2 February 2017

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Thurs, 02 Feb 2017

Commodore's Comments

Lots of our sailors have been away racing in regattas last week and by all accounts experienced some excellent sailing. Morgan Brodie and the team on Rocket Science had a great time in the Bay of Islands – aside of a broken rudder. Three of our Tornado crews have also been enjoying the Bay of Islands hospitality and congratulations to Bill Caunce who won the Tornado Nationals – Bill is a former member who has done a lot of sailing in his Tornado at the Club.

We had a whole host of junior members taking part in the Auckland Regatta over the weekend. Check out the reports on our Facebook page. I know Coach Maria was very happy with the performance of our sailors. It is also really pleasing to see two of our Optimist sailors in the top 20 of the National Ratings with James Barnett (15th) and Lachlan Dillon (19th).

The Tauranga Whitianga started in a nice SW breeze at 9.00am on Saturday. Sadly it didn’t last and it was a very slow race which was shortened with boats finishing at Castle Rock from 10pm onwards. Congratulations to Ben Bax and the crew of Manxman for winning the race on handicap and line.

A great night on the water on Wednesday night, only slightly spoilt by a shipping movement on the way home. Multiple protests in Division One, so the results are only provisional - unless a deal was worked out at mediation after racing. Read Andy Kennedy’s report below and see the results here https://www.yacht.org.nz/vdb/document/1642  .
We are currently looking for some sponsor ship for our Coaches Car. If any of you would like to get some publicity for your business and be associated with Sailing School and Learn to sail then have a chat with Lynne at the Office.

The new chairs in the Club are looking excellent and I know that Steve and Jo will really appreciate not having to cart around all the old chairs which were so heavy and did not stack. Lynne managed to sell all the old chairs which was a great achievement in itself.  A very special word of thanks to Claire Rogers at Sun Media who funded the cost of bringing the Chairs down from Auckland. That was really appreciated.

Coming up this weekend …

  • Friday Night Fun Race 1800hrs
  • Friday Night Members Night at the Club
  • Tauranga Regatta Saturday and Sunday
  • 3.7 Class Nationals 3rd- 6th, at Charters Bay. Good luck Chris Mitchell and Silvana who are competing there.
  • TY Picnic Cruise on Saturday
  • Multihull Harbour Series Race on Sunday
  • Keelers Motuhoa race Sunday 1200 hrs

Next Week …

  • Wednesday Night Summer Series
  • WOW Thursday Night
  • Keelers Omokoroa Cruise Saturday Feb 11th.  Participants welcome to travel by land or sea.

Enjoy another long weekend!

Nick Wrinch


03 Feb - Members' Night and Fun Race

04 Feb - Tauranga Regatta

04 Feb - TY Picnic Cruise

05 Feb - Tauranga Regatta

05 Feb - Motuhoa Race

05 Feb - MH Harbour Series 5

05 Feb - Ocean Bridge NZL Regatta

06 Feb - Waitangi Day

08 Feb - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 16

09 Feb - WOW 6

10 Feb - Members' Night

11 Feb - Keeler Cruise Omokoroa

12 Feb - CB Summer Series 12


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Wednesday Night
  • Quick Notes
  • Message of Thanks
  • Lost Property
  • Coaches Corner
  • Tom Maidment
  • Contact Us





**Check out this weeks new meals lamb curry and medallions of pork fillet**

Roast Pork and apple

served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day


Half Serve Roast


Fish of the Day served with Salad and Fries

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

Medallions of Pork Fillet with Frangelico Cream Sauce

Thai Red Lamb Curry served with steamed rice $16.50
Gourmet Steak Burger with 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

Low tide and a nice breeze greeted the 38 yachts competing in Race 3 of the Summer Series 2nd half.

Feisty Feline won on line and handicap, Team Seahorse managed to make things difficult for themselves on the busy race course by capsizing and suffering from several technical problems.

Freedom Express took line and handicap honours in Div 4.

Fly Away Sam again had a good race to win on line and handicap in Div. 3, as did Arethusa in Div. 2 with Reloaded showing the benefits of a clean bottom with a nice 2nd place.

The races were affected by a ship coming in to the port entrance just at the wrong time for several yachts with the fleets being split to keep clear.

Rocket Science sailed well after its excellent results at BOI week to take handicap honours with Frenzy first on line in Div.1.

Check the photo gallery when it is posted by Murray as it shows some extremely close racing, especially after the start of Div.2

Andy Kennedy

quick notes from the club

  • Just a reminder to please make sure if you are one of the last to leave downstairs that all the doors are locked, these have been left open a few times recently.
  • Also if you open the barrier arm to let a club member through can you please shut and lock it straight after so it doesn't become a public access way.

message of thanks

Last week our new chairs arrived from the supplier in Auckland.
We had sent out an email to our member asking if anyone could help us to bring them down from Auckland. We had several offers thank you very much to those people.
We would like to offer special mention to Claire Rogers of Sun Media (and printers of Waterline) who paid for NDL transport to bring the chair down to us. We really appreciate this donation from Claire and her team at Sun Media. We would also like to thank Dave and his staff at NDL for bringing them down. Their delivery man had a good workout helping Steve and I unload 250 chairs.
The chairs are stackable, have higher backs and are less bulky, which will mean that they are much more suitable for a club venue like ours where we are always moving chairs around to suit different group needs.
Again thanks Claire and Sun Media for their wonderful contribution

We are also very pleased that we were able to rehouse all the old chairs to 5 organisations (including T.S. Chatham) around Tauranga. This is thanks to: Dani Jurgeleit of Tauranga City Council, Peter Watson Western Bay District Council and Sport BOP, who all sent out emails to appropriate groups with the offer of good chairs. The chairs should last at least another 10 years for their new owners.
Lynne Whitaker Manager

Lost property in centreboard room

We seem to have a large pile of lost property in the centreboard room, Make sure you check it out to see if any is yours as we will be clearing it out in a couple of weeks.

coach's corner
Hi sailors!

After coming back from the Auckland champs we are back to work here with the Term 1 courses organization. We are preparing a great 2nd part of the season!
We have a very busy weekend with Opti open, opti green and Starlings racing at Auckland champs. It was great to see a big team of ten Opti open sailors representing the club at this event. The sailors took a lot of learnings from the regatta and finish very motivated to work hard for the next big event and for the next Opti ranking regatta. Great job also to the green fleet and to Niamh in the Starling fleet for doing so well on the races. Many good results for the TYPBC strong sailing team!

Picton Optimist Ranking regatta
We are no far away from this big event. This is the last ranking regatta before the Opti Nationals. The club will have a great team of Optimist and Starlings racing here. If you plan to race and you didn't confirm yet, please let us know!
Term 1 sailing courses!
We have many courses on the website now, so please take a look at the club website and on the booking system.
Mondays and Saturdays courses. STARTING ON 11 AND 13 FEBRUARY!
YNZ LEVEL 2 - 'Sailing...Fast!' AND YNZ LEVEL 3 - 'Go...Racing!' COURSES
Tuesdays and Saturdays courses. STARTING ON 7 AND 11 FEBRUARY!

Hope to hear from you!

Maria Ferrario
Head race coach & Sailing programme coordinator

Tom Maidment - Nieuw-Zeelands Nationaal Kampioen tweeduizend zeventien in de junior klasse (onder 21 jaar) van de Paper Tiger catamaran - May sound Double Dutch to some!!

Last week we travelled as a family to QCYC in Picton, so I could partake in my first Paper Tiger Nationals.
The regatta was held over 3 days and had 45 entrants with the ages ranging from myself at 16 in the Junior division to 75-year-old Legions, travelling from as far as Torbay to Dunedin.

The competition was high with many top and experienced multihull sailors racing.

Day 1 - Was10 to 15 knot warm north-westerly. There were big pressure differentials so sailing to the pressure was the key.  I managed to finish the day in a respectable 10th position with a 9 / 10 / 9

Day 2 - We were held on shore until after lunch as the gusts funnelling through the channel towards Picton meant it was unsafe to leave, though the wind in the race area, we're still high, but steady. Race 4 I took 17th, but then I was the lightest sailor in the fleet by quite a few kilos. Race 5, I managed to hold my own and was 5th going into the final bottom mark along with another 10 boats at the same time. Some boats caught a gust and sped up, with no room for others to go, as we rounded the mark. On hearing a bang, I know I needed to sail back to shore. It was only when I was on land I realised the extent of the damage. As other sailors returned to shore at the end of the day they all made a beeline for me, as they were either showing scar wounds on their boats following the incident or heard the noise! Before they looked at my boat they all wanted to know if I was ok as "boats can be fixed - people can't". A lot of the PT sailors build their own boats, so were really knowledgeable on how best to fix the hull and everyone agreed, a patched job overnight would not get me out again for Day 3! At this point, Remy from Evans Bay offered me the hulls of his boat Double Dutch. HIs mast had snapped and was also unable to continue sailing. So with dispensation from the Race Officer who saw the situation unfold and knew the incident was not my fault, I was able to go sailing on day 3.

Day 3 - Was perfect sailing conditions. Whilst rigging, Remy mentioned his boat was heavy and I was likely to be at the back of the fleet (but my other option was spending all day visiting wineries with Mum, so that didn't matter). Race 7, I finished 5th. Remy's wife (who also sails PT's) said he was no longer allowed to complain he had a slow boat! Race 8, was another 5th and he was definitely not allowed a new boat. In the final race of the regatta, I scored another 5th.

With only one drop allowed and having to carry a DNC, I managed to finish:
1st Junior (Under 21)
1st Ungraded (New Entrant)
13th overall.

During prize giving Remy was presented with 'The Little Things' trophy for supporting a fellow sailor. "Who in their right mind would loan their hulls to someone, not only that they didn't know - was a teenager, who had just written of his own boat!”
It was said to me that the Paper Tiger's are not a fleet, they are family, and that's exactly how they made me feel throughout the Regatta.

Over the next few weeks, I will be busily learning a new skill to add to my sailing CV - how to repair a damaged boat!
Next year is the NZ Paper Tiger 50th Anniversary Regatta, being held in New Plymouth. Being the 50th year it will also be a celebration of the class. It would be a great opportunity to join or get back into the PT class, as 2018 is also a selection year for Inter-Dom's in Australia

Tom Maidment

Animal Print Pants / Double Dutch - PT3010

Broadreach is hiring Skippers/Sailing Instructors

Sailing Instructors/Skippers needed in the Caribbean for summer live-aboard diving, sailing and marine science programs for teens and college students. Broadreach is an IYT (International Yacht Training) partner school and offers courses from “Introduction to Yachting” to “Flotilla Skipper”. Skippers sail and live with students aboard 40-50 ft. catamarans and monohulls, so they must be enthusiastic about working with teenagers.

Broadreach programs are limited to 12 students per program and are led by a team of two to three instructors. Program instructors live and travel with students 24/7 for weeks at a time, so a high level of energy is necessary along with strong leadership and communication skills. Our programs range from 12 to 31 days and can be mentally and physically challenging for students and instructors, so a positive attitude is key.

In addition to sailing instruction and skippering the yacht, instructors are expected to help out with all aspects of the program including supervising students 24/7, managing group dynamics, assisting students with cooking and cleaning duties, completing course paperwork, supporting scuba training and other program activities. Skippers work alongside a dive instructor to successfully lead a program from sailing, instruction, leading onshore excursions, to group management and more. This fun and rewarding position requires a strong desire to be a positive role model to students to encourage personal growth and to promote leadership development.

Contract length varies from two to three months starting in late May through early to late August.


  • Licensed US Coast Guard Captain, Yacht Master or equivalent experience. 
  • Operate a yacht over 45 feet from standard operations to sail training. 
  • Small boat handling skills. You will be expected to regularly operate RIBs and small boats with 6hp to 50hp outboards. 
  • Able to confidently anchor in tight anchorages, maneuver in tight harbors under power
  • Understanding of basic yacht and diesel engine maintenance. 
  • Experience in multiday sailing trips/deliveries/chartering.
  • Experience teaching sailing preferred.
  • Experience working with teens and young adults preferred. 
  • Passionate about mentoring and motivating students. 
  • Good decision making skills, flexibility, and the ability to think on your feet and adapt to changing environments while maintaining the safety and health of all students. 
  • Success working in team settings.
  • Good physical health and stamina to actively participate and encourage students throughout program duration.
  • A positive and team-oriented attitude. 
  • Able to attend staff training in St. Martin in early June.

See what a glimpse of a day in the life on a Caribbean program is like in our Caribbean Underwater Discoveries program video

To apply: please submit your resume and availability to www.broadreachstaff.com