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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Good luck🤞to Howick sailor Jack Frewin who is heading off to Europe this weekend to compete on the world stage with his sailing buddy Eli Liefting from Royal Akarana Yacht Club We are right behind you and look forward to following your progress! 🇳🇿 Kieler Woche Youth Sailing World Championships 2019 Zhik 29er Worlds, Gdynia ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Attention GBC’s AIMS Games sailors. Entries close tomorrow at midnight!!Woohoo we’ve cracked 300 registered schools so far... just 2 days to get your entry in for the 2019 Anchor AIMS Games!! ⚽️🏀🎾🏉🏓🏸🏑⛳️🏊‍♀️🤸🏼‍♂️🤽🏽‍♂️🚣🏾‍♂️🧗‍♀️🚴‍♂️ ... See MoreSee Less

Attention GBC’s AIMS Games sailors.  Entries close tomorrow at midnight!!

What a great night we had last night at our season prizegiving for 2018-19. Here are some shots of the evening. A bumper crowd of around 100 enjoyed the BBQ and presentations, a fascinating chat from Brian Peet - and of course there were a few laughs along the way, as always! Congratulations to all the prize winners. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Fantastic evening. Thanks Simon, Cath, Karen and team. Best ever prize giving...

Well done guys.

2 weeks ago

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Being a welcome Kiwi part of that fantastic global launching team, which got better and better during the regatta, was one of RB's highlights from the 2017 Asian and Oceania Champs. Great fun. Warm water. Polite sailors.

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3 weeks ago

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Good luck to GBC Starling sailor Jack Manning, sailing in his first 29er event this weekend with Callum McRae (Maraetai SC) and another GBC Starling sailor Brittany Clark sailing with Holly McNeill (Bay of Islands YC), also their first event together. Nothing like your first fleet race together being race 1 of a 30 boat Nationals!Measurement is underway for 29er Class New Zealand 2019 Nationals ... See MoreSee Less

Good luck to GBC Starling sailor Jack Manning, sailing in his first 29er event this weekend with Callum McRae (Maraetai SC) and another GBC Starling sailor Brittany Clark sailing with Holly McNeill (Bay of Islands YC), also their first event together.   Nothing like your first fleet race together being race 1 of a 30 boat Nationals!Image attachment

 

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Enjoyed learning to sail fast positive attitude

The boys got a bit smashed up in a big squall before race 1 and decided to spare the boat and sails today. Sailed back to the beach and will be back into it tomorrow.

Wow flash! Thank you David Colin-Baker and your helpers including Cath C ... See MoreSee Less

Wow flash!  Thank you David Colin-Baker and your helpers including Cath C

 

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Nice looking door.....

Very flash

There ain’t nothin this clever guy can’t fix!

3 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

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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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One of our favourite regattas, at a time of year when the pace slows a little, or at least enough to reflect a bit with friends on shore. Many thanks to Howick’s awesome team, and to Gareth Moore and his coaching team, for making this May’s sailing so successful. And well done to GBC’s sailors in particular, who sailed so well yet again.

1 month ago

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Keen as...Fun off water starling coaching clinic with Liv Mackay and Moore Coaching Services NZ ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month 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!!!

Assuming the position rog

1 month ago

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Auckland based Starlings - join the other classes for some Saturday afternoon sailing in the Auckland Winter Sprint Series. The next date is never far away. All welcome. Enter on the day. 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

1 month ago

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