12 October 2017

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Thursday, 12th October 2017

Commodore's Comments

The weather had a bit of an impact over the weekend with a nice Saturday being followed by a pretty gruesome Sunday.

Keelers had the first of the Karewa Series races starting from the Club with only four boats making the start in the poor conditions. Once again it was congrats to Manxman after they finished about 10 seconds behind Truxton which was enough to give them a comfortable victory on handicap,  ahead of Not Negotiable and Truxton. Whistler broke a main halyard and had to retire.

The weather conditions made it a non-starter for the centreboard division too. But up in Auckland the Winter Champs were held at Murrays Bay over the weekend with some TYPBC sailors doing well. Lachlan Dillon was second in the Starlings, Veerle ten Have was first girl and second overall in the RS:X and Max van der Zalm was first overall in the RS:X; and Elle Warren was third Laser girl. Well done everyone.

You may have noticed that the trees along the Keith Allen Drive have had a long overdue high level prune. We have been campaigning for this for quite a while so thanks to the Mayor and Council for finally making it happen and thanks too to Bill Faulkner for persuading various parties that things needed to happen. I am sure the trailer yachts travelling between the Club and the public ramps will find life much easier now..

No keeler sailing this weekend although several boats will be heading north for the Coastal Classic. Good luck to them.

Centreboard series continues on Sunday although some Zephyr sailors  (& others?) will be heading to some freshwater for the Rotorua Sprints. Good luck to them too.


Good sailing

Nick Wrinch


12 Oct - WOW - Basic Skills Night
13 Oct - Members Night
14 Oct - MH Rotorua Sprints 14th & 15th
15 Oct - CB Summer Series 5
18 Oct - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 4 CBS
19 Oct - WOW 1
20 oct - Coastal Classic
20 Oct - Members Night


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Roast of the Day: Beef and Yorkshire Pudding served with Roast Vegetables of the day

Extra Large Serve $18.50

Half Serve Roast


Scotch Fillet Steak with your choice of topping: blue cheese, garlic butter or onion rings served with fries and salad $18.50
Tempura Prawns $17.00
Fish of the Day: Pan-fried Tarakihi served with Salad and Fries


Steak and Cheese Pie served with creamy mash Potato and steamed Vegetables

Fish & Chips served with lemon and tartare sauce $13.50

Vegetable Frittata served with Salad

Thai Green Beef Curry served with Steamed Rice





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




Just a quick note to let you know that tomorrow from 10.30am till 2.30pm the Club Carpark will be closed as we have a function that is using it for there car show. Sorry if this causes any inconvenice for any of you.

Keeler News

The Karewa Series race 1 was held last Sunday. Rain, wind and rough seas put off all but four hardy boats. Of these four Whistler pulled out due to halyard failure leaving just three boats. Truxton finished only 10 seconds ahead of Manxman followed by Not Negotiable 14 minutes later. On handicap Manxman took our first placing followed by Not Negotiable and Truxton.

Very high winds put off many boats in last night’s Summer Series Race 3. In the lead up to the race wind gusts of over 35 knots were regularly recorded (apparently 49 knots was the peak in the afternoon). Only 12 keel boats headed out to battle the elements. As it turned out the winds eased a bit – strong gusts touching 30 knots still came through but the wind was mostly well under this level. As usual things got a bit exciting for some boats when spinnakers were hoisted as the gusts came through. First over the line was Kaimai Express, Division 1, General Jackson Division 2 and No Regrets Division 3. Handicap placings in Division 1 were Kaimai Express, The Rascal and Truxton. Division 2 General Jackson, Heluva Hurry and Otway 3. Division 3 Farr South, No Regrets and Candidus. Another great night on the water!

The Auckland to Tauranga Race is fast approaching – Saturday the 3rd of February. We desperately need some volunteers to help with the organising of this race. If you are planning on sailing in this race and have some time to help please give James a call on 021 0202 9333.

Please note that under the TYPBC Racing Rules all Keel Boats are required to have a full set of operating navigation lights. Skippers can apply to the Racing Committee for a temporary exemption until you have time to install navigation lights however the exemption will be granted for a short period only.

See you on the water

James Stewart,

Keeler Chairman

centreboard news - City to surf

City to Surf is coming up on Sunday the 5th of November 2017! This is a big fundraiser for the club which takes a little man power to get done but is an easy one.

We are looking for any interested parties to assist, in previous years we have enjoyed the help from all divisions and this has worked out great and we look forward to working with them again.

We need helpers for the following

* Bag packing on the 4th of November in the afternoon
* Registration 0630hrs on the 5th of November
* Water Stations
* Marshalling

All over and done with by Lunchtime.

Please give Peter a call 027 473 0540 or email peter@baygas.co.nz if you can help

Centreboard news - Summer Series roster

SUMMER SERIES 2017 -Duty Roster for Sunday Club duties

October                15th    Starling

    29th      Zephyrs

 November          5th        Open fleet

                             19th      Laser/Board

                             26th      Opti Green & P Class

December          10th      Opti open

January 2018     14th      Zephyrs                            

This is the duty roster for the summer series, please note it is the turn of the Starlings this weekend.


Peter Warren

Coaches corner

Congratulations to all the sailors who achieved their Level 1 certificate in last week’s holiday program! This week we have our second holiday program going strong with 19 kids coming out on the water. Our level 1s this week have almost mastered their tacks and gybes, and today will be working a bit more on their upwind and learning how to play Sailing Soccer. The Green Fleeters have been working on their starts as well as their roll tacking and hiking. 

Term 4 Sailing kicks off this coming Saturday, so if you are planning on attending any Term 4 sailing I need to know by tonight (Thursday Oct 12th) at the latest, otherwise the price goes up to $350! Please email me at LTS.coach@yacht.org.nz to reserve your place.

See you on the water!

- Kirsten

plastic COntainers

We have two types of these plastic containers, both hold 45KGs one has a smaller mouth and lid with handles and one has a bigger mouth and no handles.

Mostly they have held chlorine or cyanuric Acid both of which are used in swimming pools and dissipate in water.


If you are interested in these contact the office for some more information

the yacht club functions

What an amazing backdrop to any event. The Yacht Club offers so many options for your next function

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 Auckland to Tauranga

The 2018 Auckland to Tauranga Website is up and running, follow this link and keep checking it to see any updates.

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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