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

Latest News

4 days ago

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Well done to Aidan and the teamHere are the results from the 2019 Qingdao Optimist Regatta. Congratulations to Finn Brown for topping the Kiwi efforts with 5th place over all and a big well done to all the sailors for competing with amazing spirit and representing your country superbly. Well done ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome achievement too Aidan!

Great Sailing Aidan! Looks like a great experience

6 days ago

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Day 4 results from ChinaDay 4 race report. After 3 days of being beached by a typhoon the kiwi sailors were back in action with 4 races off the city of Qingdao. Conditions were tricky with 5 to 10 knots, very choppy sea state and reasonable ground swell and wave reflection of the sea walls mixing with port boat wakes. A swift current adding to the mix made it an interesting day of racing. RO did well to get 4 races away, most under black flag. Kiwis had a mixed day with Finn Brown the best of our bunch to finish up in 5th overall. Results attached. One more day of racing to go ! Go the kiwis ! ... See MoreSee Less

Day 4 results from China

1 week ago

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An update from a stormy China where Aidan Beauchamp is competingQingdao Update : Sailing has been cancelled for the 3rd straight day here in China. The typhoon has been quite strong but had lost a lot of energy by the time it hit Qingdao. The eye of the storm passed over area last night. All the kiwis are safe and well. The lads are all itching to get back on the water so hopefully last storm day today !! John from world sailing put on a rules session for the sailors yesterday which was well attended and everyone has kept busy exploring the city, shopping, Chinese therapeutic massages and haka practice. Fingers crossed racing will resume tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Great start from Aidan and the team in China.Here are the Qingdao results from day one and rankings going into day two. Good work all round from team NZL ! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Best of luck to to the team, which includes our own Aidan Beauchamp7 NZ sailors are taking part in the Qingdao Optimist regatta as part of Qingdao sailing week over the next 6 days. The team arrived in China on Wednesday morning and have settled into their accommodation and are getting to know their way around the city which is home to 9 million people. Racing starts today and the sailors are pretty amped after getting out on the water in their charter boats yesterday. Best of luck to all the team from NZIODA and make sure to have a heap of fun out there. ... See MoreSee Less

Several more Starlings have joined our GBC fleet over the winter, including boats for Rory, Cameron and Elliott. Also the blue hulled 1329 shown here - for Aidan Beauchamp who is currently part of the NZ Optimist squad sailing in China. And 2001 arrived today - it will be owned by the club and put in our growing lease pool. It has already been assigned to a new Starling sailor for next season. ... See MoreSee Less

Several more Starlings have joined our GBC fleet over the winter, including boats for Rory, Cameron and Elliott.  Also the blue hulled 1329  shown here - for Aidan Beauchamp who is currently part of the NZ Optimist squad sailing in China.  And 2001 arrived today - it will be owned by the club and put in our growing lease pool.  It has already been assigned to a new Starling sailor for next season.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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1329, familiar looking boat, with a new owner to love it, eh Lisa Dartnall?

My old Starling 753 Havoc isn’t still at the club by chance?

2 weeks ago

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This SaturdayCalling all Optis, Starlings, Bics, Ps & Fevas 🔊🔊 Auckland Winter Sprints are on again this Saturday afternoon 10th Aug at Point Chevalier Yacht Club. Chances are there might be a good breeze so a request has gone out for a few extra support boats (tiller steers) and for parents to come dressed to get🌊wet. It's only water😍 Thanks Race documents- https://bit.ly/2MEXTlj Auckland Junior Winter Sprint Series Pt Chev https://bit.ly/2YuY9dQ Please share New Zealand International Optimist Dinghy Association NZ Starling Class Association NZ RS Feva Association O'pen Skiff - AUS & NZL Kohimarama Yacht Club (KYC) Torbay Sailing Club Manly Sailing Club Glendowie Boating Club Howick Sailing Club Murrays Bay Sailing Club Bucklands Beach Yacht Club Royal Akarana Yacht Club Maraetai Sailing Club ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Awesome result from Grace Still and the NZ team in Japan!Final post from NZ coach Tristan Campbell at the Int Friendship All Japan Yacht Club Regatta - An excellent finish to the regatta after a light and trying day on the water. A massive redeemer for Grace Still (GBC) with 2 guns, placing her🥉overall and bringing NZ the glory of top foreign team overall! 🏆 Both Tom Rebbeck (WBC) & George Cole-Baker (KYC) had a solid day. Tom not able to hold onto 2nd but still came out top overseas Opti 👏! George with probably the most consistent results carried nothing worthy of a drop. 🙌 A swathe of trophies collected, well deserved for the effort in extreme heat. 🏆🤩🥳⛵🇳🇿 Well done team🇳🇿 New Zealand International Optimist Dinghy Association /Glendowie Boating Club / Kohimarama Yacht Club (KYC) / Japan Optimist Dinghy Association ... See MoreSee Less

Awesome result from Grace Still and the NZ team in Japan!

2 weeks ago

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The International Friendship All Japan Junior Yacht Club Regatta is happening right now in Tokyo, and this year NZ is represented by Tom Rebbeck (Wakatere) & George Cole-Baker (Kohi) in Optis and Grace Still (Glendowie) in the Laser 4.7. Following some breezy conditions (pushing 17+) and solid results in all races, Tom sits in 2nd, George in 6th. As a 🇳🇿team, they are in a great position going into the final day tomorrow. Good luck! Regatta website www.jjyu.net but it’s all in Japanese🇯🇵 Classes sailed 1. Optimist Dinghy Beginners’ Class 2. Optimist Dinghy Advanced Class 3. Laser 4.7 4. Laser Radial 5. International 420 Class 6. FJ Class New Zealand International Optimist Dinghy Association Kohimarama Yacht Club (KYC) Glendowie Boating Club ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Junior & Intermediate Winter Series Starts this Sunday 21st July first race 9am - don't forget to register by emailing the coach@bbyc.org.nz or visit our webpage: https://www.bbyc.org.nz/centreboard ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Grace Still, an overall win in the Starling class at the Manly Midwinter regatta! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Results here. Well done Grace https://www.manlysailingclub.org.nz/uploads/9/7/2/3/97232850/midwinter_2019_all_r7_v13f.pdf

2 months ago

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2018/19 HSC Prizegiving. Thanks to everyone for supporting the club this year and congratulations to everyone who took silverware home! Class Awards Point Series Optimist Rainbow Fleet Points Series – Line (whole year) Annabelle C Points Series – HCP Emily F Optimist Green Fleet Points Series – Line (whole year) Reuben F Points Series – HCP Kieran G Optimist Open Fleet Points Series – Line (whole year) Pedro V Points Series – HCP (pre- Xmas) Samuel M Starling Points Series – Line Peter E Points Series – HCP Tim M Open Division Points Series – HCP Derek B Paper Tigers Points Series – Line Doug F Howick Sailing Club – Club Championships Optimist – Green Kieran G Optimist – Open Samuel M Starlings – Peter E Lady Skipper’s Shield – Andrea H Howick Sailing Club Special Recognitions Awards Race Officer – Richard L Treasurer – Sheryl L LTS – Stuart M LTS – Malcolm W Commodores Trophy – Jo E Club Captain’s Shield – Diogo V & Ryan M Class Contribution to HSC – Starling Most Improved Class – Mid-week Rainbow Most Improved Beginner – Kieran K Most Improved Junior – Kieran G Most Improved Intermediate – Danielle E Most Improved Youth – Tim M Sportsmanship Award – Andrea H Achievement Junior Classes – Reuben F Achievement Youth Classes – Peter E Achievement Senior Classes – Hamish H 1st Commodores Cup Derek B Jack F Hamish Hey Sailor of the Year – Jack Frewin ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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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

2 months 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 months 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.

Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships 2021
How to launch 140 boats in a record time at the Asian and Oceanian Championships..... Let's meet the team ! "Support Hong Kong’s Bid for 2021 IODA Asian and Oceanian Championships" here is our Teaser # 3 How to support Hong Kong, please have your MNA or the local ODA to contact us directly. We count on you and would like to see you back to Hong Kong ! https://youtu.be/lEru69WFudk #RHKYC #HKSF #HHYC #ABCLUBHK #optimist #ioda #sailinginkongkong #hkssa #optiworld #myanmarsailing #optimist.jpn #koreaoptimist #Fiji-Yachting-Association #NZIODA #OptiAUS #MacauSailing #OhhMalaysiaku #OmanSail #pysapak #hongkongraceweek #guamsailingfederation #SingaporeSailing #asiansailing #SailorsfortheSea #FijiOptis #JODA #UAESAILING #Bahrainsailing #NOAI #Indonesiasailing #koreaoptimist #AVM #malaysiansailing #ODAM #qatarsailing #yasl
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3 months 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.

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