Submission to Council

The HYC management committee has sent the attached submission in to the Hamilton City Council in response to the council seeking input into a their revised Lake Rotoroa and surrounds management plan. Our submission is quite large. We tried to emphasise a few things which will be important for our club.

  • For HYC the lake is a sportsground and it is our only option for sailing within the city boundaries
  • Water quality and depth
  • Trees and wind quality
  • Building expansion to improve boat storage

Full submission link


Coming Up

Annual General Meeting

Hamilton Yacht Club

Tuesday, June 16th, 1930hrs


Minutes of the 2014 AGM


Closing Regatta Cancellation

A clash with the Legion of Rower's Regatta for Saturday means we have had to cancel our closing regatta.

Apologies for the inconvenience. Prizegving coming soon.


Closing Regatta Date Change and Racing 11/04


For a variety of reasons the Committee has decided to move the Closing Regatta scheduled this Saturday (11/04) to the following Saturday (18/04). The format of the regatta will not be changed and we will try and complete four races starting around 10am. Further details on the Regatta will be provided next week.  


This coming Saturday (11/04) two races are offered as usual starting about 13:30. While this racing won’t count towards any specific trophies (other than potentially for the P Class), Saturday is an opportunity to further sharpen skills before other regional events start across the winter period and it would be good to see a reasonable turnout.  





Burnsco HYC Regatta

Plenty of close finishes but much of the regatta was a slow motion affair with light winds mostly from the northerly quarter (never a popular direction on the lake). The Race Officer had only half the lake to play with as the wind in the south east end of the lake was largely non-existent.

Many thanks to our major sponsor Burnsco Marine and Leisure. Due to their generous support we had a fine selection of prizes.

I am beginning to think we need to make some sort of offering to the swamp spirits as our season has been notable for very light winds, gales, and winds that just kick in as the sailors are packing up. Today was no different with a nice N'wester filling in about 1600hr. Trouble is I am not entirely sure what offering would appease a swamp spirit. Our club has certainly donated enough hats, sunglasses, wind-indicators, battens, and the occasion rudder but clearly these items are not what is wanted.

Regatta results below. Congratulations to all the winners and to all the sailors making a go of it in difficult conditions. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made the event possible.

Burnsco Regatta Results 2015