Learn to Sail 2014

Details of the coming seaon's Learn To Sail programme have been updated.

To Learn more, Information and Muster on Wed Oct 22nd, 1600hrs, HYC. 

Numbers on the course are restricted depending on the number of boats available.

See under Events/Learn to Sail or here


2014- 2015 Season

The new season is almost upon us. Saturday October 11th is our opening day. We will have a working bee starting from 0800hr then a couple of Icebreaker Races in the afternoon from 1330hr. The Learn to Sail will have their muster at HYC Clubrooms on Wednesday 22nd October 1600hr. More details will be posted very soon.

For those who need to get racing sooner Ngaroto are having their Brass Monkey Opening Regatta this coming weekend on Sunday 28th September with a briefing at 1030hr.

John Barnard


Winter Rules Evening, 1900hr 19th August

A reminder that Hamish Hey, YNZ Regional Support Officer, will be running another rules evening on the 19th August starting 1900hr (7.00pm for the landlubbers).

Hamish's presentations are clear and he encourages audience participation.

Coffee and a Biscuit to conclude at 2100hrs

A great way to start thinking about the approaching sailing season.


2014 AGM 

Annual General Meeting
Hamilton Yacht Club
Tuesday, June 17th, 1930hrs

Minutes of 2013 AGMAgenda, 2014


WTYA Burgess Trophy Regatta

Apart from my embarassing gaff with the results this year's interschool event seemed to go well, with 27 boats competing, representing 6 different schools (Diocesan, Berkley Int, Hillcrest High, Cambridge High, Hamilton Girls, Hamilton Boys). The weather was very obliging giving the sailors a good mix of conditions from light winds for the first race to moderate winds with the odd gnarly gust for the third and last race of the day. The stronger winds meant the rescue boats had a bit of work to do.

My initial scoring had Berkley Intermediate taking the trophy off last years winners Diocesan but I had wrongly entered one of the Dio girls in as a Berkley sailor. A error not discovered until I was counting the number of sailors in the winning team, and there seemed to be one less than my score sheet said there should be. Sadly for Berkley they did not quite get there this year missing out on the trophy by 6 points. My apologies and my congratulations to the Diocesan (116.2 points) and the Berkley teams (109.9 points). These two had a clear jump on the rest of the schools and either would have been worthy winners.

I am sure WTYA President, John E, will manage a more in depth review of the sailing (he was the Race Officer after all). Could those who took photos send your favourite shots from the day to him.