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16 – 20 Dec 2019
13 – 17 Jan 2020
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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.

 Holiday Introduction to sail courses.

 

16th – 20th December (morning)

13th-17th January

 

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Great to see sailors from GBC and nearby making the most of this special week of sailing. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to today's winners at GBC. (Keeping upright was a winning strategy today, just like it was in the 49er Worlds!) ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to todays winners at GBC. (Keeping upright was a winning strategy today, just like it was in the 49er Worlds!)Image attachmentImage attachment

A tricky nor'easter at GBC today, making conditions challenging for sailing races. Plenty of capsizes. A huge thanks to our patrol boats crews for helping keep everyone upright.

The nor'easter also made launch and retrieval of boats from our seaward-most ramps difficult. Well done to the sailors for being patient and working together to get everyone ashore safely.

Particular thanks to Roger Sims, Rory Sims, Elliott Blakey and Holly Still, (who appear in many of the photos) for leaping in (literally) to help everyone out. But thanks too, to everyone who lent a hand at the shore. That's what clubs are all about.

(Photos: Lisa Davis-Miller)
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Congratulations to the sailors who will represent Auckland in early January, in Tauranga, sailing this historic sailing dinghy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice to see our sailors, Mitch Clark and William Beauchamp enjoying an afternoon on the water at Narrowneck beach. Waves, tide, holes. Tremendous experience among a competitive and close fleet of Starling sailors. Thanks to the busy team at Wakatere BC for putting on yet another tremendous, friendly, regatta on the North Shore. ... See MoreSee Less

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A late-ish start and registration on the day. Easy.Weather is looking good for the 2019 Wakatere Junior Regatta this Sat 7th Dec☀🌊🌊🌊 Junior and youth classes welcome, counts as a Starling and RS Feva Traveller Series so expecting a great turn out. Entry on the day at Wakatere. Easy as😎

SCHEDULE
Registration 10am - 12pm
Volunteers briefing 11:30 in the garage
Sailors briefing 12:30 in the hall
First warning signal 13:30
Up to 4 race scheduled

Event page: bit.ly/2rTS772

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A late-ish start and registration on the day.  Easy.

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Well done to all of the 23 talented young sailors who sailed the mighty P-class, that special, nearly 100 year-old, dinghy and memory-maker, in the 2019 Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta.

Here's a group, on the podium, who train and race each week at Kohimarama Yacht Club (KYC). Congratulations Sean Kensington for another deserved win.

And special thanks to the Bravo Race Committee for giving this year's P-class competitors such a wonderful race course and chance to stretch their legs.Sir Peter Blake Regatta

Sir Peter Blake Regatta Sunday 1st December. Image (c) Rachel von Zalinski- Live Sail Die
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Well done to all of the 23 talented young sailors who sailed the mighty P-class, that special, nearly 100 year-old, dinghy and memory-maker, in the 2019 Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta. 

Heres a group, on the podium, who train and race each week at Kohimarama Yacht Club (KYC). Congratulations Sean Kensington for another deserved win. 

And special thanks to the Bravo Race Committee for giving this years P-class competitors such a wonderful race course and chance to stretch their legs.

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And many thanks, Graeme Robbins, for the generous prize of one of your special locally-made sails. You can see how tightly Aidan is hanging on to it in the photo above...

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Congratulations Cameron (GBC) and Andrea (HSC), both regular sailors on the Tamaki.Sir Peter Blake Regatta

Sir Peter Blake Regatta Sunday 1st December. Image (c) Rachel von Zalinski- Live Sail Die
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Congratulations Cameron (GBC) and Andrea (HSC), both regular sailors on the Tamaki.

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School holidays mean plenty of opportunities to do something neighbourly. ... See MoreSee Less

Fun following the Green Starling fleet at today's SPBR. All or sailors did really well. ... See MoreSee Less

Orderly scenes at the SPBR for GBC sailors yesterday at Torbay. Plenty to enjoy in a special campsite under a large Oak Tree. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Photos from Bravo Course today at the Sir Peter Blake Regatta, courtesy of Richard Beauchamp. Fresh breeze and a short choppy sea, made it pretty busy.

Results here: www.torbaysailing.club/spbr-course-b-results.html
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Action shot of GBC’s Jack Manning with Maraetai’s Callum McRae up front - rounding the first mark in their 29er at Peter Blake RegattaSir Peter Blake Regatta

Sir Peter Blake Regatta Sunday 1st December. Image (c) Rachel von Zalinski- Live Sail Die
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Action shot of GBC’s Jack Manning with Maraetai’s Callum McRae up front - rounding the first mark in their 29er at Peter Blake Regatta

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Another great shot of GraceSir Peter Blake Regatta

Sir Peter Blake Regatta Sunday 1st December. Image (c) Rachel von Zalinski- Live Sail Die
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Another great shot of Grace

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GBC’s Lydia BoydSir Peter Blake Regatta

Sir Peter Blake Regatta Sunday 1st December. Image (c) Rachel von Zalinski- Live Sail Die
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GBC’s Lydia Boyd

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Great photo of Grace S at Peter Blake todaySir Peter Blake Regatta

Sir Peter Blake Regatta Sunday 1st December. Image (c) Rachel von Zalinski- Live Sail Die
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Great photo of Grace S at Peter Blake today

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On the water with our P-class, Open Opti and Starling sailors. ... See MoreSee Less

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Some of Nick’s wisdom to get the day started. ... See MoreSee Less

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