30 July 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 30 July 2015

Vice Commodore's Comments

Nigel is away this week, enjoying a few days relaxation in warmer climates, so I am filling in.

I think we all took great pleasure in seeing Peter Burling at the helm of the Emirates Team New Zealand AC45 in Portsmouth last weekend. Speaking with Richard Burling, he said they will be very happy coming out of the regatta with a 2nd place. They were a little aggrieved that Oracle was not penalised for a fairly clear port/starboard incident at the windward mark where both boats were approaching at about 20+ knots, on opposite tacks – a penalty to Oracle at that stage would have probably improved their regatta result further. Apparently words were exchanged with a certain Mr Spithill, with the outcome being that they agreed to differ! Peter now heads off to Rio on 49er duty to take part in the Pre-Olympic Regatta.

Last Sunday, the Burnsco Winter Series for the Keelers saw 13 boats on the start line. They started in a very light south-easterly, which backed to a northerly. With an incoming tide Race Officer Bruce sent the fleet down tide via the Otumoetai Channel to 12 W and back. Reloaded hoisted their new kite but missed the instruction about attaching the head of the sail to the halyard and instead pulled it up by the tack! It was so light that the entire fleet heard the skippers’ comments to the foredeck! General Jackson looked great with their new PIC Insurance spinnaker (a prize from the Auckland-Tauranga Race).  Frenzy starting at the back slipped through the fleet after stopping for a rest on a sandbank and Time Warp also confirmed on the return leg, that yes, there definitely is a sand bank at that location.  Rocky also showed a clean pair of heels chasing Voodoo Lounge. The forecasted northerly kicked in just as the fleet was finishing, however Rocky was too quick in the light airs winning ahead of Voodoo Lounge and Candela.

The Pacific Rim takes place again next year in July/August in Russia. This is an opportunity for a group of members to get together to represent the Club in this competitive yet very social regatta. Any members who are interested in knowing more and would like to register their interest should contact Delwyn Keyworth delwyn26@gmail.com.

We are currently in the final stages of putting together the calendar for the new season. This is funded by advertisements on the calendar. If you would like to advertise your business on the calendar please contact the Office and Christine will forward your details to Sun Media who will get in touch with you direct.

The Flag Officers, in association with Jason Marra of Fuel Agency, are undergoing a review of the Club’s website and looking to see how it could be improved. We would like members to contribute to this review. We want to know what you like or dislike about the site and what needs changing. Also any thoughts or ideas about functions and features that could be incorporated into the website. One area we will be looking at will be the ability to pay Subs, invoices or entry fees online. Also any logos of associations or affiliations that we need to include. Social media is an ever evolving beast and we need to know what social media channels members feel are important and how we employ them into the functionality of the Club. Your thoughts are important to us. Please direct any feedback to Gary Smith smithystga@xtra.co.nz or Jason Marra jason@fuel.agency by Friday August 14th.

You should have received your invoice for the renewal of Subs by now, either by mail or email. These need to be paid by the end of August to qualify for the early bird discount which is detailed on the bottom of the invoice.

Centreboarders will be racing again this Sunday. They have two Sundays left in the Winter Series and there will be a Prize giving after racing on the final day of the series on Sunday August 16th. Hopefully they will have a little more wind this Sunday than the Keelers did last week!

Nick Wrinch


31 July - Members' Night
2 Aug - Burnsco CB Winter Series 7
9 Aug - Burnsco Keeler Winter Series 7
16 Aug - Burnsco CB Winter Series 8 + Prize Giving
22-23 Aug - Mid Winter Advanced Techno Clinic @ TYPBC
23 Aug - Burnsco Keeler Winter Series 8


  • Vice Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Sniper & Time Warp
  • PacRim 2016
  • Calendar advertising
  • Patrol Boat course
  • Instructor course
  • Subs renewal discounts





Bread and Dips $6.50

Seasonal Hot Vegetables Main


Roast Pork and apple sauce served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day


Half Serve


Fish of the Day served with salad and fries $18.50
Vegetable Frittata $14
Seafood Chowder served with sour dough bread
Steak Scotch fillet served with fries and salad $16.50
Chicken Melt with camembert and bacon on focaccia bread, finished with mustard mayo and served with fries $16.50
Steak Sammie, minute steak topped with cream mushrooms on ciabatta bun and served with fries $16.50
Gourmet Battered Fish Burger with salad filling and tartare sauce and served with fries $15.50
Club Beef Burger: beef pattie, bacon and onion rings with salad filling on toasted bun and served with fries $15.50
Fish and Chips served with lemon and tartare sauce $13
Nachos (large) $10

Wedges with ham, cheese & sour cream


Beef Burger with fries





Side Salad


Bowl of Fries


Large Fries




Choc or Raspberry Sundae


Chocolate Brownie




Chicken & Chips*


Fish & Chips*


Hot Dog & Chips*


*Ice Cream Sundae included with each children's meal





Club members please note – we have arranged for the BoPSAT boat parking area (between the centreboard shed and the rubbish skip) to be tar-sealed right to the port fence (previously just gravel, dirt and weeds).  This should be completed this weekend. The 420s are currently parked elsewhere. All members are invited to drive and park on that area over the next week in order to bed the chips into the tar. This will be easier on the sailors' feet and will also allow us to paint parking bays before putting the boats back there. Thanks!


In 2016 Nakhodka will host the international sailing regatta “Pacific Rim Challenge”. About 100 participants are expected to take part from Russia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan. In two years' time, 2018, it will be the turn of TYPBC to host this regatta.

PacRim 2016 will be held from 30 July to 8 August. Yachts will be provided by the hosts, crews will have to exchange the boats with their rivals. In that way, it is considered that all the participants will have the same chances to win. Conrad-25R class yachts are expected to be used.

If you are interested in taking part please contact Delwyn at delwyn26@gmail.com.

calling all advertisers for
our wall calendaR 2015/16

The new season calendar is almost finalised by the divisions in the club. Thanks to Nick Wrinch for all his work to bring this all together again this year.

Each year the businesses that advertise on the calendar give us great support, which we are thankful for.

If you would like a spot for your business advertisement please contact our office or the Sun Live team on 07 578 0030.

COURSe to be scheduled

Thank you all for your interest in the Patrol Boat Course on 17-18 Sept run by Peter Head at Elements, this course is now FULLY BOOKED. Can I therefore please have an expression of interest for another course as I am aware of a number of people still wanting to do this course. 

Could those who are interested please email Greg at gregwindcatcher@gmail.com.


As a result of a strong expression of interest for a coaching course a date has been set for 6 & 7 October, 9am to 5pm. It will be run by Peter Head of Elements for YNZ and is now being advertised on their website which is where people will need to register their interest. The cost is $125/person but the Club has agreed to contribute $25/person. Numbers are limited for this course so get in quick!!

Go to YNZ here, to register, or go to their website at www.yachtingnz.co.nz and click on Events then scroll down to find the Tauranga course, click on the title and register there. 

SUBS RENEWAL discounts !!!

Subs renewal invoices have all been sent out, pay before 31 August to get your discount, check your invoice for details. If you haven't received your invoice please contact the office asap. Don't forget you can pay your subs and storage fees by cash, cheque or credit card at the office during normal office hours or you can post your cheque to Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club at PO Box 14352, Tauranga 3143.

You can even pay online into our ANZ bank account number 01-0434-0082955-00 putting your invoice number on the reference line.
Thank you.


Phone: 07 578 5512
Fax: 07 578 5595
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