13 July 2017

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Thursday, 13th July 2017

Commodore's Comments

Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM on Tuesday night.
We have several new people on General Committee –Morgan Brodie and Richard Dent as ‘ordinary committee members’.
We also welcome some new heads of divisions namely James Stewart (keeler) and Phil West (multihull) – thanks to these people for their support of the Club.
Yachtsperson(s) of the Year was this year awarded to Richard and Heather Burling as recognition of their support of Peter over the years but also their work with junior sailing over the years which encouraged many different families to work together to the mutual benefit of all concerned.

It was also a pleasure to present Peter Dallimore with a Life Membership pin. Peter has contributed enormously to our Club over the years and continues to give of himself with his work with Sailability. Many congratulations Peter!

There was mention at the AGM of the University of Waikato’s desire to relocate their Marine Research Facility to a larger more suitable site at Sulphur Point. They need more space and good access to water (sea) and boat ramps. We only learnt of this in the last week and had an initial meeting on Wednesday with two Council staff, who outlined the University’s reasons for wanting to do this.
The Flag Officers are very concerned to see that the Club is not disadvantaged by any change and will be doing everything to protect the Clubs interests, and we will keep you informed.

It was a bit of a stop-go Winter Series race for the centreboard division last weekend. Much time was spent waiting for wind, eventually it was called off, only for the wind to fill in shortly after. So suddenly it was all back on again and everyone re-rigged their boats and went sailing and had 3 good races.
This weekend it is the turn of the keelers and multihulls to appeal to the wind-gods.

Good sailing

Nick Wrinch


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


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  • Americas Cup 
  • Life Member
  • Coaches Corner
  • Functions
  • Sailability
  • BoPSAT
  • Foredeck Wanted
  • Joke
  • Contact Us





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 americas cup

Just letting you know we are still none the wiser on when the Americas Cup will make its way to Tauranga, the Council is working with Emirates Team NZ to work out a suitable date. We will let you know as soon as we hear anything.

Peter Dallimore life member

A life membership was awarded to Peter Dallimore at the 2017 AGM Tuesday 11th July.

Peter and Barbara came to Tauranga in 1969 joining TYPBC at the original site at the end of Elizabeth Street/ Strand Extension, currently Harbourside Restaurant. 
Initially Peter sailed in Keelers which was the club’s focus back then. Peter took to Flying 15’s where he competed for many years all over the world in NZ Flying 15 teams.
The family bought an Elliot 7 to sail on together, then later bought a Keeler.
When TYPBC moved from the end of Elizabeth St to its present site Peter and family took out a Perpetual Membership and became a part of the move and rebuild. 
Peter was instrumental in introducing the Optimist to Tauranga after seeing that some of the younger sailors were struggling to sail P Class yachts.
Peter spent many years on the Trailer Yacht and Keelers committees, also supporting Women on Water (WOW) and the Rotary Regatta. He was Commodore over the 2008 – 2009 season, ran one Auckland to Tauranga Race, Flying 15 nationals and is currently heading the push to develop Sailability in Tauranga.
Congratulations Peter on your well-deserved award.

coaches corner

This week in Learn to Sail our Winter Holiday program is going strong! We have had all sorts of weather this week and some intense current from our beloved tide, but all of our sailors persevered through it all and had a blast while doing it. The whole week was smiles all around from Level 1 all the way through to Green Fleet. Congrats to everyone who achieved their levels and braved the cold this week! It was amazing to see so many kids come out to sail this week in the middle of winter.

Coming up we are starting our Term 3 Sailing Saturdays on Saturday, July 22nd from 1pm-4pm for Level 2 and above. If you wish to register, please contact Kirsten via email at LTS.coach@yacht.org.nz. Hope to see you on the water!

Functions facebook page

We are slowly upgrading our look, trying to promote our venue to increase our bookings. Be sure to head along to our new functions facebook page, like and share it around to get our great venue out there!! The Yacht Club tga

sailability tauranga

Just a quick note that Don Manning, the Club Captain for Sailability Wellington will be at the Club this Friday night if anyone is interested in meeting him. He's not here to give a formal address.

BoPsat overseas sailors fund grants for 2017

Every year BoPSAT considers applications for grants from its Overseas Sailors Fund for young and disabled Bay of Plenty sailors who have been selected by the recognised national body to represent New Zealand at overseas regattas.  These are to help the families defray the travel costs of these events.

This year we are pleased to announce that at last week’s trustees meeting, $500 grants were approved for the following TYPBC members :

·        Lachlan Dillon to compete at the Optimist North American Champs which took place in Canada over the last few weeks

·         Max Scott to compete at the Optimist Asia/Oceania Champs in Hong Kong in September

·         Sydney Cunliffe to compete at the Optimist Asia/Oceania Champs in September

·         James Barnett to compete at the 420 World Championships in Perth in December


Congratulations and best wishes to these young sailors from the BoPSAT trustees.

Foredeck wanted... faster coyote-elliott 770

 Due to an accumulation of age and weight we have an opening for a new foredeck – previous foredeck is older and somewhat heavier and needs to move back in the boats, looking for an heir apparent.

Are you a centreboard sailor that wants to get some experience sailing on keelers? Or just looking to sail on a fast little boat?

At 7.7m Faster Coyote is pretty quick for her size and carries gennakers, spinnakers and furling sails so the perfect boat on which to learnt the foredeck trade!

Good attitude and desire to learn most important as we’re happy to train someone that’s keen in return for being regular crew.

We will be completing the remaining of the winter series and will be doing summer series including coastal races. So a chance to start to do some longer races as well.

If you’re keen please give me a call or drop me an email with contact details.

Nathan Bonney

Faster Coyote

0275 393 022               nathanbonney@gmail.com

finish with a laugh..

Teacher: "If I gave you 2 cats and another 2 cats and another 2, how many would you have?"
Johnny: "Seven."
Teacher: "No, listen carefully... If I gave you two cats, and another two cats and another two, how many would you have?"
Johnny: "Seven."
Teacher: "Let me put it to you differently. If I gave you two apples, and another two apples and another two, how many would you have?"
Johnny: "Six."
Teacher: "Good. Now if I gave you two cats, and another two cats and another two, how many would you have?"
Johnny: "Seven!"
Teacher: "Johnny, where in the heck do you get seven from?!"
Johnny: "Because I've already got a cat!"


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