The Glendowie Boating Club (GBC) is a family oriented sailing club focusing on teaching novices how to sail as well as Optimist, P Class, Starling, and Feva class yacht training and racing. The club racing is held on Sundays from Spring to Autumn. The GBC also participates in an Autumn series run by Howick Sailing Club (each sunday in May) and a fortnightly Winter Series.  This means we can meet demand from sailors wishing to maintain sailing as a year round activity. The GBC also takes part in yachting regattas sending sailors and boats North and South to compete against other yacht clubs.

A club flourishes when everyone pitches in – when you visit GBC you’ll see that our on water activities are operated largely by our volunteers and paid coaches. We welcome all parents of new sailors to join us on the water and we are happy to teach non-sailors how to assist.

Glendowie Boating Club is the home of the Starling class.  We currently have a large fleet of Starling and Optimist sailors.

We offer boat storage lockers for active sailors, meaning that it’s easy to come and sail at any time, without the hassle of trailers and transport.

If you are interested in getting involved in our 2023-24 season get in touch with our Convenors. Check our calendar or contact us for sailing times.  And click here for all the details about our Learn to Sail and other courses.