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 Championship

GBC will host the 2019 Starling Match Racing National Championship from 23 to 25 January 2019.

Link to Race Documents and Results.  

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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Day 3 Starling NI Champs photos ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to the Taipa Sailing Club team - we know how much work is involved running an event for a small club. You guys were amazing. See you in April!The inside story ... See MoreSee Less

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Some great photos from day 2 of NI Champs ... See MoreSee Less

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GBC’s Mitchell Clark ... See MoreSee Less

GBC’s Mitchell Clark

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GBC’s Jack Manning 1334 ... See MoreSee Less

GBC’s Jack Manning 1334

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GBC’s William Beauchamp ... See MoreSee Less

GBC’s William Beauchamp

 

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Mast looks like a banana

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William B and Britt C ... See MoreSee Less

William B and Britt C

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Grace Still sailing to a brilliant 3rd in Race 2. ... See MoreSee Less

Grace Still sailing to a brilliant 3rd in Race 2.

 

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Nice sailing Grace X

Woohoo

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Day 2 of Starling NI’s at Taipa done. 3 races sailed by the fleet of 49 in a shifty, building offshore breeze. Less changeable than yesterday when there were a lot of snakes and ladders. The last 2 heats today in particular got much more breeze than forecast - 22 knots was the reading off a Keeler watching the racing during heat 3. All our East Akl kids went well today in conditions that probably favoured the bigger sailors. In particular one of our training squad, Callum McRae (Maraetai) had a 4 and a 5 to finish. Apparently Jack M is lying 7th overall after 6 heats, Callum 12th. Waiting for full results - there will be a few big changes from yesterday. We are all loving Taipa as a venue and as hosts! Sorry there is a lack of photos today right now - this is race 1 of day, first beat - Jack is leading the right hand bunch towards the top mark before a handful of leading boats came in from the left. Heat winners today were Sean Herbert (2) and Lachlan Dillon (1). Those two sailors will be leading overall. (Edit - Day 2 results now attached and will be on taipasailingclub.co.nz/?page_id=690 soon) ... See MoreSee Less

Day 2 of Starling NI’s at Taipa done.   3 races sailed by the fleet of 49 in a shifty, building offshore breeze.  Less changeable than yesterday when there were a lot of snakes and ladders.  The last 2 heats today in particular got much more breeze than forecast - 22 knots was the reading off a Keeler watching the racing during heat 3.  All our East Akl kids went well today in conditions that probably favoured the bigger sailors. In particular one of our training squad, Callum McRae (Maraetai) had a 4 and a 5 to finish.  Apparently Jack M is lying 7th overall after 6 heats, Callum 12th.  Waiting for full results - there will be a few big changes from yesterday.  We are all loving Taipa as a venue and as hosts!  Sorry there is a lack of photos today right now - this is race 1 of day, first beat - Jack is leading the right hand bunch towards the top mark before a handful of leading boats came in from the left. Heat winners today were Sean Herbert (2) and Lachlan Dillon (1).  Those two sailors will be leading overall.  (Edit - Day 2 results now attached and will be on http://taipasailingclub.co.nz/?page_id=690 soon)Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Looks stunning. Thk u fr the photod

3 days ago

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Day 1 ... See MoreSee Less

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Some of the 49 boat fleet, including GBC’s Jack M (black boat), dealing with the waves at Taipa this afternoon.

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A bit of surf at the Starlings beach landing
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Actually, I think this is at the end of racing, landing near the inlet. Boats coming in. JM one of the first. 😉

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Here’s a gathering of our Auckland Eastern Clubs sailors (and a couple of siblings) who are racing in the 49 boat Starling North Island Champs in Taipa this weekend. We have 9 sailors representing GBC, Maraetai Sailing Club and Howick Sailing Club. Just missing Peter Eaglen who has headed up to Cape Reinga for a look. ... See MoreSee Less

Here’s a gathering of our Auckland Eastern Clubs sailors (and a couple of siblings) who are racing in the 49 boat Starling North Island Champs in Taipa this weekend.  We have 9 sailors representing GBC, Maraetai Sailing Club and Howick Sailing Club.  Just missing Peter Eaglen who has headed up to Cape Reinga for a look.

 

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What a great team. Wishing you all super sailing on Doubtless a Bay as Cook called it mind the surf

Motley crew, wish we were there

The siblings are Eastern Clubs Sailors too, just not Starling sailors (yet).

Wow 9 that is fantastic.Thank you for taking care of Locky too. You are a great bunch. Goodluck for the next 2 days and see you next week!

Good on Yous🙂 Kia Mau Te Wehi

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Three East Auckland sailors new-ish to their Starlings enjoyed another day on the Tamaki yesterday. (Photos courtesy Richard Blakey.) ... See MoreSee Less

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Day three of Glendowie Boating Club's summer Introduction to Sailing Course for our 13 newest sailors. Incoming tide and fine weather, with a decent sou'wester meant plenty more sailing today. (Photos courtesy William Beauchamp) ... See MoreSee Less

Maiden voyage in a Starling for Elliott B, who appears to have outgrown his Opti over the holiday season... Introductory Starling Coaching Clinic with Nick and Andrea. ... See MoreSee Less

Maiden voyage in a Starling for Elliott B, who appears to have outgrown his Opti over the holiday season... Introductory Starling Coaching Clinic with Nick and Andrea.

 

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Hi there - do you do training for other local sailors? We’re at BBYC and new to starling

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Not much wind, but plenty of fun, at Glendowie Boating Club this morning, for the start of this week's Introduction to Sailing course. 13 lucky young sailors enjoyed their first day on the water. Lots more great times to come. Thanks to our coaches Lisa and Ben and their helpers for making everyone welcome, and for a great start to the week. ... See MoreSee Less

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Final results. ... See MoreSee Less

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One of the best post race dunkings I have seen.
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