William (until William bust his outhaul). Everyone safely ashore... ... See MoreSee Less

A few hardy souls out on the water at GBC before dark and before the wind came right up this evening. Andrea and Aidan enjoyed 1:1 Opti coaching from two worlds sailors, Seb and Zac, while Starling coach Ben Warren looked after Barney and Callum, Brittany and William (until William bust his outhaul). Everyone safely ashore...

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And the winners were Brett and Darcy Black in #101, followed by Nick and Benjamen Brewer in #70 and in third place Andy and Zoe Stone in #76. Congratulations to all. ... See MoreSee Less

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Results from the 2017/18 East Auckland series. Well done to all the sailors who competed. There is real progress through the year and through the fleets. Here’s to next year’s regatta and even more entries. The green fleet looks to be a force to be reckoned with.Here are the results from the Jnr East Auckland Series.

Well done to Tim… winning Green fleet at BBYC leg and 2nd overall for the Series

Also to Samuel for 3rd overall in the Green fleet series

Well done Blake… 2nd in Opti Open at BBYC and 2nd overall for Series

Well done Peter… 3rd in Starlings at BBYC and 3rd overall in the Series

Great effort by all the Howick Sailors… just 1 point behind Glendowie on the day… so close.
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Gordon Mains, guest from Canada, grandfather to GBC's Mains trio of Opti sailors and experienced Laser (designed in Canada) sailor tries out for newly created class of Great Grand Master Starling sailor. Done! ... See MoreSee Less

Gordon Mains, guest from Canada, grandfather to GBCs Mains trio of Opti sailors and experienced Laser (designed in Canada) sailor tries out for newly created class of Great Grand Master Starling sailor. Done!

 

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You’re everywhere Gordon!

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A gentle SW breeze provided the backdrop to the last leg of the East Auckland regatta for 2017/18 on the Tamaki Estuary today. This inter club regatta, created only four years ago, now sees good sized fleets of junior sailors making the most of friendly competition and bigger fleets than each our four East Auckland Clubs can field alone. Well done to everyone who sailed today and well done GBC for retaining the Ivan Raos Trophy for the third year in a row. It was a near run thing, given the stiff competition. ... See MoreSee Less

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And here they are! The NZIODA rankings 2018!

The top 5 sailors have been selected to represent NZ at the Optimist World Championships this year in Cyprus. The team is:

George Lee Rush - Wakatere
Josh Hyde - Wakatere
Amelie Angus - Kohi
Mason Mulcahy - Murrays Bay/Wakatere
Hugo Mcullen - Kohi/Hamilton

Following this the next 4 sailors (and at least 1 of the opposite gender) will be selected for the Europeans, 6 sailors (and at least 1 of the opposite gender) will be selected for the North Americans and 10 sailors (with at least 3 of the opposite gender) will be selected for the Asian and Oceanian Championships. Once these sailors have confirmed their selections we will announce these teams.
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