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).


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