13 October 2016

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Thurs, 13 Oct 2016

Commodore's Comments

On Saturday the TYPBC hosted the Finn North Island Champs. Conditions on Saturday were a bit stormy but Sunday was a great day. Former Tauranga sailor Karl Purdie was the winner for the weekend. Karl sails out of Worser Bay these days but showed he still knows his way around Tauranga Harbour – full results on the website.

Centreboarders also had their latest Summer Series races on Sunday with two races being held before the wind died out.

There was a good fleet of keelers out for the Wednesday night racing this week but unfortunately the wind gods weren’t on our side. Boats struggled to cross the start line before a light breeze settled in and races were able to be completed over shortened courses. Full results on the website or Facebook page.

This weekend sees the first of the Karewa Series races on Sunday. This will be in the form of a joint race with the Mount Club. Keelers will start from the Club at the normal time and an adjustment will be made for those starting from the Mount. Everyone is invited back to the Mount Club rooms afterwards.

Meanwhile the centreboarders continue their Summer Series, and Good luck to the Zephyr sailors and any others heading across to Rotorua for the Rotorua Sprint Regatta.

Sailability has their trial sailing day on Saturday 22 October. Sas and the team will be putting some wheelchair rugby players into boats as guinea pigs. Sailability is still keen for more volunteers to join the team and this is a good opportunity to give it a look (contact sailabilitytauranga@gmail.com)

Good sailing this weekend.
Nick Wrinch


13 Oct - WOW Basic Skills Night 6pm

14 Oct - Members' Night

16 Oct - Karewa Series 1

16 Oct - CB Summer Series 4

19 Oct - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 4

21 Oct - Members' Night

21 Oct - Coastal Classic

22 Oct - TY Cruise

24 Oct - Labour Day


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Wednesday Night
  • A Special Thank You
  • Olympic Photos
  • Coaches Corner
  • Sailability Tauranga
  • 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




Grilled Chicken and Bacon Salad

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

The westerly wind that greeted the Summer Series Race 3 decided to fade away for the first start making it difficult to make progress against the outgoing tide.

The multis decided to abandon the race which brought about a small wind increase from the NW allowing the keeler fleet to progress with a shortened course in the 10W area for some. A difficult job for the race management but in the end all divisions finished despite several boats discovering the shallow areas of the harbour.

Kaimai Express taking line and handicap in Div.1, Redline had an amazing race for the same result plus it had the shortest elapsed time of the whole fleet, High Point did well in its first race of the season to win on handicap and Mintaka winning on handicap in Div.4.


a special thank you

After many years of dedication to the tower on a Wednesday and Friday Night Bruce Elder and Bob Shaw have decided it's time to retire. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them both very much for all their time and hard work.


olympic sailors

Have you been down to the Club lately and seen our great photos of our Olympic sailors on the outside wall?

Thanks to Steve, Jill and the team at Kale Print for printing these amazing photos of amazing people.

coaches corner


We are having a great week starting with the Term 4 race coaching and courses!

A lot of race sailors join the coaching and many new sailors have started sailing in the Learn to sail courses. Welcome to the new sailors that started sailing this week at the club!!

There are some spaces left in our YNZ Level 1 to 3 courses and in the LEARN TO SAIL COURSES.
WE run the kids Learn to sail courses on Mondays after school and on Saturdays.
Contact us if you want to join us in this amazing sport of sailing!

Mondays - Learn to sail course. From 4-7pm
Tuesdays - Opti open coaching, Opti green fleet coaching, Level 2 and 3 courses. 4-7pm. Rig and ready by 4pm.
Thursdays - Pclass coaching, Starling coaching. From 4-7pm. Rig and ready by 4pm.
Saturday - Learn to sail course, Level 2 and 3 courses. From 9:30 to 3pm.

- Learn to sail course
- Extra race training days will be organise on some Saturdays. Perfect day to go and train out of the Harbour with different sailing conditions or have a whole day of training to learn a lot of new skills. 

Sunday - Came and race at the club Sunday races every week! Contact the class Reps for help or more information.
Contact the TYPBC class representatives:

Level 2 and 3, Green fleet coaching

MARK WILKINS    mark.wilkins@dux.co.nz
Optimist open
Anne-Marie Mowat annemariemowat@gmail.com
P class
GREG SCOTT  gregwindcatcher@gmail.com
TINA KENNEDY  teekay.mob@gmail.com


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

Ahoy there,
We are organising another Trial Sail Day on Tuesday 29th November for our volunteers and anyone interested to have a go sailing Hansa 303.

It is a good opportunity to have a look at the boat in action! The session will also include rigging, launching and towing the boats (and sailing - depends on the conditions).
The session will be from 11.00am - 15.00pm at J pier, Sulpher Point (next to TYPBC)
The session split in to 1 hour time slot.

If you are interested please email our sailing programme coordinator at sail@sailabilitytauranga.org.nz

Look forward to seeing you all.
Sailability Tauranga Committee


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

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