22 September 2016

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Thurs, 22 Sept 2016

Commodore's Comments

It was great to see a good turnout for the
Opening Day Brunch on Sunday. The gun was fired and the burgee was raised and we are all go for another season. The wind didn’t totally help with a dying northerly providing a slow race for the keelers and only one race was possible for the centreboarders and the two multihulls had to be towed home from Motuhoa.  Congratulations to Frenzy, who cleaned up in the keeler division.

Still the afternoon weather was an improvement from earlier when the TMIA (Tauranga Marine Industries Association) had a market day on the grass next to the Game Fishing Club in the pouring rain. Sailability had a stall there with second-hand gear for sale and some Hansa 303 boats on display and you can read more below.  Sailability Tauranga is continuing with their Information & Trial Days this Sunday – contact Sailability Tauranga   (sailabilitytauranga@gmail.com ) if you would like to learn more.

It will be fairly chaotic around the Club on Sunday morning with the City to Surf run starting from the marina car park. Greg Scott is still keen for a few extra helpers on either Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. Email him at gregwindcatcher@gmail.com if you can help. The Club gets paid by the race organisers to fill goody bags and to provide marshalls for the race – so this is a good fundraiser for the Club.
Bruce Harrison is still looking for some assistants for the Tower to help with the Wednesday night races. Volunteering does not mean that you have to be there every week, so give Bruce an email       ( bjh1900@gmail.com ) and let him know when you could help. It will be much appreciated.

This month we welcome new members to the Club:  Andrena Clarke, Michael Lee, Michael Selby, Kim Colville, Alex Colville, Sydney Cunliffe, Antony Snodgrass, Christine Conn, and Bradley Guy-Taylor.

Calendars and Year Books are available in the Clubhouse so make sure you pick up your copy. 

Good luck to Veerle ten Have and Max van der Zalm who have headed off this week to take part in the Techno 293 World Championships in Trentino, Italy next month.

Keelers have their A Beacon to Mayor Island race on Saturday and Centreboarders continue with their summer series on Sunday once the City to Surf is finished.

Don’t forget to change your clocks on Saturday night or you could be late for the start!

Good sailing!
Nick Wrinch


23 Sept - Members' Night

24 Sept - A Beacon-Mayor Island Race

25 Sept - Daylight Savings Begins

25 Sept - City to Surf

25 Sept - CB Summer Series 2

28 Sept - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 1

30 Sept - Members' Night

01 Oct - Short Handed Series 1

05 Oct - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 2

06 Oct - WOW Pre Registration

07 Oct - Members' Night


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Wednesday Night Notice
  • Wednesday Entry Form
  • Farewell Niall
  • Situation Vacant
  • Coaches Corner
  • School Holiday Program
  • Sailability Tauranga
  • Cafe Scientifique
  • Contact us






Roast Pork and Pineapple served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day


Half Serve Roast


Fish of the Day served with Salad and Fries


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
Fish Burger with fries $8.50
Chicken Burger with fries $8.50
Beef Burger 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



Wednesday night Sailing Notice

TYPBC Race Committee 13 September 2016.

Notice to skippers, keelboat, trailer sailor & multihull divisions.
he port company/ harbourmaster are in the middle of a process of moving & renumbering many of the marks that we race around.  We do not know exactly when this process will be finally completed, perhaps by the second week in October.
A new race booklet & course charts will be issued as soon as possible after the end of the moving & renumbering process.
In the meantime, until the new race booklet issues, the 2015-6 rules booklet and race courses will be used. Please ignore any new number written on a mark, and just use the number that the mark in a similar location had last season. 
Also, there are 2 changes from the 2015-6 booklet, effective immediately.  These will be included in the 2016-7 booklet.
1. For all courses, delete 2W, and substitute 3W.
2.  The club’s safety rules for harbour races will be the same as for the 2016 winter series, which read:
Category 5 Safety Standard for keelers, and category C for trailer yachts are no longer a requirement, however they remain a recommendation.
All competing keelers and trailer yachts must carry the following at all times:
 Bucket (at least 9 litre, stout construction)
Lifejackets for all crew
Emergency knife (easily accessed from the cockpit)
Anchor ready for immediate use, of appropriate size
First Aid kit
VHF radio (audible in cockpit)

Flash light (waterproof)
Navigation lights
Fire extinguisher
A serviceable engine & propeller

Items in list B may be waived by the race committee in specific cases, following request in advance

Competitors are reminded of Rule 18.1 of the Sailing Instructions which states that the Club Safety Officer may inspect boats at any time. This is likely to happen during the course of the series.

Note that if you are planning on sailing a keelboat or trailer sailor which does not have all of the items in list B, you need to make application to the race officer for permission to do this.

Andy Knowles,
                                                                                                                                                       Chairman Race Committee.

Summer Series entry forms

With the start of the Keeler, Trailer yacht and Multihull Summer Series due to start on Wednesday 28th September, you need to get your entry forms filled in and to the office with the fees.

You can download and print crew list here and entry forms here

Farewell niall

After 10 years behind the bar for our members' nights Niall Walmsley has decided its time to leave us and focus on his career. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his hard work, dedication and reliability to the club over all those years, we wish him the very best for the future.


situation vacant

We are seeking a casual function assistant.

This is a casual position with hours dependent on functions. Some daytime work is involved with the predominance of work in the evenings and weekends. Over the summer months work increases and therefore the hours increase.

The position will involve function set up, waiting (including dishwashing), bar work and cleaning.

Some heavy lifting is involved and this position would suit a person with their full licence as there are some late nights.

The successful application will need a cheerful, outgoing personality, be hardworking and reliable, be able to relate to clients and other staff and have the ability to work as part of a small team.

Please contact Steve Patton (Functions Manager) with expressions of interest.

Email: functions@yacht.org.nz
Ph: 578 5512 or drop a CV into the office.

coaches corner

Hola sailors!


Hurry up!! The courses bookings close tomorrow Friday night!!

We will have a fantastic two weeks of fun, learning, challenges, friendly and family HOLIDAY PROGRAM. We are offering.

- Yachting New Zealand LEARN TO SAIL COURSE
. For new sailors, came and try the sport!

- YNZ Level 2 COURSE: Finish with your Level 2 course on the holidays and move to Level 3 on the Term 4 coaching!

: Are you in Level 2 or 3 level and want to refresh your skills before the term courses? Came and have lots of fun!

Are you an experience race sailors looking for a big racing sailing clinic?

Intensive water coaching.

Race practice with big fleets, Hight level sailors coming from other clubs

Sailing out of the harbour when the weather is good, Sailing video analysing at the end of the day....Will make this two weeks an excellent program for you!

All the courses run from Monday to Friday of both weeks.

Get ready for some adventure sailing and destination sail too on the holidays courses! Bring all your enthusiasm and prepare for two amazing weeks.

For more information:

Web site: www.yacht.org.nz

Email: tauranga.coach@gmail.com

Looking forward to see you!  

Maria Ferrario

Head race coach & Sailing programme coordinator


Sailability Tauranga

Strong wind and rain on Sunday morning haven't dampened the spirit of Sailabilty Tauranga volunteers and they were having a blast.

On behalf of Sailability Tauranga, grateful thanks to Sas Pearce for organising a stall at the Safer Boating Marine Market Day last Sunday morning. After advertised, we have kind people donated boating bits and pieces and many generous people bought them which help raised almost $700, a remarkable feat in the wind and rain.

This was made possible by the assistance of Steve Partton in the TYPBC Office, which Commodore Nick Wrinch allowed us to use as the collection point - Thank you. A big thank you also to the following people: -

·         To Andy Knowles for printing the Sailability information sheets and also for donating valuable items.

·         To Don McGowan for bringing the Rotorua 303 Yachts over.

·         To Ben Geddes for procuring the resources and setting up the stall. The team continue manned the stall, in the wind and rain giving out information and selling the goods.

·         To Cathy Knowles for helping to pack it all up after the show was over.

·         To Commodore Nick and Immediate Past Commodore Nigel Ripey for organising a storage space for the 303's for the week.

·         To Matt Batchelor of Sunmedia and Jim McManaway, President of the Tauranga Marine Industry Association for their help and for waiving the stall fee.

·         To Peter Head for including and promoting Sailability in the coach training sessions.

·         A big thank you also to the people who anonymously donated goods.

A further valuable contribution to Sailability Tauranga is the enrollment of 7 more volunteers to the list of those who have already come on board to help.

Thank you to all the people who generously donated to support our work and again to everyone for all your efforts which are going to help Sailability Tauranga enrich and change the lives of those who live with disabilities.

We're also having a Train & Trial Day this Sunday 25th, if you are not too tie up with other commitments or free afterward and want to learn more about what we do at Sailability Tauranga please come along or email me at sailabilitytauranga@gmail.com

Peter Dallimore
Interim Chair
Sailabilty Tauranga

cafe' scientifique



At the next Café Scientifique, Professor Richard G.J Flay, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Auckland, will talk about the work done over the years by the Yacht Research Unit (YRU) on understanding sail aerodynamics.

His talk will begin with a review of the yacht system and how the various components interact (sails, hull, appendages), and will then move to summarise how yacht performance prediction is carried out, using the America's Cup IACC yachts as examples. The YRU has mainly been involved in sail aerodynamics, and some of the insights that have been gained from investigations by YRU staff and students will be presented. These will cover wind tunnel and full scale measurements of pressures and forces on flexible sail shape using the VSPARS system. More recent tests on wing sails, and prediction of the performance of the AC72 foiling catamarans that were sailed in San Francisco in 2013 will also be presented.  
•    What: Cafe Scientifique - On the Yacht Engine: Sails and Wings
•    When: 6.30pm for 7pm start, Monday 26 September 2016
•    Where: Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, 90 Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur Point, Tauranga
Café Scientifique is a chance to explore the latest scientific thinking and research from national and international speakers. Entry is $5.00. Light refreshments are available from 6.30pm.


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

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