16 June 2016

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Thurs, 16 June 2016

Commodore's Comments

Last weekend the front lawn of the club was full of action Saturday with some awesome sailing conditions and Sunday with the Steve’s Marine Winter Series. On Saturday the windsurfing families and their youth sailors did a great job of the wind surf have a go day. It is good to see the renewed enthusiasm for windsurfing in the club. Also it was good to see more than 20 sailors out training with coaches in the afternoon.
Sunday racing again had a great turnout including sailors coming from Hamilton and Taupo again. Thanks to our youth coaches again the green fleet had good support on the water during the racing.

Don Manning from Wellington Salability gave a very interesting talk at the club on Friday evening on the Salability for disabled programme he has set up in Wellington and the very popular and successful courses he manages down there.
Don meet with a group of club members who are interested to see how a similar programme could work here and alongside our club and facilities.
It is nice to see we have a group of volunteers interested in making this happen in Tauranga. There is a lot to work through and there will be plenty of help needed to get this going and be successful in the future. If you would like to be involved or know anyone who would be interested please contact Peter Dallimore who is the interim Chairperson along with Dave Burss when he returns from overseas soon.

Nice to see team NZ still at the top of the leader board after a tough 6th Louis Vuitton Regatta in Chicago. The coverage has been awesome and pretty mind blowing to see how these boats get around the course. Tem NZ suffered a capsize in training the day before racing! Lucky Pete Burling is a good swimmer! Watch it here:

This Sunday at 1300 hrs. sees the start of the Burnsco Winter Series race 3 for Keelers, Trailer yachts and Multihulls.

Good sailing.
Nigel Rippey


17 June - Members' Night
19 June
-Keeler/TY/MH Winter Series 3
24 June
- Members' Night

26 June
- CB Winter Series 4
01 July
- Members' Night
03 July
-Keeler/TY/MH Winter Series 4                                                  
08 July - Members' Night                                                                        10 July - CB Winter Series 5                                               
12 July - TYPBC AGM


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • keelers
  • Patrol Boat Course
  • Information needed
  • Help Cafe' Highet
  • Sailability Tauranga
  • Proposed Law Change
  • Contact us




P CLASS BISTRO MENU (served from 6pm)

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


Half Serve


Scotch Fillet Steak with either blue cheese, onion rings or garlic butter served with fries and salad $17

Tempura Prawns served with salad and fries

Vegetable Frittata
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

Race 3 of the Burnsco Marine Winter Series is on this Sunday starting at 1300hrs and race action can be followed on the RaceQs link, Click here or follow the link on our website.

Some boats are also in need of extra crew, Contact the office or Andy for details.

patrol boat course

Due to the large amount of interest in this course on the 25th of June we have too many people and not enough space, Greg is having computer trouble and will be in touch as soon as he can. There will be another course running in September for those that miss out on this one and also those that may be interesed in attending.

For furthur information contact Greg Scott on 021 313 693 

Information needed

Someone seems to have parked a rather sad looking Noelex Trailer Yacht "Silent Runner" in the TYPBC parking area. The space is already allocated to someone and Silent Runner needs to be removed so the allocated person can park their boat back in there.

If you are the owner or have any information can you please contact the Office or Doug Elliot on 027 469 5343

 Wanted for 'cafe' highet'

Do you have an 'Airport' / Large flask or something similar you no longer require?

The Centreboard Division are currently looking for a large flask (to replace the one that accidently got broken on the weekend).

Being able to operate Cafe' Highet on a cold winter's day has becoome a ritual to help keep all the parents on the water (including Warren) warm and hydrated.

Donated Flasks can either be left in the Centreboard room or handed to a CB member to bring along next time.

Thanking you in advance

Cafe' Highet's Barista Team :)

Sailability tauranga

Get used to hearing about this folks because it's on the way! Led by BoPSAT and with the support from past, present and future Commodores, along with numerous other groups, planning has begun to bring a sailing programme for people with disabilities to Tauranga.

The buzzword around the traps is "exciting!" . Friday night saw an excellent talk by Don Manning who heads up Sailability Wellington. A number of people registered expressions of interest in the project and Sunday afternoon saw a demo of gear by Sailability Rotorua and a planning meeting in which a steering committee was formed and a number of initial decisions made.

Click here and here to see what sailability Tauranga might look like (only warmer and sunnier!)

There's a lot to do ahead of our first Have A Go Day which we hope will be early next Summer, and much more in orser to set the programme up sustainably for the long term. We'll be looking for a big team of volunteers, who will gain skills and qualifications, and a very rewarding experience.

If you would like to volunteer, see a copy of the minutes or just to be kept in the loop, please email me stuart.pedersen@gmail.com

 proposed bylaw changes

The proposed changes will have far reaching implications for our sailing,  for full details go to the BOP Regional Council website:http://www.boprc.govt.nz/

This Concerns You!

Below is some information about the proposed Bylaws.
1. Moving Exclusion Zone around ships entering the harbour, this will stop Wednesday night racing
2. New Ski Lane NW of the wharf at Panepane, where we all anchor.
3. Registration of Jetskis; you will be next
4. Naming of boats
5. Compulsory Life jackets

There is a process for an online submission or you can download the submission and post it.
There will need to be some who present a verbal submission but the more written submissions the better. If you do not act you may lose your rights to use the harbour.
ACT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anyone or any organisation can make a submission on any part of the proposed Navigation Safety Bylaw. A submission form can be completed online, or downloaded or hard copies can be collected from our Rotorua, Whakatane, Tauranga or Mount Maunganui offices. You can also request a hard copy by phoning 0800 884 880. Submissions are open until 5pm on Thursday 7 July.
If on your submission form you indicate you would like to be heard at a hearing, please note these are being held on Friday 22 July, Monday 25 July and Tuesday 26 July. Venues will be confirmed closer to the time depending on where the majority of people wishing to be heard reside.
Online Submission Form

p-class collage

Greg Scott is wanting to put together a collage of p-class photos and is wantiing your help, if you have some good photos you would like to share can you send them along with a sentace about the boat to Greg.



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