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"

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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. 

This Sunday marks the last of the winter series racing!!! The summer series commences on Saturday 7th October with opening day racing, so if you have been hibernating it is time to come out of hibernation and start racing again at HYC; opening day is always a great day at the club.

Wednesday 20th September - Wednesday Club Night
The bar shall be open from 5pm until 9pm
Friday 22nd September - Club Night 

The bar shall be open from 4-30 to 9-00 pm

Sunday 24th September - Reserve day for Junior sailing (currently awaiting more information!)

HYC winter series race 8 - the final race of the series!!

Please find attached NOR for Sunday.
This is the last of the races programmed for the winter series. Well done to all who competed.

The summer series will be promulgated once a few discrepancies are ironed out. Probably before the end of the week. Be prepared for the first of the “Golden Rivet races “in the next few weeks.. We need as many of our boats as possible to compete in this one so, don’t be shy to put your hand up. This series will also be on the new programme.

Any issues let me know.
Looking forward to the warmer weather eh.
Lee ho
Your Div 5 rep

And do not forget the clocks change ......

Club afternoon 

the bar shall be open 3-7pm

Forthcoming events at HYC in the not to distant future....

Friday 29th September - Junior sailing working Bee at 5pm

sunday 1st October Golden Rivet #1

Sat 7th October Opening Day Race 11.00

Sun 15th October Shipwright # 1 racing 12.00

Sun 5th November Forward Hands followed by Lady’s Helm Race 11.00 and 14.00

HYC Winter series race - Sunday 17th September 2017

The results of the mark foy race:

1         Firsty
2          Blue Beat
3         Nona
4         Waterwitch
5         Escape
6         Eye Spy
Winner of the lift and clean voucher kindly donated by Floating Dock Services  was Blue Beat

Here is the first of the race reports,  hopefully more to follow soon!!?!

Race report from Eye Spy:
The weather was spot on for a sail around the cans. Winds predicted to be 13-17knts from NW. Not a problem for the Eye Spy crew as we are 5 up today. Yep well…………lets go with three. The wind has also increased by the time we get out to Eye Spy.

We decide on No.2 headsail and full main. Freezer on, music on and motor down towards Taikata. Boats are streaming out of the marina. Looks like a great turnout. Our start is well after the other 88s as they have declared two handed – no extras. Puts them 5 minutes in front! We decide not to fly extras as the enthusiasm may not match the number of bums on Eye Spy today.
The wind increases and things are getting a bit willing. We decide to quickly throw a reef in the main.

We do a reasonable start along side Crucial fix. The course is 3 x round Meola………pretty much windward leeward. At times we could gull wing but the wind was pretty shifty so pleased we were not running a kite at times however, was envious of the big blue kite on Firsty. Looked great guys!

As the course had the fleet on converging paths, I needed someone on the leeward side calling the other boats. Meant we lacked bums on the rail but still had time for refreshments on the way. We and the Stewart 34 got put about by the veeeery large Champosa on the run to the line in about 24 knts breeze which put us a little higher on the finish than intended. We beat the 34 in a drag race then pipped Wild Horses on the line. So we had a few boats behind us but none were HYC boats so, we come in sixth from six. Best we get the hull cleaned eh.

Didn’t want to show our hand prior to the “Golden Rivet”. Plenty of excuses but at the end of the day we have room for improvement.

A great couple of hours on the water.

Many thanks to CCYC start vessel and committee for allowing HYC to start with them.

Thanks to my crew Lisa and JK.

HYC Juniors get vouchers donated by Crustys Pizza Burger!!

The running of a Club hinges on many people doing many small tasks and some large and with many tasks accomplished without fanfare or acknowledgement.

Recently the Junior sailing group were handed burger and pizza vouchers for  Junior Sailor of the Day generously donated by Brendon Marsh of Crusty’s Pizza Burger. 

This fine establishment is located on the corner of De Havilland Rd and Baffin St at Hobsonville Point. Please support this business as it is supporting us with a purchase or just a pat on the back and a “good on ya, mate” to Brendon.

The mover and shaker that acquired these vouchers - through wit, charm, personality and perseverance is none other than Gary Swain. Thanks mate!!!

HYC junior sailing progamme.

The juniors start sailing a couple of week before the keelers, however you will note that after that the juniors will be sailing on the same days as the HYC winter series.   (juniors at 10am and then the keelers at 13.00).

It will be great to have the young and the old racing on the same day and no doubt we will all be able to learn a few things from each other!!!

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