19 January 2017

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Thurs, 19 Jan 2017

Commodore's Comments

Zephyr Nationals took place last weekend with 3 Tauranga boats taking part. Vice Commodore Andy Knowles, Ian Watson and Rob Ebert made the long journey south to Akaroa. Andy says winds were very variable in strength and direction. Andy struggled through the regatta with an injury but still manage to complete most of the races.  Rob finished 9th, Andy 17th and Ian 27th.

The good ship Harry Highet is out of the water having a spruce up at the moment. Thanks to Warren and his team of helpers who are making her look great for a busy 2017.

Wednesday Night Summer Series began again on Wednesday night with over 30 boats on the water. A very variable westerly was the order of the day providing a nice warm up to the second half of the Summer Series.

This Weekend....

Friday Night is Members Night – Menu below, Check out the new additions

470 Nationals are being held at the Club on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come and see some excellent sailors battle it out with former Tauranga sailors Sam Barnett and Zak Merton taking part.

Starling Match Racing at Glendowie

Centreboard Summer Series continues on Sunday.

Coming Up ….

Wednesday Night Summer Series continues next week, with a Committee Boat Start

WOW  recommences Thurs Jan 25th, contact Delwyn Keyworth Ph 021 244 2040

Tornado Nationals in the Bay of Islands from Jan 25th. Several of our Multihull crews are heading north for this one.

Bay of Islands Sailing Week 24-27th Jan.  Good luck to Morgan and the team on Rocket Science.

Tauranga – Whitianga Race starts 0800hrs Saturday 28th. More details on the Facebook page or from Andy Kennedy Ph 5761145. Contact Andy asap if you need a berth at the Whitianga Marina.

Trailer Yacht Cruise to Te Puna on Jan 28th, further details from Brent Louden Ph 5763061

Auckland Champs Jan 28th - 30th at Murrays Bay SC

Tauranga Regatta Feb 4th & 5th.

All the best to everyone heading off to regattas.

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


19 Jan - Laser Nationals Taupo

20 Jan - 470 Nationals TYPBC

20 Jan - Members' Night

22 Jan - CB Summer Series 11

24 Jan - Tornado Nationals Registration

25 Jan - Summer Series 14 CBS

25 Jan - Tornado Nationals till 27th Jan

26 Jan - WOW 5

27 Jan - Members' Night

28 Jan - Whitianga Race

28 Jan - TY Cruise Te Puna


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  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Wednesday Night
  • Chairs for Sale
  • Coaches Corner
  • 470 Nationals
  • Contact Us






Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day


Half Serve Roast


Porterhouse Steak with your choice of Blue Cheese, Onion Rings and Garlic Butter served with Salad and Fries $17.00
Tempura Prawns $17.00

French Onion Tart served with Salad

Chicken Korma Curry served with steamed rice $16.50
Grilled Chicken and Haloumi Salad $17.00
Gourmet Steak Burger with Camembert and Onion Rings served on fries $16.50
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



Wenesday night racing

A gusty sou’wester moderated for the first Summer Series race of 2017. A fleet of 31 boats were set a long course to the western area of the harbour, the length was reduced as the wind dropped to provide pleasant sailing conditions despite the low tide restricting the navigable water within the harbour.

The Multis reached speeds of up to 20 knots with Team Seahorse gaining line honours and Spirit winning on handicap. Black Marlin won line and handicap honours in Div. 4. Rascal Tom had a good race winning on handicap with their pre-season practice paying off, No Regrets won on line in Div. 3. Manxman took line and handicap honours despite flying their spinnaker sideways with the front group having some close racing. Div. 1 was won by Whatever on line and handicap with Rocket Science improving its performance from the first half of the season to take 2nd on handicap.


out with the old and in with the new

In the next week we are expecting the arrival of our new chairs which means we need to have the old chairs gone. If you know of anyone looking for chairs we have 175, approx. 87 blue and 87 Green.

Price is negotiable :)

Contact the office on 07 578 5512

coaches corner

Hi Sailors,

Happy New Year!

Well we have started out 2017 very well so far. Congrats to all of the sailors who achieved their levels in the Jan 9-13th holiday camp last week, and good luck to all those aspiring to achieve their levels next
week in the Jan 23-27th holiday camp next week! It's looking like we will have medium winds all week, so it'll be perfect to get some good sailing practice in. Remember that if you haven't registered, please book online asap!

We are looking forward to Auckland Champs on Jan 28-30 in Murray's Bay. If you plan on attending please let us know, we look forward to seeing you all there.

Term 1 sailing will start the first week of February, same as school, so keep your eyes peeled and your email inboxes open for updates about that!

Happy Sailing!
 - Kirsten

2017 470 National championship

Make sure you check out our website for NOR and entry form for the 470 National Championship

or follow the links here for NOR and Entry


Each year Yacht Clubs from around New Zealand are invited to apply to send a four person youth crew to share in the intensive sailing experience with the RNZYS Nespresso youth training programme. The week of training gives young sailors the opportunity to receive theory and practical based coaching in various aspects of competitive keelboat racing.

This year T.Y.P.B.C was lucky to have two teams accepted to take part in the week long training camp sailing in a fleet of 10 racing in 7m Elliotts. We were based at Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf from Sunday 11th to Saturday 17th December. Team B included Tom Maidment-Skipper, Sandrine Korver-Main, Luke Gulliver-Trim and Anna Stephen-Bow. Two of our crew members had limited experience in racing the keelboats and this was an amazing opportunity for all of us to gain and develop a new set of skills.

The week consisted of strong winds, which meant there was fast and intense racing. Due to the high winds it meant that only the A5 gennakers were used, which allowed for some speedy and exciting down winds. The theoretical aspect of the trip allowed us to understand and talk about the skills needed to sail and race these incredible boats. Putting the theory into action was always fun, being able to see us develop as a team. Aside from the sailing there was always time to chill out with everyone. Which was awesome as we got to know one another and we were able to hear some epic stories from like-minded sailors, as well as a little bit of banter. Everyone was able to bring their own skills into play and learn a lot from all of the coaches that supported us throughout the week.

Team B placing 5th equal overall, was an awesome achievement as we were a developing crew. Team A placing 1st overall, which is a remarkable achievement and well done to your success and efforts as a team. (Congrats to Dylan, Richard, Harry and Rury).

This was an incredible experience in which we were able to be apart of and will never be forgotten. The learning and development was very beneficial and we all hope that we can continue to develop more skills in our sailing.

I would like to thank all of the coaches from the R.N.Z.Y.S for making this week possible and giving us the support and knowledge we needed in order for us to have a sensational sailing week. Nespresso and T.Y.P.B.C for supporting the teams and making it possible for us to have this amazing opportunity.

Tom Maidment, Sandrine Korver, Luke Gulliver and Anna Stephen
Boat 6


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