2 June 2016

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Thurs, 02 June 2016

Vice Commodore's Comments

Best wishes this week to Office Manager Christine who has been in hospital. She will be away for several weeks and so please have some patience when communicating with the Office during this time. Steve, Jo and Leanne (Smith) will be covering for her in her absence and we wish her well for her quick and speedy recovery.  Jo will be managing the newsletter in Christine’s absence so keep on sending your stuff to the Club Office for publication.

Joel Kennedy and Lachlan Dillon are currently competing in their Optimists in the Asia Oceania Games in Sri Lanka. Sickness has been a big problem with half the NZ Team falling sick. Joel recovered in time to race in the first five races and has made the Gold Fleet.  Poor Lachlan has had a really rough time of it and Doctors orders prevented him from racing at all so far. A lay day and a day for team racing should give him time to recover and get racing in the Silver fleet in a couple of days' time.  Good luck to them both!

Conditions were a bit variable for Sunday’s Centreboard Winter Series. With forecasts of 35 knots of wind, the day was almost cancelled. But racing did go ahead and in the end a lack of wind was more of a problem, with some huge lumps of rain passing through.
Centreboard AGM is next Tuesday at 7.30pm. Please be there to support the Division and its Committee.

On Friday June 10th at the Club, there will be a talk about “Sailability Tauranga”. This is an initiative by BoPSAT in conjunction with the Club to look at the possibility of launching a programme for disabled sailing in Tauranga. We are fortunate to have a visiting speaker, namely Don Manning from Sailability Wellington.  Don runs a very active programme at three locations with 17 boats, 50 volunteers and over 130 sailors.  This will happen after dinner at the Club night, starting about 7pm. Mark this one in your diary.

Keelers will be sailing race two of their Burnsco Winter Series this Sunday, wind forecast is looking a little bit on the light side but it should be a nice day on the water.  Good luck too to all the Centreboarders who are heading down to Ohope for their regatta.

Good sailing.
Nick Wrinch
Vice Commodore


3 June - Members' Night
5 June
- Keeler/TY/MH Winter Series 2
5 June
- Ohope Regatta
7 June
- CB Div AGM

10 June
- Members' Night
10 June -
Sailability Tauranga Meeting at Club
11 June - Have a go Windsurfing



  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Keelers
  • Sailability Tauranga
  • Have a Go Windsurfing
  • Crew available
  • Contact us




P CLASS BISTRO MENU (served from 6pm)

Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day


Half Serve


Tempura Prawns served with salad and fries $17.00
Scotch Fillet Steak with either blue cheese, onion rings or garlic butter served with fries and salad $17.00
Vegetable Frittata $15.50
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 & Chips served with lemon and tartare sauce $13.50
Beef Burger with fries $8.50
Chicken Burger with fries $8.50
Fish Burger with fries $8.50



Side Salad


Bowl of Fries


Large Fries





Choc or Raspberry Sundae


Chocolate Brownie



CHILDRENS' MENU (option for children under 12 only)

Chicken & Chips*


Fish & Chips*


Hot Dog & Chips*


*Ice Cream Sundae included with each children's meal



Keelers Winter series

This Sunday, June 5th starting at 13.00 hrs is Race 2 of the Burnsco Marine Winter Series for the keelboat and multihull fleets. There were 22 vessels on the water for the opening race where the course took the competitors out to A beacon and back to 12W before finishing at the club. The spectacular catamarans finished the course mostly under the 2 hour mark, headed by Spitfire taking line honours. The keeler fleet had a wide range of craft with Whatever taking Line Honours and Candela winning on handicap.
This Sunday has a pleasant forecast with light winds predicted, could all skippers enable their RaceQs trackers for viewing post-race.
Look out for the new boat of the fleet – Truxton – it is a reputedly a downwind flyer and it will be interesting to see how Wil, Iain and crew send-it in unfamiliar waters here in Tauranga Moana.
The after-match function will be downstairs at the Centreboard Sailing Area where Burnsco prize vouchers will be awarded and tales will be told with the truth not always being fully represented.

 Sailability tauranga

A proposal to launch sailing for the disabled information evening Friday 10th of June at 7pm.

Commodore Nigel Rippey and the Bay of Plenty Sailing Academy Trust invite all Club members and interested parties to stick around after dinner on Friday the 10th of June to learn what Sailability does and how it might work in Tauranga. Guest Speaker: Don Manning, Sailability Wellington.

Don runs a very Active programme with three locations, 17 boats, 50 volunteers and over 130 sailors. He was instrumental in getting Sailability going in Rotorua and elsewhere, and is coming up for the weekend especially to spread the word and help us put a plan together.

  • Should the Club get involved?
  • Would you personally like to help?
  • Come and find out!

Come and meet Don and check out his inspirational video! Then on the following Sunday morning at 10am a project team will meet with Don to plan a way forward.

Want to join the team?? Talk to us on Friday night.

An initiative by




Hi my name is Murray, I have recently moved to Tauranga and am available as casual crew for racing or cruising. As a fit and active mature sailor with racing experience on N25s trailer yachts, sports yacht (Elder 630), Farr 38 IMS and Davidson 34 (Stratocaster) to name a few. I have enjoyed the BMW regatta in Auckland, a few Coastal Classics and did spend time sailing off East Coast Australia in short and long haul events. My contact number is 027 807 0158. Regards, Murray Burt.


A Pictorial History of the P Class can be viewed on YouTube here. This is a combined slide show and video clip 15 minutes long showing images from the 1920s to 2013.  The show has been assembled from photos collected while researching for my book ‘Our Secret Weapon’, a history and stories about the P Class.

‘Our Secret Weapon’ is available from Amazon nz$37.93 including shipping to New Zealand here.

Gun Caundle


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