29 September 2016

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Thurs, 29 Sept 2016

Commodore's Comments

The Keelers had a good trip to Mayor Island on Saturday. Thirteen boats started from A Beacon then anchored for lunch before turning around and racing back again. Frenzy led the way there finishing 8 minutes ahead on Manxman but it was not enough with Manxman taking the win on handicap. The race back was a spinnaker reach which suited Truxton perfectly, who recorded speeds of over 20 knots at times (check out the video on the Facebook page). They won the return race on both line and handicap. There were some spectacular broaches as the fleet closed in on A Beacon some damaged spinnakers. The winds were too big for any centreboard sailing so that was cancelled.

Wednesday night saw the beginning of the Summer Series for Keelers, Trailer Yachts and Multihulls. Twenty nine keelers and trailer yachts plus 4 multihulls started. Keelers had a windward start into a 5-10 knot easterly with the luxury of a full tide. The courses took the fleets to Pilot Bay and then up the harbour before returning via the Otumoetai Channel. Congratulations to winners of Divisions 1-4 namely Whatever, Fast Lane, Candidus, and Keewee and in the Multihulls Spitfire. Note that Division 1 has now been split into 2 smaller divisions. Also welcome and thanks to our new race officer in the Tower, Darryl McManus.

This weekend sees the beginning of the Short Handed Series for the keelboats starting at 10.00am on Saturday. The series is slightly different from the Two-Handed Series of last season, with boats being allowed to carry a total of three crew. No racing for the centreboarders at Tauranga this weekend, but good luck to those heading to Murrays Bay for the Winter Champs

Special thanks to all those people who gave their time to the City to Surf fun run which started from the TYPBC on Sunday morning. There was a good team of people to pack the goody bags on Saturday afternoon, and then well done to the people who braved the rain to help run the race including taking registrations and being marshals during the course of the race.
If you get the chance about 11.15am on Tuesday, look out for the Aotea Maersk when she visits Tauranga for the first time. When she was built about 16 years ago she was one of the largest container vessels in the world. Not so anymore but at 347m long and a gross tonnage of 92,000 tonnes she will still be a new challenge for the local pilots. She has a draught of 10.4m and is a typical reason for the dredging that has been taking place. She is going to be a regular visitor to Tauranga.

Good sailing this weekend.
Nick Wrinch


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

09 Oct - CB Summer Series 3

12 Oct - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 3


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Wednesday Night
  • mayor Island Photos
  • Centreboard News
  • New VHF Channel
  • Situation Vacant
  • Coaches Corner
  • Contact us






Baked Ham 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

Last night saw the start of the summer series with some winter weather, but still we had a good turnout.




Div 1:  1st = D Peet = Whatever                                    Div 2:  1st = A Kennedy = Fast Lane

             2nd = M Brodie = Rocket Science                              2nd = B Goodchap = Red Line

             3rd = R Rushton = Frenzy                                              3rd = B Bax = Manxman

Div 3:   1st = B Farr = Candidus                                      Div 4:  1st = A Eagleston = Keewee

             2nd = W Faulkner = No Regrets                                    2nd = D Rapson = Bella Via

             3rd = L Macdonald = Aurora                                           3rd = P Eitjes = Freedom

mayor island A beacon race photos


 Centre board Division News

Firstly I would like to thank everyone for the fine work done with the city to surf fun run on Sunday. All went well without a hitch except for the weather which the competitors didn't seem to mind. It was a great day thank you all so much.

We had to cancel last Sundays club racing due to high winds and the week before on opening day we only got one race in which wasn't great but numbers have been good and I do expect them to grow as summer and beautiful consistent weather nears... Bring it on!

This weekend we have the junior winter stacks at Murrays Bay, we have around a dozen boats representing us. I would like to wish them all a lucky and enjoyable regatta!


Greg Scott

Centreboard chairman

New vhf channel  

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!

We have are having a fantastic sailing week at the school holiday courses. Level 2-3 sailors are near to finish their YNZ course, while the race sailors are enjoying and learning a lot every day at the RACE TRAINING CAMP. Thank you to all the sailors and coaches for their excellent job.


YNZ LEARN TO SAIL COURSE: From Monday to Friday. We have same spaces left so register to the course if you want to complete a full course in one week, or also if you want to come same days to try the sport.

YNZ LEVEL 2 AND 3 COURSES: From Monday to Friday. We have same spaces left too! So came and learn a lot on the holiday program.


Optimist Open and green: Monday to Friday
Starling training: Wednesday to Friday
P Class training: Wednesday to Friday

Register now and reserve your place!

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


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

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