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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.

 Please review relevant club websites for updates on regatta postponements and cancellations 

 

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.

 Please review relevant club websites for updates on regatta postponements and cancellations 

 

Latest News

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Six of our Starling sailors, and one of our emerging Optimist champions, enjoyed being back on the water, racing, today, in the Kohimarama leg of the Auckland Winter Sprint Series. Grace Still, Sophie Eaton, Zoe and Mark Mains, Rory Sims, and Aidan and William Beauchamp all made the most of the gentle breeze and no rain, to get some tiller time and catch up with friends from around Auckland, and farther afield, sailing again after the abrupt end the to the 2019/20 season.

Photos from the race course, courtesy Richard Beauchamp
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Notice of Race. New dates (26 - 30 September). Register by 31 August. Fantastic news. Start planning.Revised regatta docs for our new date are now available👉
www.nelsonyachtclub.org.nz/event/2020-nz-starling-national-championships/

2020 Pic's Peanut Butter Starling National Championship I Nelson Yacht Club I Pic's Peanut Butter I Nelson City Council
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Notice of Race. New dates (26 - 30 September). Register by 31 August. Fantastic news. Start planning.

A few of our sailors, suitably #spacedout, observing Covid-19 protocols and Auckland City's (fresh) water restrictions, enjoyed a welcome couple of hours getting back on to the Tamaki today. A chance to be near-ish to friends, surrounded by a saline solution, enjoying getting the feel of the tiller again. Gentle Easterly breeze, incoming tide, sunny afternoon. Tremendous formula. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great for the sailors to be on the water again, and for their supporters and a few other club members to catch up in person, #spacedout.

Well done guys

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Great photo.

Enjoy the Sail.👍

Sigh...remember these days?!

Anyway, if any GBC sailors and interested visitors happened to be thinking about a casual Sunday afternoon sail at GBC tomorrow - perhaps that plan might be to be rigged by 1pm (hint hint!) - please ensure you follow all the health and safety procedures. Thanks to Simon Tucker for preparing the club. We suggest sailors use their leftover drinking water to rinse their ball bearing travellers and blocks - the hoses are not able to be used due to water restrictions.
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Sigh...remember these days?!  

Anyway, if any GBC sailors and interested visitors happened to be thinking about a casual Sunday afternoon sail at GBC tomorrow - perhaps that plan might be to be rigged by 1pm (hint hint!) - please ensure you follow all the health and safety procedures.  Thanks to Simon Tucker for preparing the club.  We suggest sailors use their leftover drinking water to rinse their ball bearing travellers and blocks - the hoses are not able to be used due to water restrictions.

Nice work Rory Sims!All - here are the final results and the fleet splits for the Howick Virtual Autumn Series

The finals will be sailed this Sunday starting at 1600

Each fleet will race 4 races with 3 to count.

SILVER fleet will start at 1600 and race howick13, howick14, howick15 and howick16

GOLD fleet will start at 1700 and will race howick17, howick18, howick19 and howick20.

GOLD FLEET

RorySims
dannichols
Jack Frewin
colt
propaganda
Antics
pvantacich
youmudbro
Trich
Bradley
SailingBoss
c@t47
Timboo
griff 939
zoem
lmarker06
Phred
LoganMcKay
Kieran G
Boat 60363

SILVER FLEET

gbc1328ollie
Mark Mains
Inzone
Winter68
aidanb
Max999
williamb
lawrence123
samg
AgentDynmo

Post any questions below.
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Nice work Rory Sims!

If you sailed the North Islands, South Islands or Traveller Series during the 2019/2020 season, please pay your annual association membership fee online - $40 per sailor or per family👉

www.starling.org.nz/Membership-and-Measurement/Join-the-SCA-for-the-2020-Season

Clubs please share this with your Starling members
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Some great news coming though from our Starling Class Assn.Hi All.

A lot has been happening in the Starling bubble over the last month.

Firstly the Nationals have been rescheduled for December 5-7, still at Nelson. This date was chosen for several reasons, primarily suiting NYC, sailing conditions, avoiding NCEA exams, and leaving time for families to prepare for the busy Christmas period. We acknowledge this is a clash with the SPB regatta, but Torbay will still be offering Starling Open and Development divisions for those unable to travel to Nelson. There will be a few Covid changes around a shorter regatta and measuring procedures, but Nelson Yacht Club and the SCA are confident a great contest will be offered.

The 2020-21 Travellers Series will therefore look a bit different for next season. If your club will be including Starlings in your regatta please apply to be included as part of the Travellers Series. We will then work through the dates to sort out a programme. Depending on numbers, we encourage a Development division. We also wish to ensure clubs offer Appendix P5 (allowing kinetics) in their SIs. Contact Richard Brown if you need help with some standard clauses.

A consequence of the Nationals not being held in April is that many families did not pay an association fee for the 2019/20 season. The SCA has now set up a membership form on the website and anyone who sailed in the NIs, SIs, or the Travellers Series is invited to make a retrospective contribution to support the SCA. If you are planning to sail at Nelson this will need to have been paid either before 31 August or as part of your Nelson entry fee. Membership for the 2020/21 season will now be payable at the start of the season from 1 September. Please go to the website for further details.

There has been further discussion around the GBC proposal to limit sleeves to aluminium. Several families pointed out that Kilwell offer a suitable carbon tube wrapped in E glass that is readily available and limits corrosion. It is also far lighter than the alloy equivalent and seems cost effective. GBC will be seeking further feedback in the near future.

The AGM was held virtually in April. After many years fantastic service to the Starling Class Richard Brown stepped down as President. Fortunately he remains on the committee, and will still be involved in the bigger regattas and especially the Nationals and Match Racing. Our thanks go to Richard for his efforts and guidance over the years. Stepping into his very big shoes is Jono Gravit from Pt Chevalier Sailing Club in Auckland. Jono has two kids in Starlings and can claim sailing a Starling in his youth, and in the parents race at the NI Champs in January!

Some of you may be unaware a new sail cloth has been approved by GBC and is now available from North Sails. The previous cloth was no longer available but had been thought to be a bit heavy for the Starling sail. After a false start in 2019, a new cloth is now available and in production.
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Some great news coming though from our Starling Class Assn.

Lovely shot of the Nationals venue - stand by for some new indicative dates to help us plan for 2020 Nationals.Today would have been day 3 of the 2020 Pic’s Peanut Butter Starling National Championship... and a belter of a day it would have been with sunny skies and 6-12kts of breeze and building.

We’re looking forward to hosting the postponed event when we can!!

#sailing #starlingnats #starlingsailing #starlingsailor
#nelsonshines @ilovenelsontasman
@picspeanutbutter
@nelsoncitycouncil
📸Chris Begg
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Lovely shot of the Nationals venue - stand by for some new indicative dates to help us plan for 2020 Nationals.

Breeze on in Wellington!AP over A would have gone up early at the “What If Opti Nationals.”
The wind limits at Worser Bay are often gauged by how seasick the race officer is feeling. Today would have been no good for him. Tomorrow’s not looking good either. At least all the sailing gear will be nice and dry to put on next time.
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Breeze on in Wellington!

Would’ve been a fantastic day one for the GBC team!Day one of the “What if” Opti Nationals

Very light NE. Unusual for Worser Bay. Outgoing tide and pressure inshore makes the left favoured.

Based on the forecast, we would have amended the schedule to allow 4 races today.

AP displayed ashore until we get a touch more wind.

I’m sure the coffee was going to be great!
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Would’ve been a fantastic day one for the GBC team!

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Need more wind!

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Please read this Important Notice from the Auckland Harbourmaster during the current lock down due to the Covid-19 Virus disruption ... See MoreSee Less

Please read this Important Notice from the Auckland Harbourmaster during the current lock down due to the Covid-19 Virus disruption
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