Welcome to Glendowie Boating Club

The Glendowie Boating Club (GBC) is a family oriented sailing club focusing on Optimist, Starling and Mistral class yacht training and racing. The club racing is held on Sundays from Spring to Autumn. The GBC also has a Winter program which gets together once every two weeks due to 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.

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4 days ago

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Thanks to Live Sail Die for the great shot of our club, Opening Day 2018-19 season. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Live Sail Die for the great shot of our club, Opening Day 2018-19 season.

We had a great day today with Suellen Davies from Live Sail Die officially opening our 69th Sailing Season.

There was sunshine, 7-12 knots from the NE and loads of happy sailors and families. Our RO Andy Still and his helpers did a great job on the water as many of our sailors tried out new boats and new sailing classes for the first time.

Our kids (and parents) absolutely loved the presentation from Suellen before racing, where she showed off some of the technology behind Livesaildie. Then they got to see it all in action as they hit the water.

Thanks so much Suellen - come back any time!

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Super-cool!

Thanks so much for today Glendowie Boating Club! You have an amazing club with fantastic sailors. It was great seeing so many smiling faces! Best of luck for the season, and don't worry - I will be back!

What a great video! Loved it! Thank you so much!

6 days ago

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Opening Day for our 69th season was a raging success today. We enjoyed an early start, a lovely NE breeze and a perfect high tide. Many sailors trying their new boats for the first time. A few sailors even did the seasons first bombs off the deck! Here’s a couple of shots for now - we have heaps more great photos and some big surprises (for those who weren’t there today) coming! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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A few more photos of GBC's William (1330), Tim (P69), Jack (1334) and Rory (4453) in action at the Murrays Bay Icebreaker today. Plenty to keep us occupied in the support boat too, with friends from Maraetai and Kohimarama for company. Congratulations to Jack for his well-earned 3rd place in the Starling, in tricky conditions. Thanks to the team at Murrays Bay YC for all their organisation and effort. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Here’s a couple of shots from the Icebreaker 2018 prizegiving today. Following that prizegiving, the Auckland Junior Winter Sprint Series winners were also announced. ... See MoreSee Less

Here’s a couple of shots from the Icebreaker 2018 prizegiving today.  Following that prizegiving, the Auckland Junior Winter Sprint Series winners were also announced.Image attachment

1 week ago

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Icebreaker 2018. 3 races completed before the wind stopped, all back ashore now ... See MoreSee Less

Icebreaker 2018. 3 races completed before the wind stopped, all back ashore now

Race 1 completed at Icebreaker. The breeze has shifted to the NE - about to get R2 underway ... See MoreSee Less

Race 1 completed at Icebreaker. The breeze has shifted to the NE - about to get R2 underway

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Icebreaker briefing underway

 

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1 week ago

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Come learn to sail on the beautiful Tamaki river! There are still spots available for our half season learn to sail course starting this Sunday, sign up with the link below
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Come learn to sail on the beautiful Tamaki river! There are still spots available for our half season learn to sail course starting this Sunday, sign up with the link below
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1 week ago

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A quick shakedown before the season starts. Looks light.

A few GBC sailors will be there. Why not join them?

Register below so the Murrays Bay team knows who to expect.ONLY 3 DAYS TO GO before the Icebreaker event starts. Click on the link below and register now. Looking forward to seeing you at Murrays Bay Sailing Club THIS Saturday, 15 September
www.murraysbay.org/events/nor-and-sailing-instructions/
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A quick shakedown before the season starts.  Looks light. 

A few GBC sailors will be there.  Why not join them? 

Register below so the Murrays Bay team knows who to expect.

1 week ago

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We are very proud of the GBC sailors who competed at the 15th AIMS games at Tauranga this past weekend. This is the fourth time the three-day regatta has been held and, while the locals and visitors were blessed with more spring-like conditions than usual, the venue still proved to be one of the more challenging ones on the junior centreboard calendar.

Eight year 8 sailors, Aidan Beauchamp, Fred Burrage, Mitchell Clark, George Cole-Baker, Sophie Eaton, Tim Howse, Zoe Mains and Lachlan Marker, representing their intermediate schools, sailed extraordinarily well and showed true grit at times - in heavy winds and light. While we always celebrate having fun and being safe on the water at GBC, it is tremendous to note just how well our sailors did in this competition. Tim and Aidan, in 3rd and 8th places respectively, ensured the top ten was not a North Shore whitewash. George and Fred made the top 20, Zoe and Sophie were in the top forty and Mitch and Lachlan were close to fiftieth of eighty sailors. Awesome results. Lots of smiles. Well done.

Thanks to everyone who made it possible to travel to Tauranga, sharing the logistics associated with hauling club RIBs to the venue and looking after our sailors on and off the water. Thanks to TYPBC for its generous hospitality and to its race committee and volunteers for typically sound race management.

Results here: www.nzaimsgames.co.nz/yachting-results-tuesday/

YNZ article here: www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news/201809/tauranga-dishes-up-challenging-conditions-for-aims-games

And a few photos of our sailors from the last day on the water, below.
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Thanks again Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club - TYPBC

2 weeks ago

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Our Anchor AIMS Games yachties have had an interesting and eventful few days on the water... Sunday's solid breeze had some competitors right on the edge, while yesterday's lighter winds meant they had to make their own fun in the morning.
It's finals day today though, so the fleets split into gold and silver and the tactics will be fine-tuned!
Make sure you check out www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/aims-games for all our news and daily highlights!
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2 weeks ago

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Provisional results for Day 2 of AIMS Games Yachting 2018 just posted. (Still a few moving parts by the looks, although rankings for tomorrow's two fleets, after one drop, probably firm.)

See: www.yacht.org.nz/vdb/document/1873

A nice afternoon on the water and good success for all our GBC sailors competing for their various schools. Despite gentler breezes today it's still very challenging on this harbour picking a way through the course.

Well done sailors and supporters. And well done to TYPBC for waiting until this afternoon to get things underway.
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Great work by all the GBC sailors. Great results. Don’t forget to thank your Mums & Dads for all their help 😎

2 weeks ago

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“...There must be other clubs in the same boat as us. We need to face the fact we’ll need to lift the club at some point and that’s a long-term project. We need to start, get some fundraising going and need to work with the council to see what we can do...."The Glendowie Boating Club are working closely with a handful of neighbouring clubs to offer more to their members and it's been a big success. They are our #Aon Club of the Month. #NZLSailing #GBC
➡️ www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news/201808/aon-club-of-the-month-glendowie-boating-club
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“...There must be other clubs in the same boat as us.   We need to face the fact we’ll need to lift the club at some point and that’s a long-term project. We need to start, get some fundraising going and need to work with the council to see what we can do....

2 weeks ago

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We have a heap of club members at the AIMS games at present, and there were a few other GBC sailors in action in the past few days. GBC Starling skipper Jack Manning and two other sailors from our Starling training group, Max Scott and Callum McRae (Maraetai) were sailing 420's all weekend. The trio attended the Yachting NZ Aon New-To-Youth-Classes Clinic at Murrays Bay. Time was divided between classroom and on-the-water sessions with some great learning from the coach Henry Haslett (an ex-GBC champion sailor). There was plenty of wind, which made for some challenging sailing as the six crews were taught and assessed by Henry over two days. ... See MoreSee Less

We have a heap of club members at the AIMS games at present, and there were a few other GBC sailors in action in the past few days.  GBC Starling skipper Jack Manning and two other sailors from our Starling training group, Max Scott and Callum McRae (Maraetai) were sailing 420s all weekend.  The trio attended the Yachting NZ Aon New-To-Youth-Classes Clinic at Murrays Bay.  Time was divided between classroom and on-the-water sessions with some great learning from the coach Henry Haslett (an ex-GBC champion sailor).  There was plenty of wind, which made for some challenging sailing as the six crews were taught and assessed by Henry over two days.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Congratulations to all our year 7 and 8 sailors competing for their Schools at the AIMS games in Tauranga. Day One was as tricky as ever, at this time of year, in this part of the world, with a cold sou'wester and a strong outgoing tide proving a challenge for many sailors. Here are two of our sailors, Fred Burrage (4489) and Aidan Beauchamp (4459) all smiles back at the beach, looking forward to a warm snack and a Sunday afternoon at leisure. Provisional results are here: www.yacht.org.nz/vdb/document/1872 ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to all our year 7 and 8 sailors competing for their Schools at the AIMS games in Tauranga. Day One was as tricky as ever, at this time of year, in this part of the world, with a cold souwester and a strong outgoing tide proving a challenge for many sailors. Here are two of our sailors, Fred Burrage (4489) and Aidan Beauchamp (4459) all smiles back at the beach, looking forward to a warm snack and a Sunday afternoon at leisure. Provisional results are here: http://www.yacht.org.nz/vdb/document/1872

2 weeks ago

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Wow what a great mornings work by our team this morning. The club is looking spic and span - ready for Opening Day and our first club racing next Sunday. It wasn’t all work - we did share a coffee and a few laughs over a muffin or two during the morning. Good luck to our AIMS sailors in Tauranga and looking forward to catching up next weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

Wow what a great mornings work by our team this morning.  The club is looking spic and span - ready for Opening Day and our first club racing next Sunday.   It wasn’t all work - we did share a coffee and a few laughs over a muffin or two during the morning.  Good luck to our AIMS sailors in Tauranga and looking forward to catching up next weekend.Image attachment

2 weeks ago

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Hi everyone. We're pleased to advise you can now register for the 2018/19 season on Clubhub. Opening day is Sunday 16 September 2018.

Please register early to help the coaches and committee get the pre-Christmas programme underway smoothly.

You can register by clicking on the Member Registration button on the website: www.gbcyachting.org.nz. Fast-track your registration by logging on with last season's username and password.

We expect there will be some movement of yachts in the lockers as the season starts. Please book and pay for these and Lisa will allocate available lockers in order of payments received. It is a bit tight there at the moment so we apologise if you have to wait a bit or a bit longer.

Do remember to check the club calendar for each week's sailing. See you on deck.
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Hi everyone.  Were pleased to advise you can now register for the 2018/19 season on Clubhub. Opening day is Sunday 16 September 2018.

Please register early to help the coaches and committee get the pre-Christmas programme underway smoothly.

You can register by clicking on the Member Registration button on the website: www.gbcyachting.org.nz.  Fast-track your registration by logging on with last seasons username and password.

We expect there will be some movement of yachts in the lockers as the season starts. Please book and pay for these and Lisa will allocate available lockers in order of payments received.  It is a bit tight there at the moment so we apologise if you have to wait a bit or a bit longer.

Do remember to check the club calendar for each weeks sailing.  See you on deck.Image attachment
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