2 November 2017

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Thursday, 2nd November 2017

Commodore's Comments

It is not often that one of our members makes it to 100 so congratulations to Alf Rendell for reaching this magnificent milestone. There was a nice write up in the NZ Herald today which you can read here. Alf continues to be a very regular supporter of the Club on a Friday night – Happy Birthday Alf from all at the TYPBC!

Apologies for failing to recognise one team of TYPBC sailors in last weeks newsletter. Three P-Class sailors spent the weekend of the 28/29th at Maretai taking part in the P Class North Islands. Lachlan Dillon, Max Scott and Sydney Cunliffe all took part finishing 2nd, 4th and 10th respectively. There was some tough sailing against some of the top P Class sailors so well done to all of them with more reports and pics on the Maraetai Yacht Club Facebook page.

There were gold medals adorning two of TYPBC’s sailors at the Enoshima Olympic Week in Japan which wound up last weekend in Japan. This is the venue for the next Olympics so nearly all the top sailors were there (give or take one or two on Volvo Yachts).Molly Meech and Alex Malony won the 49erFX and Tom Saunders topped the Laser class. Sam Meech was hot on his tails in 5th.  Fantastic results against top class opposition. Trent Rippey and Josh Porebski had a good regatta in the 49ers finishing 4th, but were the second NZ boat with Logan Dunning and Oscar Gunn finishing 3rd.

Once again a good night on the water for the Summer Series. Always nice sailing over a high tide however that still didn’t stop some of us finding a sandbank to mess up our evening. Well done to the crews of Rocket Science, Voodoo Lounge, Freedom Express, Black Marlin, and Tigger for their victories.

Welcome to Nik Froud our new coach who hails from Lymington which is towards the western end of the Solent in the UK which is the body of water which runs between England and the Isle of Wight – close to where the Cowes Week Regatta takes place. Nik is with us until about Easter and will be living in the flat at the Club. Nik is a member of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club and we have already exchanged burgees.

City to Surf is taking place this weekend. Thanks in advance to all those who are helping. Speaking to Leanne Warren this afternoon she was still looking for a couple of people to complete the 11km walk as back markers - anyone interested please email Leanne.
Centreboard sailing will take place after the City to Surf. For the Keelers the Karewa Series Race 2 will start at 1300hrs.

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


02 Nov - WOW 2
03 Nov - Members' Night
05 Nov - Karewa Series 2
05 Nov - CB Summer Series 8
05 Nov - City to Surf
08 Nov - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 7
10 Nov - Friday Night Fun Race 2
10 Nov - Members Night
10 Nov - Optimist NIs Taupo
11 Nov - MH Matakana Classic HS3
11 Nov - TY Tuapiro Cruise
12 Nov - Windward Leewards
15 Nov - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 8 CBS
16 Nov - WOW 3
17 Nov - Members' Night


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Keeler News
  • City to surf
  • Happy Birthday Alf
  • Coaches Corner
  • Barrier Arm
  • Mooring for Rent
  • Health and Safety
  • Functions
  • Joke
  • Contact Us





Roast of the Day: Baked Ham and Pineapple served with Roast Vegetables of the day

Extra Large Serve $18.50

Half Serve Roast


Fish of the Day: Pan Fried Tarakihi Served with Salad and Fries $18.50
Scotch Fillet Steak, Topped with your choice of Blue Cheese, onion rings or garlic butter. Served with Salad and Fries $18.00
Tempura Prawns $17.00

Curry Lamb Pie served with mash potato & peas


Cajun Beef Salad with Grilled Halloumi

Fish & Chips served with lemon and tartare sauce $13.50

Big Boy Gourmet Beef Burger, with 2 patties, fried egg, bacon and onion rings served on fries


Cheese & Tomato Omelette served with salad

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


Keeler News

Race 6 of the Wednesday night summer series was sailed in a 15 to 20 knot Easterly easing to 10 to 15 knots necessitating the course to be shortened so that the return from Stowe was via the Otumoetei Channel. The Easterly wind and incoming tide made the start line biased towards the port end. One boat in Division 2 tried to start in a Heluva Hurray at the pin end but ended up in Irons on port tack causing a few issues for half the fleet. Rocket Science, Voodoo Lounge and No Regrets took out line honours in their respective divisions. Division 1 handicap placings were Rocket Science, The Rascal and Manxman. Division 2 Voodoo Lounge, Reloaded and Sabian. Division 3 Freedom Express, No Regrets and Fly Away Sam. Bad luck to Red Line who was having a great race until they found a sand bank around W12.

Don’t forget Mark 6 (s) has been substituted for Mark P7 (s) in all courses due to lack of water around Mark 6.

This Sunday is Karewa Series 2 – start time 1300 hours outside the Club. Boats will need to take their own finish times and text these to Peter Decke.

Windward Leewards are coming up on Sunday 12th November. Not a lot of boats have shown interest in these yet. If you are planning on sailing in these let Nick Wrinch know by 5pm this Friday so that a decision can be made whether to hold the races or not. I would think we need a minimum of 10 boats to make it worthwhile as there is a lot of organising to be done and this requires high volunteer participation on start boats etc.

See you out there.

James Stewart,
Keeler Chairman

City to surf this weekend!

If you are a keen walker we are... desperately
Looking for a person able to walk the course (11kms ) as a tail end Charlie - any takers please call Peter 0274730540 or Leanne 0272300328.

Thanks to those of you who we are expecting to pack bags on
Saturday     2 - 4 pm     in club hall.
The response has been great from all corners of the club and is massively appreciated.

Registration people are due in the club from 0630 hrs. Registration opens at 0700hrs.

The Marshalls - thanks heaps, as you guys are really integral on the event happening.
You are expected at the club at 0830hrs for a briefing with Peter Warren.
Don't forget you need to park so that you can get your car out easily to get to you marshalling station.
Get your gear and get to your starting point by 1030 hrs.
Please bring your cell phone in case there are any problems.
Bring your smiles, encouragement and good sense .

Pete 0274730540

 Happy 100th birthday alf

The Yacht Club would like to say a huge congratulations to Alf in turning 100! An amazing milestone to reach and we hope you have a terrific birthday party to commemorate this special birthday with family and friends this weekend.

Coaches corner

Hey everyone! The Sailing School is very pleased to report the arrival of our new Race Coach Nik! If you see him around be sure to say hi and introduce yourself.

This week we have started coaching for our BoPSAT school groups and they have been having a blast with doing capsizing and finding starfish and learning how to tack. Our after school groups are also going strong now. This week we had a particularly good Opti Green Fleet training with a full 11 greenies coming for training. We practiced our starts and did some races, congrats to Miya, Leighton, and Alex for each getting a first place finish!

If you have any questions or inquiries about the sailing school please contact me at LTS.coach@yacht.org.nz and remember you can follow the sailing school happenings on instagram @tauranga.coach

See you on the water!

- Kirsten

please remember - Barrier Arm

It is important that if you are the last of your group to leave in the evening please ensure the barrier arm is down and locked. It has been left open a lot lately and for security reason this can't keep happening.
Please shut and lock barrier arm even if there are still cars on the water's edge.

Mooring for rent

If you are looking for mooring to rent, one has become available by the Harbour bridge CY77 for $35 per week, 9 meters over all length.

Phone 027 4803 881

health and safety

One of the biggest killer of youth sailors in the USA is overhead power lines. So much so, that Hobie started making the upper part of their masts out of Fibreglass.

At TYPBC, we are lucky not to have any overhead powerlines near the club, but this can’t be said for all sailing locations in New Zealand.
Whenever the Centreboarders sail at other clubs or regattas, one of the checks parents and the coaches should do is to look for any overhead powerlines, and if there are any, ensure our kids never get anywhere near them.

Also, if you are using mains powered (with a cord) power tools at the yacht club, please ensure you use a safety isolating switch to provide protection against electrocution. Also ensure your work area is dry, and the cord is not in any water or puddles.
Battery powered power tools are safer to use, but they still have enough power in them to electrocute and kill.


Phil Scherer
Tight Lines and Fair Winds
021 660 251

the yacht club functions

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finish with a laugh..


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