The Glendowie Boating Club, founded in 1949, is situated at the mouth of the Tamaki River in the eastern suburbs of Auckland. The mouth of the river is an ideal environment for this family oriented club. Being tidal, the program varies from week to week but most Sundays from spring to autumn see some sailing.
The club has three classes sailing most days, Arrows, Starlings and Optimists with fleets of around 60 to 70 boats active on each sailing day. The GBC Learn to Sail Squad is the ideal training ground for aspiring sailors. Experienced Club Instructors coach the Squad out on the water every Sunday during the sailing season. The club also offers development programmes for every level.