1 December 2016

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Thurs, 01 Dec 2016

Commodore's Comments

It was a proud moment for the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club at the Royal Yacht Squadron on Friday. It was an honour for me to go and collect the President’s Award on behalf of the Club at the Yachting New Zealand Annual Excellence Awards. This award is “in recognition of outstanding achievement and services in yachting” by the Club.
As I said at the awards this has been a very proud year for the TYPBC and it is a credit to many families, volunteers, coaches, race officers, flag officers and committee members who, over the years / decades, have worked together to create the environment which has allowed and encouraged the development of many outstanding junior sailors, including our Olympians who did so well in Rio.
The Award was sponsored by Fuji Xerox and they donated a waterproof camera which will be used by the sailing school and will be a very useful with coaching – definitely better than the ipad in the waterproof case that they are using at the moment. Thanks to Fuji Xerox for that.

Congratulations also to Peter Burling and Blair Tuke for being named HRG Sailors of the Year for the fourth year in a row, as well as receiving performance awards for 2016 - a fantastic achievement.

Congratulations too to Molly and Sam Meech and to Jason Saunders who also received Excellence Awards.

Strong winds meant no centreboard in Tauranga last weekend. But Tom Maidment, Elly Warren and Richard Wright headed to Napier for their Summer Regatta. Winds were strong on Saturday and kept building so that racing on Sunday was cancelled altogether.

Maria and Kirsten are having a busy time with the Sailing School. Maria tells me that in term 4 they have enrolled 63 learn to sail students which is a great achievement. This weekend both coaches are travelling with our team of centreboard sailors to the Sir Peter Blake Regatta at Torbay. Good luck to all those taking part.

The Club is in the process of replacing the chairs in the Clubhouse. We are expecting our shipment of new, lighter and stackable chairs in mid-January. This will be a great relief to Steve and Jo who spend a lot of time moving the old heavy chairs for functions one at a time which is very inefficient. However there is a lot of life left in the old chairs, so if any members know of any organisations who might be interested in the chairs then please contact myself or the Office.

Today our new Manager, Lynne Whitaker, has started at the Club so please be sure to introduce yourself to her. She has an awful lot of stuff to get her head around as she steps into this quite demanding position. But I know she is very keen to get to know members so do make yourself known to her.

In Rockingham in Western Australia the Pro-Tour Hydrofoil Championships have just been completed. This is notable for the fact that three Tauranga (or former Tauranga) sailors have been competing. Sam Bullock finished in 12th, Bradley Nixon in 36th and Richard Bates in 52nd. Well done to all of them. More information at http://hydrofoilprotour.info/

Wednesday Night racing produced a good breeze again this week with Divisions 1 & 2 starting under spinnaker. There was enough water in the Otumoetai channel to allow a start to windward. However a strong flood tide made starting quite challenging at the pin end of the line – however after two general recalls Div 3 finally got underway. It was great to see 44 boats out racing on the harbour.

No centreboard racing at the Club this weekend with many boats away at the Sir Peter Blake Regatta.

The Friday night Fun Race is on again tomorrow for Keelers, Multis and Trailer Yachts and on Sunday the Karewa Single Handed Race is on at 1300hrs for the Keelers.

Reminder the Commodores Cocktail Party on Thursday December 15th at 6pm and Christmas on the Beach Sunday December 11th at 11.30am, details below. Look forward to seeing you there.

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


01 Dec - Dinghy Sailing POSTPONED

02 Dec - Members' Night

02 Dec - Friday Night Fun Race 3

03 Dec - Karewa Single Handed

03 Dec - TY Picnic

03 Dec - Sir Peter Blake Regatta  Torbay

05 Dec - Nespresso Youth Week, Kawau

07 Dec - Summer Series 11

08 Dec - WOW 4

09 Dec - Members' Night

10 Dec - Wakatere Youth Regatta

11 Dec - Xmas on the beach

14 Dec - Summer Series 12 CBS (last race of the year)

14 Dec - ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds Torbay 14th-20th

15 Dec - Commodores Cocktail Party


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Roast Pork and Apple Sauce served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day


Half Serve Roast


FOD, Pan Fried fish served with Salad and Fries

Porterhouse Steak with your choice of Blue Cheese, Onion Rings or Garlic Butter served with Salad and Fries $17.00
Grilled Chicken and Bacon Salad $17.00
Tempura Prawns $17.00
Gourmet Chicken Burger with Camembert, Bacon and Salad served with Fries $15.50  

Steak Sandwich with Bacon Onion Rings and coss lettuce served with fries

Fish & Chips served with lemon and tartare sauce $13.50
Beef Burger with fries $8.50
Fish Burger with fries $8.50

Chicken Burger with fries




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

Summer Series Race 10

It was a pleasant evening for the 44 boat fleet to enjoy moderate westerly conditions. The Multis started with Team Seahorse taking line honours despite dropping a crew member off just after the start, handicap win went to Spirit.

Freedom Express won on line from Rhiannon and Bella Via winning on handicap.

Aurora took handicap honours in Div. 3 with a nice race and Whistler, also sailing well taking line honours.

Sabian had a great start under spinnaker to win on line and handicap in Div. 2.

Frenzy showed good form to win on line (2nd on handicap) but Sniper had a good all round race to win on handicap.

Check the RaceQs coverage via the club website to see the race details.



coaches corner

It's been a great week in the Learn to Sail program! The crazy spring winds finally seem to be calming down a little so we've been able to do a lot more on-water training.

In Saturday's LTS group, we started off the day with the flower drill, being aware of where the wind is coming from and practicing upwinds, downwinds and reaches simultaneously, then ended the day with some fun practice races.

On Monday it was quite windy, but our Level 1 group still managed to get on the water for a bit and practice sailing upwind by tacking up to a mark.

Our Tuesday Level 2 and 3 group started out practicing boat control in perfect wind with stop and go on the whistle, but then all of a sudden near the end of the lesson the wind picked up and our Opti
sailors got a fun tow in.

Good luck to everyone who will be sailing in the Sir Peter Blake regatta this weekend! Remember that there will be NO Learn to Sail classes this weekend (Dec 3) due to all of our coaches being away at the regatta.

See you next week!

Happy sailing!


This is open to all our TYPBC families and is a great day so make sure you come along.




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