Welcome to HYC

Welcome to HYC

Competitive sailing began at Hobsonville in the early 1930's which led to the formation of the Hobsonville Boating Club (HBC) in 1934. With the Defence amalgamation of Hobsonville and Whenuapai in 1966 to become RNZAF Base Auckland, the HBC was retitled RNZAF Base Auckland Yacht Club (RNZAF BAYC). However since the airforce base has moved from Hobsonville we are now known as The Hobsonville Yacht Club. Our aim is to keep the  tradition of recreational boating alive at Hobsonville.

We now also have a Facebook page - "Hobsonville Yacht Club"

One HYC's our Juniors sailing in  Pre-Christmas Series Race 4, 5 & 6 (Blue Fleet & Red Fleet)

Please e-mail admin@hycnz.org.nz your images of HYC boats and sailing events

What is happening at HYC this week????

Just a quick reminder!!

Please could  all members  have their membership cards on their persons, and for all visitors to sign in when on HYC premises for the purposes of retaining our liquor license. 

Wednesday 22nd November - Wednesday Club Night
The bar shall be open from 5pm, closing time at the  discretion of the bar manager on duty. 
Friday 24th November -  Junior sailing at 17.00 Training/Practice Night

Club Night 

The bar shall be open from 4-30 closing time at the  discretion of the bar manager on duty. 

Sunday 26th November -   Club afternoon 

the bar shall be open 3pm, closing time at the  discretion of the bar manager on duty. 

Forthcoming events at HYC up until Christmas......

Friday 1st December  Junior sailing at 17.00 Twilight Series Race 3 (Blue Fleet & Red Fleet)

Sun 3rd December Golden Rivet race 1 &  2 
The first race at 1100hrs and the second approx.. 1400hrs.

Friday 8th December Junior sailing at 17.00 Training/Practice Night

Sun 10th December Shipwright # 2 (fleet racing 12.00)

Sunday 10th December Junior sailing at 1400
Pre-Christmas Series Race 7 & 8 (Blue Fleet & Red Fleet)

Friday 15th December  Junior sailing at 17.00
Twilight Series Race 4 (Blue Fleet & Red Fleet)

Friday 22nd December Junior sailing at 1700 Christmas Fun Night/ no sailing

Suprise race 2.....hmmmmmm

Race was a non-event. Eye Spy only got two channel markers out of the marina before returning home. The wind was good but the cooling through the engine was not. Blue Beat offered to tow us to the start (thanks Gaza) but I had to gratefully decline as one should have a motor when racing………just in case. JK jumped ship onto Blue Beat and they continued to the start only to find no one to race against.

I discovered and replaced a very munted impellor after returning to the marina. All is now well again in the land of Eye Spy.

Where are our fleets of the past?
Anyone with suggestions about how to increase numbers on race day please let the sailing committee know or email Trevor May!!
Your div 5 rep

Regarding Golden rivet races 1 & 2 on Sunday 3rd December

Good afternoon all,

We can all have a breather this weekend. There are no races programmed. The forward hands race was completed in veeeery light winds last weekend as programmed but the Ladies race did not happen. This will be raced at a later date if we can get a few more entries. Please let me know if you intend to enter a lady (not Rob in a skirt) and your vessel in this race via reply E-mail. If there are not enough entries we may cancel.

Please be aware that we have the “Golden Rivet” series programmed for the 3rd December. We plan to race two races on this afternoon. The first race at 1100hrs and the second approx.. 1400hrs.
The “Golden Rivet” race is one of the more prestigious races of the year. This is a teams race HYC against CCYC best of three. The best way to get an advantage in this race series is to enter as many and diverse vessels as possible. HYC has retained this trophy from inception. Lets continue with this trend firstly by replying with your intention to enter.

We need:
6 or more vessels
Clean bottoms
Sense of humour
Competitive attitude
There will be a NOR (notice of race) posted on the Monday before the racing so lets think about entering and encourage others to do so as well. Please let me know.

Your Div 5 rep

HYC junior Summer sailing progamme 2017 - 2018

You must be logged in to add gadgets that are only visible to you