The destination for the cruising weekend will be. Kawau. For race 1 of the Burnsco Cruising Series the course will be course 2, the start as per SI's 10.1.1 with Share Delight as the start boat. Please check in with race control on VHF 77 well before the start with intention to race and numbers on board. No finish boat, so take your own time and text Warren on 022 187 5512. At the
Published 07:28 on 23 Oct 2020
Gulf Habour Marina Twilight Series 2020-2021 started the new season in spectacular fashion last night. A downwind start towards the yellow mark had 3 of the 12 boats coming in on starboard with the remaining boats tracking along the line on port and several hoisting extras in the process. No doubt the crew on Olympus (Ian Clouston RO, Peter Cooke and John Bruce) had a good view of the raft that appeared to momentarily
Published 22:43 on 22 Oct 2020
The glorious weather that blessed the Boat Bits and Car Boot Sale at the club seemed to bring out every Man and his Dog. The bargain hunters arrived early and lots were very successful in meeting a mutually satisfactory price with the sellers. For those 'just looking', it was extremely pleasant sitting in the sun enjoying a sausage or coffee and muffin. Several boaties were able to send their fire extinguishers away for testing,
Published 03:25 on 5 Oct 2020
A small but dedicated group of volunteers helped split logs, clean the kitchen, wash windows and improve the view from the deck. A major prune of the hedges means we can see the boats now! A big job but well worth it.
Published 19:51 on 1 Oct 2020
Corrections to the Hibiscus Coast Marine Coatings Winter Series results, with apologies to all - Race 9 Gold Division 1st Stark Raven; 2nd Gentleman Joe; 3rd Cordite Series Gold Division 1st Stark Raven; 2nd Gentleman Joe; 3rd Blazin White
Published 04:00 on 29 Sep 2020
What an amazing day's sailing - a very fresh Westerly with gusts in the thirties proved a challenging yet thrilling end to the Hibiscus Marine Coatings Winter Series! The atmosphere in the club after was buzzing and the Chase Boat team in particular were in dire need of drying off and warming up after the toughest course laying session of the season. But a great race, once again managed with such professionalism from our Race
Published 00:29 on 28 Sep 2020
Vice Commodore Colin Mitten presenting the Hobbs Burrell Memorial Trophy (Commodore's Cup) to Egor Leonenko at the AGM last night, awarded for outstanding service to the club during the year.
Published 03:15 on 24 Sep 2020
The photo competition with the theme 'Animals' was judged by members at the recent quiz night. The clear winner was 'Flying High' by Patrick Rohloff, taken while sailing single handed in a cruising race. Second was 'Me too' by Jean Holgate A tie for third - 'So....' by Beryl Rowland and ' A busy time in the lounge' by Kitty Welch The theme for the next 3 months to December is 'BRIDGES'
Published 22:35 on 19 Sep 2020
1300hrs and 1305hrs on Sunday 13th September saw 11 white and 7 gold division boats on their respective start lines for the 2nd to last race of a Covid- 19 affected winter series. (Three races out of the originally programmed 10 race series have been lost due to the lockdowns, so far.) 20 to 26 knot southwest wind and flat water enabled everyone to enjoy some great conditions and great racing. Several boats
Published 23:13 on 14 Sep 2020
Saturday 5th September saw club yachts back out on the water after the recent Covid restrictions put a hold on our sailing programme, with race 4, the last race in the You Travel Winter Cruising Series getting underway in cool but otherwise lovely early spring weather. Eight yachts headed away on course one with some close quarter racing out to the yellow Gulf Harbour buoy, the first turning mark Planet X was first
Published 21:14 on 6 Sep 2020