25 August 2016

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Thurs, 25 Aug 2016

Vice Commodore's Comments

Well, the Olympic results were great, weren’t they? Our club members Peter Burling, Molly Meech and Sam Meech were responsible for 3 out of the 4 sailing medals and a team featuring our own Jason Saunders nearly made a medal place, with a very close 4th.  It makes you very proud to be a member of such a successful club.  We may be the most medalled sports club in NZ, if not the world. We are trying to arrange a victory parade and club gathering to welcome our successful Olympians back for Friday 2nd September. Watch this space for more news....

Some little known facts about some of our Olympic team:  Did you know that all three of our medallists had, for the last few years, their parents working together in the same medical practice, Dee St doctors, over at the Mount. An institution funding that well known operation, the bank of Mum and Dad, in earlier years. Did you know that Gemma Jones, sailing partner of our Jason Saunders in the flying Nacra 17 Cat, has strong Tauranga links. Her Grandparents, Trevor and Thora Jones, are locals as is her aunt Cathy Knowles. Her 4th place matches the best Olympics results of both her father and uncle but is not quite as good as that of her mum, silver medallist from Barcelona, Jan Shearer. Did you know that two of our team of Olympic selectors, Richard Burling (of course not in the 49er class), and myself (not in the Nacra 17 class) are TYPBC people?

In the meantime, another success, in a less well known event. You will have seen some keen types out hooning around the harbour, suspended on a bit of string from above, standing well clear of the water, defying the laws of physics on their foils. Well, one of them, club member Richard Bates, has just won the grandmaster’s division of the Hyrofoil World Kiteboarding Pro Tour held in Mauritius. Great work.

Back at the ranch, we had a fantastic day to end the Centreboard winter series, last Sunday. Sunny, warm, wind around 8-10 knots. Excellent race management from Warren and his team.  Division series wins went to Jack Wilkins (Optimist Green), Anya Pearce (Optimist Open), Josh Blackie (P Class), Helen Spencer  (Starling), Elly Warren (Laser Radial), Chris Mitchell (Open), not to mention your correspondent in the old fogies division, the Zephyrs.

At the same time, a select youth team was sailing in the Youth Pathways Regatta in Auckland in the MRX one design keelboats. Our team of Elly Warren, Tom Maidment, Niamh Dillon, Harry Bailey and Luke Gulliver finished a very meritorious 4th. Excellent result from a team that had been put together just before the regatta, had never raced together and had very little keelboat experience.

AND, on the same day, our Sailability team, led by Peter Dalimore, had a practice day to get familiar with the Hansa boats that will be used for sailing for those with disabilities.

There is so much happening it is hard to keep up. Speaking of hard to keep up, there are big changes afoot in relation to our harbour marks, which are to be progressively shifted and renamed in the next few weeks. Just as an example, mark 19 will probably disappear and C4 will be renamed 8. So, keelboat and multihull racers will be having an interesting time and for the first few races of the Summer series it will be a matter of watching out carefully for the changes before each race.

Summer Wednesday night races commence with Daylight Saving on 28 September. Not far away at all.  Also, you can warm up with Centreboard, Multihull and Keeler Opening Day on 18 September, and the Mayor Island Races on Saturday 24 September.

Andy Knowles
Vice Commodore


26 Aug - Members' Night
28 Aug - Burnsco Keeler Winter Series 8
2 Sept - Members' Night
3-6 Sept - Aims Games at TYPBC
9 Sept - Members' Night
13 Sept - RS:X & Techno Clinic at TYPBC
16 Sept - Members' Night
18 Sept - Keeler/TY/Multihull & Centreboard Opening Day
23 Sept - Members' Night
24 Sept - Mayor Island Race
25 Sept - Daylight Savings starts
28 Sept - Keeler/TY/Multihull Summer Series 1


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • TYPBC medallists
  • Sailors honoured in Auck
  • MRX Youth Regatta
  • Crew needed
  • Annual Subs & Storage
  • Contact us




P CLASS BISTRO MENU (served from 6pm)

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


Half Serve


Steak Pie served with vegetables and mash potato $16
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

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 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



        Peter Burling & Blair Tuke (49er) - GOLD               Alex Maloney & Molly Meech (49erFX) - SILVER


          Sam Meech (Laser) - BRONZE                                Jason Saunders & Gemma Jones (Nacra17) - 4TH



They did it !!!!!  Three sailors from TYPBC won three medals at the Rio Games and a very creditable 4th.

Peter Burling & Blair Tuke won Gold in the 49er, Molly Meech and Alexander Maloney won Silver in the 49erFX and brother Sam Meech won Bronze in the Laser. Jason Saunders and Gemma Jones finished an amazing 4th overall, only one point off Bronze.

Read more here.


Around 200 people gathered at the Maritime Museum yesterday morning to welcome home the Olympic Sailing Team.  P J Montgomery started proceedings as the team descended the stairs, and introduced each member to the great unwashed standing beneath NZL32, as they arrived on the stage. P J still refers to Alex Maloney as “the little dot”, Alex still cringes inwardly.

Read more here.


Congratulations to our Farr MRX team who finished 4th in the Youth Pathway Challenge in Auckland last Sunday.

Well done to Elly Warren, Niamh Dillon, Tom Maidment, Luke Gulliver and Harry Bailey.

Read more here.

Frenzy - 3 Crew Positions Available

Frenzy is looking for 3 new race crew for the TYPBC Summer Season.
If you are not sailing on another TYPBC yacht,
Have, fitness and agility, and some sailing experience,
Are keen and can be available on a regular basis,
Are ready to start on Saturday 24th September,
Wish to join a successful race team,
Then call the skipper and prepare to have some fun.
Roger Rushton 0274 714 715.


ANNUAL subs & storage

It's that time of year again! storage and subs invoices for the 2016/17 season have been sent out and if you pay your subs before 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. Please contact the office if you have not received your subs renewal invoice or storage invoice.


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

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