27 July 2017

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Thursday, 27th July 2017

Commodore's Comments

Love it or hate it Facebook is a part of everyday life for many people. Therefore the Club has set up another Facebook page which is called “The Yacht Club Tga” which will deal with the Functions side of the Club with photos and comments etc. We would appreciate it for Facebook users to go to the page and “Like” it. This means that your friends will see that you have liked it and before you know it we have exposed the Club to many thousands of potential Functions customers. Click on this link and it will take you to the new page

I happened to be at Auckland Airport on Monday and I bumped into Pauline Knoop who was there to pick up Veerle ten Have who was just returning home from the BIC293 Plus Worlds in Brittany. This event was a Qualifier for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games and was a useful opportunity to sail with the technoboard which is used at the Youth Olympic Games.  Veerle finished 28th out of the 50 youth women, so well done to her. Conditions were very shifty and mainly light winds, but it was a valuable learning experience.

Also performing in Europe is Peter Burling at the Moth Worlds on Lake Garda in Italy.  Lack of wind has been a problem with no racing on Day Two. You can follow the racing on the Facebook page with boats all having live trackers or you can get the results at http://www.mothworlds.org

Good luck also to Jason Saunders who has been taking part in the Tour de France a la voile. The Tour de France à la voile is an annual yachting race around the coast of France in 7.25m multihulls with a crew of 3 or 4. Jason has been taking part with the Beijaflore Team. For more details check out http://www.tourvoile.fr   or on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/TourVoile/

Closer to home the wind was again conspicuous by its absence on Sunday for the centreboard fleet but it did arrive eventually and some racing was achieved. Good to hear that there were 5+ new optimist sailors joining the green fleet for the first time.

This weekend is the turn of the Multihulls and Keelers for the Burnsco Winter Series.

Good sailing

Nick Wrinch


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
  • Managers Comments
  • Coaches Corner
  • Auckland to Tauranga
  • Joke
  • Contact Us





Roast of the Day: Pork and Apple Sauce 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
Moroccan Chicken Curry
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 winter series this weekend

Due to us having a booking upstairs on Sunday, The burnsco winter series Prize Giving will be downstairs.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

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. 

Managers Comments

Further to my request last week for volunteers to assist with developing an Asset Management schedule and a Funding- Fundraising group.

Often people are put off from volunteering for organisations like TYPBC because they feel that these roles are too big and take too much time. In some cases, this is true, but there are many other roles that can be for example:

•    Project orientated and thus short duration and time bound
•    Spread out and thus involve a few small meetings a year
•    Shared by many with small clearly defined parts for everyone.

I remember being on the Hockey NZ Masters Council when my children were still young. I felt guilty that I was not able to contribute much in time to the council outside of meetings and discussed this with the Chairperson. His comment was reassuring, he said that my contribution at the meetings by not having an agenda, being open to and involved in good robust discussion was as important as putting in a lot of time outside of meetings. I think this is something we should all remember about volunteering, we might not have a lot of time, but might just have the right skill for that moment, thus ensuring that the job is done efficiently and effectively, the volunteer gets to contribute and the club gets the outcome they are after. A win win for everyone.

coaches corner

Hey all!
This week Learn to Sail had their first training of Term 3, with sailors in levels 2, 3, and Green Fleet coming out for a sail.
A few of our new Greenies had a blast trying out their new glass optis, and everyone had a wild time battling the wind and the waves and trying to stay afloat. It was an excellent experience for everyone and they did a really amazing job in such challenging conditions. I would also like to mention the new Greenies who came out to Sunday Club Races for the first time this past Sunday. Awesome job guys! It’s great to see new sailors coming out for racing after completing their levels.

Coming up in Learn to Sail this week we will be working on boat control and body position, and next week we will be trying a new game, weather permitting. This time the theme is Nintendo and we will be trying an all new sailing version of Mario kart!

See you on the water!


 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..

 An angry wife was complaining about her husband spending all his free time in a bar, so one night he took her along with him.

"What'll you have?" he asked.

"Oh, I don't know. The same as you I suppose," she replied.

So, the husband ordered a couple of Jack Daniel's and threw his down in one shot.

His wife watched him, then took a sip from her glass and immediately spat it out.

"Yuck, that's TERRIBLE!" she spluttered. "I don't know how you can drink this stuff!"

"Well, there you go," cried the husband. "And you think I'm out enjoying myself every night!"


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