28 July 2016

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Thurs, 28 July 2016

Commodore's Comments

Well the weather gods have not been on our side for the last couple of Sundays. Last Sunday wind levels were such that racing in the Steve's Marine Centreboard Winter Series never got off the beach. Race Officer Warren Belk had no option but to call racing off.

On Friday there was a good crowd to hear Ralph Roberts talk about his extensive sailing experiences which were very entertaining.

Then on Saturday there was an even larger crowd at the Club discussing plans and options for the future of disabled sailing in Tauranga under the title of Sailability Tauranga. We were fortunate to be visited by Don Manning who runs Sailability Wellington. Sailability Wellington is a thriving Sailability  organisation with about 16 boats with 130 regular sailors, around 50 volunteer helpers and a further 50 sailors on the waiting list to go sailing. What they achieve is truly awe-inspiring. Don was able to offer some excellent advice regarding the establishment of Sailability Tauranga. Follow this link for a short video:  https://vimeo.com/148053680

It was very interesting to see the level of interest that the scheme is developing in Tauranga. This was evident from the numbers of representatives that were at Saturday's Information day, representing different agencies and trusts. Word is out and there is definite interest from parties wishing to utilise the proposed service and parties who are interested in helping support it. I believe this is a great scheme for the Club to be involved with and it is great to see so many members supporting the idea.

For those interested there will be a couple of the Hansa 303 boats at the Club this Saturday. This will be the first opportunity for many to see the boats. Tauranga Marina Society has agreed that a small crane can be mounted on J pier which will be used to lower sailors, in slings, into the boats. This will all be kicking off about 11am and running through to 4pm. You are most welcome to come along and have a look.

Good luck to the TYPBC team of sailors who headed off to the PacRim Regatta in Russia this week. They have a long flight ahead of them via Hong Kong and Vladivostok. More news about that in due course, with Fiona Harrison posting photos and reports on the Facebook page.

Burnsco Keeler Winter Series resumes this Sunday with hopefully a little less wind than last time!

Good sailing.
Nick Wrinch


31 July - Burnsco Keeler Winter Series 6
7 Aug - Steve's Marine CB Winter Series 7
14 Aug - Burnsco Keeler Winter Series 7
21 Aug - Steve's Marine CB Winter Series 8 & Prizegiving
28 Aug - Burnsco Keeler Winter Series 8


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • NZL Sailing Team in Rio
  • Laser Radial Worlds
  • PacRim 2018 Invite
  • Annual Subs
  • Outboard Maintenance Course
  • Contact us




P CLASS BISTRO MENU (served from 6pm)

Roast Pork and Apple Sauce served with roast vegetables and 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
Ham Steak served with salad and fries $15.50
Fish & Chips served with lemon and tartare sauce $13.50
Beef Burger served with fries $8.50
Chicken Burger served with fries $8.50
Fish Burger served 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





The NZL Sailing Team Rio 2016 fan guide tells you all you need to know to get behind the kiwi sailors heading to the Olympic Games, in particular our TYPBC sailors Sam Meech, Molly Meech, Jason Saunders and Peter Burling.

Check it out now and follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we countdown to action time! Follow the relevant links from here.

2016 Laser Radial World ChampS

Hamilton Sailor (and adopted TYPBC sailor) Jason Hewitt along with Blake Woodfield (Taupo) are currently competing at the Laser Radial World Champs in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland in the Boys U17 fleet of 229 sailors.

There are 4 fleets in total, Jason is in Blue and Blake in Red. After five races Blake is lying 108th and Jason 137th. They both had a great fourth race with Blake finishing 10th and Jason 14th, well done!

Read more here.  Full results here.  Day 2 video highlights here.


The Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club wish to invite you to participate in the 2018 Pacific Rim Regatta to be held at Sulphur Point, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. We will provide further information in regards to the dates and the proposed programme in mid 2017.

In the interim please provide us with your contact person and their contact details for the upcoming 2018 Regatta to:  office@yacht.org.nz, Attn: Delwyn Keyworth, PACRIM 2018 Co-ordinator.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Regatta to enjoy our hospitality, racing on our beautiful harbour and exploring our wonderful area.

Nick Wrinch                                                 


It's 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 August 2016 you will receive a discount, you will also have the opportunity to donate your discount back to the club's Sailing School Fund - see your invoice for details. 


Farm & Trail in Te Puke have put together a basic maintenance course that could be of benefit to our members.

This course is not designed to conflict with Coastguard training courses as it has been structured to be a very basic introduction to maintenance available to Coastguard members and non-Coastguard members and with no certificate being offered. The course is 2hrs covering general outboard principles, outboard and vessel systems re fuel, electrical cooling, transmissions, trim and tilt, trailer maintenance, trouble shooting, spares and tools. The course fee is $25 per person and will take place at 9.30am on 3,10,17&24 Sept.

Obviously a fair bulk of Coastguard call outs are due to breakdowns and we believe a course such as this could help alleviate the unnecessary call outs and possibly save lives.

For more information and to book yourself on the course please contact: Mark Mear at Farm & Trail at  2103 State Highway 2, Te Puke. Ph (07) 573 3999, Mobile 022 1911 679.


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

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