20 July 2017

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Thursday, 20th July 2017

Commodore's Comments

The 2017-18 Calendar is well under way with Gun Caundle doing a great job to co-ordinate the inputs from the different divisions. For those that provide information for the calendar, please note that Sun Media need to have the Calendar proofed and ready to print by mid-August this year because a certain key member of their staff is away after that time. This is about two weeks earlier than previously and so please don’t get caught out and get your information to Gun in good time.

Thanks to those who support the Club by buying advertising space around the calendar, and be prepared for another call from Sun Media shortly. If you have a business and would like to put an ad’ on the calendar then please leave your details (preferably by email) with the Office (office@yacht.org.nz)  and we will forward them to Sun Media.  And a reminder to all member’s – please support these advertisers – the production of our annual calendar is totally funded by these advertisers.

There is one area where we feel that we, as a club, could perhaps do a bit better. This is in the area of obtaining funding from various trusts to help fund the replacement of club assets and to assist with some of the running expenses of the Club. 

Further to discussion at the General Committee on Tuesday night it was decided that there need to be a small group (2 or 3 perhaps) who could work with Lynne to manage this process and make more applications to different organisations. Therefore I am asking if there is anyone out there who might be interested in working with Lynne on this. Different divisions of the Club would still need to come up with plans and prices for what they would like funding for and the Funding group would take it from there. Please feel free to give a call to discuss this further or email me on nickwrinch@live.com

On the sailing front this weekend is Steve Marine Winter Series for the centreboard division and on the international front good luck to Veerle ten Have who is in Brittany in France for the Bic Techno 293 Plus Worlds. Early reports are of light winds with only 4 races in 3 days with Veerle sitting 26th out of 50. Good luck to her.

If anyone else has news that they would like to share with members, then please let me know.

Good sailing

Nick Wrinch


21 July - Members' Night
23 July - CB Winter Series 6
28 July - members' Night
30 July - Keeler & MH Winter Series 6
04 Aug - Members' Night

06 Aug - CB Winter Series 7
11 Aug - Members' Night

13 Aug - Keeler & MH Winter Series 7


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Burnsco Winter Series
  • Function Facebook
  • Trailer Yacht Parking
  • Volunteers Wanted
  • Coaches Corner
  • Auckland to Tauranga
  • Joke
  • Contact Us





Roast of the Day: Beef with Yorkshire Puddings served with Roast Vegetables of the day

Extra Large Serve $18.50

Half Serve Roast


Pan Fried Fillets of Tarakihi, served with Fries and Salad $18.50
Scotch Fillet Steak with your choice of Blue Cheese, Onion Rings and Garlic Butter served with Salad and Fries $18.00
Tempura Prawns $17.00
Lambs Fry and Bacon with onion gravy served on mash potatoes
Tomato and Cheese Omelette served with Fries and Salad $17.00
Fish & Chips served with lemon and tartare sauce $13.50
Beef Burger with fries $8.50
Fish Burger with fries $8.50
Chicken Burger with fries $8.50



Side Salad


Bowl of Fries


Large Fries




Choc or Raspberry Sundae


Chocolate Brownie




CHILDRENS' MENU (option for children under 12 only)

Chicken & Chips*


Fish & Chips*


Hot Dog & Chips*


*Ice Cream Sundae included with each children's meal



 Burnsco marine winter series 5

Light winds greeted all yachts for Race 5 of the Burnsco Marine Winter Series held last Sunday. A course up the Western Channel to Stowe and back via the Western Channel was set to give all yachts maximum chance of completing the race with the increasing outgoing tide.
Both Division 1 and 2 starts were in very light winds from the South West but an early change to a light Northerly rewarded those boats that reached the Northerly breeze first.
Whatever had a cracker of a race getting line honours by a margin of more than 6 minutes over Frenzy and then Timewarp.Whatever also received first handicap placing for their efforts followed by Manxman and Frenzy.
The first half of Division 2 yachts enjoyed much closer racing. Fast Lane had an early lead but sailed into a hole approaching Stowe allowing the next few boats to catch up.  At the finish line the top four boats, Fast Lane, Red Line, Otway 3 and No Regrets were separated by only 42 seconds with No Regrets taking out first handicap placing followed by Fast Lane and Red Line.
Well done to both division winners.

Functions facebook page

Help us promote our new facebook page, please like and share our page to get our Venue out there! You never know who might be looking for a venue for an upcoming function. 

Trailer yacht parking

Trailer yacht parking application forms for the 2017-18 seasons trailer yacht parking are being emailed out. Please fill these in and send back to the office by the end of July for the next TY meeting on the 8th of August. If you would like to discuss parking for your trailer yacht please email Doug Elliot on douge@conroy.co.nz or phone on 027 496 5343

volunteers wanted

The General Committee of TYPBC would like to set up two new committees to manage the future of the club.

These will be headed by the Club Manager (Lynne), but need input from club members who have the expertise/interest in these areas

1:   Asset Management Committee: This committee will include the Clubhouse Captain and Assistant with the aim  to develop an Asset Management and Replacement Schedule so that we can manage/replace/maintain our precious assets in a timely and financially prudent way.

  2 :    Funding Committee: The aim of this committee is to manage the fundraising activities of the Club. They would work alongside the likes of the Asset Management Committee, Divisions and Sailing School to prioritise funding needs, apply for funding and seek sponsorship. Up coming events (regattas and our centenary) will be a part of their planning.

This is an ideal opportunity for those who are not currently involved in roles within the club to put their hands up and contribute to essential long term planning.

 coaches corner

This week in Learn to Sail we took a bit of a break with the holidays, but we start up again this coming Saturday, July 22 with our Term 3 Sailing Program.
If you have not yet confirmed your attendance, please contact me at LTS.coach@yacht.org.nz asap to let me know you will be there!
The course runs for 10 Saturdays from 1pm-4pm and costs $300.
This term of sailing is open to anyone who has completed their Level 1.
We will be continuing to work on our racing skills this term, as well as playing some awesome sailing games for a super fun time. So please let me know if you will be attending so that you don’t miss out on the fun!

See you on the water!

- Kirsten

 Auckland to Tauranga 

The Auckland to Tauranga Race is been held on Waitangi Weekend next year so mark it on your calendar now. Please follow this link to the Akld to Tga NOR,

finish with a laugh..


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