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    Barfoot and Thompson Series Race 2

    Race 2 of the Barfoot and Thompson GHYC- WBC combined Double-Handed Series set off this morning into light airs to the south. Taking into consideration a building SW breeze, Race Control set the fleet off with Course 5 to leave Rangitoto to Port, & additionally hoisted the diagonally stripy yellow and red Y -flag for crews to don their life-jackets. By the time the fleet was down to Takapuna the fleet had split

    Published 19:54 on 23 Feb 2020

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    Gulf Harbour Marina Series Race 8

    Race 8 of the Gulf Harbour Marina 2019-2020 Twilight Series. Although Planet X wasn't afloat tonight, Club Captain Miles Cross has been keeping Olympus in shipshape to allow helm Peter Cook, & ROs Linda & John Parrish to operate efficiently. Course 2 was selected with the 8 -13knt SW breeze. Early arrival of several boats for the start line had crews reducing speed and running the line. First Priority, with a

    Published 19:55 on 20 Feb 2020

  • GHYC Gulf Series

    Race 2 of the GHYC Gulf Series, The Gannet Rock Trophy, Course 3 was set by our Race Management; Start, McKenzie Buoy (P), Shearer Rock Buoy (P), Gulf Buoy (S) to Finish. A fairly even reaching start, most boats opting for an Extra and enjoying the ride to the first mark, some cracking speeds... Conditions: North East 15 knots, and with a reasonable sea to push through after McKenzie Buoy, most boats opted to work

    Published 00:58 on 18 Feb 2020

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    Saddle Island Keel Boat Race

    A favourable SW breeze gave the fleet a comfortable lay of the GH Buoy. The next leg was downwind to navy buoy, boats splitting either side of the lay line as they gull-winged towards the Tiri Channel. Following a reach up the Channel, a deep reach took them north of Wellington Rock, hardening up to make the yellow buoy north of Coal Mine bay before the final downwind leg to the finish at Sullivans Bay.

    Published 04:03 on 12 Feb 2020

  • Pest Free Hibiscus Boating

    We invite all boat owners on the Hibiscus Coast to come along on Saturday 29th February and find out how you can help to protect wildlife both at home and on pest free islands. Drop in any time 8.30am-10.30am to the Yacht Club / boat ramp area. Get a free rat trap to take home and join the Pest Free Hibiscus Coast Project, and enjoy a sausage sizzle for brekkie before heading out on

    Published 00:49 on 12 Feb 2020

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    Gulf Harbour Marina Race Series race 7

    Race 7 of the Gulf Harbour Marina Twilight Race Series had 10 boats on the start line with RO Rob Brown selecting Course 5 with Starboard roundings in 13-18knts. A pin end bias line had the fleet on the wind heading towards the yellow Gulf Habour mark with an even split going left and right. Planet X was first to round the mark just ahead of First Priority, then led the fleet from

    Published 00:53 on 7 Feb 2020

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    Taylor & Co Ladies Twilight Race 5

    RO Mike Lanigan, supported by Igor and Warren out on Olympus selected Course 2 with a windward- leeward first leg and then a triangle. The fleet set off with a clean start, with doubled-handed crew on Mayflower picking the favoured boat end off the line. Ideal conditions for the girls on the water to set their 2020 sailing off. Flat waters and 11-15knts of a warm SW breeze. Share Delight hoisted their extras,

    Published 20:09 on 30 Jan 2020

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    Inter-club race

    Sunday 26 Jan 2020 Combined GHYC-MCC-WBC interclub race (MCC Control) 1300 start Starting between Pudding Island and start vessel Tranquility, in a light S/SE breeze, the 3 boats attempting to start on port tack were challenged by the rest of the 16 strong fleet bearing down on startboard. Some swift manouvering left Mayflower drifting past Tranquility as the rest of the boats headed for an anticlockwise sail around Motuora.

    Published 03:30 on 29 Jan 2020

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    Burnsco Cruising Race 5

    A fleet of 23 boats set out at 1830 from the start off Arkles Bay in the cruising race combined with Weiti Boating Club.The light SW wind made for frustratingly slow progress as most boats gull-winged their way towards Tiri and the Navy Buoy. Skippers began to wonder if they would find an anchorage in the dark but then progress improved on a reach through the Tiri Channel. Pleasingly the

    Published 03:21 on 29 Jan 2020

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    Taylor & Co Twiight Ladies Race 4

    15-19 knot the fleet encountered in the marina eased to 8 knots from the North with flat waters and Course 6 with Port roundings was selected. A downwind start with Platinum crossing the line first, had the girls making their way to the yellow mark. Share Delight hoisted their kite, Glory Days goose-winged & Enigma 1 took hotter angles ... & they arrived at the bottom mark simultaneously, with Enigma 1 on the inside calling

    Published 00:26 on 5 Dec 2019

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