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"

Raynor Haagh & Kim Admore  of Yachting New Zealand attend the HYC executive committee  meeting last Tuesday, here they are photographed with Lisa MacKay club secretary (far left of photo) and HYC's commodore Trevor Higgins (far right of photo) .

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 HYC!!!!!!!!!!

This week is the start of the HYC winter series races (a harbour race - fleet start!) 

Wednesday 23rd May -Wednesday Club Night

The bar shall be open from 5pm, closing time at the discretion of the bar manager on duty. 
Friday 25th May - Club Night

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

Sunday 27th May - HYC winter series race 1 at 10am (this is a harbour race and it will be a fleet start)

Good morning all,

Time to clean those hulls and dust off those sails. The Winter series is starting Sunday!!

Please find NOR attached. Any questions please contact Trevor May. 

The idea of combining with CCYC increases the fleet size and will make things exciting for all. Lets make an effort to have a good showing from HYC to support this concept.

The HYC prize-giving will be held at the HYC bar in the usual manner.
Happy sailing
Your Div 5 rep

Club afternoon

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

Sunday 3rd June - Junior sailing at 10am - red and blue fleets)

Sunday 10th June - HYC winter series race 2 at 13.00 (local race - Mark foy start)

Sunday 17th June - Junior sailing at 10am - red and blue fleets

Saturday 23rd June HYC Prize Giving... more information coming soon

Sunday 24th June - HYC winter series race 3 at 10am (harbour race - fleet start)

Sunday 1st July - Junior sailing at 10am - red and blue fleet

Sunday 8th July - HYC winter series race 4 at 10am (local race - mark foy start)

Sunday 22nd July - HYC winter series race 5 at 10am (local race - mark foy start)

Thursday 26th July - HYC AGM!!!!!!!!!!!

Muttering from the commodore - April 2018

Hi All,

Many of you will have detected a big hole around the club in the past few weeks. Denise Ellis, if you didn’t already know has left Auckland for the warmer climate of the Bay of Islands. Although slight in size Denise has a stature that would make a heavy weight boxer jealous. 

She has been a fantastic, dedicated and hard working club member for more years than she would like to admit to. From playing “bad cop” on the ramp for the juniors to winning the 50 miler recently, she has participated in all facets of the club. That participation has included being secretary  on the club executive, a role from which she has now stood down.

My thanks and those of the rest of the Executive committee go to Denise . We wish her well in the move to the Bay and look forward to her hopefully frequent visits to the “big smoke”.

Lisa Mackay has graciously agreed to step into the secretary job until the next AGM.


Trevor Higgins

HYC junior Summer sailing progamme - winter 2018

HYC's Junior Winter sailing programme 2018!!!!!

The first event is Post-Summer/Pre-Winter Maintenance Day/Working Bee starting at 13.30 on Saturday 12th May.

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