Welcome to - Glendowie Boating Club

By: Glendowie Boating Club  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Sailors, Boating Club, Sailing Courses


On Sunday March 25th Keith from Sail One will bring his sales van to the GBC. This is a great chance to stock up on spare parts from ropes to cleats to an entire new charter boat! Sail One also has a great range of clothing. Keith, the GBC committee and the coaches will also be available for doing safety checks on your boat and helping with sorting out rigging etc. So come prepared to set your boat up with some great gear from Keith. 

Sailing this Sunday 25th March is
Racing Fleets: 0900hrs Round Brown's Island Race.
One of the highlights of the GBC calender!
Training Fleets: 0900hrs report time. 

For Sale
David Reid has kindly purchased a supply of quick release safety clips for Opti sailors to attach their mainsheet to the boom - this is an essential safety item. If you don't' have one see David  on Sunday at the club -  they are for sale at $21 each.

Update on New Class

Members may recall discussions  regarding introducing a new 2 person class into the club. The intention was that it would fill the gap for a mother/daughter or father/son class, as well as being suitable for two teenagers or two adults.
One option we looked into was to design, develop and build an all new class. This option proved difficult and cost prohibitive.
With the need to get to an end goal of getting exciting two handed sailing class established at the GBC, at a sensible cost, the decision was made to adopt the Mistral class.
The Mistral was designed by local yacht designer Des Townson who also designed the Starling.
Mistrals are stunning two handed centreboarders, renowned for their good looks and sparkling performance especially on a reach with the kite up.
The club has bought a Mistral The Spook. Available to members to try out The Spook is joined by four member's boats. Our aim is to get a minimum of 10 Mistrals established within the Club and racing each weekend.
A full story on the Mistral including photos will soon be on our website.
Storage for Mistrals is now available at the club. Contact Stu Devine

For more information on the Mistral please contact Shaun Connolly 021 664 223.

Summer Sailing Results:

  • Congratulations to George Novis and JJ Marie who sailed their 420 in Brisbane at Moreton Bay managing some great results along the way and getting  a best result of 3rd place in one of the qulaifying events.

  • To Opti-sailors Craig Keenan and Henry Haslett for being selected for the NZIODA Development Team and competing in Noumea (Henry finished 4th and Craig 15th out of 28 sailors). The event included 4 days training and four days racing. Craig and Henry also attended a 4 day Eastern Beach Opti Clinic. 55 sailors attended and the regatta results on the final day were Henry 6th and Craig 26th.

  • Congratulations to all who attended the GBC Opti and Starling Clinics particularly those Starling sailors and Opti sailors for competing in the Amazing Race, with Logan Andreson taking 2nd place in the Starling Class and Matt Connnolly finishing 1st in the Opti class.

2011 OptiWorlds report

The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012

Keywords: Boating Club, Sailing Courses, Sailors, Teach Sailing

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Learn to Sail - Glendowie Boating Club

For first time sailors, nine years or over, we run a Learn to Sail Programme, where tuition is provided by YNZ qualified instructors under the direction of the Club Sailing Master. The Club actively encourages continued participation in the sport, and this also needs your commitment and support.Next Sunday Learn-to-sail course starts 5 February 2012, 3.00pm.