8 June 2017

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Thursday, 29th June 2017

Commodore's Comments

It feels a bit like the calm after the storm. The Americas Cup has truly been a wonderful ride … this time. I think we probably all still feel the pain of San Francisco but at last those ghosts have finally been laid to rest.

You don’t need me to carry on about what a wonderful performance it was by ETNZ – we all know it was an awesome effort and our congratulations go out to the whole team.

Thank you to everyone who showed up to watch the racing live on Sky at the Club and for all the donations that were made – incidentally we raised about $900 from the bucket being passed around.

Thanks to Lynne and Steve for coming in early and seeing that the Club was warm and that the coffee was hot. I believe we had close to 300 people in the Club for the race on Tuesday morning. The media were really happy. One News rang to thank me and the TV3 guys were happy too – especially the reporter who was ambushed by two exuberant unnamed ladies giving him a kiss on both cheeks simultaneously, not realising that they were live on air!  One of them said to me later that they will probably edit that out – Oh no, I said, that was live! Whoops!

Certainly the reaction from the media has all been positive and the Club was seen in a very good light and Lynne tells me that we have already had some Learn to Sail enquiries.

I don’t have any definite news about a parade or a welcome home party just yet, but we will let you know when we do.

Meanwhile other sailing events have been taking place around the world . Alex Maloney and Molly Meech had a good regatta at Kiel Week winning the Silver medal. Josh Porebski and Trent Rippey were at the same regatta in the 49er and started the regatta very strongly and were leading at one stage but had problems towards the end and finished up 13th.

Meanwhile at Lake Garda in Italy Veerle ten Have is taking place in the RS:X Youth Worlds, so all the best of luck to her (see some photos on our Facebook page). Not much wind around though with no racing on day one. On day two one race was completed with Veerle scoring a 16th out of 40. Ironically during the evening following racing a 60 knot sqall hit the beach scattering boards and equipment in all directions and doing some significant damage. Veerle however is probably more used to four seasons in one day, and had packed up her gear and tied it all down – so no problems. Good luck Veerle.

Also overseas Lachlan Dillan is taking part in the North American Optimist Champs at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto – good luck to him too.

Health & Safety is a subject that we have to spend more and more time. Phil Scherer is helping Manager Lynne update our policy and please see below a straement that we put out last week, if you haven’t already. This is important for all of us.

Also on a legislative subject note that the new Harbour regulations come into force on July 1st. See here for the full details http://www.boprc.govt.nz/navbylaw

Keelers are back on the water on Sunday as the Burnsco Winter Series continues. Remember Club night is on every Friday and a reminder that the AGM is approaching fast on Tuesday July 11th.

Go the All Blacks!

Good sailing

Nick Wrinch


30 June - Members' Night
02 July - Keeler & MH Winter Series 4
07 July - Members' Night
09 July - CB Winter Series 5

11 July - TYPBC AGM
14 July - Members Night
16 July - Keeler & MH Winter Series 5
21 July - Members' Night
23 July - CB Winter Series 6
28 July - members' Night
30 July - Keeler & MH Winter Series 6

Dates to note...
11 July - TYPBC AGM


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