17 September 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 17 Sept 2015

Commodore's Comments

It was great to see Peter Burling at the club last Friday night. It gave a few of our members the chance to catch up with him and get some insight into what he has been up to during a very busy stint around the world. Peter and the new team have moved to the top of the Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series after two rounds. I loved Pete’s quote in a recent news article “I definitely enjoy the challenge of out learning the other guys and picking up the skill set required in the boat quicker than them”. That’s what it is all about at that level!

Last weekend we had two sailors competing at the Ice Breaker at Murrays Bay. Definitely an Icebreaker with bitterly cold southerlies. Jonathon Barnett sailed the four races with consistent results of three 3rds and a 1st to finish 2nd behind the leader on count back. James Barnett finished 7th in the 32-boat Optimist fleet.

Alice Armstrong, our new club coach has arrived from Ireland this week. It is great to see Alice here to start planning the season ahead with Maria Ferrario who arrived last week. Alice will be in charge of our Learn to Sail programme while Maria will take up where she left of at the end of last season with race coaching. Welcome Alice and welcome back Maria. Alice and Maria will soon be joined by Emma Geary who is a race coach with good experience in teams racing. She will arrive near the end of October. We are very excited about the season ahead with our three coaches on board.

This Sunday is Opening Day for all divisions for the summer season ahead. Opening Day seems to have come around quickly. The Opening Day ceremony and breakfast is one of the few occasions where all divisions of our club can come together, so please make the most of it.

Breakfast starts at 9.30am and is only $10 per adult and $7.50 for kids 15yrs and under. The price has been kept to a minimum to attract our families and junior members. Please come down and enjoy breakfast and a short presentation from your Commodore.

See you on Sunday.

Good sailing.
Nigel Rippey


18 Sept - Members' Night
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
  • Qingdao
  • IceBreaker
  • Coaches' Corner
  • Sail for Life fund
  • Auck Tauranga pics
  • City to Surf help
  • Auck Tga Race help
  • Opening Day Brunch
  • Situation vacant
  • Subs due





Bread and Dips $6.50

Seasonal Hot Vegetables Main


Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day


Half Serve


Fish of the Day $18.50
Steak: Scotch Fillet served with fries and salad $16.50
Chicken melt camembert, bacon on toasted focaccia finished with mustard mayo served with fries $16.50
Steak Sammie: Minute steak topped with cream mushrooms on ciabatta bun served with fries $16.50
Club Beef Burger. Beef patties, bacon and onion rings with salad filling on toasted bun served with fries $15.50
Gourmet Battered Fish Burger with salad filling and tartare sauce 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



Qingdao ISAF World cup

Sam and Zak are mixing it with the top guns at the ISAF World Cup event in Qingdao and are lying 22nd after just two races. This is their first World Cup event and should prove very useful in honing their skills.

Read more here.


This years' IceBreaker Regatta coincided with the opening of the new Murrays Bay SC Clubhouse and was raced off the club instead of Lake Pupuke.

Well done to TYPBC sailors James and Jonathan Barnett who finished 7th in the Opti Open and 2nd in the Starling respectively.

Results and story here.


Kia Ora everyone, I've just landed in from Ireland and I'm really looking forward to taking the Learn to Sail Programmes at TYPBC. NZ is my home from home so it is great to be back. My previous position was at Ballyhome Yacht Club. My experience is in dinghies, keelboats and powerboats. I look forward to meeting everyone here. Please introduce yourselves to me.

Alice Armstrong

Sail for Life fund

You may be aware that September is Wills Month – which is an excellent time to “take the plunge” and make allowance for a gift to the Sail for Life endowment fund in your Will.

The aim is to help equalise opportunities for kids.  We’re planning to beef up our low decile school sailing programme this summer and can now offer those kids who want to keep sailing, a pathway through the sport, where they don’t need to own a boat and will get free coaching support.  This includes the introductory courses, free chartering of an Opti for club sailing and regattas including the AIMS Games, and then joining a high school sailing team.  Then of course there are crewing opportunities with the multihulls, trailer yachts and keelboats.  Who said sailing is only for the rich?

Acorn has partnered with most of the law firms in the region, so that people making a change to an existing will to allow for these gifts won’t have to pay to change their Will.  A common strategy is to leave 90% to the children, and 10% to the community via the Acorn Foundation. That 10% can be further specified to go to particular causes, and we’d love you to put some of that back into sailing through our targeted fund.
Wanted! - Photo’s of racing in
the Auckland to Tauranga races

In addition, any members' recollections of their experiences in the race and history of the race. Members submitting photos do so on the understanding that they will be potentially used for placement on a documentary / history of the Auckland-Tauranga race.

Please use my email address: g.vincent@xtra.co.nz.


Hi everyone, We are really needing some volunteers urgently please!! Please let Greg Scott know that you are able to help and what you wish to do. 1. To begin with on Saturday 26th September we need 16-18 people at TYPBC from 2-4pm to make up the event bags. 2. On the race day, Sunday 27th September, we need 15 people at TYPBC 8-11:30am to assist with registration and give out event bags. 3. During race day, Sunday 27th Sept from 10am we need 8 people for Marshals in various places around the course - these places will be advised to you as you volunteer to help. TYPBC marshals will finish around 12ish so you can participate in the usual Sunday racing. Marshals on the course are required to be at least 16yrs old. Please indicate when you can assist by emailing Greg Scott, gregwindcatcher@gmail.com. Thanks very much everyone, it's always great fun to help and brings in some funds for our fantastic club!


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.

Situation Vacant

We are seeking a casual Function Assistant.

This is a casual position with hours dependent on functions. Some daytime work is involved with the predominance of work in the evenings and weekends. Over the summer months work increases and therefore the hours increase. The position will involve function set up, waiting including dishwashing, bar work and cleaning. Some heavy lifting is involved and would suit a person with their full licence as there are some late nights. The successful application will need a cheerful personality, be able to relate to clients and other staff and have the ability to work as part of a small team.

Please contact Steve Patton (Functions Manager) with expressions of interest. Email: functions@yacht.org.nz
Ph: 578 5512 or drop a CV into the office.


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.


Phone: 07 578 5512          Fax: 07 578 5595          Email: office@yacht.org.nz          Web: www.yacht.org.nz

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