9 February 2017

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Thurs, 09 Feb 2017

Commodore's Comments

A busy weekend of yachting last weekend with major events going on in Auckland and Tauranga.

In Tauranga there were over 40 boats out racing in the Steve’s Marine Tauranga Regatta.
Congratulations to class winners: Alex Colville (1 st Green Fleet), Sydney Cunliffe (1 st Opti), Joel Kennedy (1 st Starling), Richard Wright (1 st Laser), Chris Raynes (1 st Laser Radial), and Geoff Collins (1 st Zephyr). Results can be found at http://www.yacht.org.nz/vdb/document/1644

In Auckland the Murrays Bay Sailing Club hosted the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland Regatta. We had a number of members racing and several had podium finishes. The full results can be found at http://www.nzlsailingregatta.co.nz/results/

Meanwhile down in Lyttleton the Charteris Bay Yacht Club has been hosting the Farr 3.7 Nationals with Chris Mitchell and Silvano Nieto representing the Club. Chris came in 7 th and Silvano 20 th (first lady). Results at http://www.charterisbayyachtclub.co.nz/news-and- events/results/

There has been a change in personnel at the Club with Greg Scott stepping down as Chairman of the Centreboard Division. I would like to thank Greg for his energy and commitment during his term, and welcome Peter Warren on board as the new Chairman.

It never ceases to amaze me as to how generous our sponsors are in supporting sailing at the Club.

This week I would like to mention Burnsco who presented 4 new Optimist sails to the Sailing School – totally out of the blue -which is very, very much appreciated.

One event that happens at the Club most months is a talk organised by Café Scientifique which discusses a whole range of scientific issues and subjects (“from nanotechnology to nutrition, marine science to molecular biology; at Café Scientifique we celebrate all things science and technology..” )
Next Monday at 7pm, Dr Neil Graham, a medical specialist from Tauranga Hospital will be discussing the subject of Sleep. There is a $5 door charge but note that all proceeds go to the Club.
You can find out more details here http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/news-events/whats- on/cafe-scientifique
below or email the organiser Julia Banks on julia.banks@saffronconsulting.co.nz
Note that Julia does like to know numbers and asks that you register online at https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/cafe-scientifique- tauranga-all- about-sleep- tickets-31667183398?invite=&err=29&referrer=&discount=&affiliate=&eventpassword=

Events coming up..

Thurs 9th WOW race night

Friday 10th Club Night Menu below

Saturday 11th  Keeler Cruise to Omokoroa Boat Club by land or sea, all welcome. Further details from Andy Kennedy Ph 5761145

Sunday 12th Centreboard Summer Series continues

Wed 15th Wednesday Night Summer Series

Friday 17th Fun Race at 1800hrs

Feb 16th -19th Opti Interislander at Picton

Feb 18th & 19th Hamilton Regatta

Feb 18th Trailer Yacht Cruise to Tuapiro

Sunday 19th  Mike Garner Memorial Race 1000hrs

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


09 Feb - WOW 6

10 Feb - Members' Night

11 Feb - Keelers Cruise Omokoroa

12 Feb - CB Summer Series 12

15 Feb - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 17

16 Feb - Opti Interislander 16th - 19th

17 Feb - Friday Night Fun Race

17 Feb - Members' Night

18 Feb - Hamilton Regatta 18th - 19th

18 Feb -Trailer Yacht cruise - Taupiro


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 check out our new menu items for this week...

Baked Ham and Pineapple served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day


Half Serve Roast


Baked Salmon Steak served with Rocket Salad

Chicken Breast with Spinach Stuffing coated with Mushrooms served with a side salad $21.00
Porterhouse Steak with your choice of Blue Cheese, Onion Rings and Garlic Butter served with Salad and Fries $17.00
Tempura Prawns $17.00

Chicken and Walnut Salad with Asian Dressing

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

Rain greeted the Wednesday crews this week with forecasts of 20-30 knots of south easterly winds.
Fortunately the direction was accurate but not the strength, and the rain was fairly light. Wind speed
was very variable with anything between zero and 10 knots.

So a windward start into a SEE breeze was possible and it soon became evident that fortune was
going to favour those who found the wind. Divisions 1,2 & 3 headed to the Bridge Marina buoy
before reaching to Pilot Bay and heading up the harbour into a strengthening ebb tide with little
breeze. Divs 1 & 2 headed up to 12W before turning back with a beat down the Otumoetai Channel
to the Finish with Div 3 turning at 10W.

Frenzy led the way home taking line honours in Div 1, but Rocket Science enjoyed the conditions and
won by over a minute on handicap. In Div 2 Manxman also did well in the conditions, winning on line
and on handicap. No one was able to reel in No Regrets who led from start to finish, but on handicap
it was a different story with Candidus taking the honours.

Div 4 raced in the Main Channel and Freedom Express excelled in the light airs, taking line honours
and winning on handicap by nearly 4 minutes.

In the Multis, Touch and Go was first across the finish but Spitfire won on handicap beating Touch
and Go into second.

Thanks to the Tower crew for good management of a difficult race.


Notes from the club....

  • Just so you are aware the centreboard kitchen will now be kept lock and not open for everyday use. 

 Steve's marine supplies tauranga regatta

Awesome public holiday weekend and we got Monday off! Perfect weather almost... with too much wind on Saturday for our green fleet of 5 sailors returning to the beach soon after launching. But excellent winds for the reminder of the 40 entrants to the regatta.
Sunday displayed fantastic weather for all and our green fleet were able to complete all races - Ye Ha!
Green fleet sailor Alex Colville took away first place, well done and closely followed by Rueben Coxhead, Daniel Plant and Rupert Carter.
Sydney Cunliffe (Tga / Taupo) took out the win for the opti opens, our own Joel Kennedy 1st for the starlings, Richard Wright 1st in full rig Laser,, Elly Warren 1st for the Laser Radial and  Geoff Collins toping the Zephyr fleet.
R.O. Warren Belk successfully managed 6 races and several course changes with his mighty race committee and other regatta helpers. Thanks to all the parents who gave up their time to contribute to a safe and smooth regatta.
A major thank you goes out to our main sponsor Steve's Marine Supplies. Amongst a load of top notch prizes that were given away Josh Blackie walked away with the 'go Pro' !
Also a big thank you goes out to 'Game Gear' who have recently come on board offering some prizes for the regatta. This year some vouchers were donated and will be redeemed online by our fleet winners.
Game gear are an outdoor clothing outlet based in Te Puke specialising in hunting and fishing. Visit their online shop: www.gamegear.co.nz.

coaches corner

Hi Sailors,

We are having a fantastic first week of the Term 1 coaching. Great to see so many sailors coming to the sailing school. The Learn to sail program with the level 1 - 3 courses is growing year by year with a lot of kids sign in for the Term 1 lessons.
We have a very busy day last Tuesday with 29 Optimits sailors doing their courses and coaching. Lots of things to organize but all parents and kids finish with a big smile and exciting to come to the next lesson.

Next courses starting soon!
This Saturday and this Monday:

KIDS LEARN TO SAIL COURSES. For new kids that want to learn how to sail.
Saturday from 930-12 and 1230-3pm. Full day or half day option and / or
Monday 4-7pm
Learn to sail in the summer season! Find all the information and the sailing school video on the club website.

KIDS LEVEL 2 AND LEVEL 3 COURSES. For kids that finish their Learn to sail or Level 2 course.
Saturday from 930-12 and 1230-3pm. Full day or half day option and / or
Tuesday 4-7pm

We are starting with the adult dinghy courses soon! If you want to learn how to sail or you want to improve your sailing skills in a dinghy please contact us and get involve with the courses.
Learn to sail. Adults that want to learn how to sail: Sunday 930-1230
Adults level 2 course: Sunday 1-4pm. Improve your sailing and racing skills. Improve your boat handling and get a lot of confidence for driving, giving and taking a boat.

We are so happy to take 7 sailors to this regatta this year. 6 optimist and one Starling sailor. The Optimist sailors will be doing their Optimist raking regatta, a very important and big regatta for them. All the best sailors!!
Great to see all the sailors motivated and enthusiast for this event. The amount of TYPBC sailors going to this regatta is growing year by year. Great job and organization sailors and parents!

Today we start with the Term 1 Starling training. Every Thursday from 4 to 7pm. Great to see a big group of 7 Starlings training each week and getting ready for the Starling National regatta coming very soon! Possibly we will have 9 TYPBC Starling on the National regatta, WOW that's a great number!! Great job sailors and parents supporting this team. Also, well done to Starling class rep Tina Kennedy for all the organization.

Please spread the word about the next kids and adult courses starting very soon.

See you on the water!


Cafe scientifque

Café Scientifique is a regular Tauranga-based seminar series where anyone can explore the latest scientific thinking and research from national and international speakers, in a relaxed setting. http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/news-events/whats- on/cafe-scientifique

Presentations cover a wide range of research and innovation topics such as the search for new planets, electrical behaviour of the brain during sleep, and kiwifruit industry biosecurity risks to name a few. Speakers come from a range of New Zealand or overseas universities, Crown Research Institutes and industry-based research organisations.
From nanotechnology to nutrition, marine science to molecular biology; at Café Scientifique we celebrate all things science and technology. Café Scientifique is organised by Julia and Warren Banks, Saffron Consulting Ltd, with support from the University of Waikato.

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Monday, 20 February 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (NZDT)

At the Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club Inc


  •  The doors of the Yacht Club, Sulphur Point, open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.  
  •  There is a $5 door fee to cover the venue, a drink and a nibble.  
  •  Please register on line for catering purposes. No need to print your ticket, we just need to know numbers.

    Our first presentation is on a topic very precious to us all, no matter our age - SLEEP.
    Our speaker, Dr Neil Graham is a medical specialist / consultant physician, who has worked
    at Tauranga Hospital for over three decades.  In this time he has worked in multiple
    disciplines of medicine including sleep medicine, a service that he set up in the Bay of Plenty
    shortly after arriving here.
    The sleep service has grown exponentially as recognition of sleep disorders has increased.
    Some conditions of disordered sleep are so common that they are in the realm of public
    health medicine, such as obstructive sleep apnoea  (OSA), yet they still go unrecognised, and
    largely untreated, despite being eminently treatable. The consequences for society and
    individuals from lack of recognition and treatment are extensive and diverse.
    Come and learn a little more about how to achieve good, restorative sleep and get the year
    off to a good start.
    Any queries contact Julia on julia.banks@saffronconsulting.co.nz or 021 2771146
    Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/cafe-scientifique- tauranga-all- about-sleep-

crew available

Hello, we are Henry and Spela, currently living in Mount Maunganui , we are looking to learn how to sail. We’re both complete novices to this sport but will be very enthusiastic and keen to progress. We’re both fit and healthy and can follow your instruction. If you need any extra help or are short on a Wednesday or Friday evening please get in touch as we would love to get involved and get out on the water!

Please contact us anytime via phone or email – 02108598011 or Henry.e.cheer@gmail.com.


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