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.





HYC junior novice sailors with their certificates!!!! 


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HYC Commodore; Bar Progress & Club Events: 12 May 2021



Hi to All Club Members/Dinghy/Keeler/Junior/LTS Sailors /Parents

 

Firstly my apologies for the lack of correspondence over the past few weeks, I was away up north and then on a trip to Sydney for work where I got stuck when the travel bubble burst. 

The Executive committee are pleased to bring some good news on the bar and clubhouse, however the council building consent process is slow, and out of our and KO’s control. Yes things are progressing and I believe the regaining of the licence is not far away. Let’s just say the Exec continues to be a little frustrated.

The good news is the bar is open this Sunday after our first day of winter sailing utilising the special licence. My apologies that we have again been a little slow with our correspondence on this but we had to clear up an issue with the council on timings which has now been resolved.

 

So, the Bar is OPEN again this Sunday 16th May 2021 following Sailing from approx. 3pm utilising our special licence.

We are looking forward to seeing a good turn out from all club members. Our apologies in advance we are not serving tap beer until we get the bar fully up and running again, but I have requested Lion Red and Speights bottles get added to the bar stock, plus some more upmarket bottles of wine!



On the sailing program, our Sailing Captain Tamas is publishing an update but in short, the winter program starts this Sunday with an 8.30am meet at the containers, for a plan to be on the water by approx. 10.30am.  

 

Special Bar Licence:  

The 'Bar is Open' on dates which are tied to our upcoming sailing regattas/events.



The next dates are;

Sunday 16th May 2021 with licensed hours 3pm to 9pm

Sunday 30th May 2021 with licensed hours 3pm to 9pm

Sunday 20th June 2021 with licensed hours 3pm to 9pm

Sunday 4th July 2021 with licensed hours 3pm to 9pm

Sunday 18th July 2021 with licensed hours 3pm to 9pm

Sunday 1st August 2021 with licensed hours 3pm to 9pm

 

Note; I believe we will not have to use all these dates as we should have the bar licence sorted. Once the building consents are done the Licence will be issued according to my discussion with the Licencing inspector.

 

Upcoming Events

Tamas will provide an update on the upcoming sailing plans, however below is the program for info;


 

Winter Sailing Program

 


Have a great rest of the week and look forward to please seeing everyone in the Club on Sunday Afternoon!

 

If you have any questions please contact Sean on 0226924327.

  


Sean Munro

HYC Commodore and the Executive Committee


HYC Commodore; Bar Progress & Club Events: 07 April 21


 

Hi to All Club Members/Dinghy/Keeler/Junior/LTS Sailors /Parents

 

The Executive committee are pleased to bring more good news on the bar and clubhouse. 

 

There has been further very good progress on the Building consents to allow us to get our Bar Licence back. The meetings last week with the council went well so KO and their consultant have been given direction on some requirements, and they have a further meeting next week. KO is confident resolution is well underway but at this stage the executive do not have firm dates for the bar being fully opened as there are some action items to occur first.  

 

The Bar is OPEN again this Friday 9th April 2021 from approx 4pm for the second Twilight regata, utilising our special licence. We are looking forward to seeing a good turn out from all club members. 

 

On the sailing program, I will let our sailing captain Tamas give an update in due course, but in short we will need to get on the water at 5.15pm on Friday to get a couple of races in before we lose the light now daylight savings is over. However we believe it can be achieved with good team work and early preparations of the boats. 

 

Note: There was an error made with daylight savings dates when we put the sailing program together; it was the commodore's fault!  

 

 

Special Bar Licence: 

 

We were successful in our application for our Special Bar licence. 

 

In short, I am pleased to say the 'Bar is Open' on dates which are tied to our upcoming sailing events.

 

The next dates are;

 

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The Bar is open for the Twilight regattas.

 

There are further dates planned but we will publish these in due course as we are hoping the Bar Licence issue will be resolved by then.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Note; The Summer Closing day is TBA due to the sailing program changes, we will publish this in due course but it will likely occur at the start of the winter program.

 

2021

 

 

 

Fri 26 March 21

1830 HW 2.9

1630/1800

LTS /Sail Fast/ On water/ Twilight Racing 1

02-05 April 21

 

 

Easter; No sailing

Fri 09 April 21

1747 HW 3.0

1630/1800

LTS /Sail Fast/ On water/ Twilight Racing 2

April 16 -May 02 2021

 

 

School Holidays; No Sailing

Winter Series

 

 

Program Dates On Separate Spreadsheet & to be published

 

 

Tamas will provide an update on the upcoming sailing plans shortly, and Sean will keep you updated on the bar when further info becomes available.

 

 

Have a great week and look forward to seeing everyone in the Bar on Friday Night!

 

If you have any questions please contact Sean on 0226924327.

 

 

Sean Munro

HYC Commodore and the Executive Committee

 



HYC Commodore; Good News & Bar Progress: 23 Mar 21



Hi to All Club Members/Dinghy/Keeler/Junior/LTS Sailors /Parents

 

We are pleased to finally bring some good news on the bar, after a frustrating few months. 



Firstly there has been progress on the Building consents to allow us to get our Bar Licence back. The consent submission is fully in work and KO is having a meeting with the council in the coming week.



Secondly we have had success in allowing HYC to open the Bar with a special licence. Note that the executive were initially told this was not an option!

 

On the sailing program, I will let our sailing captain Tamas give an update in due course on the successful Long race on the Sunday and the future sailing events which the special Bar Licence has been tied to. 

 

Special Bar Licence: 

 

We have been successful in our application for our Special Bar licence. 



In short, I am pleased to say the 'Bar is Open' on dates which are tied to our upcoming sailing events.



The first 2 dates are;

26th March 
&

9th April 4pm - 10pm 





The Bar is open for the Twilight regattas.



There are further dates planned but we will publish these in due course as we are hoping the Bar Licence issue will be resolved by then.

 

Upcoming Events



Note; The Summer Closing day is TBA due to the sailing program changes, we will publish this in due course.

 

2021  
Fri 26 March 21 1830 HW 2.9 1630/1800 LTS /Sail Fast/ On water/ Twilight Racing 1
02-05 April 21 Easter; No sailing
Fri 09 April 21 1747 HW 3.0 1630/1800 LTS /Sail Fast/ On water/ Twilight Racing 2
April 16 -May 02 2021 School Holidays; No Sailing
Winter Series Program Dates On Separate Spreadsheet & to be published




Tamas will provide an update on the upcoming sailing plans shortly, and Sean will keep you updated on the bar when further info becomes available.

 

Have a great week and look forward to seeing everyone in the Bar on Friday Night!

 

If you have any questions please contact Sean on 0226924327.

 

 

Sean Munro

HYC Commodore and the Executive Committee





HYC's Sailing captains report 15th February 2021


We cannot wait to repeat this awesome weekend. Although we were a bit short on coach team, we had a fantastic Friday evening. 9 sailors of our committed Learn to Sail group turned up, to bit the tide. The wind was in their favour and all nailed it! Yey! Nothing can feel better for a coach. Some took the ''sail around the course while standing in your boat'' challenge. Yes, we had seen some really spectacular capsizes followed by perfect recoveries. Lots of fun and smiles. Well done! While Grace debriefed the team in the club they all enjoyed the well-deserved sausage sizzles. Thank you to all who helped to make the evening so great.

The Sunday morning started early for the racers with some fresh wind blowing from the Beach Haven Ferry Wharf. We run two races finishing in a constant 14 knots wind. Cohen opened the day with an epic capsize and finished by winning the second race. What a journey! Ben represented the LTS team. He also demonstrated good skills of capsize recovery and also winning a race, the first one. Good job boys!
It was great to see some tight starts from Barnabas' Starling and Grace and Sean's Sunburst.

David was our hero, who saved the day when he was taking the second coach patrol boat to the water. He'd a great crew on board. Sylvie and Olive followed all actions from close. I hope they are joining next time! Thanks to Gabi for helping with the race starts.

Tamas - aka HYC's awesome sailing captain

HYC Commodore Update & Bar Progress: 11 February 2021


Hi Again to all Club Members/Dinghy/Keeler/Junior/LTS Sailors /Parents

As an update, the bad news is we still do not have a resolution to the Bar Licence issue and unfortunately this may take some time.

Essentially the Council has a Liquor Licence requirement to ensure all regulatory aspects of the club’s new site have to be approved, regardless of its temporary nature. The council adamant this approval will occur. This means KO have to retrospectively apply for all consents required for the site. 

This is very frustrating, but the issue was not foreseen by the Executive and KO, and only came to light during the middle of the Temp Licence approval process.

The process is in work and being pushed through ASAP, however due to a Council backlog of work this unfortunately is not going to be quick. A conservative estimate is 8 weeks, possibly 10. 


KO and their consultant are aware of the impact of this on the club and its membership, and are doing their absolute best to push this through rapidly. The consultant involved has significant experience with Council and working with clubs so we are confident in his abilities to help us get this sorted ASAP.


I would like to thank you for your ongoing patience during this frustrating period. KO and the Executive appreciate it has not been easy for the Club and its membership to relocate to smaller premises and now to have this roadblock.

In the meantime the Executive is looking into the possibility of getting special licences for several events. More to follow on this but this looks like a good option in the coming weeks. We will keep you informed of progress.


The good news is there was a great turn out of the LTS program and racing on the long weekend, and there will be sailing on again this weekend and several events coming up. Our Sailing captain Tamas is putting together a report to send out on the past and future events, but below is a quick summary.

 
Learn To Sail

There is a LTS session on Friday night (12th Feb) starting at the normal time. Please be there at 4.30pm for a 5pm start. Let’s please see if we can get on the water early like the previous session. For the parents, the coaching team potentially has a couple of people away so we will need assistance on the ramp and on the water.


Note; The Monday the 15th Feb 21 Classroom session has been postponed to later in the season and this session is likely to concentrate on racing for the beginners.
 

Sunday Sailing

On Sunday (14th Feb 21) we are running Race 1, 2 and potentially 3, of the post Xmas series. Due to the tides it is an early start @ 10am.


Meet at the containers @8am. Everyone is welcome including the LTS sailors who want to give racing a go. We should be finished at about 1pm.


It would be great to please see a good turn out and it looks like the weather is going to be perfect; partly cloudy and up to 10 knots of North East wind.  So please bring your Sunscreen, water, food and hats!!!


Whenuapai Long Distance Race: 21st Feb 21, 11am Start


The long distance race is coming up on the Sunday 21st and it involves sailing up to Whenupai for a picnic and then back again. It is the best Dinghy sailing day of the year and everyone is welcome to take part, including the LTS sailors and some of the older club members who want to come out of racing retirement for a day! It's great fun!! 

Our Sailing captain Tamas will provide further details on this in his report.


I again reiterate my apologies for the slow progress on the bar licence and please continue to be patient. The executives disappointment with the situation is ongoing but it's out of our hands.

 

Happy sailing!!

 

If you have any questions please contact Sean on 0226924327.

 

Sean Munro

HYC Commodore and the Executive Committee



 Upcoming Events:



Hobsonville Yacht Club 2020/21 Dinghy Summer Sailing Programme
2021  
Fri 05 Feb 21 1418 HW 3.2 1630/1700 *LTS Session 8 / Fun Games Night On water (Long Weekend; for those Available)

Sun 07 Feb 21 1618 HW 2.9 1300/1500 Non-Series Race Day; 2x One Off Races  (Long Weekend; for those Available)

Fri 12 Feb 21 2110 HW 3.2 1630/1700 LTS Session 9/ On water/ Refresher Part 5-9 / Sail Fast Training

Sun 14 Feb 21 1019 HW 3.3 0800/1000 Training/Race 3, 4 & 5 post Xmas series

Mon 15 Feb 21 Land Based 1700 - 1830 LTS Part Catch up Session Part 1-10 Off water- Classroom Postponed

Fri 19 Feb 21 1343 HW 2.9 1630/1700 LTS Session 11/ On water/ Part 5-9 / Sail Fast Training

Sun 21 Feb 21 1515 HW 2.8 0900/1100 Riverhead/Whenuapai Long Distance Race

Fri 26 Feb 21 1955 HW 3.0 1630/1700 LTS Session 12/ On water/ Part 5-9 / Sail Fast Training

Sun 28 Feb 21 0905 HW 3.4 0900/1100 RNZYS Bridge to Bean Race  *Potential club entries and info to follow in due course.

Fri 05 March 21 1911 LW 0.6 1630/1700 LTS Session 13/ On water/ Part 5-9 / Sail Fast Training

Sun 07 March 21 1457 HW 3.1 1230/1430 Training/Race 6, 7 & 8 post Xmas series

Fri 12 March 21 2001 LW 3.1 1630/1700 LTS Session 14/ On water/ Part 5-9 / Sail Fast Training

Fri 19 March 21 1822 LW 0.9 1630/1700 LTS Session 15/ On water/ Part 5-9 / Sail Fast Training

Sun 21 March 21 1347 HW 2.8 1130/1330 Closing Day Racing/LTS Regatta  (All Divsions)

Fri 26 March 21 1830 HW 2.9 1630/1800 LTS /Sail Fast/ On water/ Twilight Racing 1

02-05 April 21 Easter; No sailing

Fri 09 April 21 1747 HW 3.0 1630/1800 LTS /Sail Fast/ On water/ Twilight Racing 2

April 16 -May 02 2021 School Holidays; No Sailing







Course Sheets for 2019/2020 Season

LOCAL COURSES

2019 / 2020 SEASON

Course numbers 1 to 10 and Harbour Courses as supplied by CCYC

COURSE: Number displayed on Start Boat or Tower.

MARK ROUNDING:  As described.    COMMS:  Listen/Hail VHF Channel 77  START:

SHORTEN COURSE: Monitor VHF 77 and/or Flags.

#1      Start – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy –  19 Chelsea Buoy – Finish. (All to Stbd.) (9.94 NM)

#2      Start – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy – Rona Buoy – Finish. (All to Stbd.) (10.9 NM)

 

#3      Start – 2 Bayswater Buoy (to Stbd) – A Meola Buoy (to Stbd) – Rona Buoy - (to PORT)  - Finish. (10.45 NM)

#4      Start – 19 Chelsea Buoy – start mark – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Finish (All to Stbd) (9.2 NM).

#5      Start – 2 Bayswater Buoy – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Rona Buoy – Finish. (All to Stbd.)

          (8.6 NM)

#6      Start – A Meola Buoy – start mark – A Meola Buoy – start mark – A Meola Buoy - Finish (All Stbd) (9.3 NM)

#7      Start – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Finish. (All to Stbd) (10.00 NM)

#8      Start – 2 Bayswater Buoy (to Stbd) – A Meola Buoy (to Stbd) – 19 Chelsea Buoy           (to PORT) – Finish. (9.6 NM)

#9      Start – 19 Chelsea Buoy – A Meola Buoy – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Finish (All Stbd) (7.0 NM)

#10    Start – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy – 19 Chelsea Buoy – Rona Buoy – A Meola Buoy - 19 Chelsea Buoy – Rona Buoy – Finish (All to Stbd.). (10.8 NM)


 

Course numbers 11 to 18 as supplied by HYC

#11    Start –  LSO(S) – ODM(S) – Beachhaven(S) – LSO(S) – ODM(S) – Beachhaven(S) – LSO(S) – Finish

#12    Start – A Meola(P) – ODM(S) – Beachhaven(S) – LSO(S) – ODM(S) – Beachhaven(S) – LSO(S) – Finish

#13    Start – A Meola(P) – 19 Chelsea(S) – A Meola(S) – 19 Chelsea(S) – Finish

#14    Start – A Meola(P) – 19 Chelsea(S) – Rona(S) – 19 Chelsea(S) – Rona(S) –  19 Chelsea(S) –Rona(S) – Finish

#15    Start – 19 Chelsea(S) – 2 Bayswater(S) – Finish

#16    Start – 19 Chelsea(S) – 5 Torpedo Bay(S) – 19 Chelsea(S) – Rona(S) – 19 Chelsea(S) – Rona(S) – Finish

#17    Start – 19 Chelsea(S) – 4 Devonport(S) – 18 Resolution(S) – 19 Chelsea(P) – Finish

#18    Start – 19 Chelsea(S) – 11 Saltworks(S) – 14 Northern Leading(S) – 18 Resolution(S) – 19 Chelsea(P) – Finish

HARBOUR COURSES

1.              Start to 7 Rough Rock Yellow Buoy (Stbd), To 14 Northern Leading Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to 18 Resolution Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to Finish. (16.5NM).

2.             Start to 7 Rough Rock Yellow Buoy (Port), To 10 McKenzie Yellow Buoy (Stbd), To 14 Northern Leading Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to 18 Resolution Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to Finish.      (21.5NM).

3.            Start to D Illomama Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to Navy Buoy (Stbd), to

Browns Island Beacon (Port), G Motukorea Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to 14 Northern Leading Yellow Buoy (Port) to 18 Resolution Yellow Buoy (Stbd), to Finish. (26.0NM).

4.             Start to Motuihe Island (Stbd) to 18 Resolution Yellow Buoy (Stbd) to Finish.

5.            Start to Motuihe Island (Port) to 18 Resolution Yellow Buoy (Stbd) to Finish.   

FAIRWAY MARKS: Pass through Main Span of the Harbour Bridge.





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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