3 September 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 3 Sept 2015

Commodore's Comments

This week has been all about organising for the AIMs Games Yachting. This Saturday 65 Optimist sailors will be coming to the TYPBC from around the country to compete in AIMs Yachting for the first time in the history of the massive intermediate schools competition.

There will be an incredible 8000 competitors and 1500 coaches from 261 schools from Kaitaia to Dunedin in Tauranga for the week-long championship. Sailors will be representing 30 schools and 10 of the sailors are from Tauranga. They will be competing for the overall individual championship honours and for year 7 and 8, male and female. Also there is school team championship honours. Saturday is registration and safety checks, Sunday racing starts at 1200hrs, Monday and Tuesday racing starts at 1100hrs. Prize giving will follow soon after racing on Tuesday. On Monday morning TV1 will be hosting the breakfast show from the TYPBC. There is a big breakfast for around 250 sailors, sponsors, organisers and celebrities including Rawdon Christie & Sam Wallace (TVNZ Breakfast), Will Johnston (The Hits), Peter Miskimmin (Sport NZ), Gemma Flynn, Blair Tuke, Beau Monga, Jamie McDell, NZ Woman’s Sevens players & more who are involved in the event. The big marquee is up at the club and sponsors branding is going up in the next few days. All we need now is good sailing weather. Please come down and check out the action.

Recently an unfortunate incident in exceptionally bad weather left one of the catamarans with damage when it blew over on the front lawn of the club. This is a good reminder for those storing boats outside to regularly check them and ensure they are secure in all weather. It is a good reminder also that the club does not insure private boats stored in the sheds or outside. Boats are stored at the owners' risk. To reduce your risk we recommend that you have insurance.

Good sailing.
Nigel Rippey


4 Sept - Members' Night
5-6 Sept - Aon YNZ Training, Murrays Bay
5-8 Sept
- AIMS Games (Yachting) at TYPBC
7 Sept - TV1 live broadcasting from TYPBC
20 Sept - Opening Day (MH Harbour Series 1)
20 Sept - Centreboard Summer Series 1
26 Sept - A Beacon - Mayor Is & Return race
27 Sept - Daylight saving starts
27 Sept - Centreboard Summer Series 2
27-29 Sept - Aon YNZ Training, Auckland
29-30 Sept - MBSC Coaching
30 Sept
- Keelboat Summer Series 1


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • AIMS Games
  • Burling wins Louis Vuitton
  • Help for Auck Tga race
  • Opening Day
  • Subs due





Bread and Dips $6.50

Seasonal Hot Vegetables Main


Roast: Baked Ham and pineapple 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




AIMS Games Yachting - This Saturday 65 Optimist sailors will be coming to TYPBC from around the country to compete in the AIMs Yachting for the first time in the history of the massive intermediate schools competition. Sailors will be representing 30 schools and 10 of the sailors are from Tauranga. Come on down and check out the action. Read more here.


An elated Emirates Team New Zealand, lead by Tauranga helmsman Peter Burling, performed under pressure to take the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Gothenburg.

Read more here.


The organisation for the Auckland to Tauranga Race 2016 has begun, if you can assist with the organisation in any way please contact Graham at a2t2016@xtra.co.nz.


SUBS discounts have ended

Subs renewal invoices have all been sent out, check your Invoice/Statement 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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Fax: 07 578 5595
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