6 July 2017

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Thursday, 6th July 2017

Commodore's Comments

At the time of writing we still don’t have a date for any parade. We are awaiting the outcome of a meeting on Friday morning in Auckland – after which we hope to know some more. There is no guarantee that there will be a parade,  although Council are trying to get one. Either way we will definitely trying to at least arrange a “Welcome Home Pete” night at the Club at some stage.
Final reminder of the Club AGM which is next Tuesday July 11th at 7.30pm. If you wish to see a copy of the Club Annual Accounts prior to the meeting then contact the Office and they will provide a copy for you. The Minutes of the 2016 AGM have already been emailed to members. If you have not received a copy, but would like to, please contact the Office – they will not be read at the meeting in the interests of keeping proceedings short and snappy.
The gremlins (or hackers, according to my ISP) have been attacking my emails this week which has meant that I receive some, but not all, from time to time. So apologies if I have failed to respond to anyone.  This is not the first occasion, and this time I’ve had enough and so I have changed my email address. Anyone who needs to email me please use nickwrinch@live.com
Thanks this week to the work of Ross Currie and his team who have worked with electrician, Hansie Eichholz, to install new LED floodlights for the car park at the Club. They have made a huge difference. Also take time out to admire the new NZ Flag flying at the Club – thanks to Anne & Bob Wise for that (it should be going up Friday).
Overseas Veerle ten Have had a great regatta at the RS:X Youth Worlds at Lake Garda to the east of Milan in Italy. She finished 19th which she was very pleased with. Now she heads off to Brittany in France to compete for the BIC Techno 293 Plus Worlds – good luck to her there.  Meanwhile in Toronto, Lachlan Dillon finished 45th in the Red Fleet at the North American Optimist Champs. Well done to the both of them.
The Steve’s Marine Winter Series for the Centreboard Division continues on Sunday.

Good sailing

Nick Wrinch

Winter Series

Please Note: Winter Series race sign-on will be by VHF to the Tower before 12.50 pm on the day of the race. There will be no sign-on sheet at the clubhouse.

Eugene Robson, who has just completed an adult Level 2 Learn to Sail course and has some previous crewing experience on a Trojan Trailer Yacht, would like to join a crew for Sunday racing. He is available this weekend. Contact Eugene on 027 4300 454 if you have an crew space.

Managers Comments

As we are moving towards the end of the 2016 2017 season I would like to thank all those people who volunteer to make this club the great club that it is.
Volunteerism is an essential part of society, without which, so many of the things we take for granted wouldn’t happen.
New Zealand as a society is enhanced by the contribution of volunteers especially in the sport sector. Much of our success on the world stage is derived from the fundamental sport skills that we have all learnt whilst being coached by a parent or teacher (coaching after school).  At the moment, we as a club can reflect with justifiable pride, in the knowledge that one of our own stands high on a pedestal as the best in the world.

I believe though that volunteerism has greater value than just creating world champions. When we as parents volunteer we teach our children that being part of a successful society is contributing by giving our time without financial reward.  I am proud to see that my children, in their early 20’s, are already contributing in this way.  I couldn’t be happier.

So again, thank you to all those who volunteer their time to this wonderful club, your contribution does not go unnoticed.

Lynne Whitaker



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


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Winter Series
  • Managers Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Americas Cup 
  • Burnsco Winter Series
  • Coaches Corner
  • AGM Notice
  • Joke
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 americas cup

Tauranga City Council are working with Team NZ to bring the team to Tauranga for a street parade. As yet a date hasn't been agreed but we will keep you posted updates as they come in.

Peter Burling's P Class taken the day he had helmed Team NZ to victory:

burnsco winter series 4

The mid-week forecast for last Sunday’s Burnsco Winter Series race was Wet N Windy with heavy rain and gusts over 40 knots in store testing skipper and crew sailing enthusiasm.
With the front passing through earlier than originally predicted boats were rigged up in zero wind with discussions of delaying the start until the wind filled in. Luckily the Wind Gods played ball and both division starts got off on scheduled time following a light North Easterly breeze filling in.
With high tide after 2 o’clock and a port biased start line the channel marker end was heavily favoured testing close quarter skills and rewarding those boats that could get up on the sand bank as soon as possible.
Division 2 boats soon caught up to Division 1 boats in the patchy winds. After a long kite run to Stowe the beat back up the harbour saw some passing opportunities for those yachts making the most of the now outgoing tide and wind shifts.
The leading Division 1 boats finished before the wind dropped out again leaving the remaining fleet battling against the increasing tide to Mark 17 with some boats heading up on the shallows where there was less tide and wind and others to the channel where there was more tide and wind.
Frenzy took out line honours and first handicap placing in Division 1. Otway 3 took out line honours in Division 2 and Gate Crasher first handicap placing. Well done to both Frenzy and Gate Crasher with the latter showing a good turn of speed in the lighter winds.


finish with a laugh..

 Due to a power outage, the house was very dark so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 3 year-old girl to hold a flashlight high over her mummy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby... little Conor was born.
The paramedic lifted him and spanked him on he bottom and he began to cry.
The paramedic then asked the wide eyed 3 year old what she thought about what she had just witnessed.
She quickly responded "He shouldn't have crawled in there in the first place, spank him again!"


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