19 August 2016


WATCH SEVEN SHARP TONIGHT ON TV1 ABOUT TAURANGA BOYS COLLEGE RECORDED AT THE TYPBC                                                                                                      

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Thurs, 18 Aug 2016

Commodore's Comments

Well what a week it has been with all four of “our” Olympic participants vying for a medal. It has been a really exciting roller-coaster ride which has really caught the public’s imagination. I think we are running out of superlatives when it comes to describing Pete and Blair’s’ performances in the 49er. A truly outstanding performance, yet again. Congratulations to them on their well deserved Gold Medal.
Sam Meech had to battle really hard to get selected for the NZ team. With hindsight that battle may have been good training for the Olympic Regatta itself. Sam had to battle difficult conditions and tactical mind games in the medal race and to get Bronze in a fleet of 46 top class Laser sailors, which is an awesome achievement. Well done Sam.
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders have had a fantastic regatta in the Nacra class. Their victory in the medal race was a superb achievement, but I guess it did little to console them that they just missed out on a medal and had to settle for fourth place. It was still a fantastic performance and we are proud of you and all our Olympic sailors.
I haven’t mentioned Alex Maloney and Molly Meech in the 49erFX which at the time of writing has only the medal race to come. At this stage Alex and Molly are on 47 points with three teams 1st= on 46points. So it will be all go for the medal race on Friday morning. Good luck ladies, we will be with you all the way.

What a pleasant change for the Burnsco Winter Series last Sunday with champagne sailing conditions. A great turnout of 19 keelers and 4 multihulls started and enjoyed a long beat up to Te Puna and then a nice run back again. Naturally enough there were some intrepid skippers keen to test the boundaries of where they thought they could sail. La Rochelle and Rascal Tom certainly found out where they could not.
Whatever led the fleet home again, followed by Time Warp and Manxman. On handicap Time Warp was the clear winner from Manxman and Whatever. There were some very close finish times throughout the fleet. One more race to go in the series with Candela leading at present from Reloaded, followed by No Regrets.
There was some great sailing for the multihulls too with Feisty Feline leading the Fleet home and taking the win on handicap too. With one more race to go Tigger is odds-on favourite to clean up for the Winter Series Trophy.

Special thanks to Supacrete Concrete who this week donated a quantity of concrete to the Club. This was used in the area at the top of the launching ramp which gets a lot of heavy use throughout the season. Thanks to the team of concrete layers namely Nigel Rippey, Pete Blackie, Gun Caundle, Pete Warren and Alan Glover.
Also special thanks to all those who have chosen to donate their subs discount to the Learn to Sail Programme. At the time of writing over $1200 has been donated to this worthy cause. Thanks for your contribution. Remember subs need to be paid by the end of August to qualify for the discount.

Keep your eyes glued to TV One on Thursday evening (or sometime soon). the Seven Sharp team was at the Club doing some filming on today!

Weather conditions are looking pretty good for this Sunday’s final races of the Steve’s Marine Winter Series, with the prize giving following afterwards. Good sailing everyone.

Go the Kiwis!
Nick Wrinch


19 Aug
- Members night
21 Aug - Steve's Marine CB Winter Series 8 & Prizegiving
28 Aug - Burnsco Keeler Winter Series 8
3-6 Sept - Aims Games at TYPBC
13 Sept - RS:X & Techno Clinic at TYPBC
18 Sept - Keeler/TY/Multihull & Centreboard Opening Day
25 Sept - Daylight Savings starts
28 Sept
- Keeler/TY/Multihull Summer Series 1


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Photos
  • Final Day of Racing
  • VHF Changes
  • Annual Subs
  • Contact us




P CLASS BISTRO MENU (served from 6pm)

Baked Ham with Pineapple served with roast vegetables and vegetables of the day


Half Serve



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


















last day of racing in rio

Tomorrow morning will be the last of the racing in Rio, So if you are wanting to see some finals action the times are below

Woman's 470 = 4.05am

Men's 470 = 4.50am

Men's 49er = 5.35am

Woman's 49er = 6.20am

 maritime radio channels will be changing 

Maritime radio channels will be changing on 1 October 2016
New Zealand, along with a number of other countries, is required to change some maritime VHF repeater channels to make space for newly allocated international services for ship tracking and data services.
On the 1st October, New Zealand will be moving a few private VHF repeater services, most Coastguard VHF repeater services, and all NowCasting weather services.  An updated radio handbook and frequency stickers are available with the new changes.

Although some maritime channels will be changing, the existing marine Channel 16 used for safety, distress and calling purposes will not change. 
Current radios will be able to access all the available channels after the changes take place. However, you may need to switch to a new channel number to continue to access your local repeater or listen to the weather forecast.
The biggest change is the new 4 digit maritime channels for the Coastguard and privately provided weather service. These 4-digit channel numbers are allocated internationally to new maritime channels. New Zealand will be using some of these new 4-digit maritime channels for the Coastguard and privately provided weather information services.
You will still be able to listen to the weather channels on your current VHF set by simply dropping the first two digits, and using the last two digits of the 4-digit channel number. For example, in the Waitemata Harbour where the new weather channel number is 2019, you only need to use channel 19. 
For more information, and to find out which repeater and weather forecast channels you should be using from 1 October 2016, go to www.retune.co.nz


It's 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 have been sent out 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. Please contact the office if you have not received your subs renewal invoice.


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

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