27 October 2016

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Thurs, 27 Oct 2016

Commodore's Comments

A beautiful weekend of weather for Labour weekend saw TYPBC yachties heading off in all directions to compete in various events
Frenzy, Truxton and Pterodactyl headed north in the Coastal Classic. It was a fast and furious race with Frenzy starting with the 50 footers which was entertaining by all accounts. Truxton was 21 Overall monohull (4th  in Class), Frenzy 21st overall monohull (10th in class) and Pterodactyl was 55th overall monohull ( 2nd in class). Well done to all of them.  Full results can be found here http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/2016/auck-to-russ/index.htm

Other keelers took part in MMYC’s Legends regatta at Great Mercury Island. Once again a good time was had by all with Ross Currie’s Arethusa team winning the races on Saturday and Sunday. Also rumours of one skipper getting overexcited during the All Blacks test and falling off the back of a launch… the cellphone didn’t survive.

Meanwhile down at Taupo the P Class North Island Championships took place. Five sailors made the trip and it was great to see 3 in the top 10 out of a fleet of 32. Congratulations to Max Scott (4th) for being top TYPBC boat at the regatta.  Full results at http://www.ltyc.org.nz/results/PClass.htm

Wednesday night saw plenty of wind for the 40 boats who took to the water.  A full tide allowed a good windward start in to the westerly from the Club line. Divisions 1, 2 & 3 had a good beat up to STO but with some boats hooking into some big lumps of sea lettuce at times. The slow beat against the tide was compensated with a fast run back down the harbour with some good speeds being recorded. Results on the website or on Facebook.

Meanwhile on Lake Garda in Italy, TYPBC is being represented at the Techno 293 Worlds by Veerle ten Have and Max van der Zalm. As of Thursday morning (nz time) Veerle has qualified for the Gold Fleet and is the top U17 girl, and Max has not made Gold due to an error he made sailing in the wrong fleet on the first day – with 470 competitors it is probably a mistake easily made. All the very best to them. Further details here http://worlds2016.techno293.org/

Thursday night sees WOW starting their new season on the water. On Sunday Keelers have another Karewa race and Multihulls have their Harbour Series race and the Centreboarders continue their Summer Series.

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


27 Oct - WOW 1

28 Oct - Members' Nights

30 Oct - Karewa Series 2

30 Oct - MH Harbour Series 2

30 Oct - CB Summer Series 6

02 Nov - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 6

03 Nov - WOW Advanced Skills Night

04 Nov - Members' Night

04 Nov - Friday Night Fun Race 1

04 Nov - Optimist NIs New Plymouth


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Important Notice
  • Wednesday Night
  • Informal Wednesday Night Sail
  • Pest Control
  • Tanner Cup Entry
  • Notices
  • Contact Us






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Tempura Prawns $17.00
Grilled Chicken and Bacon Salad $17.00
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Fish Burger with fries


Chicken Burger with fries $8.50
Beef Burger with fries



Side Salad


Bowl of Fries


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Hot Dog & Chips*


*Ice Cream Sundae included with each children's meal



important notice

If you have received a new Yachting New Zealand card please do not chop your TYPBC cards up as these do not replace our cards.

Wednesday night Sailing 

Wed 26th Summer Series Race 5

40 yachts participated in Race 5 of the Summer Series. Gusty WSW winds and an upwind start via the Otumoetai Channel took the fleet through to the Western channel where several yachts encountered sea lettuce around their keels and a sharp drop off in wind, keeping the fleet on their toes.

In the Multi fleet, line honours went to Relentless, with Spitfire winning on handicap and Touch and Go dropping its rig.

Div. 4 is increasing in size and variety, Rhiannon took line honours with Itsallgo winning on handicap.

Whistler showed great speed in Div. 3 taking Line honours but High Point was first on handicap.

Manxman and Time Warp both had great races to take Line and handicap wins in Div. 2 & 1 respectively.

Extra note:
Karen Waldon 0277216590 a Tower helper is hosting an Icelandic family of four over the next 2 months and asked if any skippers could take them out for a sail (Friday Night races?) it would be great, please contact her directly.

Thank you Murray De Lues' for the Photos

 Congratulations to us

We have made the finalists list for the 2016 Bay of Plenty Sports Awards in the Club of the Year category

 informal wednesday sailiing group

For  the past 30 years a small group of trailer yacht enthusiasts have headed out from Sulphur Point at about 9.30am each Wednesday, sailed to a suitable location to raft up or go ashore for lunch.

This is an all year round activity, weather permitting.  Family members and even pets often make up the crews.

With the passing years members of the group retire.  One recent retiree is only 91!  At the other end of the age spectrum a five year old is often at the helm of Poppa's yacht.

New members will be very welcome.  If you are available during the day on Wednesdays, have access to a yacht with a lifting keel/plate, and would like to cruise with likeminded sailors just turn up.  There is no official membership and NO FEES.  For more information phone John Burns  07 5789161  or   0273396730


pest control

It's that time of year again when we get the club sprayed for insects and bugs, so on Tuesday the 1st of November at 4pm we will be closed. The sailing school and Centreboard people will need to remember not to come into the club on this day as anything left inside won't be able to be retrieved until Wednesday.

Thanks for your support

 P Class Tanner cup trails

Bay of Plenty Yachting Association Tanner Cup Trials are been held at TYPBC on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of November 2016. We are looking for contestants, Entries need to be received by Wednesday 16th of November 2016

You can find NOR and Entry form on our website or follow these links NOR & Entry

Crew wanted notice

Crew wanted to help bring a Dufour 44 back from Fiji (Vunda point)

Yacht in good condition on way back from Europe.

Leaving early November- Flights up will be paid for by the owner.

Interested Contact David Simmons via email dasimmo@hotmail.com

Cruising crew wanted notice

I am looking for a crew from Tauranga to Wellington / Picton, mid-late November. Boat is Wylo II.

Can cover transportation and eatables.

Call Guy at 03 478 1133 or email cgbgarey@clear.net.nz

Cheers Christine & Guy Garey

outboard wanted notice

10-15hp Outboard, Long Shaft. If anyone has an old one kicking around the garage that they would like to get rid of then please phone Nick 027 605  6403



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