Hamilton Yacht Club is situated on Lake Rotoroa, Innes Common, Hamilton, New Zealand. It is home to an active sailing community and has fleets of Zephyrs, Optimist, P Class, Starling, 3.7 and Laser Classes regularly racing. Weekend racing is on Saturday afternoons, first race (1330hrs), Twilight Racing is on Wednesday evenings, start time 1800hrs. Our season runs from October to Easter.

The club is family oriented, providing both casual and serious sailors of all ages with a safe and enjoyable sailing-club environment.

The 2014 - 2015 season is underway.

Hamilton Yacht Club Special Event
Winners are Grinners Book Launch
Friday, December 12th at 1730hrs 

Finger Food $5 per person

Story telling comes easily for 75yr old sailing legend Jimmy Gilpin - no suprize given he has lived life to the fullest.

Now you have a chance to peer into Jimmy's world with the launch of this autobiography. It took four years to complete his account of his life at sea, on land, and everything in between. Earlier this month, he got his hands on the final product and his grin from ear to ear says it all.  

  1. Jimmy Gilpin and his autobiography "Wiiners are Grinners"

The legend of Jimmy Gilpin began at age 12 when he won both the Tanner and Tauranga Cups for three years in a row - the only person to do so.

Jimmy resumed sailing at Hamilton Yacht Club and his accounts of his Zephyr and Frostbite sailing against past and present club members feature in the book.