Racing at LBYC
Lowry Bay enjoys an active sailing programme throughout the year.
New boats are always welcome. There is a combined racing division for those who enjoy robust racing, and a Cruising division for those who enjoy a more relaxed race.
We generally sail on Sunday afternoons from the start line out from the LBYC Start Box on the wharf to the south of Seaview Marina. The bar is always open afterwards to relax on the deck or in the warm inside, with food and drinks. In summer we also sail on Wednesday and Friday evenings (no spinnakers).
To register for a race simply call in to the club rooms an hour before the start. If you are coming across from the other side of the harbour, call up "Lowry Bay Sports" on VHF Channel 62 prior to the start to register and receive the course over the air. You might like to read our sailing instructions and see where the racing marks are before you start.
For a summary of the 2019/2020 racing calendar, please click HERE
or view the calendar.
LBYC skippers – SMS texting is here
Earlier this year the club closed its Twitter account as messages were not being received by all phones. SMS texting will now be used to communicate messages to racing boats. Skippers are asked to nominate themselves or a crew member to receive messages that can be conveyed to the rest of the crew, e.g. “racing cancelled” or “racing delayed” by sending an email with their boat name, nominated person and cell phone number to email@example.com.
Your Sailing Committee 2019/2020
Jamie Reid Vice Commodore
Jennie Darby Sailing Secretary
Bob Rowell Safety Representative
John Hermans General Committee
Grant Reid General Committee
Lynn Porter Sailing Administrator
Kathy Walls General Committee
Brent Porter General Committee
Philip Harward General Committee
John Lloyd General Committee