4 May 2017

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Thursday, 4th May 2017

Commodore's Comments

Last weekend the Wihau Shield was sailed for at the Club. This is a  P-Class trophy. My understanding is that this is a 2 day regatta. On Saturday 13 competitors raced each other to determine the winner of the Secretaries Cup. In this case the winner was Max Scott followed by Sydney Cunliffe and Tim Roper.
Then on Sunday the top five from Saturday race for the Wihau Shield – but not in their own boats.
There is a system of boat swapping where the Sunday races are sailed in other people’s boats, which levels the playing field somewhat.  So a further 4 races were held in increasing winds reaching 20+ knots in the afternoon and it was all down to the last race and Blake McGlashen from Murrays Bay pipped local lad, Max Scott, by a single point, closely followed by Tim Roper, Joel Kennedy and Sydney Cunliffe. This was obviously a very enjoyable regatta for those that took part.

While on the subject of Centreboard matters – I have been asked to remind all centreboard parents that there is a Working Bee to clean up the Centreboard areas this Saturday from 1pm, see more details below or phone Peter Warren (ph 5442113).

Last week I omitted to mention the Closing Day Race for the Keelers which took place on the 23rd. Fortunately keeler chair Andy Kennedy was on the case and wrote a report – so well done to Manxman for ending the season on a high note, and especially well done to Andy Kennedy who has done a fabulous job for the keeler division over the last two years. Thanks and well done to Winston Ordish Benner who stepped down from the Chair of the Multihull Division last Tuesday and its great to see that Phil West is taking the job on.

Keeler and Trailer Yacht AGMs take place next Tuesday (9th) at the Club. It’s really important that we have a good turnout to form and support these new committees. Remember our racing is organised by volunteers, and it’s vital that everyone helps to make it happen.

The Club is hosting the 2018 Pacific Rim Regatta in March 9-16th 2018 and the organising committee are asking for expressions of interest from club members who are keen to be part of the team. This biennial event is contested by six countries: Canada, America, Russia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The host country organises the boats and it is envisaged that we will be using Noelex 25s with crews of four per boat - there will be two boats for each country, doing windward leewards/ Olympic courses. If you are interested please email  your full name, mobile, landline numbers to: office@yacht.org.nz by the1st of July and put "Pacrim sailing” in the subject line.

In Europe at World Cup in Hyeres a couple of our members have been racing. Sam Meech was competing in his first regatta since the Olympics. Sam had a variable Regatta but finished third in the medal race and a creditable 9th overall. Meanwhile in the 49er fleet Trent Rippey was sailing with partner Josh Porebski and they will be pleased with their 10th place overall after having a poor start to the regatta. Olympic 49erFX silver medallists Alex Maloney and Molly Meech were not taking part in Hyeres but will compete in next month's Sailing World Cup final in Santander, Spain.

Look forward to seeing you on Friday night, and don’t forget its not long until the Winter series gets underway (on the 14th May for centreboarders and on  21st May for the Keelers).

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


05 May - Prizegiving All Divisions
05 May - Members' Night
06 May - CB Working Bee
06 May - TY Closing Cruise
09 May - Keelers & TY AGMs
12 May - Members' night
14 May - CB Winter Series 1

19 May - Members' night

Dates to note...

09 May - Keeler & Trailer Yachts AGM
14 May - CB Winter Series Begins
21 May - Keelers & MH winter Series Begins


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

Extra Large Serve $18.50

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
Grilled Chicken, Bacon and Halloumi Salad $17.00
Lamb Korma Curry, mild sweet curry served with rice $17.00
Gourmet Beef Burger with Onion Rings 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 $8.50



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



prizegiving friday night..

Don't forget to make your way to the club for Prize giving tomorrow night. Meals available from 6pm see above for the menu. And prize giving will start at  7pm.

See you here!

centreboard working bee this weekend!

Make sure those that have a free couple of hours head to the club on Saturday afternoon to lend a hand with the Centreboard working bee.

Anyone with a Weed Sprayer, Jif, Gardening Tools, Wheel Barrow etc bring it along.

Items on the agenda to get done are....

  • Tidy gardens and spray weeds.
  • Clean ribs inside and out with jif and a scrubbing brush.
  • Sweep and hose patrol boat shed.
  • Sweep and tidy dighy shed.
  • Clean toilets and centreboard room.

Choose a job and bring the equipment to help... Many hands make light work.

St Johns Rotary Scholarship

Follow this link if you are a young sailor interested in applying for the St Johns Rotary Scholarship here

finish with a laugh..



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