1 September 2016

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Thurs, 1 Sept 2016

Vice Commodore's Comments

Well, once again, there is so much happening at the club it is hard to keep up. On Friday, come and see our great Olympians. We have a Gold medallist, a Silver medallist, a Bronze medallist and a leather medallist (as 4th place is known), all from the club, plus most of their sailing partners. There is a Parade in town from 11am and at the Club a celebration after Dinner from 7pm. Come down and meet them. A rare opportunity. Bring the kids, and the grand kids.

Last Sunday we had the last race of the Keeler & Multihull Winter Series. Spring like weather (well, maybe spring is really here?). A moderate westerly, which gradually died, making life difficult for the tail enders. 
Whatever, sailed by the evergreen Dave Peet and team, and the Yellow Peril, alias Timewarp, showed a clean pair of transoms to the keeler fleet, Whatever winning on line and Timewarp on handicap. Featuring unaccustomed farm visits from Ray Findlay, and Bill Faulkner. The overall results for the Winter Series for the keeler fleet featured Candela, sailed by one of our past Tanner Cup winners, Ian Williams in first place.  One for the smaller boats, followed by Whatever, with another of our well established veterans, Bill Faulkner in No Regrets narrowly winning the bronze medal from Timewarp and Voodoo Lounge. In the Tornados it was Fiesty Feline, Phil West and Stuart Pedersen, who won the series, from Phil Scherer and Tom Maidment on Seahorse and Lance Putan and Cory on Tigger. A well supported Winter Series, with the usual gales and light days greatly enjoyed by all who took part. Thanks to Keeler Chairman Andy Kennedy for organising it.

Now, turning to the (very near) future, on Saturday we have the Safety Examination & Registration for the NZCT AIMS games. 86 or so Optimists, each sailed by a year 11 or 12 student, from all over the North Island. A real spectacle and a challenge for our management team led by Nigel Rippey and Warren Belk on the race management side. We may see the longest starting line (bearing in mind the size of the boats), ever seen on the harbour. So come down between Saturday and Tuesday and see what is happening with the next generation and help the great effort from our team of dedicated parents and helpers.

And, very soon, on Sunday, 18th Sept we have Opening Day for the new season. Breakfast then sailing on Keelers, Multis and Centreboard boats.

At the same time the TMIA (Marina Industry Association) is having a market day on the green next to the club, from 9-12pm, and among other things, you can see the type of boats to be used in the new Sailability scheme led by our very own Peter Dallimore and Sas Pearce, soon to be available to allow people with disabilities to sail on the harbour.

Then Mayor Island races on 24th Sept and the Wednesday night races start on 28th Sept, so you need to plan your maintenance very quickly or old mother time will catch you out.  Cheers, Andy.

Andy Knowles
Vice Commodore


2 Sept - Members' Night + Meet the Olympians!!!
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
  • Olympians are coming
  • NZCT Aims Games
  • NZ Masters Games
  • Coach's Corner
  • City to Surf help needed
  • Thank you for your donation
  • Contact us




P CLASS BISTRO MENU (served from 6pm)

Roast Pork with apple sauce served with roast vegetables and vegetables of the day


Half Serve


Fish of the Day: Pan-fried fish served with salad and fries $18.50
Scotch Fillet Steak with either blue cheese, onion rings or garlic butter served with fries and salad $17

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 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




Come and meet Peter, Blair, Molly, Alex, Sam and Jason from the NZL Sailing Team along with other BoP Olympians. On Friday, 2nd Sept there is a parade starting from First Ave, going down Devonport Rd to be at the Strand by 11.30am. There will be an opportunity to meet all the Team and get some photos. This is open to the General Public.
Then after work come on down to the TYPBC for a MEMBERS EVENT. After Dinner at 7pm the sailors will be at the TYPBC. Peter Burling (Blair might have gone home) Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, Sam Meech and Jason Saunders will all be at the club. There will be a presentation and Q&A at 7.30pm.
See you there!



A record fleet of 83 sailors is lining up for the annual NZCT AIMS GAMES Anchor Regatta.  An impressive, 42 competitors lined up for last year’s inaugural event, so a doubling of the fleet for the event in its second year is an impressive achievement and testament to the excellent reputation of the Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club in running events.

Read more here along with NoR, SI and Tournament Information.

NZ Masters Games 2017


Hola navegantes!
Hi sailors!

Its great to be back again in sunny Tauranga. After a busy time coaching in South America and Dominican Republic its great to see you all again with this fantastic weather. Time flies and nearly three months away feels like nothing. Amazing to see you all with a lot of energy for the start of the new season courses.

Very good to hear that the winter training and races went so well. Thank you so much to the young coaches that took over the Saturday training sessions. A lot of sailors come for the TYPBC winter training and you can see that by how much they have improved. Thanks specially to Nigel Rippey, Tina Kennedy and the rest of the parents for looking after the winter training.

We had an energetic start last Sunday with AIMS games training, 11 Optimist sailors turned up for a full day of training. Well done sailors.

We are in a busy week with NZT AIMS Games - Anchor Yachting Regatta races starting this Sunday. Remember sailors to take a good look at the Notice of Race. You can find this on the club website here.

Spring Holiday courses and Spring race training camp
Spring Holiday courses and a Spring training camp are being organised so you will receive this information very soon. A great sailing programme is being set up for the Spring School holidays!

We are also organising Term 4 coaching courses.

Please write me an email if you have any question or suggestion.
See you on the water.

Maria Ferrario, Head Coach


We need your help with packing the bags on Saturday 24th Sept and the actual race on Sunday 25th Sept. The money donated to the club is well worth the effort. Many hands make light work.

Contact Greg Scott gregwindscatcher@gmail.com.

ANNUAL subs & storage

Thank you to all of you who have donated your subs discount to the club's Sailing School.

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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