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.

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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Hi team, racing is cancelled today due to the strong on shore winds. LTS and Upskillers will have some shore based activities from 1pm to 2:30pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Some of GBC's large but less often sailed two-hand fleet had a chance to stretch its legs on Sunday morning, thanks to the efforts of Paul Webber and Andy Still, who set up a classic Olympic course to make the most of the sou'wester and the incoming tide. Here are a few of the two-handers - RS Feva and Des Townson's Mistral - at play on the Tamaki. Great to see, especially (and as usual) from GBC's sun-trap deck.. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays' prizewinners, GBC. ... See MoreSee Less

Season Points Racing (#3) at GBC this afternoon. Thanks to Paul Webber and Andy Still and their team for making the most of the gentle Sou'wester to get two races away AFTER a Mark Foy race from the deck. ... See MoreSee Less

Here are some images from GBC's famous Up the River Race, held today on the Tamaki. Well done in particular to our younger Optimist sailors; it's a long haul from GBC to Panmure YC and tactical sailing, working the shifts and tide. Some good stories on deck, after the adventure. (Photos courtesy Richard Blakey.) ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks chilly!!

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Tough day today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Day 1 results - a windy one. Go Zoe! (if you're struggling to read the text, Zoe is in 9th place after three races - placings 20, 9, 10) ... See MoreSee Less

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Turns out she got bumped up to 8th place, but with the light winds on day two (6 knots!) she struggled. Normally it's windy here but sadly there is not much wind forecast for Day 3 and 4...

Zoe (4715) tacks and beats to windward (on port). SRC Noumea Sailing, 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

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Big ups to GBC's Zoe Mains after Day 1 of racing with the NZIODA Girl's Development Team in Noumea.

Our correspondent (Zoe's Mum, Julie) said that the conditions were crazy windy today. NZIODA noted that the winds ranged from 17-25 knots, with many capsizes, nose dives and some gear damage. The Race Committee managed to get 3 races in before calling it a day. Six races scheduled tomorrow.

Zoe is currently ninth overall and second girl. Go Zoe. We're right behind you.
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Big ups to GBCs Zoe Mains after Day 1 of racing with the NZIODA Girls Development Team in Noumea. 

Our correspondent (Zoes Mum, Julie) said that the conditions were crazy windy today. NZIODA noted that the winds ranged from 17-25 knots, with many capsizes, nose dives and some gear damage. The Race Committee managed to get 3 races in before calling it a day. Six races scheduled tomorrow.  

Zoe is currently ninth overall and second girl. Go Zoe. Were right behind you.Image attachmentImage attachment

Congratulations to our place getters in the second leg of GBC's Club Points series sailed at the club today. Thanks to RO Andy Still and his team for a clear briefing and some slick course laying. And special thanks to all of the other helpers for getting the results compiled so quickly, for keeping bellies full, for launching and retrieving the patrol boats, and all of the clean up and other stuff that goes on to make club days great fun, and successful. ... See MoreSee Less

Plenty of action on the Tamaki today, with keen sailors returning from as far away as holidays in Bali to be with friends at GBC. Close racing in a pleasant sou'wester. ... See MoreSee Less

A huge welcome to our newest Learn-to-sail sailors at GBC. It's great to have you back after the holiday Introduction to Sail course and to have more friends join you for the Spring season to come. This is the beginning of a lifetime on the water under sail, however you want to play. ... See MoreSee Less

A gentle sou'wester on the Tamaki this morning meant tremendous conditions for experienced racers and for our newest learn-to-sail sailors alike. Always something to see from our deck at GBC. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out details of Season Start-up evening. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out details of Season Start-up evening.
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