14 July 2016

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Thurs, 14 July 2016

Immediate Past Commodore's Comments

Thanks to all those who turned up at the club for the 97th TYPBC AGM on Tuesday.

After enjoyable 2 years as commodore, now Nick Wrinch is ready to take it on and was formally welcomed in at the AGM. Nick has been rear commodore and vice commodore for 2 years. He has also been very good standing in for me from time to time. I thank Nick for all his time and effort to date and wish him well for the new role.

We have a great team running the club this year:
Commodore Nick Wrinch, Vice Commodore Andy Knowles, Rear Commodore TBA.
General Committee Peter Warren and Ian Watson
Keeler chairperson Andy Kennedy
Centre Board chairperson Greg Scott
Trailer Yachts chairperson Graham Vincent
Multihull chairperson Dennis Webster
Wow chairperson Delwyn Keyworth
Club House Captain Ross Currie
Honorary Solicitor Doug Lyon

Thanks to all those putting their hand up to take on these roles and those on committees for the coming season. Also thanks to all those who have helped in any way around the club and on the water last season.

At the AGM I also had the honor of presenting 3 life memberships to very deserving members. Molly Meech, Olympic 49 FX. Sam Meech, Olympic Laser and Gary Smith, (Backbone of the club). Molly and Sam are in Rio but they send a message to the club. See here:

I also had the pleasure of presenting the Yachts Person of the Year to Peter Burling, Rolex Sailor of the year and 3-time YNZ sailor of the year. Peter is in Rio but, Heather Burling, who spoke about Peter’s time sailing at the TYPBC, keenly accepted his award.

We are a very proud and successful club to have 4 sailors competing at the Games in Rio and to have these talented, world beating sailors come through our club as juniors.

This weekend the Keelers hit the water again for the Burnsco Marine Series 5. More wind please!!

Good sailing.
Nigel Rippey
Immediate Past Commodore


15 July - Members' Night
17 July - keelers/TY/MH Winter Series

22 July
- Members' Night with Guest Speaker Ralph Roberts          24 July - CB Winter Series


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • New Life Members
  • Yachtsman of the year
  • Guest Speaker Ralph Roberts
  • Yearly Subs

  • Aims
  • Sailing Crew Available
  • Opti Calendar
  • Contact us




P CLASS BISTRO MENU (served from 6pm)

Roast Pork and Apple Sauce 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

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



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



new Life members

Molly Meech - Olympic 49er FX Sailor                                                                                                              




Sam Meech - Olympic Laser Sailor





Gary Smith - Yachting Achievements and many hours of Voluntary

work for the Club

Yachtsperson of the year

With his 3rd Olympic games about to start Peter Burling was awarded our Sailor of the year for the 5th time on Tuesday night at the AGM. With Peter away in Rio gearing up for the games his parents came along and accepted the award on his behalf, Heather Burling thanked the Club and spoke of how TYPBC helped Peter get where he is today. Congratulations Peter and good luck!

Guest Speaker Ralph roberts

On Friday the 22nd of July make sure you come along to our Members Night where Jimmy Gilpin will introduce our guest   speaker Ralph Roberts, A 1960 Olympic Sailor, International   Sailing Judge and a man of many more credentials will be       talking about Para-Olympics and a dream. 

yearly subs 

Its almost that time of year again! This year there won't be an increase in subs so you can expect to pay the same as last year, invoices for the 2016/17 season will be sent out shortly and if you pay before the 31st of August 2016 you will recieve a discount

patron of typbc

We recently recieved this photo of Mr N Bluck, who was Patron of our club in 1928 and 1929.

This got us thinking about how many other interesting photos you might have that tell the story of the clubs history. If you could please send them into the office that would be great. office@yacht.org.nz

aims games 

Fast approaching is the 2016 AIMS Games, We will be hosting the Yachting for the 2nd year with around 80 Competitors from 32 Schools. It runs from Saturday the 3rd of September till Tuesday 6th of September 2016. Keep this date in mind and if you can help out for the week let Nigel know.


 Sailing crew available

Lorenzo and Barbara Garogilo have dropped their number off to the office for anyone looking for some extra crew,  phone 021 0282 4819

opti calendar for 2016/17 season

*Winter Champs - 30 September - 2 October
           Murrays Bay Sailing Club

*North Island Champs # - 4-6 November
         New Plymouth Yacht Club

*Sir Peter Blake Regatta - 3-4 December
           Torbay Sailing Club

*Auckland Champs # - 28 - 30 January
           Murrays Bay Sailing

*Interislander Opti Challenge # - 17-19 February
          Queen Charlotte Yacht Club

*NZIODA Toyota National Champs # - 14-19 April
           Napier Sailing Club

*National Teams Racing - 17 April
         Napier Sailing Club

# denotes a NZIODA ranking regatta


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

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