16 February 2017

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Thurs, 16 Feb 2017

Commodore's Comments

A good night was had by about 25 people who took part in the Keeler cruise to the Omokoroa Boat Club on Saturday night. A nice meal out on the deck on a beautiful warm evening, complimented by a magical rising of the nearly full moon. Five boats made the trip and several more by road. Thanks to the team at OBC for their hospitality.

I was delighted to see Peter Burling and Blair Tuke pick up the award for team of the year at the Halberg Awards last week. Many congratulations to them for yet another award as their build up to the America’s Cup continues.

The Tornado team had a very enjoyable trip to the Bay of Islands to compete in their Nationals which was part of the Bay of Islands Race week a couple of weeks ago. See below for Winston’s report and he will be posting some pictures on the Facebook page.

There will be no centreboard sailing at the Club this Sunday. The Hamilton Regatta is on and sailors are being encouraged to sail one or both days there instead.

Apologies for the not so deliberate error in last week’s newsletter – the Café Scientifique lecture on Sleep is next Monday Feb 20th at 7pm.  $5 on the door with all proceeds going to the Club. Further details from  http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/news-events/whats-on/cafe-scientifique 

I had a call the other day from Nicky Wilkins at the Acorn Foundation. She wants to promote the “Sail for Life” fund where people can make donations to the fund, the proceeds of which are being used to promote sailing locally.
The reason Nicky was calling me was to ask me to remind members that until the end of March, the Pedersen family will match any donation – dollar for dollar, up to a limit of $         , but only until 31 March of this year. Further to this IRD will give them back 1/3 of what they donate, meaning people effectively triple their money when they give it away! Eg donate $7,500, costs you $5000 and the fund gets a $15,000 boost.  There’s enough in the kitty for five members to each do that.
The main programme the donations will support at this stage is the ‘sponsored schools’ programme, which is currently running at Merivale, Gate Pa, Greerton Village, Brookfield School and Tauranga Intermediate. This is really making a difference to those disadvantaged kids in their outlook, attitudes to school, and the life skills they are learning on the water.  The income from the Sail for Life fund will allow the continued to expansion of the programme.  And if it is the club you want to support, most of the cash for that programme goes back to the club’s Sailing School in instructor costs. For further details contact Stuart Pedersen on 5741169 or Nicky Wilkins at Acorn on 5799839

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


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

19 Feb - Mike Garner Memorial Race - 1000hrs

19 Feb - CB Dest. sail

19 Feb - MH Maketu & Harbour series 6

22 Feb - Keeler/MH/TY summer series 18

23 Feb - WOW 7

24 Feb - members' Night

25 Feb - Short handed series 4

25 Feb - TY picnic Cruise


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

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


Half Serve Roast


Fish of the Day served with Salad and Fries

Surf and Turf, Porterhouse Steak with Prawns, Fries and 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

Grilled Chicken Breast and Walnut Salad with Asian Dressing

 Spaghettl and Meatballs served in a tomato sauce $16.50
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...

Wed. 15th Feb Race 17

A pleasant NW wind greeted the 38 yachts competing in Race 6  - Series 2. Two cruise ships leaving and a log ship created some problems when their departure was delayed but most yachts did well to keep clear.

Div. 1 have a small fleet with close racing on the Main Channel course, Frenzy first on line with Time Warp winning on handicap.

Div. 2 had similar close races except for Manxman who took Line and handicap honours showing great speed and height particularly noticeable  upwind.

No Regrets was back on top with a Line and handicap win in Div. 3, the W/L type course up and down the main channel suited them well.

Freedom Express had another line and handicap win in Div. 4 with the lighter winds favouring the Elliott.

Div. 0 produced close results for the first 4 multis which was won on Line and handicap by Spirit.

Tornado Nationals report...

Three tornado crews travelled up to the Bay of Island Race Week to compete in the 2017 tornado National Championships.
We had excellent weather through the week and the Bay of Islands yacht club kindly made their facilities available to the tornado fleet. There were some occasional light patches of wind during the Regatta but predominately it was champagne racing conditions. We were racing on the outer course with a fleet of 6 TP52s. 
Of course the spectacle of all the other yachts sailing around us as well as to cruise ships on Wednesday was quite a sight in the Bay of Islands area. The large super yachts sailing around on their course with their armies of crew on board was quite exciting especially when their course seems to go through the outer race areas.
The National Championship was won by Bill Caunce and Aaron Duncan quite comfortably. The three Tauranga crews came fifth sixth and seventh respectively but on handicap the Spitfire crew came second overall.
All the crews were proud to represent Tauranga and it was excellent to see the skill levels going up each day.  A full list of results can be found here:   http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/2017/boisw/tdiv2017/series.htm
By Winston Ordish-Benner


Last we there were a couple of mistakes in the newsletter, firstly congratulations to Elly Warren for her win of the Laser Radials, well done Elly. 

And sorry to those of you that turned up to the Cafe Scientifique night on Monday night it's actually Monday night coming (the 20th of Feb).

Thanks fromo BOPSAT....

Sometimes there’s so much going on it is easy to forget to thank those who have helped to make it happen.  Please remember to support our sponsors:

·         Steve’s Marine Supplies

·         Mike McCormick Rigging

·         Sam Burton/Doyles sails

·         Hutchesons Boatbuilders

·         Marine Canvas

·         Ingham Mora

Having a charitable trust independent of the yacht club, which can fundraise and support the sport of sailing, is the envy of many clubs.  Thanks to the work of our trustees, volunteers and sponsors for over a decade, we continue to:

·         Hire learn to sail equipment to TYPBC Sailing School and other clubs

·         Charter race equipment  - Opti, Techno and 420 - to young sailors

·         Provide a fleet of eleven 420 team sailing boats to high schools region-wide

·         Support young sailors selected to represent NZ at overseas regattas

·         Sponsor disadvantaged kids at primary schools to learn to sail

·         Arrange ongoing one-to-one private sponsorships for promising young sailors

We are going well but can always use more help!  If you would like to be a sponsor, supporter or volunteer in any of those areas, please get in touch with chairman Stuart Pedersen on 574 1169.

Waikato thames Regatta...

Cambridge Yacht Club is running the Waikato Thames Regata on teh 18 - 19 March, this will be a fun event at a very popular location. The regatta is the primary fundraiser for the Waikato Thames Yachting Association.

Line 7 has come on board and is supporting us with a bunch  of prizes.

It would be great if a few Tauranga boats could head over and join in, accommodation is available at the Lake domain either camping or in chalets.

Follow the link here for more information and NOR

Kite Championships..

Last weekend the New Zealand National Hydrofoil Kite Championships were run by the Takapuna Boating Club, TYPBC Members Sam Bullock, Richard Bates and Bradley Nixon all took part.

Congratulations to Sam who won the event with 11 straight wins! Richard Bates came in 3rd out of the 13 competitors, Well done guys.

coaches corner...

Hi Sailors,

This week from the race program....

We have a big group of sailors racing in the Picton regatta this weekend. 6 Opti open sailors will be racing as part of the optimist ranking regatta. Joel Kennedy will race in the Starling fleet. All our sailors are looking forward to this regatta.

It's amazing to see the big growth this season on the amount of sailors in the race program. Also, having so many sailors traveling to regattas.

Thank you all and a big thanks to all the class reps for doing a wonderful job organising the teams.

See you on the water!


And from the learn to sail school...

All our learn to sail courses are under way or due to start, We still have spaces on the adult learn to sail level 1 on Sunday's at 9.30am till 12.30pm and level 2 1pm till 4pm. so if you are interested give Kirsten an email on lts.coach@yacht.org.nz or phone on 021 216 7522

 Spirit of Adventure.. 

Know any young sailors looking for a true blue sailing experience? – Direct them to the Spirit of New Zealand’s very first trip to the Chatham Islands – A blue sea voyage designed for past Trainees or those with reasonable sailing experience aged 17 to 24 years old.

Lonely Planet describes the Chatham’s as "an isolated, mysterious and wild group of islands, very much off the beaten track." Located 500nm off Christchurch and first to see the sun– it is a sea voyage many adventurers dream of.

To find out more and request an Application Pack please email Julia Bryant juliab@spiritofadventure.org.nz

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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