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.  Here’s the link to our season roster

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.

Our 2019-20 Season is not far away – why not get in touch with our Convenors (or pop down to the club around high tide on a Sunday next Spring), check out the facilities and meet our team.  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.

JOIN US FOR AUTUMN SAILING WITH OTHER EAST AUCKLAND CLUBS,

HOWICK SAILING CLUB – SUNDAYS IN MAY 2019

The Series will be run over the four Sundays in May and is open to Junior and Senior Centreboard and Catamaran Classes. 
Also includes Starling Coaching Clinics on 12th, 19th and 26th May

Howick Autumn Series Dates
RACE DAY 1 … Sunday 5th May
RACE DAY 2 … Sunday 12th May
RACE DAY 3 … Sunday 19th May
RACE DAY 4 … Sunday 26th May

More detailS ON http://www.howicksailingclub.co.nz/2019-Autumn-Series-Notices-and-Results

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Another really enjoyable Autumn series at Howick, well done to all the place getters - and great to see a few GBC faces in these photos.

Results here: www.howicksailingclub.co.nz/asset/downloadasset?id=3edff7ee-49b7-4928-ae77-ae3b82518e1f2019 Howick Autums Series done. Very light condtions today but lots of fun out on the water. Congrats to all sailors.
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4 days ago

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Support getting more young people - especially young women - on the water through the advance screening of this critically acclaimed documentary. Get a group together and head to Rialto in Newmarket on 4 June.

Trailer here: youtu.be/AecVJ3Br4zc.Join NZST and Milford Cruising Club for a MAIDEN documentary pre-screening. Tuesday 4th June 6.30pm Rialto Newmarket Frustrated at being patronised during the 1985-86 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, cook-turned-skipper Tracy Edwards vowed to assemble an all-female crew to compete in the 33,000-mile voyage four years later. Such was the chauvinist attitude of the sailing establishment, however, that few thought she would start, let alone finish. Maiden Factor is in New Zealand until Sunday 9th June, before heading to Honolulu to continue their international campaign to Raise Awareness about Education for Girls. On a local level NZ Sailing Trust (NZST) is collaborating with Milford Cruising Club (MCC) with the support of Yachting NZ (YNZ) to put on a fundraising event to screen the documentary ‘Maiden’. This documentary is not due for public release until August. This fundraising event goes to supporting NZ Sailing Trust and youth development programmes, getting more young people out on the water. There will be special guests and a Q&A session following the screening. Find tickets on www.nzsailingtrust.com/events or Eventbrite Trailer: https://youtu.be/4SGpb6K9C5s
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Support getting more young people - especially young women - on the water through the advance screening of this critically acclaimed documentary. Get a group together and head to Rialto in Newmarket on 4 June.

Trailer here: https://youtu.be/AecVJ3Br4zc.

2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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One of our GBC dads and Committee Members, Roger Sims, is having a nice sail today!!Drifting around Poor Knights in the SSANZ Enduro. Motorboat11 stalking in the background ... See MoreSee Less

One of our GBC dads and Committee Members, Roger Sims, is having a nice sail today!!

 

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Go hard Roger!!!

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3 weeks ago

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Auckland based Starlings - join the other classes for some Saturday afternoon sailing in the Auckland Winter Sprint Series. First date is not far away on 25th May at Kohimarama Yacht Club (KYC). All welcome. Follow and like the Auckland Junior Winter Sprint Series SERIES DATES Sat 25th May - Kohimarama Yacht Club Sat 15th June - Wakatere Boating Club Sat 29th June - Pt Chevalier Sailing Club Sat 20th July - Wakatere Boating Club Sat 10th August - Pt Chevalier Sailing Club Sat 24th August - Kohimarama Yacht Club Registration 1230 - 1300 Briefing 1250 First race 1325 $20 on the day ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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We're calling for nominations for our Community Volunteer Awards. Nominations are open until 19 May. Find out more & make a nomination here: https://bit.ly/2L0T9HB
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3 weeks ago

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Keep an eye out.NZ Sailing Trust is taking about 50 young women to go out on board Steinlager 2 or Lion NZ to welcome Maiden Factor ex Whitbread maxi yacht this Saturday. This is an inspiring video about the history of Maiden Factor and motivation behind Tracy Edwards motivation for this campaign https://youtu.be/NJbwJ8fe0ng If you were unlucky to get on Saturdays sail, keep an eye out on our website for other events https://www.nzsailingtrust.com/events or sign up to receive our newsletter info@nzsailingtrust.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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GBC female sailors, consider welcoming Maiden on one of NZ Sailing Trust‘s special yachts, this Saturday.Steinlager 2 and Maiden maxi yachts both sailed in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race and both winning the leg into Auckland in their respective divisions. Maiden is returning to New Zealand on a new mission to raise funds and awareness for girls' education. The Maiden Factor NZ Sailing Trust is taking Steinlager 2 and Lion New Zealand out to welcome Maiden into Auckland this Saturday. We would like to invite young women 14 to 18 years of age to join us for a half day sail. Saturday 4th May, depart 8.30am to 11am from Auckland Viaduct Harbour. The cost is by donation. All participants will be required to complete a consent form to be eligible. We have limited availability so it will be a first come first serve basis. For more information email Evelien@nzsailingtrust.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to all the sailors who remained positive in the face of little wind, plenty of rain and failing light on the Tamaki today, as we tried to run a few Closing Day races. The Race Committee was heartened by calls for a second race despite there really being no chance of any further sailing this afternoon.

It was great to see so many two-handed boats on the water, and parents too. Let's make that a thing again next season.

In any event, as we close for 2018/19, here's to a really successful season, strong placings in National championships, new members, new friends and plenty more sailing ahead.
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4 weeks ago

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Not much wind, but plenty of action. Parents Race. 2019.Never in the history of GBC have we seen examples of such yachting skullduggery as we saw today when half a dozen or more competitive parents (actually just dads) took to the mostly still or patchy waters of the Tamaki for the annual closing day parents' race. There was more tide the breeze, more ooching and rocking than trimming and balance, and the winner mostly drawn by lot than by skill (although, to be fair, the Commodore looked pretty focused). Nevertheless well done to the junior sailors who attempted to run a fair race and to the dads for being good sports. There's always next year... Here are some photos as evidence. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Here's some more action, from the South Ramp, as the sailors beat to the top mark...

4 weeks ago

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Never in the history of GBC have we seen examples of such yachting skullduggery as we saw today when half a dozen or more competitive parents (actually just dads) took to the mostly still or patchy waters of the Tamaki for the annual closing day parents' race.

There was more tide the breeze, more ooching and rocking than trimming and balance, and the winner mostly drawn by lot than by skill (although, to be fair, the Commodore looked pretty focused). Nevertheless well done to the junior sailors who attempted to run a fair race and to the dads for being good sports. There's always next year... Here are some photos as evidence.Never in the history of GBC have we seen examples of such yachting skullduggery as we saw today when half a dozen or more competitive parents (actually just dads) took to the mostly still or patchy waters of the Tamaki for the annual closing day parents' race. There was more tide the breeze, more ooching and rocking than trimming and balance, and the winner mostly drawn by lot than by skill (although, to be fair, the Commodore looked pretty focused). Nevertheless well done to the junior sailors who attempted to run a fair race and to the dads for being good sports. There's always next year... Here are some photos as evidence.
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Looks like those swimmers had to swim hard to try and get back to their boats, looks pike they pretty had to swim the whole course the current was so strong......not like the guys who look like they were cheating by pumping 🤣. Awesome pics guys

I remember competing in this Special Race, back in the 1970's ..... I was there just to make up numbers as I wasnt actually a parent....... I am still not a parent :) Glad to see the tradition continues :)

Love the captions!

No doubt the protest committee sat well into the wee hours sorting all that out!

Great race for spectators- fantastic commentary!

It’s almost funnier second time around.

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4 weeks ago

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Now in its fifth iteration, after being rekindled in May 2015 by the passionate team at HSC, this wonderful Autumn series is a must do for all centreboard sailors. It's competitive, of course, but the real opportunity is just to keep sailing after the Opti and Starling Nationals, with friends and rivals, before changing gear over winter into Spring.

And, crucially, take advantage of the coaching clinic being organised by Starling guru and specialist coach, Gareth Moore. Get in quick.2019 Autumn Series and the Autumn Series and Starling Coaching Clinic. Autumn Series registrations at the Club on the day. Open to Junior and Senior centreboard and catamaran classes. STARLING COACHING CLINIC REGISTRATIONS – On-line and limited Registrations for the coaching clinic is on line at the website Link is http://www.howicksailingclub.co.nz/2019-Autumn-Series-STARLING-COACHING-CLINIC/Registration-1 Maraetai Sailing Club Glendowie Boating Club Bucklands Beach Yacht Club Howick Autumn Series Race Day 1...Sunday 5th May Race Day 2...Sunday 12th May Race Day 3...Sunday 19th May Race Day 4...Sunday 26th May Daily registration from 11.30am briefing at 12.15pm, racing starts 1pm 3 Races per day Race fees $20 per day or $60 for the Series Autumn Series Starling Coaching Clinic by Moore Coaching Services Over 3 Sundays Sunday 12th, 19th and 26th May 8.30-11.30am morning training, afternoon race coaching. Clinic Fee: $200 (includes full Autumn Series race fees) Moore Coaching Services NZ NZ Starling Class Association 29er Class New Zealand New Zealand Paper Tigers Zephyr Sailing Dinghy Association New Zealand New Zealand A Division Catamaran Association
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Now in its fifth iteration, after being rekindled in May 2015 by the passionate team at HSC, this wonderful Autumn series is a must do for all centreboard sailors. Its competitive, of course, but the real opportunity is just to keep sailing after the Opti and Starling Nationals, with friends and rivals, before changing gear over winter into Spring.

And, crucially, take advantage of the coaching clinic being organised by Starling guru and specialist coach, Gareth Moore. Get in quick.
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