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"

The latest boat to join the HYC fleet. Congratulations to Gary and Gayleen on the purchase of their new yacht Sliipknot.

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

What is happening at HYC!!!

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 HYC!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately we had to postpone the Golden rivet race 2.  Both clubs were short on numbers - due to Christmas activities and some boats already being in cruising mode ready for Christmas.

The plan is to schedule two races on 24th February ...which will make it very exciting. 

The HYC juniors had their last session on the water last Friday.  This Friday they are having their Christmas party, which should be lots of fun.

Wednesday 12th December -Wednesday Club Night

The bar shall be open from 5pm, closing time at the discretion of the bar manager on duty. 

Friday 14th December -   HYC Young Sailors Christmas Party, starting at 5pm. 

Please bring a plate of food, some Christmas lollies/chocolates suitable for prizes and if you have a favourite game bring that too!

Club Night

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

Sunday  16th December - Shipwright 2 at 12 O'clock (this is a fleet start at HYC)

**Message from Div 5 Rep Trevor May**

Good morning all,
Please see attached NOR for this Sunday. This is the last programmed race of 2018!
Lets all make an effort to display as many boats as possible outside the HYC. The tower will be manned so call on 77 if you have any questions.
Please let me know if you intend to race or not so I can have a check list on the day in case of postponement.
Lee ho
Your Div 5 rep

Club afternoon

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

Future events......

Sunday 13th January 2019 - Shipwright 3 at 13.00 (fleet start at HYC)

Friday 25th January - Night race to Kawau

Pre-Christmas Message from the Sailing Captain:

Hi and Season’s Greetings to All,
Firstly, my apologies for this belated 1st message of the Summer program, I have been meaning to put a message together for a while now. No real excuses other than work and lots going on, but I will endeavour to provide the club with updates on a more regular basis. 
Sailing Report
The summer racing program has at best been a mixed bag so far due to the weather. We had good days and bad but I guess it’s what we can expect in Auckland pre-Christmas, however, we have had some good days racing for both the Dingys and Keelers. The Friday night ‘learn to sail’ and dingy training program has had great attendance which is pleasing to see. The senior club members are more welcome to join the juniors on the water in one of the club Sunbursts for a bit of fun and sailing knowledge sharing on Friday nights.
I will not talk too much about the racing results because Trev and Gill have been doing a great job of posting the results, but I guess the biggest talking point was the result of the 1st Golden Rivet race against CCYC. Let’s not talk too much about that and get out there and win it back on the 9th Dec. It was great to have some nice weather, a full clubhouse, some colourful/themed club members and some good food after the 1st Golden rivet. Thanks to Sharon and her house team for their efforts. Looking forward to seeing a similar full club house this weekend, with a hopefully a better result!
From the Dingy perspective, well done to our Junior sailors Mackenzie and Grace for entering the French Bay regatta. It was an excellent opportunity for them both to experience large fleet racing, and to meet and associate with sailors from other clubs. Of note, some top Starling sailors were in attendance including the national champ. Recommend reading Mackenzie’s report on Facebook, it is a great read!  

Sailing Committee Meetings and Initiatives:
I thought I would also take this opportunity to let the club members know the sailing committee (6x Club members) are meeting on a regular basis. We have recorded minutes and we are reporting to the Executive.
We are currently working on several initiatives including; 
Updating the sailing instructions, 
Audits and updating racing equipment, plus a tower tidy up, 
Updated computer and back up for race results and club admin/history (Special thanks to Scott for donations/help), 
Engagement/possible alignment with CCYC for future racing, 
Planning for future YNZ coaches course (to be offered to all members); differed until next year due to YNZ circumstance.
Wrap up:
Unfortunately, the safety boat has been out of action due to OB servicing/adjustments and some minor issues. It should be back for this weekend all going well.
Lastly and more importantly thank you to all the volunteers in the club. From the running the bar/house, making the sailing happen, junior sailing coaching and admin, managing the finances and communication, and generally keeping club running. I would like to say a special thank you to our secretary Lisa who is doing a fantastic job in keeping things running smoothly, and to the team who are working hard on the Trust advocating for the club membership on the club’s future. 

Season’s Greetings to all, and have a safe Christmas and New Year’s both on the water and where ever you may be (or travelling) over the Christmas break.

Sean Munro
HYC Sailing Captain

HYC summer Series 2018

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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