8 September 2016

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Thurs, 08 September 2016

Commodore's Comments

Thanks to everyone who came down to the Club on Friday to welcome our Olympians home. The parade down Devonport road was very well supported and it was great to see so many Club members in the crowd.
Then on Friday evening it was just about standing room only as members crammed in to the Club to be part of the celebration of our Olympians achievements. Special thanks to Molly, Peter, Sam and Jason for giving their time. Molly and Sam were presented with their life membership pins. Gary Smith compered a very amusing Q&A session. It was great to see a complete cross-section of age groups in the Club at the same time, and I’m sure there were some very treasured and unforgettable moments as our younger members had photos taken with medals, or centreboards autographed by their heroes.
You have to admire the way these young people (th
e Olympians) handled the situation and the crowds of kids (and adults) that surrounded them. They seemed to be able to make time for everyone. They are certainly a credit to themselves, their families and of course those members of the Club who helped them get where they have.
Most of them are looking forward to a bit of time off, but Peter and Blair have already left the country and are on their way to Toulon in southern France to compete in the next round of the America’s Cup World Series  (catch the action on Sky channel 055 about 11pm Saturday and Sunday nights).

And if that wasn’t enough, the Club has been humming with activity with the Anchor Aims Games Yachting Regatta which began on Sunday with 80 Optimists taking part in this competition for Intermediate age children.  A huge vote of thanks to Nigel Rippey and his team of volunteers who have taken time out to make this event happen. Special mention to Warren Belk and his race management team who had a tricky time deciding whether there was enough wind or too much.
Congratulations to Individual winner Monty Alderson from St Kentigens Boys School,  and also congratulations to Lachlan Dillon (Aquinas College) for being the top local sailor in 3rd Place. Belmont Intermediate (North Shore) took the Team award with Aquinas College being the top local school in 8th place
I have spent quite a bit of time down at the Club over the last few days and the compliments about our facilities have just kept on coming. We are probably all a bit guilty of taking it for granted, but our Club is so lucky with its location, its ample parking, the adjacent marina and the race course within viewing distance. We had some quite envious visitors.
It is also my pleasure to welcome back coach Maria who has come back for her third season. She is thrilled to be back in in Tauranga, and she was straight back into her work training the Opti sailors prior to Aims Games. She is now working hard developing her programme for the summer. We have another overseas coach arriving in about a month’s time plus we will use some local coaches too as we need too through the season.

The whole TYPBC organisation is growing and we want that to continue to happen. However to expect the increased management of the Sailing School and the Clubhouse facility to be looked after largely by volunteers is increasingly unrealistic. Therefore the Flag Officers, with the full support of the General Committee, recognised the need to create a new management position, and a separate part time accounting position as well. This has resulted in Christine Headey leaving the Club. We thank Christine for all her hard work in the Office and for the time she has put into coaching at the Club, and wish her all the best for the future. We will be advertising these positions shortly.
Now don’t forget that we are only just over a week away from the Opening Day of our new season. Sunday September 18th is the day, Brunch will be served from 9.30am Please contact the Office to reserve your tickets (Adults $10, Under 15’s $7.50). The Keeler season kicks off at 1300 with their Opening Day race.
Things will probably be a little quieter at the Club this weekend. Time to watch the All Blacks take on the Pumas, before switching over to the Americas Cup World Series at 11pm.
Good watching, everyone!

Nick Wrinch


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
  • Olympic Parade Photos
  • Club Opening Day
  • Boating Survey
  • Sailability Market Day
  • Crew needed
  • Sail For Life
  • Contact us




P CLASS BISTRO MENU (served from 6pm)

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


Half Serve


Fish of the day 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 $15.50

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



olympic parade


club opening day brunch

sunday 18th september 2016 at 9.30am


Fresh Baked Bread Selection

Scrambled Eggs

Grilled Bacon

Hash Browns

Creamed Mushrooms

Tea & Coffee

cost is $10 per Adult and $7.50 per child (15 years and under)

call the office to reserve your seat today ph 07 578 5512

boating survey

Please take 5 minutes to complete our Safer Boating survey and be in the prize draw to win a Shimano rod and reel combo with gear - kindly sponsored by Top Catch.

The Harbourmaster’s Office is working with Maritime NZ on the promotion of Safer Boating across the Bay of Plenty this season. To do this effectively we would really appreciate your help.

Your frank and honest feedback will be very much appreciated and will provide us with information to help make boating in the Bay of Plenty safer. 

Click on the link below to complete the survey.  Once submitted, responses will be automatically routed to independent software.  Responses are strictly confidential.

Safer Boating Survey 2016

Sailability Market day

Sailability will have a stand at the Marine Market Day at Sulphur Point (on the grass area between the fishing club and the hard stand).

We will have information available for people who interested in our sailing programme and or wanting to volunteer. And we definitely have the Hansa 303 there for you and everyone who wants a closer look.

We will also take this opportunity to do a bit of fundraising to help raise the much needed funds for the set up of our sailing programme for people with disabilities. The money raise on the day will be split between Sailability Tauranga and Sailability Rotorua (as they have kindly loaned the boats to us to use for uncountable occasions).

We would like to ask you all - if you have any 'boaties / yachties / fishing' stuff that you are no longer need, use or have tucked away in the garage. We take anything big or small - even a yacht! Please donate them to us for sale to raise the money.

If you have stuff that you could donate - please drop them off at the yacht club - please say it's for Sailability Tauranga.

There is no deadline you can drop them off any day and time (subject to the club opening time). However, I would like to get all the donated goods organised before the 17th Sept. So if you could drop them off early it would be really helpful.

Happy early Spring clean!
Thank you to you all in advance.
Ps. Please feel free to ask your friends and family too - thank you.

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.


sail for life fund

You may be aware that September is Wills Month – which is an excellent time to “take the plunge” and make allowance for a gift to the Sail for Life endowment fund in your Will.

The aims of the Fund are to advance the sport of sailing among youth, and help equalise opportunities for the disadvantaged and the disabled.

We’re planning to beef up our low decile school sailing programme this summer and can now offer those kids who want to keep sailing, a pathway through the sport, where they don’t need to own a boat and will get free coaching support.  This includes the introductory courses, free chartering of an Opti for club sailing and regattas including the AIMS Games, and then joining a high school sailing team.  We now also have corporate sponsors who will pick up our ‘graduates’ and support their sailing throughout their school years.  Who said sailing is only for the rich?

Meanwhile Sailability Tauranga has started with a hiss and a roar, and we’re keen to provide all the support we can there as well.

The more we have in the Sail for Life fund, the more we can help.  Acorn has partnered with most of the law firms in the region, so that people making a change to an existing will to allow for these gifts won’t have to pay for the legal work.

A common strategy is to leave 90% to the children, and 10% to the community via the Acorn Foundation. That 10% can be further specified to go to particular causes, and we’d love you to put some of that back into sailing through our targeted fund.

Please get in touch with Nicky at Acorn on 5799839 to find out more, and make a free appointment with your lawyer!


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