Junior Sailing

HYC has a junior sailing progamme which is great fun for all ages.  

For more information please e-mail Gill at dinghysailing@hycnz.org.nz

11th November 2020

posted Nov 22, 2020, 4:45 PM by Admin hycnz   [ updated Nov 22, 2020, 4:47 PM ]



HYC sailing captain update - 2nd November 2020

posted Nov 15, 2020, 1:17 PM by Admin hycnz   [ updated Nov 15, 2020, 1:20 PM ]




HYC SAILING CAPTAIN UPDATE: 19 OCTOBER 2020

posted Nov 2, 2020, 6:50 PM by Admin hycnz



Hello to all Dinghy/Keeler/Junior/LTS Sailors/Club Members/Parents and prospective new club members,

Welcome all to the 2020/21 HYC sailing season!
Let’s hope the interrupted 2019/20 season does not repeat itself and we have a great summer with some fun and exciting sailing.

This update will cover the 2020/21 Sailing Program and has information on upcoming events including the

• Learn to Sail ‘Have a Go’ and 2020/21 program,
• Opening Day 2020/21,
• And Pre-Xmas Dinghy Racing.

Further information will follow in due course on Keeler Racing and a Prize-giving. Of note, the Prize-giving is long overdue due to Covid 19 and will cover the racing back to winter 2019.

******The full 2020/21 Sailing Program is attached****

Learn To Sail (LTS) Program

The Learn to Sail program will start with two LTS 'Have a Go'/ Introduction / LTS Refresher/ Sail Fast Training sessions on Friday 30th October and Friday 06th November 2020. Arrive at 4.30pm for a 5pm start. The sessions are open to all sailors and will provide new or prospective sailors an opportunity to ‘Have a go’ plus last season’s LTS sailors and Dinghy sailors an opportunity to get on the water for a refresher or a bit of fun!

The 2020/21 LTS formal program will start with a first land-based session on Monday 9th November 20 at 5pm. This session will be an introductory session with the LTS sailors and will include a meeting with the parents. There will be four land-based sessions throughout the summer to cover the theory aspects of the LTS course; this will allow more time for on-water activities on Friday nights.

Note: Apart from the first LTS Introductory night, the programmed Monday nights sessions could be subject to change, however there will be plenty of notice in advance of any changes.

The first on-water LTS session will take place on Friday 13th November 2020; 4.30pm for a 5pm start. Tamas and his coaching team will need assistance on the ramp and please ensure care is taken on the ramp and the kids have good safety gear and protective footwear on.

This season we have had to increase the LTS fees to $75 pre-Xmas and $75 post-Xmas, plus the club membership fees. The reason for this increase is to cover our costs running/maintaining 3x Safety boats and the maintenance of the HYC fleet of yachts. The fees are very reasonable in comparison to other programs. There will be limited places for the program due to the number LTS Opti Boats and restrictions on the ratio of safety boats/coaches to LTS sailors.

Our volunteer coaching resources this year have had a major boost with six coaches (4x Full, 2x Associates) qualified by Yachting New Zealand in past month. This coaching resource increase will provide our Head Coach Tamas more in-depth support to manage the program. It is please requested that Tamas and the coaching team are provided support and assistance from club members and parents to help run the program. Please remember the coaches and LTS team members are all volunteers and there may be times when individual coaches may be unavailable due to work, school commitments etc.

HYC Opening Day

The Summer Racing Program 2020/21 will start with Opening day on the Sunday 08 November 2020 for all divisions. Notice of Race will be posted in due course.

Racing is planned to be around the buoys and close to the club. This will be followed by a social event put on by the Sailing and House committee.

• Dingy Divisions (1 & 2) 2x Races starting at 1300hrs
• Keeler Division (5) 1x Race starting at 1230hrs
Sun 08 Nov 20 1333 HW 2.9 1100/1230/1300 Opening Day (All Divisions)

*****OPENING DAY NOR ATTACHED - 2 pages******

Dinghy Racing Program 2020/21

The Dinghy racing program will start with the opening day races followed two weeks later by the first three races of an eight race pre-Xmas series.

Date; Sun November 22th 2020; Race 1, 2 & 3
Time; 11am sheds open, for a 1pm start.

Sun 22 Nov 20 1402 HW 3.1 1100/1300 Training/Race 1, 2 & 3 - Pre Xmas Series

We will have a pre-race briefing at 12pm; all to attend and please be on time.

Following racing we will have our race results briefing and presentation 45 mins after the last boat, including the Safety boats, are back at the HYC compound.

Keeler Racing Program 2020/21

The Keeler Racing program will start with the Opening day racing on November 8th and the rest of the program is to be announced at this stage. Bronny and the skippers will publish the program once it is sorted. The focus for racing this year will be more aligned to cruising so look forward to some fun exploring the Hauraki Gulf this sea

Please let us know if you have any questions.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone down at HYC for an exciting, fun summer of sailing!

Thanks
Sean Munro
HYC Sailing Captain



Junior Sailing update - Monday 14th September 2020

posted Oct 12, 2020, 12:25 PM by Admin hycnz


Hi All,

Unfortunately we have decided it is best to cancel the last race of the winter series on the 20th Sept due to the uncertainty around C19 levels and the tide timing is not good. The decision was made following the Yachting NZ coaches course run over the weekend. The good news is that by the end of the week we will have 4x authorised/revalidated coaches and 2x Assistant coaches to run our LTS and training program.

The plan is to start/reset with the Summer program in mid-late October with the Learn To Sail program starting in November. 
Further details/dates on the summer program will be provided in due course once the planning is complete.

Prior to the Summer program we will look to have a Working Bee concentrating on some Boat maintenance, in particular the Firebugs. Further details/Dates to follow on this.  



Thanks 

Dinghy/Junior Sailing Committee

Sunday 9th August 2020, race 5 & 6 of HYC Dinghy 2020 Winter Series was sailed

posted Aug 31, 2020, 9:10 PM by Admin hycnz



We had 7x boats out on the water and keeping with the theme of previous race days, it was typically Upper Harbour tricky/shifty 8-15 knots. Close racing was again enjoyed by the sailors,although it unfortunately ended up being a day of gear breakage, but that’s racing!

In the Opti’s Astin and Jackson shared each race, Kieran won both races in the Starlings and Tamas &Taylor and Grace &Sean shared races in the bigger Dinghies. It was great to see Jackson out on the water and with Kiera likely back next time, it would be great to see a couple more Opti sailors on the water.

There were a couple of gear breakages on the water and Kieran had some issues with the boat taking on water. This impacted the last race results, but Kieran’s recovery after starting 2 minutes behind to win was well done. The issues in the last race resulted in a few ‘Pirates" of the Day’ presented at the post race prize giving.

Big thanks to Gill, Colin and Colart who assisted on the day to run the racing from the towerand on the water. Also a thanks to Dean and Justin for helping on the ramp.

The next race day is Sunday 23rd  August 2020; Race 7 &  8. It is a different time from last race day 8am sheds open, for a 10am start.

We will have a briefing at 9am, all to attend and be on time. Following racing we will have our race results briefing 30 mins after the last boat, including the Safety boats, are back at
the HYC compound.

It was thought yesterday that it was going to be a later start time but Sean got this wrong. The tides are not in our favour for a Sunday sleep in until the last race of the winter series!
Again would be great to please see a bigger turn out. Let’s hope the weather is good again!

Results

Race 5:
1. Tamas & Taylor
2. Grace & Sean Munro

Race 6:
1. Grace & Sean Munro
2. Tamas & Taylor DNF

Starlings
Race 5:
1. Kieran
2. Cohen
3. Barnabus

Race 6:
1. Kieran
2. Barnabus
3. Cohen DNS

OPTI
Race 5:
1. Astin
2. Jackson

Race 6:
1. Jackson
2. Astin


Attached are the details on the up-coming events;
Hobsonville Yacht Club 2020 Dinghy Winter Sailing Programme.

Thanks 
Dinghy/Junior Sailing Committee



Junior sailing update - Sunday 12th July 2020

posted Aug 9, 2020, 8:39 PM by Admin hycnz


Hello to Club Members/Dinghy/Junior/LTS Sailors/Parents,

On Sunday 12 July 2020, the HYC resumed its sailing program with the Dinghy Winter Series. It was great to see 6x boats out on the water in reasonable weather for the first time since the lockdown restrictions were eased. Although the numbers were down, this was expected as it was the middle of the school holidays and a lot of families were away on holiday enjoying the sights and having fun our great country! We are looking forward to the next race day, post the school holidays, and we are hoping to see a larger fleet participating.

Although there were only 6 boat sailing, the racing was competitive and fun. The weather was fine although a little colder than the last time we sailed, and Upper Harbour wind conditions were a typically tricky/shifty 5-15 knots.  In the Opti’s Astin won both races, Ollie & Barnabus shared each race and Kieran/Sean won both races in the bigger Dinghies. Tamas took the prize for the best capsize of the day! He learnt how much the water temperature has changed since prior to the C19 lockdown!

Thanks to all that assisted on the day to run the racing and a special thanks to all who assisted in getting the safety boats and racing equipment sorted post lock down; with a special thanks to Scott Trask.

The next race day is Sun 26 Jul 2020; 9am sheds open, for an 11am start. We are really looking forward to seeing a bigger turn out. Let’s hope the weather is good.

Winter Series Race 1&2 Results

Open Dinghy
Race 1:
1. Kieran & Sean Munro
2. Tamas (Disq)
Race 2:
1. Kieran & Sean Munro
2. Tamas 

Starlings
Race 1:
1. Ollie
2. Barnabus
Race 2:
1. Barnabus
2. Ollie

OPTI
Race 1:
1. Astin
2. Keira
Race 2:
1. Astin
2. Keira



Junior sailing announcement - July 6th 2020

posted Jul 20, 2020, 4:25 PM by Admin hycnz



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

Hope everyone is well and are looking forward to getting back out on the water!

I thought I would send out a quick email to remind all that we are commencing the Winter Racing Series this Sunday 12 July 20; 10am sheds/club open for a 12 pm start.

The winter series will consist of 10x races (drop 2x worst performances), which is only 2x less races than previous years.

At this stage the weather forecast is OK, so we would like to please see a good fleet on the water and it would be great to see the confident sailors from the Learn to Sail program on the water too!

We understand that it's school holidays and some may be away but for those that are available we would like to get the sailing up and running again.

Reminder that the Learn to Sail program is run during the summer months so will start again in late October/ early November, once daylight saving starts.

****attached are the details on the up-coming events****



Please let us know if you have any questions

Thanks

Dinghy/Junior Sailing Committee

Message from Dinghy/Junior Sailing Committee June 2020

posted Jul 5, 2020, 7:47 PM by Admin hycnz



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

Hope everyone is well and has got through the lockdown period with no issues, and are now looking forward to getting back out on the water!

I thought I would send out a quick email to let you all know what the current plans are for sailing to start again.

At this stage we are planning to start with the Winter Racing Series on the Sunday 12 July 20; 10am sheds/club open for a 12 pm start. The winter series will consist of 10 races, which is only 2 less races than previous years.

We would like to see a good fleet on the water and it would be great to see the confident sailors from the Learn to Sail program on the water too! 

If you are wondering why we have a decent gap between now and the 12th July? 

The key reason is we need to carry out maintenance on the safety boats, racing equipment and the club Firebugs/OPTI prior to commencing the winter program. We had planned to do this earlier, then the lockdown occurred. This break will also allow us to hopefully be in Level 1 when the sailing activities resume.

There will be requests for assistance during this period of maintenance following the long weekend so it would be much appreciated if people could please put their hand up to assist.

Reminder that the Learn to Sail program is run during the summer months so will start again in late October/ early November, once daylight saving starts.

Please let us know if you have any questions

 

Thanks 

Ph: 022-692-4327 (Sean) or 0211266850 (Tamas)

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posted Jun 7, 2020, 3:12 PM by Admin hycnz   [ updated Jun 7, 2020, 3:13 PM ]

Junior sailing report by Tamas SEBESTENY Sailing Coach - Monday 2nd March 2020

posted Mar 17, 2020, 7:50 PM by Admin hycnz



The previous three times we challenged ourselves to find our boundaries. We sailed the whole course by standing in the boat, or for example, took the extreme challenge and even sailed backwards a section of it. Meantime, we also mastered our skills of mark rounding.
Sailing is more than a sport for us. To develop some life skills, we help each other when rigging, launching or docking our boats. If it sounds too serious, just read about our last Friday:

We had an epic day on Friday with the Learn to Sail Team. Juniors in advanced level joined us to share the excitement of the world-famous sponge tag game. We had a nice evening sailing 3 knots in light 5 knots winds on the beam. Heaps of laugh cheeky chats and no cheating or toxic moves :). We love our new boats! 

Thanks for all of the supports of our wonderful volunteer team!!


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