22 June 2017

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Thursday, 22nd June 2017

Commodore's Comments

What a crazy week this has been! The fantastic start by ETNZ in Bermuda has given the whole country a lift but since we have barely recovered from the trials and tribulations of San Francisco, no-one is counting any chickens yet.
For me as Commodore it has been an interesting media ride as numerous media agencies ring with questions and expect you to have all the answers. Fortunately usually most of the questions are much the same.  I have done two live interviews on National Radio’s The Panel in the afternoons and that was quite nerve-wracking. Luckily they email you the questions to be discussed prior to the interview which makes it much easier to pretend that you know what you are talking about.

The great news is that Club Manager, Lynne, has done a deal with Sky to get a reduced price to have Sky Sport for three months so that means that the remaining Americas Cup races will be shown Live at the Club so that we can jointly agonise / celebrate / grieve as appropriate!
Despite “the deal” nothing in life is for free so we will be passing the bucket around between races and we would appreciate a donation from one and all to go towards the costs of the Sky package.
So we will have Sky at the Club for 3 months so that means that there is potential to do a social event(s) around rugby tests or anything else that is on. If someone is interested in getting the ball rolling with this then have a chat with Lynne in the Office.
We can expect a bit of media coverage at the event on Sunday and Monday so hopefully everyone will not be looking too rough so early in the morning. Club will be opening up at about 4.45am.
Meanwhile back at the Club last weekend there was plenty going on. The Elliot 5.9’s came to town and had a good regatta with about 9 boats taking part. On Sunday over 20 keelers and multihulls came to the start line but unfortunately only Division 1 and the multihulls had finishers with no finishers in Division 2 due a fading north easterly and a strengthening ebb tide.
The Steve’s Marine Winter Series continues on Sunday for the centreboarders and fingers crossed for everything Bermudan on Sunday.
Good sailing and Go ETNZ!
Nick Wrinch


23 June - Members' night
25 June - CB winter Series 4
30 June - Members' Night
02 July - Keeler & MH Winter Series 4
09 July - CB Winter Series 5

Dates to note...
11 July - TYPBC AGM


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Keeler News

The third race of the Burnsco Winter Series kicked off last Sunday. The forecast looked good with North Easterlies of about 15 knots for the afternoon. A course up to TPG off the tip of Motuhoa Island and back was set to give all boats a decent sail in the forecasted moderate conditions. Both division starts got away clean in about 8 knots of wind with some of the shallower draft boats taking advantage of the high tide and sailing up on the banks to avoid what was left of the incoming tide. Most Division 1 boats got to TPG and back to W12 before the winds died down. Frenzy continued with their exploration of harbour depths concluding that the Western Channel markers are still correctly placed. Crew work on Division 2 boats approaching TPG with spinnakers was tested as a sudden North Easterly change came through with a showery front demanding a quick jib hoist and spinnaker drop. Due to lack of wind the course was shortened with Timewarp taking out line honours for Division 1 and La Rochelle the handicap placing. La Rochelle is on a winning streak! Despite almost no wind the outgoing tide carried a line of Division 2 boats towards W12 in nail biting fashion with many lead changes before the 3- hour time limit was reached rewarding all Division 2 boats with a DNF. Better luck next time!


Hi all, just a reminder about the sailability volunteer training /Information day this coming Saturday. Please find attached the days program
We are asking a gold coin donation toward the cost of refreshments and the last of our raffle tickets will be on sale at $5.00 each
See you Saturday
Rhonda Ritchie
Volunteer Coordinator
Sailability Tauranga

finish with a laugh..

Two people are out sailing when suddenly a hand appears in the sea.

"What's this?" asked the skipper, "It looks as if someone is drowning!"

"No," explained his crew, "It's just a little wave.


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