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    Marine Education evening no 2

    Last night Matt gave another of his insightful talks about stuff you should know when you own or use a boat. Yesterday the subject matter was Electrics. Statistically by far the largest causes of fires on boats are faulty electrics, and Matt provided clear examples about good electrical practise (and scary examples of bad practise). I didn't realise there were quite so many ways of killing yourself on a boat.and even whilst having a

    Published 01:15 on 5 Aug 2020

  • Cruising to Juneau and beyond

    About 40 plus people enjoyed the fascinating talk by Mike Pigneguy about his and Dee's many cruises to Juneau and beyond. Mike's tales of beautiful deep water anchorages, strong tides, whirlpools, waterfalls, glaciers, ancient carvings and incredible wild Life and sea creatures were accompanied with wonderful photos.Not many of us would have been brave enough to get the close up shots of the various bears, knowing how fast they can move! Thanks Mike for sharing

    Published 02:50 on 3 Aug 2020

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    Marine Education evening

    Whether it's a yacht or a launch, just about every boat has an engine. And most of us turn the engine on and motor along with our fingers crossed behind our backs that the engine continues to produce that comforting hum. (Or a bit noisier in some cases). I've been around engines all my life (I was an Austin Apprentice) and I came along on Wednesday so that my wife would understand some of the

    Published 04:03 on 31 Jul 2020

  • Boating Education Evenings Engine maintenance costing a fortune? Electrics causing trouble? Corrosion problems? Join Matt Paulin, Neptune's Gear, at Gulf Harbour Yacht Club as he presents free Evening Education Sessions as follows: Wednesday 29 July - Basic Marine Diesel Maintenance What the basic components of the drive system and engine are What scheduled maintenance you should be doing, and how often

    Published 02:07 on 21 Jul 2020

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    Summer Prize-giving 2020

    The club's premier event, the Summer Prize Giving is normally held in May but for obvious reasons it was delayed this year. Despite the delay, a very successful celebration was held on Saturday. The evening ran very smoothly thanks to our MC, Mike Lanigan who introduced Commodore John Butcher to welcome those present. Trophies were presented along with fabulous prizes from our generous sponsors.Team Memphis made several trips to the podium after a brilliant season

    Published 02:04 on 21 Jul 2020

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    Hibiscus Marine Coatings Winter Series Race 3

    22 boats hit the water today for Race 3 of our Hibiscus Marine Coatings GHYC - WBC Combined Winter Series 2020 RO Richard Brown orchestrated the show for GHYC, with support from Sarah and Ted on Chase. Flat waters & a westerly breeze averaging 10-14 knots made for idyllic 'winter' sailing. Two clean starts had the two fleets heading upwind towards Arkles Bay, with an even split across the course. Back downhill, some

    Published 22:13 on 12 Jul 2020

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    Summer Prizegiving 2019/20

    SATURDAY 18 JULY

    BAR OPEN - 6.00
    PRIZEGIVING - 6.30
    GALA BUFFET DINNER - 7.30

    Published 00:17 on 8 Jul 2020

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    GHYC Youth Sailing Programme

    We have had to contend with a few interruptions to our original Youth Sailing Programme of late, but now we are really back on track and have just completed two weekly sessions of teaching students of the Whangaparaoa College Sailing Club the basics of keel-boat sailing. The course consists of four one and a half hour sessions in theory and will end in a practical session on

    Published 01:32 on 4 Jul 2020

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    You Travel Winter Cruising race 2

    Ten boats eagerly started today's race which was a cracker of a course in our stunning sailing waters, at the front door of Gulf Harbour Yacht Club. The course (#2) took us from the Start to Gulf Harbour Yellow Buoy (P), Navy Buoy (S), Southern Marine Reserve Buoy (S), Northern Marine Reserve Buoy (S), GH Yellow Buoy (P) to finish at Gulf Harbour Marina. This is a popular Series, and it's a great

    Published 21:22 on 21 Jun 2020

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    Hibiscus Marine Coatings Winter Race 1

    Race 1 of the Hibiscus Marine Coatings Winter GHYC-WBC Combined Series 2020 kicked off today. Easterly breeze blew away the grizzly skies of the morning for a blue sky start at 13:00 with the GHYC Olympus team led by Richard Brown. Both fleets set off with clean starts. Sarah and Ted whizzed around on Chase to set up the Olympic style course with port roundings of a triangle, followed by Windward-Leeward and final

    Published 21:48 on 14 Jun 2020

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