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.

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Get your entries in for the FBYC Junior & Youth Regatta on Saturday 24th November - The Notice of Race is here:
drive.google.com/open?id=1236FFRv49Z6UXg8X6xmiJdSpg0Kd20J0

Online entries are here: www.frenchbay.org.nz/shop/youthregatta

A friendly regatta for all sailor levels to come and enjoy the great Manukau sailing conditions and FBYC's warm hospitality. See you then....
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Some of our Tuesday evening training squad back ashore this evening after a few hours practice; 11 Starlings and 4 Optis on the water tonight. Lovely evening and a happy crew. Thanks coaches! ... See MoreSee Less

Some of our Tuesday evening training squad back ashore this evening after a few hours practice; 11 Starlings and 4 Optis on the water tonight.  Lovely evening and a happy crew.  Thanks coaches!

 

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How come you are wiping out the Starling Mike Clark was Mitchell having a weee cocoa ????

Hi everyone. Given current conditions and forecast of gusts to 35kn this afternoon RO Nick Brewer and club leadership have decided to postpone today’s Eastern Clubs GBC regatta to a later date (probably March 17). GBC classes for Learner classes still on - shore-based but bring your sailing gear in case. Enjoy your afternoon! Maraetai Sailing Club, Howick Sailing Club, Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, BBYC Centreboard ... See MoreSee Less

Hi everyone. Given current conditions and forecast of gusts to 35kn this afternoon RO Nick Brewer and club leadership have decided to postpone today’s Eastern Clubs GBC regatta to a later date (probably March 17).  GBC classes for Learner classes still on - shore-based but bring your sailing gear in case. Enjoy your afternoon!  Maraetai Sailing Club, Howick Sailing Club, Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, BBYC Centreboard

 

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Thanks guys, I’ve shared on HSC’s Facebook page.

7.30am. Hi everyone. it’s windy this morning! With the East Akl Clubs event scheduled at GBC today we are monitoring the weather around the region and forecasting. Please check back to this page and we’ll advise any decisions that are made. It may be a couple of hours before we make any call. Howick Sailing Club, BBYC Centreboard, Maraetai Sailing Club ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Update at 8.30am. Conditions are pretty nice at present but forecast is for plenty of wind! Meeting at 10am to assess things.

Busy at the club this morning. Thanks to Roger S, Geoff P and Richard B for water blasting all the ramps, and to Andy S for replenishing the fuel in the bunker and carrying out a number of maintenance tasks in the RIB shed. Vishal and his colleague from Chorus completed the fibre installation, so we now have high-speed internet at GBC. Dave C-B is in the final stages of lining and fitting out the mezzanine, and Catherine C and Jack W were busy stocking the larder and preparing for tomorrow's first races of the 2018/19 East Auckland Series. The club is looking great. (Let's hope the forecast comes back a bit for tomorrow's racing.) ... See MoreSee Less

Busy at the club this morning. Thanks to Roger S, Geoff P and Richard B for water blasting all the ramps, and to Andy S for replenishing the fuel in the bunker and carrying out a number of maintenance tasks in the RIB shed. Vishal and his colleague from Chorus completed the fibre installation, so we now have high-speed internet at GBC. Dave C-B is in the final stages of lining and fitting out the mezzanine, and Catherine C and Jack W were busy stocking the larder and preparing for tomorrows first races of the 2018/19 East Auckland Series. The club is looking great. (Lets hope the forecast comes back a bit for tomorrows racing.)

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Another great shot of Callum McRae (Maraetai)

 

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Looks like Jack Frewin's old boat

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Jack Manning 1334

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Fred Burrage

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William Beauchamp 1330

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Tim Howse

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Emily (QCYC) and Jack M having a chat between races, with Callum McRae in the background
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