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Xmas Party

The club Xmas Party is on Friday December 20th, starting at 6pm with free bubbles on arrival. Fabulous buffet meal, fantastic band. All for $30pp. Bookings essential by December 16th.

Boat Hop

The Boat Hop on November 16th is a chance to socialise and get to know other members in small groups aboard boats, and then come back to the club to join up with everyone.

Winter Prize Giving Party

We shall be partying on Saturday,October 5th after presenting prizes to the winners of the Winter Series. Book soon!


Come and watch the racing in company at the club on Sunday and Monday morning. BYO BBQ breakfast.

Winter Racing

Check out the photos, of race 6 of the Winter Series in the gallery to see what a great day it was. The photos were taken by I D Haywood.


Our annual Arts show is on Sunday, August 11th.  Anyone wanting to exhibit should contact the office.

Women's Sailing Squadron

The ladies were out on the water again on Sunday, practising some new "tricks"

Youth Programme

Two of our new junior members out on the water honing their skills for the Flying Fifteen Nationals in 2014

Women's Sailing Squadron and more

Winter is normally a busy time for planning when you’re involved in a predominantly summer sport.
The girls of the Gulf Harbour Yacht Club Women’s Sailing Squadron never stop planning sailing related activities and Kadon is a great co-ordinator, rounding up everyone and organizing the meetings and sailing sessions.
The weekend just gone wasn’t the best for sailing, too rough and too cold so Kadon came up with a fun social and team building idea for a “squadron” meeting in the warmth of the coach’s lounge. The squadron met for mulled wine and a knot tying relay she dreamed up for which prizes were awarded. As a result everyone went home on Sunday afternoon happy and tied up in knots. With the aid of a couple of lap top computers and a smart phone everybody also learned to understand the Wind Guru a little better and to use the weather forecast in strategic race and cruising planning.
At the same time that the ladies were relaxing, laughing and playing rope games the club’s Youth Keelboat Programme was taking another step toward becoming a reality. Another junior sailor was signed up for the programme that will run in conjunction with the Women’s Sailing Squadron, sometimes sharing training days, boats and sessions.
Additional to that a Youth crew to represent GHYC at the March 2014 Flying Fifteen National Championships was being formed. GHYC will host the contest and the Will Taylor, Matthew Signal pair will train to “do the club proud”. They’ll receive coaching from me, a 3 x Flying Fifteen National Champion.
There’s plenty to get excited about at Gulf Harbour Yacht Club and still opportunities galore for women and young sailors. Please make enquiries and become involved.

John Weston


New Member's Night

Members new and old are invited to mix and mingle at the club on Friday June 14th

Summer Celebration

What a great night it was to celebrate the Summer Season of racing at our Prize giving. Well deserved congratulations to our winners and thanks to our sponsors and organisers of the event. How lucky are we to have such generous sponsors; the prizes certainly make it worthwhile to enter the series.There are a few photos under the photo galleries, with more to come..

Winter Series

Now that out Summer Series is over, we have the best triangle course Winter Series in the North to look forward to!
First race is on Sunday, May 5th at 1400 hours.
See the NOR/SI under Racing on the website for details.
Be there or be square!

Summer prizegiving

Taking place on May 4th, the Prize-giving will be a little different this year, as we also want to make it a celebration of the Summer, which should appeal to all of our members. Book early, this premier event is bound to be popular!

Final race of the Ripples on the Marina Ladies Series

As well as the serious stuff of trying to win the Ripples on the Marina twilight racing series, the ladies had a lot of fun competing to win the 'dress - up contest.' See the photos in the gallery of the racing series.


Honorary Life Member Alan Wright is coming to the club on Friday, March 15th and will be available to sign copies of his book 'Wrighty' . This will be a great opportunity to talk to a most interesting person who 
has lead a very full Life.

Youth Keelboat Programme

Orientation Day for the programme is on Saturday, February 23rd at 10am in the committee room of the clubhouse. Come along and learn what the programme can offer YOU! No cost involved on the day.

Firewatch 56 Race to Marsden Cove

Friday March 8th
Race start non extras division 0900 and extras division at 1000.
Richmond Yacht Club will start their Route 66 race together with a SSANZ single handed race starting from downtown at 0900.
Therefore these fleets should all come together as they all race for the same finish line operated by Onerahi Yacht Club. Bay of Islands Yacht Clubs will also be racing to the same line.
Berthage will once again be provided at no charge by Marsden Cove Marina and a “hospitality pack” will be given to all boats on arrival.
Prize giving and entertainment will be in the large marquee on site.
We have great sponsorship from Firewatch NZ, Appletons Rum, Barfoot and Thompson and Marsden Cove Marina.
So come along enjoy the race and the hospitality and facilities at Marsden Cove.
Notice of Race is under Racing - Firewatch