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"

Escape (who came first out of the HYC boats )racing during winter series race 8 on Sunday 28th July - photograph by Hugh Corbett (CCYC)

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!!!

Unfortunately the weather gods were not on our side last weekend, so neither the seniors or juniors raced.  This week there is no racing at HYC.

**with regards to Monday nights storm***

No boats have been reported as damaged at Hobsonville Marina, however we would recommend that boat owners pop down to their boats to check their lines as there is apparently  more stormy stuff coming our way.

Wednesday 14th August- Wednesday Club Night

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

Friday 16th August - Club Night

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


Sunday 18th August  Club afternoon

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

Future events......

Sunday 25th August -HYC seniors winter series race 10 (local race) starting at 13.00 - mark foy start

Sunday 25th August - HYC Juniors - 2 races the first starts at 13.00 (sheds open at 11.45)

Sunday 1st September - HYC seniors winter series race 11 (harbour race) starting at 10am - fleet start

Sunday 8th September - HYC juniors sailing - 2 races the first starts at 13.00 (sheds open at 11.45)

Sunday 15th September - HYC seniors winter series race 12 (harbour race) starting at 10am - fleet start

Sunday 22nd September - HYC juniors sailing - 2 races the first starts at 12.00 (sheds open at 10.45)

Seniors winter series programme

 Hello all,
This document is the Notice of Race(s) for the 2019 Winter series. It will cover all races for the winter season.
We are combining with the CCYC like last year and all races will be held on Sundays. The intent is for HYC to participate in both local and harbour races. 

The first race of 12 races is set for the 5th May and the series will conclude on the 15 September 2019. 

Refer to the attached CCYC programme for the list of dates/times. The times/race data are also bullet pointed below:

Local Races will start at 1300 hrs; Mark Foy Start. 
Harbour Races will start at 1000 hrs; Fleet Start.
The course will be indicated via a number posted on the start vessel. 
The start line is between the CCYC start vessel and the triangular yellow buoy. These will be located close to Taikata. 
Please keep clear of the start box until it is your start time for Mark Foy races.
The CCYC course lists and instructions are also included in this document. 
Remember to enter in the usual manner on the entry form at the club and pay the $5.00 entry fee. 
Please monitor channel 77 at all times.

Happy racing. 
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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