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 daylight savings we sail on 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 via VHF. You need to read our sailing instructions and see where the racing marks are before you start.
or you are welcome to hand it to the race organisation team on the day.
LBYC skippers – SMS texting is here
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.
Jamie Reid - Vice Commodore
Jennie Darby - Sailing Secretary
Irene Muirhead - General Committee
Grant Reid- General Committee
Lynn Porter - General Committee (also Rear Commodore House)
Kathy Walls - General Committee
Brent Porter - General Committee
Tony Lucie-Smith - General Committee (also Treasurer)