11 May 2017

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Thursday, 11th May 2017

Commodore's Comments

It was good to see such a great turn-out for the Club Prize giving last Friday. It’s really important, I believe, for the different divisions of the Club to come together on a night like this.
Congratulations to all the prize winners. Thanks to all the teams from the various divisions who organised the trophies and certificates, and thanks too to Jo and Lynne in the Office for producing them.
  Also a big thank you to Trent Rippey for being dumped in it and being asked, without warning, to speak to us about his latest outing in the 49er in France. Hopefully they will be off to Santander in Spain shortly to take part in the next leg of the World Series over there. Good luck to Trent and partner Josh Porebski and the TYPBC sailors taking part in the other classes.

Two Divisional Annual meetings have taken place this week. Thanks to James Stewart for taking on the Keeler Chair and in the Trailer Yacht Division Graham Vincent is continuing for a second year. Certainly in the keeler division it was great to see some new faces coming onto the Committee.

At this time of year it is my job to request that any nominations for Life Membership or for Yachtsperson of the year are forwarded to me, or Vice Commodore Andy Knowles, or Treasurer Gary Smith. These need to be received in time for them to be considered at the General Committee Meeting on June 20th. This year the Club AGM is on Tuesday July 11th.

I was really pleased to hear that the Team that competed at the Women’s National Keelboat Champs in Auckland are heading off in June to compete at the Australian Women’s Keeler Nationals which is to be hosted by the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron at St Kilda. Last year the same competition attracted 26 keelboats and 170 sailors from throughout Australia. You may see the team out practicing on Redline. Good luck ladies!

Sailability continues to provide sailing opportunities for a wide range of sailors when the weather permits and the plan is to continue operations throughout the winter. You can read the latest newsletter below.

Centreboard Winter Series gets underway this weekend with a briefing at 10.30am at the Club.

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


12 May - Members' Night
14 May - CB Winter Series 1

19 May - Members' Night
21 May - Keeler & MH Winter Series 1
26 May - Members' Night

28 May - CB Winter Series 2
02 June - Members' Night

03 June - Ohope Regatta 3rd & 4th
04 June - Keeler & MH winter Series 2
05 June - Queens Birthday

06 June - CB Div AGM 7.30pm
09 June - Members' Night

Dates to note...

14 May - CB Winter Series Begins
21 May - Keelers & MH winter Series Begins
11 July - TYPBC AGM


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Woman's Sailing report
  • Coaches Corner
  • Sailability
  • For Sale
  • What our Members get up to
  • Crew Wanted
  • Ohope regatta
  • Joke
  • Contact Us





Roast of the Day: Lamb with Mint Jelly served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day

Extra Large Serve $18.50

Half Serve Roast


Crumbed Fillets of Tarakihi, served with Fries and Salad $18.50
Porterhouse Steak with your choice of Blue Cheese, Onion Rings and Garlic Butter served with Salad and Fries $17.00
Tempura Prawns $17.00
Cheese and Tomato Omelette, served with salad $17.00
Butter Chicken served with rice $17.00
Gourmet Beef Burger with Onion Rings and Onion Rings served on Wedges
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



 Womans sailing report..

At the recent NZ women's nationals we earned some respect -we had those Aucklanders getting nervous and now we're looking to share some of that happy across the ditch.
The international TYPBC women's team are heading off in June to compete at the Australian Women's Keeler Nationals hosted by the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron at St Kilda. Fi Charman, Maria Ferrario, Kirsten Moratz, Lisa Knapton, Amanda Torr and Sas Pearce are in training (many thanks to Redline syndicate!) With the goal to stir up the Ozzie's and get a placing.

 AWKN 2016 fleet comprised 26 keelboats and 171 sailors from every state of Australia.  2017 there's us as well. Represent!

Coaches corner..

Hi sailors!

The summer sailing season has finished but we are still running many sailing courses for kids and adults. We are full of activities and enjoying the nice warm weather in May. It has been great in the weekends so far in the Term 2 courses with perfect breeze, warm weather, many new sailors, new young kids joining the courses and a lot of smiles.

We have lots of young kids graduating from the Learn to sail to the Learn to race program:

It was amazing to have so many sailors from the race program at last Friday's prize giving. Good to see many young kids graduating from the Learn to sail to the Learn to race program and to see so many new faces coming to the Sunday races. Congratulations to all the sailors from kids to adults and from all the different levels for being part of a great summer sailing season here at TYPBC.

Current courses: You still have TIME to join us in the Term 2 courses! :

We will love to have you here and enjoy sailing during the weekends with us. Now we are running the following courses:


    LEVEL 2 - 'Sailing...Fast!' AND YNZ LEVEL 3 - 'Go...Racing!' - Saturdays 1300 to 1600
    GREEN FLEET TRAINING - Saturdays 1300 to 1600
    OPTIMIST OPEN TRAINING - Saturdays 1300 to 1600

Apart from enjoying the sport, the nice weather, and making new friends, these courses are ideal for the ones that want to get more training during winter and race in the next big regatta that TYPBC is hosting: AIMS Games! in September. Also, for the sailors that want to get more training for the next regattas coming soon in Term 4.


    LEARN TO SAIL - Sundays 930 to 1230

    LEVEL 2 AND LEVEL 3- Sundays 1300 to 1600

There are a very nice group of adults on both levels. We are having more than 6 students per group, so hurry up! There are limited spaces left. On the Learn to sail course the sailors are enjoying so much learning in dinghy boats, learning capsizes and how to sail and control a boat by themselves. One of the most fantastic things of the weekend was to see how much the Adult level 2 and 3 group enjoy practicing races, learning new skills like holding the position on the starting line, starts, effective mark rounding and having a lot of fun challenging each other.

Next courses, activities and regattas coming soon! :

    KIDS LEARN TO SAIL – ‘START…SAILING!’ YNZ LEVEL 1 - For new sailors that want to complete the YNZ Level 1 course  -  START 20 MAY!
    We hope to see everybody at this Sunday's races! Briefing at 1030 so get ready to have a fantastic sailing day. Sailing conditions looks fantastic.

    The TYPBC coaches, Maria and Kirsten will be away from 9 to 12 of June racing at the Australian Keel boat Nationals in Melbourne Yacht Club. We have organized a TYPBC woman's team, all Tauranga Yacht Club sailors to race in the most competitive woman keel boat regatta in Australia. Have a training rest on that weekend and follow the regatta results on https://www.awkr.com.au

    Contact me please to find more information about the Club Sunday races, the Auckland races in winter and for any course or sailing activity that you want to do!

Happy Sailing


Sailability "no barriers to living"

We would like to thank all of our volunteers who are helping to make Sailability Tauranga a huge success. We are attracting more volunteers (the more the merrier!) and we have a variety of behind the scenes, land based and sailing volunteers who have dedicated their time and skills to our organisation which is dedicated to help get anyone who has a disability to go sailing.

We are continuing to attract a good number of new sailors for our sailing sessions. We love having them on board! It is heartening to see many of our sailors return on a regular basis and increase their confidence and skills on the water. In the future we are hoping that some of our sailors will be able to sail in regattas either as solo skippers or alongside a support person.

Upcoming Sailing Dates Winter will not stop us from getting out on the water. You can get in touch with Susan, our Sailor Coordinator sail@sailabilitytauranga.org.nz for dates and times, from now until August. We are hoping to run some land based sessions to make up for any lost sailing days due to adverse weather conditions.

Raffle Raffle Raffle One of our wonderful Volunteer Coordinators has organised our first major fundraising activity. We have 500 raffle tickets to sell before June 29th. Prizes include amazing accommodation offers and a whole day sail on a Keeler. Tickets are only $5 each. Contact Rhonda on volunteer@sailabilitytauranga.org.nz to arrange to buy a ticket and help support our amazing organisation.

Remember to check out our Facebook page and show us some Love! www.facebook.com/sailabilitytauranga/

Check out our latest Newsletter here

Kind Regards

Susan Rose
Sailor Coordinator
Sailability Tauranga

for sale..

Size M Sailing Jacket

very Little wear - Probably worn twice

$100 ono

ph 576 0335

What our members get up to..

Roger and Rose were having a relaxing sail on Saturday afternoon trolling a lure on a handline when this Kingie livened up the day somewhat.


If you have something to share send to Jo at functions@yacht.org.nz

Crew Wanted..

James Stewart is looking for some crew for winter and summer series on Otway 3.

Give him a call on 021 0202 9333

queens birthday regatta..


finish with a laugh..



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