29 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 statement 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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  • Americas Cup 
  • Coaches corner
  • Health & Safety
  • Need Crew??
  • AGM Notice
  • Joke
  • Contact Us





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 americas cup..

Congratulations to Peter Burling and the Emirates team!!!













We had a great turn out at the club on Tuesday morning to support one of our own, You have made us proud Peter Burling!


 coaches corner..

Hi sailors,

Peter Burling is inspiring the next TYPBC generation! Congratulations to Peter Burling for the great achievement of winning the 35th Americas Cup. It was amazing to see so many young sailors with their NZ flags, Team ETNZ t-shirts watching the last race at the club.

Maria and Kirsten win the 2017 Australian Woman’s Keelboat Nationals! Last week Kirsten and I travelled with a full TYPBC woman’s team to Melbourne, Australia to race on a competitive fleet of 13 boats in our handicap. Winning the handicap and finishing 2nd in the S80 class was a great result for us, racing in a team of all TYPBC sailors which we never race together before this regatta. All the competitive crew was on the same page and working very well together.

We had to learn fast every minute from the S80 boat which we never sail before, work hard to go fast, also to understand quickly the racing area: with big wind shifts and very light and tricky racing conditions. Congratulations to all the TYPBC team for their outstanding result: Maria, Kirsten, Amanda, Lisa, Fi and Sas.

We are very proud of the team for bringing the Gold medal home. We were the only New Zealand team in this regatta; putting NZL and the Tauranga Yacht Club on the top of the podium! We meet a lot of great and lovely teams and people. And we need to say that the organization and the hospitality that the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron put on for this race were outstanding. They run a great regatta in the racing and social aspects with very dedicated professional volunteer’s and workers.

Thanks you so much for Anthony and Ann Beck members of the Australian club for their great hospitality and collaboration on this regatta. For letting us use their S80 boat to race in this regatta (when they didn’t know us, they never meet us before or know our racing skills) A generosity attitude as well from them for letting us stay at their place and host us so well.

It is very nice to bring the gold medal and the cup to the TYPBC and share this big achievement with the young sailors. For sure we will see some of these kids doing the same in the near future!

Winter program going strong!  Our winter program is going very strong. Kirsten our Learn to Sail coach is organizing a fantastic School Holiday Courses for the first week of July School Holiday: Courses for beginner sailors, Level 1, level 2 and 3 and Green Fleet sailors.

Club Optimist sailor racing at the Optimist North American Championship. TYPBC sailor Lachlan Dillon travel last Monday to race at the Optimist North American Championship in Canada. All the best Lachlan! Bring the gold medal home!


health and safety for typbc..

TYPBC needs to update its Health and Safety Policy, procedures and practices to meet
the requirements of the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

As the club employs staff, it falls within the requirements of the Act. The club also runs commercial activities, such as functions, food and bar, and the sailing school. Its members are involved in
activities that could have serious consequences including death, if accidents happen. And
our members also bring invited guests who become involved in events that are organised
and ran by the club members and professional staff.

One of the joys of sailing, and one of the necessary elements of yachting is sailing in
challenging and possibly dangerous conditions, learning new techniques to safely sail in
such conditions. While the ultimate decision is with the skipper of the boat, the staff and
members of the club who are organising/running/managing these events and activities
should also have simple straight forward guidelines/policies to help them make the right

As well as meeting its obligations under the act, the club should also put in place policies
to ensure the well-being and safety of its members, customers, guests and public who use
the clubs facilities and are involved in its activities.

Follow link to see a study of the H&S requirements for a Club or Volunteer Organisation from Law Link on the Internet here.

Need crew for keeler winter series??

Short on Crew for the Winter Series? Eugene is looking for a crew position on a Keeler.

Eugene Robson, 26 years old, has just finished the Adults Level 2 learn to Race Dinghy Course and has previous crewing experience on a Trojan trailer-sailor. Our coach Maria says he has a good knowledge of sailing and racing. Eugene is available from Sunday 8th July.

Interested? Give Eugene a call on 027 4300 454.

finish with a laugh..

 After 10 years, the wife starts to think their kid looks kinda strange so she decides to do a DNA test.
She finds out the kid is actually from completely different parents.

Wife: Honey, I have something very serious to tell you.

Husband: What's up?

Wife: According to DNA test results this is not our Child.

Husband: Well you don't remember do you?? When we were leaving the hospital, we noticed that our baby had pooped. Then you said "please go change the baby, I'll wait for you here!"
So I went inside, got a clean one and left the dirty one there.


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