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.






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HYC Update 20 Jan 2022

HYC Commodore Announcement & Update;  

20 January 2022

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

 

Happy New Year!

 

I hope everyone and your families are well and are enjoying our glorious summer. I also hope everyone had a great Christmas Break.


Sailing Program Start

Firstly, our apologies for the delay on the sailing program and the short notice.


Circumstances which have been out of our hands have meant we have had to adjust the program but we are looking/need to get a start.

Our Sailing Captain Tamas has put together a revised summer program together and we a looking to start with a ‘have a go’/introductory/sign up night (for all programs) on the:


Friday before the Anniversary weekend; 28 January 2022 @ 1630


The intention is to start with a go night and to gauge interest, and numbers in the next 1.5 weeks.

The club will be open and we will have the BBQ on, for the Friday.

We understand it is the Friday of the long weekend but we are not planning any other sailing during the Anniversary long weekend.

We will look to publish the full program once we understand the numbers. However, the plan at this stage is to run the first ‘Adult learn to sail’ program on Waitangi weekend over the 3 days.

The junior learn to sail (JLTS) will likely start on Friday 4th Feb at 4.30pm but we may split the JLTS into 2x groups (novice & advanced) and at different times.


Tamas will post more details in due on Facebook in the coming days.


The full program will be posted on FB, the HYC website and in the clubhouse once we gauge the numbers.

 

Club House/Bar/House

Reminder, the club is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Nigel and I will endeavour to have the bar open every time but we are a bit limited on Bar Managers at this time so there may be occasions when we cannot be there for personal reasons. We will do our best to notify club members of this on Facebook if we cannot open.


AGM

We are now planning the AGM for March, which is another delay. The reason for this is we need to get the Sailing program underway first and this will soak up most of the exec committee’s time.

 

SUBS

Thanks to all who have paid their subs and for those who have not please keep the subs rolling in.

The club membership cards will be behind the bar in due course, my apologies for the delay but I have not been able to generate these yet due to other tasks.

 

Upcoming Events

Sailing Program:

‘Have a go’/introductory/sign up’ for all sailing

Friday before the Anniversary weekend; 28 January 2022 @ 1630

 

2021/22 AGM:

Mid-March 2022 

 

Have a great rest of the week!

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Club on Friday!

 

If you have any questions and issues please contact Sean on 0226924327 or Tamas on 0211266850.

 

Sean Munro

HYC Commodore and the Executive Committee


HYC Commodore Update; 13 December 2021

HYC Commodore Update; 13 December 2021

 

Merry Christmas to:

All Club Members/Dinghy/Keeler/Junior/LTS Sailors /Parents,

 

I hope everyone and your families are enjoying the lead up to Christmas, and the new freedoms, which are looking to get even better at New Years.

I just thought I would send a quick update pre-Christmas to gauge interest in getting some of the club boats sailing this Sunday for 2-3 hours. Further details below in sailing news.

I also wanted to pass on the news that we have decided to not have a Christmas function. My apologies we have run out of time to organise it due other issues getting in the way like the recovering the stolen Safety boats and the associated insurance/admin that goes with it, and also organisation of getting the Bar/Clubhouse up and running again.

 

Sailing Program: Potential Sunday Sailing

Colin and I would like to gauge interest from the sailors about getting out on the water for some sailing this Sunday (19 Dec 2021, meet 10am) to test some of our new club boats. If some of the younger sailors are keen, we can get some Optis out too.

We are still limited on Safety boats due to the time taken to get the boats repaired under insurance but we should be able operate safely in our limited capacity. We may call in a few favours to assist us too. The forecast at this time is good, just may be with a lack of wind.

We will follow our sailing with sausages on the BBQ, and the clubhouse will be open with refreshments.  

We will need to please make a decision by Thursday so could you please let us know ASAP if you a keen.

Note; Tamas will be away so could you please let Sean know if your keen by email or phone 0226924327.

It would be great to do some sailing before the end of 2021!

 

Sailing Post-Christmas

Our Sailing Captain Tamas is still working a revised summer program and this will be done for the early New Year. Our planning is being impacted by the Safety boat theft and Christmas. Our apologies for this.

However, we are still looking to run some impromptu fun sailing events for those keen during the Christmas/New Year break, so if you are around please watch Facebook and your emails.

When we release the sailing program, we will also provide the Covid rules recommended by YNZ. 

 

Clubhouse/Bar

We successfully opened again last Friday and it was great to see club members socialising again. The tap beer was not able to be provided however we are hoping to have this resolved this week.

My apologies we have run out of time to organise the Christmas Function due other issues getting in the way like the recovering the stolen Safety boats and also organisation of getting the Bar/Clubhouse up and running again. However, unlike previous years, we will be keeping the Bar/clubhouse open over the Christmas and New Year period, as we understand people may remain in Auckland during this period. If anything changes, I will let you all know.  

Bar Times:

Wednesday 5pm - 9pm

Friday 5pm - 9pm

Sunday 4pm - 8pm

Note: Please remember your Vaccine passes and to follow the Covid rules.

Per my last update, I please encourage everyone to start using the club and bar facilities again. Please bring friends and introduce them to HYC as we are looking to build membership and introduce our ‘learn to sail’ programs and new boats for all ages. Please just remember to sign them in.

 

Subs

Just a quick reminder that subs are due and it would be much appreciated if we could please get these paid. It will help the club in the New Year with our costs. We are happy to take subs renewals at the bar, but our preference is by internet if possible. Thank you in advance.

 

Upcoming Events

Sailing Program: TBA

2021/22 AGM: February 2022 

 

Have a great rest of the week!

Please take care out there and keep safe over this festive period!

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Club on Wednesday, Friday and Sundays!

 

If you have any questions please contact Sean on 0226924327 or Tamas on 0211266850.

 

Sean Munro

HYC Commodore and the Executive Committee



HYC Commodore Announcement & Update; 06 December 2021

HYC Commodore Announcement & Update;  

06 December 2021

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

 

Merry Christmas!

 

I hope everyone and your families, are well and are starting to enjoy the new freedoms under the Traffic Light system.

 

I have some great clubhouse news and some not so good sailing news, but at least there is some light at the end of the tunnel!


Great News! Club Bar Licence Approved


Club Reopening: Friday 10th December 2021 5pm-9pm

 

Finally, ‘Great news’ our bar licence is approved. Nigel and I will have the Bar up and running this Friday 10th December. I am please looking forward to seeing a full deck on what is expected to be a fine, hot evening.

We will have refreshed the Bar stock and this will include providing some different options to cater for everyone's tastes! The tap beer will be on at this stage, but there is potential for tap beer to be delayed for a week.

We will have the BBQ sausages running for food!

We are mandated to follow the Covid rules so the following rules will be in place:

·        There is a requirement to be vaccinated so Vaccine passes are required.

·        Covid record keeping/scanning is required.

·        Events (indoor/outdoor, e.g. concerts, cinemas) – up to 100 people based on 1m distancing, seated and separated for service of food and drink.

In short, we need operate like restaurants and bars.

We are going to establish the same/similar pricing and opening times:

         Wednesday 5pm - 9pm

Friday 5pm - 9pm

Sunday 3pm - 8pm

Unlike previous years, we will be keeping the Bar open over the Christmas and New Year period, as we understand people may remain in Auckland during this period.  

I please encourage everyone to start using the club and bar facilities again, and I am excited to be able to catch up with everyone. We are happy to take subs renewals at the bar, but our preference is by internet if possible.

Please bring friends and introduce them to HYC as we are looking to build membership and introduce our ‘learn to sail’ programs and new boats for all ages. Please just remember to sign them in.

Sorry about the short notice about the opening date but I wanted to have the licence in my hands before I put something out to the membership.

 

Sailing Program

Our Sailing Captain Tamas is putting a revised summer program together; however, the theft of the outboards, orange boat and trailer has put the starting of the programs off until the New Year.

Our apologies for this, but there is not much we can do in the short timeframe before Christmas. We have yet to retrieve the gear, which has been found, and insurance process will take time.   

However, we are looking to run some impromptu fun sailing events for those keen prior to Christmas and during the Christmas/early January period. We should have our second Quest in the coming weeks so we will look to use the club owned boats for any sailing we run.

Could Tamas and I please be provided an indication on who would be keen to do some sailing during this period in the club boats?

Post-Xmas we will look to get back into normal sailing and we are hoping to run our Learn to Sail programs and fun racing events.

When we release the sailing program, we will also provide the Covid rules recommended by YNZ.  

 

Christmas Function

We are planning to have a Christmas Function/get together, but are yet to determine the date. Please watch out for a short notice event published. I will let everyone know the date as soon as possible but it is likely to be a Friday or Sunday.

 

Upcoming Events

Club Reopen Friday 10th December

Sailing Program: TBA

CHRISTMAS Function: TBA

2021/22 AGM: February 2022 

 

Have a great rest of the week!

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Club on Friday!

 

If you have any questions please contact Sean on 0226924327 or Tamas on 0211266850.

 

Sean Munro

HYC Commodore and the Executive Committee



HYC Commodore Update; 25 November 2021

HYC Commodore Update; 25 November 2021

 

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

 

‘Seasons greetings’, I know I am slightly early but we are nearly there!  

 

I hope everyone and your families are well, and are coping with the current circumstances with Covid. Let’s hope things keep moving forward towards some form of normality by mid-December or Christmas.

Again my apologies for the slow correspondence but I have been waiting to be able to provide the club membership with good news and information. And I do have some great news on the Clubhouse bar! Something I have been waiting for, for a long time. I will explain shortly.

The Executive committee were able to have a meeting in person outside of the club on the deck last week. It was a very good meeting and we have made a few decisions on delaying the AGM, Subs, the Clubhouse/Bar and sailing or future events, which I have detailed in the update below.

 

Sailing Program

Our Sailing Captain Tamas is putting a revised summer program together and will publish this in the next week.

The plan is to start the program when we are allowed to in December, and we are likely to run a series of introductory or fun events on Friday or Sunday’s pre-Xmas. We may also look to run some impromptu fun sailing events for those who are around during the Christmas and early January period.

Post-Xmas we will look to get back into normal sailing and we are hoping to run our Learn to Sail programs and fun racing events.

Decisions on Covid Vaccine mandate and passes for sailing are yet to be made, however they are likely to be following the government mandates and the advice of Yachting NZ, and the observation of what other clubs are doing. Further to follow on this.

Again, leading up to Christmas the program is still likely to be a bit disrupted, so your patience will please be much appreciated.

 

 

Sailing Initiatives

Good news we have received the 1st of 2x RS Quest’s funded through the Charitable trusts and we are looking to get the boat into action as soon as we are allowed. The second boat is on its way but I do not have a date at this stage.

It is hoped we can start using the new boats for at least an ‘Adults Learn to Sail’ introductory program in the New Year, and if all goes well we might be able to schedule a team’s Match Racing day plus social event, towards the end of the summer. Again more to follow on this.

I would really please like to encourage all club members to start making use of these boats, they will be a lot of fun!

 

 

Great News! Club Bar Licence

Finally ‘Great news’ our bar licence is set to be approved on or about the 1st of December. The building is now fully consented and I spoke to the Council Licencing Authority to confirm/be reassured the licence issuing process is in work, and there should be no show stoppers.

Nigel and I are currently working to refresh and stock up the Bar, and to make sure we are fully compliant with the Licencing rules. This will include providing some more bar stock options to cater for everyone's tastes, we are also open to ideas!

Decisions on Covid Vaccine mandate and passes in the clubhouse are yet to be made, however they are likely to be following the government mandates and the advice of Yachting NZ and the observation of what other clubs are doing.

We have a little work to do so the reopening date is ‘to be announced’ at this stage in a separate announcement, however we are looking to open again as soon as we can; Covid rules dependent.

We are going to establish the same/similar pricing and opening times:

         Wednesday 5pm - 9pm

Friday 5pm - 9pm

Sunday 3pm - 8pm

Unlike previous years we will be keeping the Bar open over the Christmas and New Year period as we understand people may remain in Auckland during this period.  

I please encourage everyone to start using the club and bar facilities again, and I am excited to be able to catch up with everyone. The deck and cover is great, we will be regularly running the BBQ for food and the plan is to build up the social aspects of the club for all, including running more events.

Please bring friends and introduce them to HYC as we are looking to build membership and introduce our ‘learn to sail’ programs and new boats for all ages. Please just remember to sign them in.

 

2021 AGM Delay

The executive committee met last week and discussed the AGM. We have made a decision to move the AGM until February next year. The exact date is TBA at this stage.

We intended to have the AGM pre-Christmas however with the last quarter of 2021 basically being a write-off due to Covid lockdowns, and a number of other tasks to complete like getting sailing up and running, and the Bar reopened, we thought it was best to delay. Other clubs have done similar things from what I understand.

We may look to double up on the AGM so we do not hold two within a year, but the committee will discuss this in due course. I understand this does not follow the constitution, but we are in uncertain/changing times and we have needed to adapt.

I please request your understanding on the AGM timing.

 

Annual Subscriptions

Last week the executive discussed the Annual Subscriptions which we are about to send out to the club membership.

Due to the circumstances of the past disrupted year including the influence of Covid Lockdowns, the club move and the temporary clubhouse & bar issues we have decided to reduce the Annual Subscriptions by 50% this for 2021/22 year.

I please appeal to all members to look at renewing your membership to assist in keeping HYC moving forward. It has been a difficult year in 2021 but the future's looking bright with the new platform and wharf close to starting, and the Marine Centre Trust development progressing well.

Full and family memberships allow the use of all clubs facilities, including the patrol boats and the use of the club yachts which there are multiple options now, with the introduction of the Quests. We will be running the sailing program in the New Year, we will have the Bar and club facilities fully back, and we are intending to run more social events and sailing events to cater for all. I see our club as an affordable sporting and social option when enjoying the Hobsonville point waterfront area.

Of note the use of the boats can be requested through our sailing captain Tamas and myself, with some training. This would please need to occur outside of the planned club events when they are in use.

I would also like to please encourage our Associate or ‘Social’ members to renew. I would really please like to see or encourage our associates to get involved with club events and sailing, as we need volunteers to help, and there is a lot of sailing and life experience to pass on to our younger and novice sailors.

For the junior members I would really like to encourage the parents to please opt to join up their families. There are benefits with the multiple options on boat use and use of the safety boats, after some training with Tamas, Colin and I. This opens up opportunities to entertain your family outside of the club programs.

I would also ask that we please encourage new members for all membership types, as we would like to build our membership into the future. We have great facilities and our programs are only going to get better, and the future is bright!

I am really looking forward to please seeing everyone back and involved in the club for 2022!

 

Annual Subs Information:

 

The annual subscriptions for 2021/22 are due for payment at 50% of normal subscription rates as follows:

  1. Juniors - $50  $25  (no voting rights)

 

  1. Associates - $80   $40.  Associate members:
    1. can only sign in a maximum of 1 person, 
    2. Do not have voting rights
    3. New applications in this category must be support by 2 full members with voting rights 
    4. Associates are expected to contribute to general club activities
    5. Are not permitted to serve behind the bar

 

  1. Single Senior Members - $175   $87.50 (1 vote)

 

  1. Senior member couples - $200   $100 (2 votes per couple)

 

  1. Family membership (up to 2 seniors and 3 juniors) - $250 $125

 

You will be getting an invoice electronically in the coming weeks and you can pay this via internet banking. This will be the most administratively easy way for us to deal with this.

However, if you want to pay over the bar via Eftpos, that is fine too.

If paying by Eftpos please do the following:

  1. Write the name of the member and the membership category on the Eftpos receipt and put it in the till
  2. Complete a receipt from the receipt book and include the details of the name of the member, membership category and date paid.

 

Executive Committee Changes

Our Secretary Colart and Treasurer Sonja have decided to stand down from the Executive committee for personal reasons, and we have had a new club member Tony Hutton put his hand up to assist on the committee.

Firstly I would like to thank Colart and Sonja Miles for all their assistance and great work on the Executive Committee, it has been very much appreciated. Secondly I would like to welcome Tony into the club and on to the committee.

Colin and I are going to pick up the Secretary/Treasurer roles in the meantime to keep the club running up until the AGM.

We are, however please looking for a replacement to assist us on the Executive Committee as soon as possible, and we will be calling for nominations prior to the AGM. If you would like to be involved or would like to understand the role please give Sean a call on 022 6924327.

I really please encourage club members to put their hand up for the executive committee as it is very important for maintaining the momentum toward the club's exciting future!  

 

Christmas Function

We are planning to have a Christmas Function/Get Together in mid-late December, Covid rules dependent.

We were going to run this on Sunday 12th December 2021 with the AGM, but will now move the function to the right; date TBA.

We are very keen to run the function with a sailing event so we will wait for the Sailing program to be released, so we can set a date.

I am very keen to see a full deck and clubhouse for this event and I will let everyone know the date as soon as possible.

 

Upper Harbour Regional Marine Centre Trust

Progress has been excellent with the trust’s activities recently and if things fall into place, we might see some visual progress before the end of the year or early next year, with the wharf and platform starting.  

We will get our trust representatives to provide an update at our AGM in the New Year.

Below is a link to the UHRMC blog and website, to keep up with the progress and obtain more information.

https://uhrmc.org.nz/blog/

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Sailing Program: TBA

XMAS Function: TBA

2021/22 AGM: February 2022

 

Again my apologies for the slow correspondence and all going well there will be more regular updates now that there seems to be some better certainty coming out of Wellington.

 

Have a great rest of the week and weekend!

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Club when we re-open!

 

If you have any questions please contact Sean on 0226924327.

 

Sean Munro

HYC Commodore and the Executive Committee



Help Naill !

Niall Malone who started sailing as a young chap racing at Hobsonville yacht club with Gary Matthews on Waterwitch needs our help.  He needs to raise money for his team so that they can head overseas next year! :-)

For more information please email niallmalone@xtra.co.nz 






HYC Commodore Update; 21 October 2021

HYC Commodore Update; 21 October 2021
Hi to All Club Members/Dinghy/Keeler/Junior/LTS Sailors /Parents,

Below is an update on the sailing program based on another 2 weeks in Level 3, a picnic and beer in the park. 
Tamas and I will keep you updated when things change and we can start sailing again. 


Sailing Program

Our Sailing Captain Tamas has put a summer program together and will publish an adjusted program when things become more certain. 


In short,  we have had to cancel running sailing events over the long weekend, and for another 2 weeks. By the looks of it, the weather is not going to be good as well, which is disappointing.


Per my previous update; leading up to Christmas the program is likely to be a bit disrupted, so your patience will please be much appreciated.



Upcoming Events

 

Sailing Program: TBA

2021 AGM & XMAS Function: Sunday 12th December 2021 4pm


 

Have a great long weekend break and look forward to seeing everyone in the Club and on the water when the lockdown in Auckland is eased!


Please keep safe and well

 

If you have any questions please contact Sean on 0226924327.

 

Sean Munro

HYC Commodore and the Executive Committee



HYC Commodore Update; 18 October 2021



Hi to All Club Members/Dinghy/Keeler/Junior/LTS Sailors /Parents
 
Firstly, I hope everyone and your families are well and are coping with this latest lockdown. Let’s hope we move forward towards some form of normality in the coming weeks.

My apologies for the lack of correspondence since the start of lockdown as I had been waiting to be able to provide the club membership with good information but at this stage, I am still not fully sure how the situation is going to pan out over the next few weeks. At least we have managed to stay at L3, a picnic and beer in the park this week. I think this is the uncertainty most people are feeling. So I will keep this update relatively short until I can provide better certainty on plans for the summer.

The majority of the Executive committee were able to have our first meeting for 2 months recently, online. It was a long meeting and generated some excellent discussion. Below provided some updates from the meeting, progress with the Upper Harbour Regional Marine Centre Trust and future events.

Sailing Program

Our Sailing Captain Tamas has put a summer program together and will publish this in the next week or so. The plan is to start the program when we are allowed to under lockdown rules, and this may be this Labour Weekend 23-25 October. We are potentially going to run a program over the weekend. The thought behind this is with no one being able to go away over the long weekend then maybe we can run something fun for the weekend in Auckland. More to follow on this on the next couple of days but it is very dependent on government decisions today and may be at short notice. Leading up to Christmas the program is likely to be a bit disrupted, so your patience will please be much appreciated.
 
Sailing Initiatives 

Great news we have successfully secured funding from a charitable trust to procure 2x RS Quest’s, the boat we tested earlier in the year. At this stage and again lockdown dependent, we will potentially have both boats delivered this month. The intent is to use these boats for our junior Learn to Sail program, but the big news is the introduction of an Adults Learn to Sail program! Again more to follow on this. 

I would like to say a big thanks to Colin for all his work in generating the applications, but I would also like to thank all who helped him.
 

Club Temporary Premises and Bar 

I have promising news for the temporary clubhouse and re-opening of the bar. A ramp has been installed to the deck and this should be the last requirement from council to get the full building consent. I have spoken to the Council Licensing authority and once the building is consented, we will have our licence approved. I am hoping we will be able to reopen at the start of the summer program. Again more to follow on this, but I am feeling confident!
        

Upper Harbour Regional Marine Centre Trust
Progress has been great with the trust’s activities recently and if things fall into place we might see some visual progress before the end of the year, with the wharf and platform starting.  

The key progress milestones;

1. The Agreement has been signed by the Trust, HYC and Westlake Rowing following some more due diligence. 
2. The club has committed the $35K approved at the Special General Meeting towards funding the plans/design for the new building/club facilities. 
We will get out trust representatives to provide an update at our upcoming AGM. 

Below is a link to the UHRMC blog and website for more information.

 

2021 AGM and Christmas Function

With the current lockdown we have had to delay the Clubs 2021 AGM by a couple of months. The Executive committee is now feeling marginally confident to hold the AGM in December and follow the meeting with a Christmas function, and all going well the bar open. 
The decision was to hold the meeting on a Sunday which is a break from the traditional mid-week meeting, but we feel will get a good attendance with sailing also being held on the Sunday. 

Please plan and put the following date into your calendars:

Sunday 12th December 2021 4pm
We are looking forward to please seeing everyone attend the AGM as we need a quorum but also to get together for some Christmas cheer afterwards and catch up with all after a very frustrating year. Hopefully we will also see a good fleet of boats sailing earlier in the day before the meeting.

The committee will keep you updated on any changes to this plan.

Upcoming Events

Sailing Program: TBA
2021 AGM & XMAS Function: Sunday 12th December 2021 4pm

Again my apologies for the delay in providing the club membership with an update.

Have a great rest of the week and look forward to seeing everyone in the Club when this current lockdown in Auckland is eased!
 
If you have any questions please contact Sean on 0226924327.
 
Sean Munro
HYC Commodore and the Executive Committee


HYC Commodore; Club Events: 10 August 2021

 HYC Commodore; Club Events: 10 August 2021

 

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

 

I thought I would provide a quick update to remind all there is Winter Sailing on this Sunday 15th August in the morning.

 

Unfortunately the bar will not be open this weekend as our special licence has run out, however we are re-applying for a new special licence and I am still hoping we will get the building consent signed off in the coming weeks to get the licence back. Let’s just say I am very frustrated!   


For the facilities, we will be requesting a working bee in the yard in the coming weeks to put up white boards, paint the containers in our colours plus general maintenance. Dates TBA on this but Tamas will include these on his Sailing program.


On the sailing program, the forecast is OK at this stage so the winter program is running this Sunday 15th August. Please be at the HYC compound at 9.30am for an 11.30am on the water. Again we would really like to please see a great turn out from young and old on Sunday. With an OK forecast it would be fantastic to see a good fleet on the water including sailors from the Summer LTS program.

 

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I will be away this weekend so the team will be one hand down. It would be great if we could have a few volunteers to assist this Sunday. If there is any other information to pass on, Tamas will send a follow-up to this email.

  

Upcoming Events


Tamas will provide an update on the upcoming sailing plans prior to the summer program. We are intending to run some one-off races between winter and summer. More info to follow on this.


Below is the current program;

 Winter Sailing Program

 

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Have a great rest of the week and hope to see everyone on the water on Sunday!

 

If you have any questions please contact Tamas on 021 1266850 or Sean on 0226924327.

  

Sean Munro

HYC Commodore and the Executive Committee



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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