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"

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!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone that has been voting for us in The Million Dollar Mission please give yourself a big high 5 ... we are currently on track and hitting our daily targets.  But once again we need all need to keep up the good work and remember to vote everyday for the entire month.

Wednesday 13th March-  Wednesday Club Night

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

Friday 15th March - HYC junior training at 17.00

Club Night

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

St Patricks Pot luck dinner at 19.00pm... everyone welcome!!!


Sunday 17th March club afternoon

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

Future events......

Friday 22nd March - Junior sailing at 17.00

Saturday 23rd March - HYC's seniors  50 miler!!!

Sunday 24th March 19 - HYC juniors racing at 10am

Friday 29th March - Junior sailing at 17.00

Sunday 31st March - HYC Juniors last race of the series at 15.00

Sunday 31st March - Surprise race 4 at 12O'clock (mark foy race starting at Taikata)

Sunday 14th april - HYC closing day starting at 11.00

Junior Sailing Report Friday 1st Feb 2019

This was a fabulous start to the New Year, with 15 youngsters out on the water, with 3 new families joining in too. The sailing groups were divided into 4, with a coach allocated to each team. Tamas had the beginners in Optis, whilst Sean took the older beginners in Firebugs combining them with the Improvers and helped by Nicol as assistant coach. Gill took the Advanced group covering the mark rounding rules and Buoy Room, then applying it on the water in a multitude of scenarios. All groups had plenty of time on the water, and each group was de-briefed as they finished putting their dinghies away. This system worked really well, but we were only able to do this with the very generous help of Claire and Carl, friends and neighbours of Sean,  who very kindly came in their large RIB, and added extremely competent Patrol Boat cover. Thank you Carl and Claire, and we hope you enjoyed the fun on the water and we’d love to see you again!

It was great to see Kaelem, Anthony and Athena out on the water, sailing on their own and enjoying it. Next week when the Smiths, Thorntons and Devta’s are back, we will be at full capacity in the Junior Sailing section. A big thank you to Mark Jones who also came out on the water and helped instruct. Look forward to seeing you all on the 8th February, except the Wills’ who are off to the Cricket Test.

Gill Moore
Dinghy Sailing Coordinator 

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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