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

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