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"



Thank you to everyone who voted for us in The Trusts Million Dollar Mission. 

Tina Munro (aka super woman who organised all the paperwork so that we were accepted for this years funds) & Bruce Melvin ( HYC commodore) accepted the eagerly anticipated cheque yesterday. 

Time to go shopping for some new Optis for our Juniors.

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!

Racing for the juniors and the seniors this weekend, lets hope mother nature is kind to us all!


Wednesday 22nd May- Wednesday Club Night

The bar shall be open from 5pm, closing time at the discretion of the bar manager on duty
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Friday 24th May - Club Night

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


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Sunday 26th May - HYC juniors - 2 races the first starts at 12.00 (sheds open at 10.45am)

HYC seniors -  winter series race 3 (local race) starting at 13.00 - Mark foy start

HANDICAPS (for HYC BOATS) - 

5210 NEAR & FARR 06

6005 CLOUD 10 06                  

153 WATERWITCH 09

5241 NONA 10                                

9045 ESCAPE 13                    

5760 EYE SPY 14                     

***** SLIPKNOT 20

***** MAGIC DRAGON 27

8771 FIRSTY 27

6996 PRETTY WOMAN 28

Please remember to monitor channel 77 at all times.

*****Single/two handed, no extras advise Start Boat BEFORE start and start 3 minutes early****

Only boats starting may be in the start area after the 5 minute signal.

NO practice starts through the start area after the 5 minute signal.

Club afternoon

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



Future events......


Sunday 2nd June- HYC seniors winter series race 4 (harbour race) starting at 10am - fleet start

***Saturday 8th June - HYC prizegiving ******

Sunday 9th June - HYC juniors - 2 races the first starts at 11am (sheds open at 9.45am)

Sunday 16th June- HYC seniors winter series race 5 (local race) starting at 13.00 - mark foy start

Sunday 23rd June - HYC Juniors - 2 races the first starting at 10.30am (sheds open at 9.15am)

Sunday 30th June - HYC seniors winter series race 6 (Local race) starting at 13.00 - mark foy start

Sunday 14th July - HYC seniors winter series race 7 (local race) starting at 13.00 - mark foy start

Sunday 28th July - HYC Juniors - 2 races the first starting at 14.00 (sheds open at 12.45)

Sunday 28th July - HYC seniors winter series race 8 (local race) starting at 13.00 - mark foy start

Sunday 11th August - HYC seniors winter series race 9 (local race) starting at 13.00 - mark foy start

Sunday 11th August - HYC Junior sailing - 2 race the first starts at 14.00 (sheds open at 12.45)

Sunday 25th August -HYC seniors winter series race 10 (local race) starting at 13.00 - mark foy start

Sunday 25th August - HYC Juniors - 2 races the first starts at 13.00 (sheds open at 11.45)

Sunday 1st September - HYC seniors winter series race 11 (harbour race) starting at 10am - fleet start

Sunday 8th September - HYC juniors sailing - 2 races the first starts at 13.00 (sheds open at 11.45)

Sunday 15th September - HYC seniors winter series race 12 (harbour race) starting at 10am - fleet start

Sunday 22nd September - HYC juniors sailing - 2 races the first starts at 12.00 (sheds open at 10.45)

Winter series race 1 - Sunday 5th May 2019

                            finish        h/cap    corrected

1st FIRSTY           1504:35      .815     4:08.24
2nd EYE SPY         1604:00     .721     4:22.44
3rd ESCAPE          1556:24     .735     4:23.02
4th WATERWITCH  1608:02     .745     4:34.18
5th SLIP KNOT      1558:15     .770     4:35.85


 BEST START:  EYE SPY
 FASTEST BOAT:  FIRSTY



Winter series race 1 - Sunday 5th May 2019.  There was not much wind at the beginning of the race, but a bit filled in enabling the race to be completed.... eventually.




Race report from Eye Spy
 
1000hrs at Taikata for the first race of the Winter series combined with CCYC.

I have Lisa, Mark and JK on board for the programmed “Harbour Race”. The start was a bit of a lottery as the wind was so light if you had crossed the line early you may not have got back. We start pretty well if I do say so myself…………and for a moment we were in the lead. I think all boats were in the lead at some stage over the next 15 minutes or so. It was so light that some lost steerage and were no longer facing the right direction. Eye Spy seems to be going well sniffing out the breeze. Firsty and Champosa are in front of us at North-head and the little breeze we had coming down the harbour looks to be disappearing altogether. The course from here is Rough Rock, Northern Leading Resolution then home. Eye Spy did best at finding the biggest hole and got passed by the entire fleet. Once we arrived at Northern Leading the tide had changed. Firsty and Champosa were nowhere to be seen. They had got to the mark in time for a tide assist and are now about an hour ahead!

We are confident we can make up a few places up wind as the breeze climbed to about 10-15 knots!! We pass 5 boats and finish after 6 hours 4 minutes and 8 seconds on the water. A long frustrating day and pretty much the same conditions as last year. Not one of Eye Spy’s best races but great to be on the water all the same.

Thanks to Lisa for the chicken nibbles………..we had plenty of time for nibbles and refreshments.




Seniors winter series programme


 Hello all,
This document is the Notice of Race(s) for the 2019 Winter series. It will cover all races for the winter season.
We are combining with the CCYC like last year and all races will be held on Sundays. The intent is for HYC to participate in both local and harbour races. 

The first race of 12 races is set for the 5th May and the series will conclude on the 15 September 2019. 

Refer to the attached CCYC programme for the list of dates/times. The times/race data are also bullet pointed below:

Local Races will start at 1300 hrs; Mark Foy Start. 
Harbour Races will start at 1000 hrs; Fleet Start.
The course will be indicated via a number posted on the start vessel. 
The start line is between the CCYC start vessel and the triangular yellow buoy. These will be located close to Taikata. 
Please keep clear of the start box until it is your start time for Mark Foy races.
The CCYC course lists and instructions are also included in this document. 
Remember to enter in the usual manner on the entry form at the club and pay the $5.00 entry fee. 
Please monitor channel 77 at all times.

Happy racing. 
Regards
Sean Munro
HYC Sailing Captain


 


HYC junior sailing programme




****Please note this is the updated version... No sailing on 21st July, however juniors will now be racing on 28th July!!!!!*******

HYC Prizegiving!!







HYC's Commodore Update

Hi to all members of the Hobsonville Yacht Club. 

2019 as you all know going to be a year of large changes for our club but at the end we will have a facility designed to be fit for purpose and a great asset for the Hobsonville Community as a whole.

 I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Greg, Stuart and Lisa for all the hard work they have put in on behalf of the Club to get us to this point. I suspect that a lot of our members are unaware of the literally hundreds of hours that our team, lead by Greg have put into ensuring the continuation of the Club and I wish to thank them on behalf of the club and personally.

As most will know the HLC has sold the area that we now occupy with the intention of building flats along the waterfront necessitating our moving.

Our current expected date for vacating the club is June/July this year, but this could change.

HLC have stated that they will supply facilities (port-a-com (s)) for the interim that will be suitable for the club to continue business as usual. The temporary building will contain a bar and kitchen but its exact layout/location has yet to be finalised as is the arrangements for the storage of the clubs dinghies, rescue boats etc. Nothing concrete has as yet been confirmed.

The intention at present is to build the new club adjacent to the grassed area on the right hand side of the area below Launch Rd. This was originally intended to include a jetty type pad extending into the harbour so as to ensure we had a big enough area to build on. This meet with a lot of resistance from different stake-holders whom do not want encroachment of the harbour seabed full stop.

A compromise has been suggested that a concrete pad cantilevered over the water that would give sufficient area for our proposed building. Whilst not approved at this stage it has found favour as a possible solution and is being considered.

There is also the intention to build a jetty that will give club members 2 meters of water at low tide and is suitable for the rowing Club to launch and retrieve their skiffs.  

The building platform, jetty and the supplying of utilities is all at the cost of the HLC and while not yet agreed to on paper is the intended path for all parties. Resource consent is another big one and up to 2 years to obtain it is more than possible.

So to finish up, a big year for us with a lot of changes happening as previously mentioned but also and most importantly a new beginning for the club that holds many possibilities for an exciting future.
 

Happy Sailing


Bruce Melvin
Commodore





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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