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"


Samantha (Communications officer), Bronwyn Colquhoun (vice Commodore), Tina Munro (Junior Sailing & organiser extraordinaire - who put us forward for the Million Dollar Mission & coordinated our mission) , Erica Wills (Junior Sailing & Tina's awesome right hand lady) and Lisa Mackay (club secretary) finally get together to toast the success of HYC's Million Dollar Mission.

The eight new Optis which were purchased with the Money from the Million Dollar Mission shall be out on the water for HYC's Opening day on Sunday 20th October 2019.


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

The course for Sundays Open Day Race (seniors race)- start at 13.00 hours!!!!


It is our old course #1 this will be Course #11 on the new Course list.

Start(East) –  Laid South Orange(S) – ODM(S) – Beachhaven(S) – Laid South Orange(S) – ODM(S) – Beachhaven(S) – Laid South Orange(S) – Finish

Position of the Laid South Orange will depend on the Wind strength on the day but will most likely be somewhere between Charcoal Bay and Soldiers Bay.

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!!!

This week marks the start of HYC's summer series, with the juniors having a Dinghy Training & Introduction on Friday at 5pm and the seniors having a skippers meeting at 7pm.  On Sunday it is our official opening day racing which kicks off at 12.30!!!



Wednesday 16th October- 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 18th October - 


Dinghy Training & Introduction at 5pm
For our juniors, parents and organisers 


Keeler/Div5 Skippers Meeting at 7pm
Agenda is to discuss the summer program and pass the latest course list on, plus a possible rules/protest forum (TBC on the night). Followed by a question session.


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 20th October - OPENING DAY

The Summer Racing Program will start with Opening day on the Sunday 20 Oct 2019 for both Keelers (Div5) and Dinghies (Div1&2).  

Racing is planned to be around the buoys and close to the club. This will be followed by a social event put on by the House committee. 

NOR has been posted.

Dingy Divisions (1 & 2) 3x Races starting at 1230hrs
Keeler Division (5) 1x Race starting at 1300hrs



 After racing is time socialise ......





Club afternoon

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

Future events......



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)


Sailing Captain Report: 14 October 2019



Hi All,
This is a quick Sailing Captain & Committee report to formally announce the 2019/20 Summer Racing Program and to remind everyone of the Opening Day this weekend. 

My thanks to the Sailing Committee consisting of Gill Moore, Mark Jones, Steve Old, Tamas Sebesteny for their assistance in producing the program and associated documentation. 

2019/20 Summer Racing Program

Our apologies for the delay on the release on the Summer program. We were waiting to formalise some dates for the Devonport Yacht Club 3 Handed/3 Legs Race; planned as the 100miler/50 miler. Unfortunately, the dates have not been released yet. We have released the program as it is; however, it is subject to some change (in red on program). We will notify the club in due course of the confirmed dates/any changes.  

The 2019/20 Summer program is planned to start with Friday night Dinghy Training & Introduction on Friday 18th Oct 2019 at 5pm, and a Keelers/Div. 5 skippers meeting.

Keeler/Div5 Skippers Meeting; 
There is a ‘skippers’ meeting on Friday 18 Oct 2019, @ 7pm, in the club. 
Agenda is to discuss the summer program and pass the latest course list on, plus a possible rules/protest forum (TBC on the night). Followed by a question session.

OPENING DAY Sunday 20 Oct 2019
The Summer Racing Program will start with Opening day on the Sunday 20 Oct 2019 for both Keelers (Div5) and Dinghies (Div1&2).  

Racing is planned to be around the buoys and close to the club. This will be followed by a social event put on by the House committee. 

NOR has been posted.

Dingy Divisions (1 & 2) 3x Races starting at 1230hrs
Keeler Division (5) 1x Race starting at 1300hrs

Happy sailing 

Regards
Sean Munro
HYC Sailing Captain 






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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