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"




With the continued development down on the landing at Hobsonville Point some of you may have been wondering what was happening with the Hobsonville Yacht Club (previously RNZAF Yacht Club) the rowing community including West Lake Boys High School and water access in general for those of us who love having the ability to use the waters of the Upper Harbour to the fullest.

Behind the scenes the Hobsonville Point Marine Sports Recreation Centre Charitable Trust has been working extremely hard to ensure that there is a facility and more importantly water access for the local community and we would love your support.

Please read the link for more information about what we are working towards and join our Facebook page so you can stay up to date with what we are doing and our progress towards ensuring we have water access for all and a facility for the many water sports enjoyed across the Upper Harbour.



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. 

Please note that only FULL members are allowed to sign in guests!

This week at Hobsonville Yacht club!!!



Wednesday 19th February Wednesday Club Night

The bar shall be open from 5pm, closing time at the discretion of the bar manager on duty
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Friday 21st February -Junior sailing at 17.00 Learn To Sail / general training


Club Night

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

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Sunday 23rd February  - Wayward 6 (Div 5)

***NOR will be emailed out the participating yachts****



Club afternoon

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


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Future events......in 2020!!!!!!!



Friday 28th February 17.00 LTS/ general training

Sunday 1st March 10.30/12.00 Training/ race 5 & 6 – post xmas

Sunday 1st March 13.00 Golden rivet race 3 / Surprise race 3 (CCYC start line)

Friday 6th March 17.00 LTS / general training

Sunday 8th March Wayward 7 (Div 5)***

Friday 13th March 17.00 LTS/ general training (may be land based due to tides)

Sunday 15th March 9.00/10.30 Riverhead/Whenuapi Long Distance race

Friday 20th March 17.00 LTS/general training or Motuihe briefing

Saturday 21st March 07.30/9.00 Motuihe Island Trip* Dinghies & Keelers wayard

Sunday 22nd March Wayward 8 (Div 5)***

Friday 27th March 17.00 LTS / general training

Sunday 29th March 9.00/10.30 Training/ race 9 & 10

Friday 3rd April 17.00 LTS/ General Training

Sunday 5th April 13,30/15.00 CLOSING DAY RACE – Div 1. Div 2 and Div 5








Wayard 5 - Sunday 9th February 2020

Results:
1st Near & Farr
2nd Cloud Ten



Photo of Cloud Ten racing on Sunday 



Race Report from Near & Farr


We decided to race back from Issey bay after a lovely few days cruising with the company of Cloud Ten.  We both chose to reef... hey why not "it's easy to knock a reef out if the wind dies" apparently easy for us, not so for Cloud Ten.
 
 Our imaginary start line should have meant that we could get to the finish line on one board.  Cloud ten had a better start than us and were much higher than us...hmmmmm they might not have to tack.  Duncan worked hard and we gained better height and Cloud ten lost height... there was no way in hell they would not have to tack.  Duncan kept muttering about wanting a "massive magical lift".... it did not arrive so we had to tack and follow Cloud tens track.  They then tacked again..... hmmm time to do some shouting ..... it was quite bizarre did they not hear me yell " STARBOARRRRRRD"...... normally the whole of the north island hears me!  They must have balls of steel..... .hmmmmm they did dip but we also adjusted course...we mentioned protesting but yeah nah we were only jesting.


We tacked again and heading along the container terminal side, while Cloud ten opted for Devonport side.  For the second time we discussed knocking the reef out and this time the wind did not pick up. We decided to knock the reef out as we were never going to catch them up reefed  (they had a lovely clean bottom and our bottom was filthy.... must book in an antifoul)..... easy peasy to knock the reef out all done from the cockpit.   The larger sail area helped us gain and then over take Cloud ten by the bridge... the wind did pick up but with cracked sheets it was manageable.  We then started singing "the hokey cokey"

 

pull your mainsheet in, your head sail in
let your mainsheet out, let your headsail out
In, out, in, out
You shake it all about
You do the hokey cokey
And you turn around
That's what it's all about
Woah, the hokey cokey
Woah, the hokey cokey
Woah, the hokey cokey

It was all about trimming and singing and some bad dancing on my part.... Duncan was helming and singing while I trimmed sung and danced in the flukey wind.   They were gaining on us... but we managed to maintain our lead.  We finished ahead of Bronny and Scotty.... just!!!!  It was a great race and always fun to sail in great company.

 

 

Race Report from Cloud Ten

After a great week away we ended up with the HYC crew in Izzy bay on our last night. This coincided with the scheduled wayward race home. I popped my head out in the morning and saw there was wind and made the call to up pick and go. Near and Farr answered that call and we were off.

We both reefed and motored out of the bay, once next to each other we said ready set go and unfurled our headsails and started. We were pleased we had reefed as the gusts were pretty strong, the wind angle was better than expected and we were hoping to lay the harbour entrance. The outgoing tide had other ideas though, at this point Near and Farr were pointing higher and above us but we had been leading all the way.

Our first tack was not flash and we lost ground and Near and Farr passed ahead of us. The second was much better and we caught back up. It looked like Near and Farr still had the edge and were going to pass in front, but next minute they weren’t and Scotty said you’re going to have to dip. I called for a big ease and went around there stern, there was heaps of room. Sam and Dunk were muttering about a protest because they had to adjust there course with big smiles on their face. Scotty and I smiled back and carried on.

We were leading through the city but the wind had lighted and was down to 10-12 knots so we were going much slower. Although in the tide we stayed in the middle and had more breeze. We were nearly at the bridge when Near and Farr caught up and past us. I was wondering what we were doing wrong, then I realised they had shaken out their reef. Dam it! After the bridge the wind picked up again so we’d lost the opportunity to shake out our reef in the light. We were hoping Near and Farr might get overpowered but because it was eased sheets they were handling the full main fine. We were slowly catching them though. Once around Kauri Point the wind went to our aft quarter and that was the end of our advantage. There was only 4 minutes in it at the finish so we were still happy with our race. Well Done Sam and Dunk!

 






Course Sheets for 2019/2020 Season

LOCAL COURSES

2019 / 2020 SEASON

Course numbers 1 to 10 and Harbour Courses as supplied by CCYC

COURSE: Number displayed on Start Boat or Tower.

MARK ROUNDING:  As described.    COMMS:  Listen/Hail VHF Channel 77  START:

SHORTEN COURSE: Monitor VHF 77 and/or Flags.

#1      Start – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy –  19 Chelsea Buoy – Finish. (All to Stbd.) (9.94 NM)

#2      Start – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy – Rona Buoy – Finish. (All to Stbd.) (10.9 NM)

 

#3      Start – 2 Bayswater Buoy (to Stbd) – A Meola Buoy (to Stbd) – Rona Buoy - (to PORT)  - Finish. (10.45 NM)

#4      Start – 19 Chelsea Buoy – start mark – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Finish (All to Stbd) (9.2 NM).

#5      Start – 2 Bayswater Buoy – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Rona Buoy – Finish. (All to Stbd.)

          (8.6 NM)

#6      Start – A Meola Buoy – start mark – A Meola Buoy – start mark – A Meola Buoy - Finish (All Stbd) (9.3 NM)

#7      Start – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Finish. (All to Stbd) (10.00 NM)

#8      Start – 2 Bayswater Buoy (to Stbd) – A Meola Buoy (to Stbd) – 19 Chelsea Buoy           (to PORT) – Finish. (9.6 NM)

#9      Start – 19 Chelsea Buoy – A Meola Buoy – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Finish (All Stbd) (7.0 NM)

#10    Start – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy - 19 Chelsea Buoy – Rona Buoy – Finish (All to Stbd.). (10.8 NM)


 

Course numbers 11 to 18 as supplied by HYC

#11    Start –  LSO(S) – ODM(S) – Beachhaven(S) – LSO(S) – ODM(S) – Beachhaven(S) – LSO(S) – Finish

#12    Start – A Meola(P) – ODM(S) – Beachhaven(S) – LSO(S) – ODM(S) – Beachhaven(S) – LSO(S) – Finish

#13    Start – A Meola(P) – 19 Chelsea(S) – A Meola(S) – 19 Chelsea(S) – Finish

#14    Start – A Meola(P) – 19 Chelsea(S) – Rona(S) – 19 Chelsea(S) – Rona(S) –  19 Chelsea(S) –Rona(S) – Finish

#15    Start – 19 Chelsea(S) – 2 Bayswater(S) – Finish

#16    Start – 19 Chelsea(S) – 5 Torpedo Bay(S) – 19 Chelsea(S) – Rona(S) – 19 Chelsea(S) – Rona(S) – Finish

#17    Start – 19 Chelsea(S) – 4 Devonport(S) – 18 Resolution(S) – 19 Chelsea(P) – Finish

#18    Start – 19 Chelsea(S) – 11 Saltworks(S) – 14 Northern Leading(S) – 18 Resolution(S) – 19 Chelsea(P) – Finish

HARBOUR COURSES

1.              Start to 7 Rough Rock Yellow Buoy (Stbd), To 14 Northern Leading Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to 18 Resolution Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to Finish. (16.5NM).

2.             Start to 7 Rough Rock Yellow Buoy (Port), To 10 McKenzie Yellow Buoy (Stbd), To 14 Northern Leading Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to 18 Resolution Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to Finish.      (21.5NM).

3.            Start to D Illomama Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to Navy Buoy (Stbd), to

Browns Island Beacon (Port), G Motukorea Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to 14 Northern Leading Yellow Buoy (Port) to 18 Resolution Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to Finish. (26.0NM).

4.             Start to Motuihe Island (Stbd) to 18 Resolution Yellow Buoy (Stbd) to Finish.

5.            Start to Motuihe Island (Port) to 18 Resolution Yellow Buoy (Stbd) to Finish.   

FAIRWAY MARKS: Pass through Main Span of the Harbour Bridge.




Hobsonville Yacht Club 2019/2020 Summer Sailing Programme



Friday 25th October 17.00 Training/on water/long weekend

Friday 1st November 17.00 LTS session 1 intro/limited on the water

Sunday 3rd November 09.45/11.00 Training/Race 1 & 2 – Pre xmas

Sunday 3rd November 13.00 Golden Rivet race 1 / Surprise race 2 (CCYC start line)

Friday 8th November 17.00 LTS Session 2 / on water

Sunday 10th November Wayward 1 (div 5)

Friday 15th November 17.00 LTS session 3 / on water

Sunday 17th November 9.00/10.30 Training / race 3 & 4 – pre xmas

Sunday 17th November 12.00 Forrard Hands (div 5 ) 

Friday 22nd November 17.00 LTS Session 4 / on water

Sunday 24th November Wayward 2 (div 5)

Friday 29th November 17.00 LTS session 5 / on water

Sunday 1st December 9.00/10.20 Training/ race 5 &6 – pre xmas

Friday 6th December 17.00 LTS session 6 / on water

Sunday 8th December 13.00 Golden rivet race 2 / Surprise 2 (CCYC start line)

Friday 13th December 17.00 LTS session 7 / on water

Sunday 15th December 08.30/10.00 Training/race 7 & 8 – pre xmas

Sunday 15th December Wayward 3 (div 5)

Friday 20th December 17.00 LTS session 8 / on water

Sunday 22nd December 14.00/15.00 XMAS fun race & function/party

Friday 17th January 17.00 LTS/ general training

Sunday 19th January 13.00/14.30 Training/LTS regatta/ fun race (ALL)

Sunday 19th January Wayward race 4 (div 5)

Friday 24th January Night Race to Kawau (Div 5)

Friday 31st January 17.00 LTS/ general training

Sunday 2nd February 11.30/13.00 Training/ race 1 & 2 – post xmas

Sunday 2nd February 13.00 Ladies race (div 5)

Friday 7th February 17.00 LTS / general training

Sunday 9th February Wayward 5 (div 5)

Friday 14th February 17.00 LTS/ general training (may be land based due to tides)

Sunday 16th February 11.30/13.00 Training/ race 3 & 4 – post xmas

Sunday 16th February 10.00 Shipwright regatta – Three races (Div 1, Div 2 & Div 5)

Friday 21st February 17.00 LTS/ general training

Sunday 23rd February Wayward 6 (Div 5)

Friday 28th February 17.00 LTS/ general training

Sunday 1st March 10.30/12.00 Training/ race 5 & 6 – post xmas

Sunday 1st March 13.00 Golden rivet race 3 / Surprise race 3 (CCYC start line)

Friday 6th March 17.00 LTS / general training

Sunday 8th March Wayward 7 (Div 5)***

Friday 13th March 17.00 LTS/ general training (may be land based due to tides)

Sunday 15th March 9.00/10.30 Riverhead/Whenuapi Long Distance race

Friday 20th March 17.00 LTS/general training or Motuihe briefing

Saturday 21st March 07.30/9.00 Motuihe Island Trip* Dinghies & Keelers wayward

Sunday 22nd March Wayward 8 (Div 5)***

Friday 27th March 17.00 LTS / general training

Sunday 29th March 9.00/10.30 Training/ race 9 & 10

Friday 3rd April 17.00 LTS/ General Training

Sunday 5th April 13,30/15.00 CLOSING DAY RACE – Div 1. Div 2 and Div 5

*** These races are subject to change due to Devonport Yacht Clubs 3 handed/3 leg race which is planned as the 100miler/50/miler
*Motuihe Island trip subject to change/planning/weather
LTS (Learn to Sail Programme)







Need to clean your bum????

Why not try Floating Dock Services on X Pier in Westhaven who sponsored HYC's winter series races!!!!




Clinton who runs the floating dock service would like to remind all our members that if you plan to going sailing up north this summer you will need to have been cleaned (water blasted to get all of the gremlins off) within 30 days or less of leaving for your cruising trip.

(the only exception is for boats with new anti foul - they have a six months from the date that they were anti fouled)

****floating dock services are getting busy in the build up to the summer holidays, so best to book your clean early to avoid disappointment ****

Please make sure you mention that you are a member of HYC ... it will make him happy as it will show him it is worth while sponsoring us!!

Ps This is a great service for those of us who do not like having strap marks on our bottoms!!!!!!


























































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