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.

We currently have some 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 2018-19 Season is underway – why not pop down to the club around high tide on a Sunday, check out the facilities and meet our team.  Check our calendar or contact us for sailing times.  And click here for all the details about our Learn to Sail and other courses.

2019 Starling Match RAcing National Championships

GBC will host the 2019 Starling Match Racing National Championship from 23 January to 25 January 2019. Link to the Notice of Race.  Link to the Event Flyer.  More details coming soon.

2018-19 Junior East Auckland Series – GBC Regatta – 17 MAR 2019

GBC will now host its event in the East Auckland Clubs Series on Sunday 17 March. Link to the Notice of Race.  Link to the Sailing Instructions and Event Specific Sailing Instructions. Link to the Registration Form (please print and complete prior to registration).  Courses are here and will be posted on the Event Noticeboard at Briefing (on the deck at GBC).

Entry Fees – $20 (single-handed) and $25 (double-handed) for visitors. This entry fee is included in the season entry fees for host club (in this case GBC) members (this applies to each of the four regattas so the members of each host club gets one free event).

Schedule:

Registration – 1130-1230hrs Sailors Briefing – 1215hrs Race 1 – 1300hrs (First warning signal).  Races 2, 3 and 4 will be sailed back to back.

Latest News

Interislander Regatta - Starling Race 3 - a win to GBC’s Jack M with Tim 6 and Max going well, somewhere high teens. Bit more breeze now. Will try to get some reports from the Opti team ... See MoreSee Less

Interislander Regatta - Starling Race 3 - a win to GBC’s Jack M with Tim 6 and Max going well, somewhere high teens.  Bit more breeze now. Will try to get some reports from the Opti team

Report from Starling course after 2 races, very light and shifty. Jack had a 3 and 2. Tim Howse 2 and 4. Top 4 within 2 pts. Max Mains had a good 2nd race. The breeze has just built and R3 about to start. All happy in Starling land. ... See MoreSee Less

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And we are on the way to the course, light shifty northerly at present ... See MoreSee Less

And we are on the way to the course, light shifty northerly at presentImage attachmentImage attachment

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Interislander Regatta briefing underway ... See MoreSee Less

Interislander Regatta briefing underway

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Tonight was a perfect evening for our training fleets to practice starts and dealing with short and congested courses. A high tide and light onshore breeze meant the courses could be adjacent to the club. The 14 Starlings split into 3 groups (including one comprising a few of our newest sailors), while 7 optimists battled it out in one fleet. The coaches worked the sailors hard and our sailors entertained the watchers with some tight situations and close racing. Thanks to Richard Blakey for the photos.

And good luck to our five sailors (Optimist sailors Aidan, Zoe and Mark, and Starlings Jack and Max), who were packing up afterwards to head south to Picton for the Interislander regatta.
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Here are some of GBC's emerging and more experienced Optimist sailors, competing in the third leg of the 2018/19 East Auckland Series at Howick last Sunday. Congratulations to you all - the photos highlight your skilled sailing and determination, and especially how well you made the most of the bigger fleets, including on the start line. (Photos courtesy Richard Beauchamp, using just a small Lumix FT5)

(Remember that we are yet to run the original first leg of the series at GBC, which has been rescheduled for Sunday 17th March. Wear something Green, for luck.)
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Congratulations Maraetai for a great win today. Superb weather and a fun day of racing.A little busy on the start boat today for too many pics, but great to see smiling faces and some awesome racing. Congratulations to Maraetai Sailing Club for taking out the leg trophy. Glendowie Boating ClubBucklands Beach Yacht Club ... See MoreSee Less

Briefing underway for East Akl Clubs at Howick - lovely day!! ... See MoreSee Less

Briefing underway for East Akl Clubs at Howick - lovely day!!

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This Sunday is the next leg of the East Auckland Series (for Optis, Starlings, BIC, P, Feva etc.) at Howick Sailing Club.

We are sailing with our friends from Howick, Maraetai and Buckland Beach Clubs.

This series is also open to any Development/Green kids who want to have a go - this is a series designed for development so coaching the new kids around the course is actively encouraged. So if your child is keen, bring them along!

Registrations - from 1130hrs (outside HSC Clubhouse). Briefing 1215hrs. First warning signal 1300hrs

The current results/club standings are also posted on the Howick Sailing Club website - Jnr East AKL Series tab. GBC Sailors will be defending the Ivan Raos Shield, won late last year at Maraetai.

Registration is on the day - $20 per sailor.

Contact your GBC Convener if you need help with transport and logistics. Also keep an eye out for any more details in the Wisp this week.
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This Sunday is the next leg of the East Auckland Series (for Optis, Starlings, BIC, P, Feva etc.) at Howick Sailing Club.  

We are sailing with our friends from Howick, Maraetai and Buckland Beach Clubs.

This series is also open to any Development/Green kids who want to have a go - this is a series designed for development so coaching the new kids around the course is actively encouraged.  So if your child is keen, bring them along!

Registrations - from 1130hrs (outside HSC Clubhouse).  Briefing 1215hrs.  First warning signal 1300hrs

The current results/club standings are also posted on the Howick Sailing Club website - Jnr East AKL Series tab.   GBC Sailors will be defending the Ivan Raos Shield, won late last year at Maraetai.

Registration is on the day - $20 per sailor.

Contact your GBC Convener if you need help with transport and logistics.   Also keep an eye out for any more details in the Wisp this week.

2 weeks ago

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Yachting New Zealand
Terrific number of boats at the Kohimarama Yacht Club (KYC) for day 2 of Junior Sail Auckland. Should be a great day of racing
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2 weeks ago

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What a great weekend on the water for Junior Sail Auckland at Kohimarama. After 4 races on day 1, 3 more races were sailed today (Sunday) in our open fleets, all in challenging shifty conditions. Well done to our Starling sailors in particular, some superb results today, including a race win each to Jack Manning and Brittany Clark.

Jack M continued his great season with 4th overall in the 45 boat fleet. The points were very tight from 2nd to 5th - Jack was just 1 point off 3rd and also tied on final points with recent NI Champs runner-up Lachlan Dillon who was 5th on countback. Brittany finished third girl and 11th overall. Overall our East Akl training group excelled with Maraetai’s Callum McRae also featuring strongly today for 7th overall.

Today we watched a brilliant day of sailing from one of our newest Starling sailors, Grace Still, with a 2nd in race 7 and two other great races. William Beauchamp also bounced back from a difficult day 1 with a 6th today.

We also saw some impressive first up efforts from many of our newer sailors in all 3 fleets. The Open Optimist fleet had a chaotic series with many general recalls and delays - with lots of OCS and BFD (early start) scores - Aidan Beauchamp kept it clean, sailing a steady series for 21st overall in the 76 boat fleet. This fleet also featured GBC’s Rory Sims, Zoe Mains, Cameron Le Pelley, Lachlan Marker and Mark Mains. Great numbers!

Results here under Regatta Results tab: kyc.org.nz/2018-2019/

Here are some more photos showing our Optimist Green Fleet sailors and many photos of the whole team on shore this morning. Thanks again to Haley Still for the great shots and thanks to our coaches and all the GBC parents for their support over the weekend.
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Some great photos of our Starling sailors in action at Junior Sail Auckland today - thanks to Haley Still for the shots. ... See MoreSee Less

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View from the Start Pin today on Bravo Course (Open Opti and Starling), Junior Sail Auckland. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is how we get our team to the race course in a hurry. Some quick action by coach Ben to get William Beauchamp back out for Race 4 of Junior Sail Auckland today after a speedy change of a badly torn sail. Pretty rough out there today for many of our new sailors - we are very proud of our entire GBC team, including parent and coach support, for their efforts today. ... See MoreSee Less

This is how we get our team to the race course in a hurry. Some quick action by coach Ben to get William Beauchamp back out for Race 4 of Junior Sail Auckland today after a speedy change of a badly torn sail.  Pretty rough out there today for many of our new sailors - we are very proud of our entire GBC team, including parent and coach support, for their efforts today.Image attachment

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Some of our 19 (!!) competing GBC sailors heading round for Junior Sail Auckland at Kohi this weekend ... See MoreSee Less

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GBC's deck is always a great place to be in a Sou'wester. Out of the wind and bathed in sun, its a perfect place for parents and supporters to catch up on the week's goings on. Here are a few more photos from the deck of some of our Optis training with their coach and Worlds 29er champion, Seb Lardies, on Tuesday evening this week. Thanks for the images, Richard Blakey. ... See MoreSee Less

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French Bay Yacht Club
All centerboard classes join us for a great day of racing on the Manukau Harbour - NOR and Online Entry $30 at www.frenchbay.org.nz/shop
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3 weeks ago

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A huge "well done" to our sailors, who seemed to revel in the moderate NE we had pushing up the Tamaki river today, and to all the crew on and (particularly) off the water. Awesome sailing, and even a bit of surfing. (And note how well our young women are doing, in EVERY fleet!)

And a wonderful evening BBQ at the high tide on the sheltered NW deck to get the second half of the season underway. Many thanks to Club Captain Cath Costello and her team, and all of Cath's helpers who just pitched in at BBQs this afternoon, and to Paul Webber for encouraging us to have a late summer afternoon of sailing, on the tide, just because we can.

Here are some photos (courtesy Lisa Davis-Miller) from the deck and the ribbon ceremony, celebrating today's fastest and most notable results.
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