5 August 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Wed, 5 August 2015

Commodore's Comments

The weather hasn’t been perfect for the centreboard Burnsco Winter Series. Last Sunday was a great day but not enough breeze to get racing away. The call was made to cancel racing which of course prompted the breeze to kick in soon after. Several boats went out for some sailing and the Zephyrs had some nice informal racing. Next race day on the 16th of August is the final day followed by a prize giving.

On Saturday we had a good turn out of 19 boats for the coaching/training session. It has been great to see some of these very keen young sailors turning up every second week rain hail or shine. Thanks to the youth coaches who have made this possible by giving us their time.

This year we have had a very good response to our advertisement for coaches for the coming season. The applicants have all had good experience and it has made the job of selection a little harder for John Revington and myself. I am glad to say we have 3 coaches confirmed who will be arriving in September and one a little later in November. Maria Ferrario from Argentina is coming back to continue on her great work as race coach. We also have Alice Armstrong who is from Ireland, she will be taking charge of the learn to sail programme, a job which she is doing currently at Ballyholme Yacht Club in Ireland. Alice has worked in Tauranga previously and has many friends here so she knows the area well. Our third coach is Emma Geary who is also Irish. She has been studying finance and working as a race coach in Newport Rhode Island. Emma has some glowing references and she will a great addition to the race-training programme. So we are looking to another great season of coaching for our youth and adults and hopefully building numbers sailing in our club again this season.

The Nespresso National Youth Training Week is to be held again this year from the 7th to the 13th of December, at Kawau. The week of intensive training in Elliot 7s is open to youth between the ages of 15 to 20 years old. TYPBC again would like to have a team go. If you are interested please send your CV to me as soon as possible to rippey@xtra.co.nz

This Sunday is the keelboat Burnsco Winter Series. Peter Dallimore is hoping for some breeze to fill his new PIC Insurance Brokers/North Sails spinnaker that he won at the Auckland Tauranga Race. Peter flew it for the first time last race in light conditions.  It looks great!

Good sailing.

Nigel Rippey


7 Aug - Members' Night
8 Aug
- Sea Survival Course @ RNZYS Auckland
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


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Rio test event
  • Nespresso Youth
  • Sea Survival course
  • PacRim 2016
  • Calendar advertising
  • Patrol Boat course
  • Instructor course
  • Subs renewal discounts





Bread and Dips $6.50

Seasonal Hot Vegetables Main


Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day


Half Serve


Fish of the Day served with salad and fries $18.50
Vegetable Frittata
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




The Rio test event begins on 15th August with the Lasers up first. Keep an eye out for TYPBC sailors Peter Burling, Jason Saunders and Molly Meech.

Read more here.
Event website here.


The Nespresso National Youth Training Week is to be held again this year from the 7th to the 13th of December, at Kawau.

The week of intensive training in Elliot 7s is open to youth between the ages of 15 to 20 years old.

TYPBC again would like to have a team go. If you are interested please send your CV to me as soon as possible to rippey@xtra.co.nz.

Advanced Sea Survival Course

ISAF Advanced Sea Survival Certification by Seawise Boating Education, a Yachting New Zealand preferred supplier. The course will be held on 8th AUGUST 2015 at RNZYS, Westhaven Auckland, 0830 to 1900 for yacht racers, cruisers, and those going offshore. This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to know how to survive at sea. A dedicated course for yachties, by yachties.

The course incorporates both theory, equipment knowledge awareness as well as a comprehensive wet drill for life jackets and life rafts, plus: care and maintenance of Safety Equipment, Storm sails, Damage Control and Repair, Heavy Weather and Preparation, Man Over Board, Giving assistance, Hypothermia, Search and Rescue, Weather forecasting, Fire Precautions, Pyrotechnics. Course numbers are limited so that tuition is thorough. Other course dates are available subject to numbers– please enquire. COST $400 per person. (A deposit of 50% is required to secure your place).

Contact Bay of Plenty Coordinator: Susan Butcher johnandsusan@kinect.co.nz, Course leader: Alan Gwyer, WEBSITE here.


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.


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