6 April 2017

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Thurs, 06 April 2017

Commodore's Comments

The  Centreboard division rounded off their summer season with their final day of racing last Sunday. This was followed by a BBQ and a prizegiving for the Learn to Sail graduates. A great deal of time and thought goes into integrating these new parents and children into the Club so that hopefully they will come and race in the Winter Series and/or next Summer.

Focus at the Club is now turning towards the International Paints Auckland to Tauranga race which begins from the RNZYS line in Auckland on Thursday April 13th at 10.00am. Darryl McManus and his committee have put the event together this year. This is the last year that the race will be held at Easter with the Keeler Division wishing to run the race at Waitangi weekend (with a start on the Saturday) in 2018 in order to see if the event is more popular at that time of year.

Plenty of other sailing going on at Easter with Optimist Nationals taking place at Napier and the Starling Nationals taking place at Wakatere. The Centreboard division have also asked me to publicly recognise Vince and Tania Ross at the Power Tool Centre at the Mount and the team at Carters who have made donations of tools to equip a Coach’s Toolbox for the essential maintenance of boats on a day to day basis. Thanks to them, and as always please try and support our sponsors.

The rain continues to pour down as I write this piece and frankly on this particular Wednesday night I am quite happy not to be sailing – but hopefully the weather will be brighter for the weekend.

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


07 Apr - Members' Night

13 Apr - Members' Night (Thursday due to Easter Weekend)

13 Apr - Auckland to Tauranga Race Begins

14 Apr - Opti Nationals Napier

15 Apr - Starling Nationals Wakatere

15 Apr - TY Easter Cruise Hunters Creek

17 Apr - Opti Teams Racing Nationals Napier

21 Apr - Members' Night

23 Apr - Closing Day, Karewa Series 4

23 Apr - MH Harbour 7

29 Apr - P Class Wihau Shield 29th & 30th

Dates to note...

13th & 14th April - Keelers Auckland Tauranga Race

05 May - Prizegiving All Divisions


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 a bit about lynne

Hi All,

I thought it was time to introduce myself to you all. Whilst I have been in my role as Manager at TYPBC since the first of December and have met quite a few of you I have not yet told you my story.

I was brought up on a dairy farm in Katikati completing all my schooling in Katikati before heading off to Otago University to attend the School of Physical Education. After 3 years at Otago I headed up to Auckland Secondary Teachers College to complete my secondary teaching Diploma. I then spend six years as a PE teacher before heading overseas.

Throughout school I was heavily involved in both Athletics (400 and 800 metres), and Hockey at school before focussing on Hockey once I left school. I played 8 years of rep hockey in the National League playing in 3 K Cup (top women’s rep grade) finals and captaining the NZ Universities team.

Whilst overseas in the UK, I worked in an Outdoor Pursuits Centre (in the lovely Lake Districts of England), which is where I met my future husband Paul, an ardent Sunderland supporter (you have to have been born there to support Sunderland), who was the Manager at the outdoor centre I worked in.  After four years in England we migrated to N, living in various parts of Auckland before moving to Tauranga in 1997.

Through my involvement in the Outdoors I came to the realisation that we needed a course in NZ that provided the leadership training to properly prepare people to become outdoor instructors. I approached AIT (as AUT was in those days) and was lucky enough to be employed as a Sport and Recreation Lecturer and to write the ‘Diploma in Outdoor Leadership’ course. I am very proud of this course as it quickly became (and still is) the premier Outdoor Leadership course in NZ. At the same time my husband Paul was appointed as the Manager at MERC a water based Outdoor Pursuits Centre at Long Bay Auckland.

During our time in Auckland, we had two children, moved a house onto a rural property near Silverdale and continued to play our respective sports. However, the increasing congestion and the chance to be closer to my family lead us to decide to move to Tauranga in 1997. Since we have been in Tauranga we have had our own business, contracting to Tauranga City Council to manage most of their indoor sports venues and local Halls and delivering Team Building programmes to corporate clients.  Paul has managed the YMCA, run Schools Out nationally and currently works for The Wright Family Foundation.  I have lectured at BOP Polytech, been General Manager at Tauranga Hockey and worked for a Workplace Education provider (Edvance).

I have also been heavily involved in volunteer work as a coach and administrator for hockey since my school days and was awarded a 25-year service award by Hockey NZ a few years ago.
Up until three years ago I still played hockey representing NZ on many occasions in test series against Australia and captaining the Tauranga age group team at NZ Hockey Master’s Nationals to more national titles than I can remember.

This work and volunteer background gives me a good understanding of how sports organisations work, and whilst I am not a sailor (though I have sailed and taught sailing) I am hopefully able to bring all this experience to my role here at TYPBC.

Coincidently I do have a connection with the club as my father, Frank Robinson, along with his brother Alan, was a member of TYPBC, back in the 30’s until they moved to a farm up in Oropi (where it was a bit far to push their P classes yachts to and from the yacht Club!!!!).

I am thoroughly enjoying my role here at TYPBC and am gradually getting a feel for how things run. I have felt warmly welcomed by all the lovely people at the club and can’t help thinking how privileged I am to both work at this stunning location and be a part of this wonderful Club.

Please feel free to come and meet me if you haven’t already I am usually in the office from around 8 am till 5pm.

Coaches Corner

This week the coaches have been busy hosting Berkley Normal Middle School, and even with the horrible weather we have been having it sounds and looks like they are all having a great time.

 rules and regulation books

We have just recieved a reminder that time is almost up for ordering at a discount the 2017 -2020 Racing Rules of Sailing. and the  2017 - 2020 Yachting New Zealand Safety Regulations of Sailing Books. If you would like to order through us here at the club please email orders to Office @yacht.org.nz and make payment to 01-0434-0082955-00 using your Name and the word "Book" as Reference. 

If we place an order before 30th April 2017 the cost will be $18.75 for Racing Rules of Sailing and $17.25 for the Safety Regulations book. No Orders will be taken without payment.


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