HYC Open Day - Sunday 16th February 2014

posted Feb 15, 2014, 1:46 PM by Admin hycnz   [ updated Feb 23, 2014, 4:19 PM ]
On Sunday we had our first open day at HYC 

Message from our Commodore

Dear club members

You would have noticed a few changes at the club over the last few weeks. A lot of work has been undertaken by the executive committee and other various club members and the results are plain to see. Our club looks fantastic and now shows how proud we are of our little piece of paradise. The outside of the club looks fantastic, the grounds are tidy and our pontoon and ramp are back in use.

Yesterday we had our Club Open Day in conjunction with the opening of the new Farmers Market on the landing. This was a most successful day with an estimated 200 people coming in to enjoy our club. I want to say a big THANK YOU to the executive committee and other club members who have put a lot of time into making the day a success. A special thank you must go to Trevor with help from Jos who took many first time sailors out on Eye Spy. 

The Land Company management is very pleased with our efforts and this puts us in good light with them.

There are more changes and upgrades planned for our club in the coming months - watch this space!

Thanks again for all your help and support!


House Officer Jo Howley's Thoughts regarding Open Day

It couldn’t have been a more perfect day to showcase our club to the public – the sun was shining, a light breeze, and sausages sizzling on the bbq (compliments of the Kumeu Village Butcher).

The sausages were a hit – thanks to Sharon & Wendy for helping out – it was hot work, only cooled down with an occasional cider.  It was fantastic to see the club buzzing and people enjoying a drink while taking in the view.  We'll look forward to more visits from the locals.

Club Secretary Denise Ellis's Thoughts regarding Open Day

The Open day on Sunday 16 Feb was well attended by Market Day visitors and the local Hobsonville Point residents. The weather was superb and the outdoor space was shown to its full potential. Several membership applications have been received. A big thanks to Committee members and Club membership who supported the meet and greet and those who bought their boats and anchored in front of the Club rooms. A special thanks to Trevor May and crew for taking out several visitors and giving them a great time sailing on a Y88. A first for several (on a yacht)

An Open Day Perspective from Eye Spy
The weather could not have been better.......all we need now is the public.
I was asked if I would offer rides for those who hadn't sailed on a keeler before. "Young Entertainer" and "Eye Spy" duly anchored in front of the club. As the tide was going out I decided to move "Eye Spy" as she only had two hundred mil beneath her keel. Jos and Christin volunteered to help and take her for a short sail to create interest. Three navy cadets also asked to go. No problem......all on board via our newly erected walkway and pontoon. A short sail to Island Bay return and more of the cadets were keen. All in all we took 5 groups to Island Bay and back. A couple of toddlers, a lady from Samoa, a chap from Netherlands  and two groups of local residence. A good contrast of people who all seemed happy with what we were able to offer. The lovely Samoan lady has left finger impressions in the boat coaming and my leg. Not tooo happy when "Eye Spy" was heeling over.
Thanks to Jos for crewing for the afternoon.

Holding on tightly!

Navy Sea Cadets enjoying a sail on Eye Spy.