Welcome to Glendowie Boating Club

The Glendowie Boating Club (GBC) is a family oriented sailing club focusing on Optimist, P Class, 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.

REGISTER FOR OUR OCTOBER 2018 HOLIDAY LEARN TO SAIL OR FOUR DAY RACE CLINIC

Looking for something to enrol your child into for the school holidays?  Is your young sailor keen to develop those skills further?

GBC is running a Learn to Sail programme during week 2 of the October school holidays.  This Yachting NZ approved course runs from Monday 8 October until Friday 12 October (9:30am to 12:30pm) inclusive. Attendees use a club training optimist and will receive a YNZ Level 1 certificate on successful completion.  The cost is $340.00 per sailor (non-members) and $270 (members) includes boat rental and all coaching costs.

The course is a great way to get a taste of sailing in a safe environment with excellent, trained coaches. All the sailors need are warm clothes, a windbreaker and some food. A wetsuit is a really good idea if available.  We do ask that sailors are at least 9 years old.


And we’re also running a
 Four Day Clinic for all Racing Sailors at all skill levels (Optimist, P and Starling). The clinic will cover boat handling, boat and sail setup, fitness etc.  Who should go? Learn to Race (LTR) fleet and up.  The dates are 8-11 October.  The cost, including all coaching is $200.  Bring your own boat, lunch, drink bottle and snacks.


Register for both courses via our Clubhub member link below. For any questions please use the email contacts on the website.

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Todays photo - feel free to walk on the new ramp but please ensure you don’t turn off the water. It is helping cure the concrete. If the ramp is not kept wet, the concrete may crack. Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays photo - feel free to walk on the new ramp but please ensure you don’t turn off the water. It is helping cure the concrete. If the ramp is not kept wet, the concrete may crack. Thanks.

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Check this out GBC’ers!!!!!

 

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Safe to walk on after Saturday!

Wow

Wow looks amazing!,

Smooth

So amazing! Thanks team GBC!

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5 days ago

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Good luck to our sailors in the Coastal Classic starting Friday morning- GBC's Youth/Starling Convener Nick Brewer and Scott Blakey are racing on the White 40 Nosaka, which starts at 9.45am. Starling sailor Jack Manning, Jack's dad Simon, GBC Starling training group member Callum McRae (Maraetai Sailing Club) and GBC Committee Member Simon Tucker are all part of the crew sailing the Manning's Ross 40 Provincial Cowboy Yachting - they start with all the big boats at 10am. One of our coaches, Matt Connolly is sailing on Wired, the 52 foot canting racer - a team that is also featuring Peter Burling (also starting at 10am). It's a light easterly forecast, with a real challenge for the 40’s to get to Cape Brett ahead of the light NE headwinds that are forecast late on Friday. The routing predicts both 40 footers could finish some time before dawn on Saturday, or even later. Let us know who else from GBC is racing that we need to keep an eye on. Here's the link to the tracker - forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/race/nzmyc. For those using iPhones download the free Predictwind Tracker App.For everybody doing the race - remember to hydrate well today and get some rest before the big day tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

Good luck to our sailors in the Coastal Classic starting Friday morning- GBCs Youth/Starling Convener Nick Brewer and Scott Blakey are racing on the White 40 Nosaka, which starts at 9.45am.  Starling sailor Jack Manning,  Jacks dad Simon, GBC Starling training group member Callum McRae (Maraetai Sailing Club) and GBC Committee Member Simon Tucker are all part of the crew sailing the Mannings Ross 40 Provincial Cowboy Yachting - they start with all the big boats at 10am.  One of our coaches, Matt Connolly is sailing on Wired, the 52 foot canting racer - a team that is also featuring Peter Burling (also starting at 10am).   Its a light easterly forecast, with a real challenge for the 40’s to get to Cape Brett ahead of the light NE headwinds that are forecast late on Friday.  The routing predicts both 40 footers could finish some time before dawn on Saturday, or even later.  Let us know who else from GBC is racing that we need to keep an eye on.  Heres the link to the tracker - http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/race/nzmyc.  For those using iPhones download the free Predictwind Tracker App.

1 week ago

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Nice work East Auckland sailors.The fleet is coming ashore after 5 races at Manly in the second Traveler Series Regatta of the season - overall results were 1st Quinn Kusanic (2169, Bay of Islands Yacht Club), 2nd Jack Manning (1334, Glendowie Boating Club), 3rd Callum McRae (2166, Maraetai Sailing Club). Close racing amongst the fleet with Nathan Vince, Luc Gladwell and Cleo Boyd also featuring well during the day. When Cleo took out race 5 that made four different race winners in the five races. ... See MoreSee Less

Nice work East Auckland sailors.

Today’s update - the boxing and rebar is all in place. Unfortunately we need to stay clear of this area this weekend. Still on track for a concrete pour later next week. ... See MoreSee Less

Today’s update - the boxing and rebar is all in place.  Unfortunately we need to stay clear of this area this weekend.  Still on track for a concrete pour later next week.

2 weeks ago

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After a day of marking out, cutting, drilling, boxing up and prepping the surface, our new ramp is taking shape. It will be solid concrete and is being shaped to improve access for our sailing dinghies over what was there before while still allowing the larger RIBs to be towed up and down as usual. Expecting a concrete pour on Thursday week. We are hopeful it will be able to be used for the first club day after Labour Weekend. It should also cut down the storm surge that we witnessed in January, which was washing up and right over the lower ramp. ... See MoreSee Less

After a day of marking out, cutting, drilling, boxing up and prepping the surface, our new ramp is taking shape.  It will be solid concrete and is being shaped to improve access for our sailing dinghies over what was there before while still allowing the larger RIBs to be towed up and down as usual.  Expecting a concrete pour on Thursday week.  We are hopeful it will be able to be used for the first club day after Labour Weekend.  It should also cut down the storm surge that we witnessed in January, which was washing up and right over the lower ramp.Image attachment

 

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The January storm that took away our ramp

Another view. You can see the remnants of the old ramp at the end of this video.

We have some very significant and good news this morning!! Take a look at what’s happening at the club! ... See MoreSee Less

We have some very significant and good news this morning!!  Take a look at what’s happening at the club!

 

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Yahoo - Great work GBC!

Awesome!

Regular maintenance pays off .... How long since it was done ?

2 weeks ago

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We had a great weekend on the water at Murrays Bay for the seasons opening Winter Champs. Quite a light regatta with only a couple of races where the breeze freshened during the race for hiking conditions. The fleet didn’t get to try out the new O Flag pumping rules as we needed over 10 knots at race start. Well done to Britt 566, Jack 1334, Russell 2110 and Mitchell 592 for their performances on the Starling course. We also had George and Tim in the Optis, both of whom went well in very difficult conditions (sorry no photos) - George's is now packed up to go off overseas for a NZ Team event. Definitely plenty of potential for some great stuff from all these sailors later in the season. Also very well sailed by Callum 2166, Max 1117, Peter 1326 and Alex 2172 from our Eastern Clubs Starling training group, 3 were in the top 10 (out of 31) with Britt. Another sailor shown in the on shore photo is Lachlan Gilbert 2117, 2nd overall. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Great exhibition this weekend from the Tino Rawa Trust exhibiting classic New Zealand sailing classes at the Wynyard Quarter. There were designs ranging over the 20th Century from the Frostbite and Silver Fern, the M Class, P Class and Idle Along through to the great Townson contribution (Zephyr, Mistral, Starling) and later plywood fantastics from John Spencer and others (Jollyboat, NZ Moth, Sunburst).

Great to see some strong Glendowie connections via the Starling class, an Arrow on display and some famous yellow stickers on various boats. Not to mention a familiar green sunburst courtesy of the Commodore....
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I count six boats from GBC in the expo.

2 weeks ago

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Day 3 at the Stack Winter Champs 2018.
After a delayed start for the breeze to fill in, racing has now started for all courses.
Had some great help from 4 awesome kids collecting rubbish around the club and the beach!
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2 weeks ago

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Our sailors did well but Mitchell was our star of the day today, did an amazing job to finish the last race in solid 20kn and big seas. Very proud of you, loud cheers from the finish boat, GBC RIB tied alongside and the start boat also nearby. ... See MoreSee Less

Our sailors did well but Mitchell was our star of the day today, did an amazing job to finish the last race in solid 20kn and big seas.  Very proud of you, loud cheers from the finish boat, GBC RIB tied alongside and the start boat also nearby.

 

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I think a bailer might help @

2 weeks ago

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We are under postponement this morning ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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A few shots of the Starlings today at the Winterchamps plus scores after 3 heats. GBC sailors Britt, Jack, Russell and Mitchell all raced today with Mitchell heading in during race 2. Very tricky conditions with mostly light winds and a chop - race 2 briefly freshened toward the end before dropping a little for R3. 30 boats on the water with very close racing in the top 20 or so, easy to lose a heap of places. No scores posted on line yet so not sure how the other classes fared. Looks light again next couple of days. 6 races to go. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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Great video from the NSW Youth Champs. Plenty of thoughtful interviews. Enjoy.

Australian Sailing Youth
Wrap up of day two's great racing on Lake Macquarie of the NSW Youth Championships.
Zhik | Steggles | Lake Macquarie City Council | The Lakes Mail | DeckHardware | The Bay Hotel Motel | Royal Geelong Yacht Club | Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
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3 weeks ago

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Winners from today's Sprint Races at Glendowie Boating Club, with RO, Rodger Eaton. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the photos from today's first leg of Season Sprint Racing in the album on the Photos page. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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Early start at GBC, especially after the clocks had gone forward overnight. First day of the school holidays so just our racing fleets at GBC today. Our learn-to-sail and upskillers training fleets had a day off.

With the wind taking a little while to fill in, and the added complication of a strong incoming tide, there was plenty for the sailors to think about on the water. But a really nice series of Sprint Races was held once it did. Plenty of smiles and much laughter - all guaranteed to make the boats go faster...
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Hi everyone. We still have a small number of Starling lockers available for rent this season. This makes sailing super convenient, the boats can be gotten out and rigged, or put away, by a couple of sailors.

So if you have a sailor who is keen to move into a Starling, why not join our fleet of around 15 keen sailors. We have several youngsters who are brand new into the class, all learning together.

As well as Sunday club days we have Tuesday evening coaching, and other clinics planned. Our convener, Nick can be contacted via our website www.gbcyachting.org.nz.
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Hi everyone.  We still have a small number of Starling lockers available for rent this season. This makes sailing super convenient, the boats can be gotten out and rigged, or put away, by a couple of sailors.  

So if you have a sailor who is keen to move into a Starling, why not join our fleet of around 15 keen sailors.  We have several youngsters who are brand new into the class, all learning together.  

As well as Sunday club days we have Tuesday evening coaching, and other clinics planned. Our convener, Nick can be contacted via our website www.gbcyachting.org.nz.
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