30 November 2017

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

Commodore's Comments

Two notable achievements this week which deserve special recognition. Firstly Jonathan Martins has just completed a journey from the Caribbean in his Hansa 400, arriving in Tauranga yesterday. Jonathan is paraplegic as a result of a sky diving accident.  He has dealt with numerous storms and gear failure along the way. He is not a member of the Club, but I think all in the yachting community would join us in congratulating us on his achievement. This is apparently the second time he has completed this trip, now the boat is up for sale for anyone who fancies a Cat 1 boat capable of going to the islands for the winter.

The other achievement this week I think has to be young Max Scott winning the Auckland P Class Champs at Maraetai Sailing Club last weekend. There were 23 top class P’s racing and competition was fierce and it was all very close with Max winning on countback. Well done Max.
We had 2 other boats sailing with Lachlan Dillon finishing 8th and  Sydney Cunliffe 12th – well done to all of you.

Also in Maretai at the Techno North Island Champs, Olly Maidment had a good weekend coming first. Meanwhile down in Napier Elly Warren came 12th in the Laser Radials, in the Paper Tigers Tom Maidment was 4th and Matt Hibbard 8th and in the Javelin Matt Macmillan was 5th.  A couple of weekends ago I hear one of our green fleet optimists did well at Taupo in the North Island Champs with a second – well done Jack Wilkins.

I know I am probably guilty of failing to recognise the achievements of some of our young sailors and so therefore please get those reports in to the Club so we know all that’s going on. It would be really good to see a short report that we could publish in the newsletter.

As stated last week I went to a meeting at Council to discuss the economic impact of the proposed Waikato Uni marine campus. The Council are very keen that this should happen – the question is where. In December a report will be published recommending a site and then submissions will be heard in February. In the meantime I will be writing to councillors individually to ensure that they are aware of the opposition to using the land adjacent to the Club car park. If you wish to add you voice at anytime you can find councillors email addresses at the following TCC webpage

Coast NZ came and did some filming last Sunday. The presenter Neil Oliver did the obligatory sail and capsize in a P Class and had a sail in a 420 under the expert guidance of Molly Meech. Not much wind but very entertaining.

Good sailing for the Wednesday Night sailors last night. Always good to get out of the harbour, and most divisions made it to A Beacon and back with everyone making it back in time – good course setting. Congratulations to the winning crews of Whatever, Voodoo Lounge, Flashback, Keewee, and Team Seahorse.

No CB sailing this weekend and so good luck to everyone heading to the Sir Peter Blake Regatta at Torbay. Keelers have the Single Handed Karewa Race on Saturday.

Mustn’t forget WOW who will be on the water this evening with Delwyn expecting around 90 lady participants.

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


30 Nov - WOW 4
01 Dec - Members' Night
02 Dec - SPB Regatta Torbay
04 Dec - Nespresso youth Week Kawau
06 Dec - Keeler/TY/MH Summer Series 11
08 Dec - Friday Night Fun Race 4
08 Dec - Members' Night
09 Dec - Kids on Cats
09 Dec - TY Katikati Xmas Cruise
09 Dec - Wakatere Youth Regatta
10 Dec - CB Div Summer Series 11
13 Dec - Keeler/TY/MH Summer Series 12 CBS


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Keeler report

It’s shaping up to be a light wind race for the Karewa Single Handed on Saturday – no excuses! Start time is 1300 hours outside the TYPBC. There will be no pre-race briefing but don’t forget to sign on at the Club before hand or by VHF Channel 77 before the race start for the Bridge Marina boats.

The White Island race is coming up fast – Saturday 16th December – this is the first race of the Blue Water Series. Looks like there will be a few boats starting.

The Auckland to Tauranga race will be raced on the 3rd of February as planned – there was still plenty of interest in the race at the meeting held last Tuesday night. Don’t forget the start time is 1400 hours to give crew time to travel up that morning. With Tuesday being Waitangi day it’s a good chance to have the Monday off and make it a four day weekend!

With only two races to go in Summer Series 1 it looks like it’s going to be a battle to the end for most divisions. The first three boats in Division 1 (Time Warp, Truxton and Rocket Science) are separated by only 1 point and in Division 3 (Freedom Express, No Regrets and Flashback) by 2 points! Voodoo Lounge is likely to be the clear winner of Division 2 but there is a good battle between Otway 3 and Sabian for second place with General Jackson following close behind.

Last nights race went out to A buoy with a decent wind against tide chop in the main channel in a 10 knot north easterly. Whatever, Voodoo Lounge and No Regrets took line honours in their respective divisions. Handicap placings were Division 1 Whatever, Rocket Science and Kaimai Express; Division 2 Voodoo Lounge, General Jackson and Red Line; Division 3 Flashback, Priority One and No Regrets. Well done to those boats and crew!

See you out there.

James Stewart,
Keeler Chairman

MulitHull report

Seven boats took to the water on Wednesday but Geordie in the new Nacra 17 and the two A-class cats stayed in the harbour sharpening their skills while the four Tornados headed out to A and then up to 10W for a thoroughly enjoyable sail.  Racing was close at times but Team Seahorse pulled away between A and 10W and TouchNGo were close enough behind Feisty Feline to take second on handicap.  Tigger was bouncy as always, especially in the entrance!

Nine days to Kids on Cats - remember 11am to 2pm Saturday 9 December for ages 8-16 with a gold coin and preferably a wetsuit.

Coaches corner

Hi all! Well other than a brief spell of no wind on Sunday, we have had the most gorgeous and perfect weather for the last week. Learn to Sail has had a great week of working on boat control and speed. Our Adult LTS courses even got the opportunity on their last day of sailing this week to sail to Matakana Island before they earned their certificates for their course. Awesome job guys!

Good luck to everyone who will be going to the Sir Peter Blake Regatta up in Torbay this weekend. Don’t forget to bring your red socks!

Due to the regatta this weekend, their will be NO Learn to Sail happening on either Saturday or Sunday. Your make-up session will occur on Sunday, Dec 17th from 1pm-4pm.

Remember to check out our website for our upcoming programs, you can find our Holiday Program information here: https://www.yacht.org.nz/Holidays and remember you can register for courses online! If you have any questions or queries don’t hesitate to contact me at LTS.coach@yacht.org.nz.

See you on the water!


new Booking / members System

Hi All,

We have begun using a new member management system called Friendly Manager.
Friendly Manager is a Tauranga based company who are working with us to expand their member programme to meet our quite specific and unique needs.

This programme will enable those using the services of the club to:
•    Pay subscriptions
•    Book holiday programmes
•    Book coaching
•    Book and pay for boat storage/parking
•    Book into events
•    Book and pay for summer and winter series, regattas, Auckland Tauranga race etc
•    Eventually to buy club clothing and equipment.

It will enable the Club to be able to send out:
•    Invoices
•    Newsletters
•    Set up groups

Basically, enable us function in a much more efficient manner.
Payment will be via credit card and this will link to Xero.

Those who are in the Sailing School programmes have been creating logons and entering their information into the programme already. This is making Kirsten’s job a lot easier.

Our membership data base was uploaded yesterday, next week if you have an email address associated with your membership you will receive an email letting you know this has happened and requesting you to create a logon. You will then be able to check your details and update as needed yourself.

Over the new year we will be looking to move our newsletter onto the Friendly Manager system as it provides a lot more flexibility.

I will be sending this information out via our usual newsletter and via the Friendly Manager system so apologies if you get it twice, it will be a good first off test though.

sailability tauranga

On behalf of Sailability Tauranga I would like to thank all those involved in the moving of the Sailability Container on to TYPBC land.

Bill Whitiskie for initiating the project, Stu Pedersen for making space available in the BOPSAT area, Commodore Nick Wrinch and the General Committee for sanctioning the process. Ross Curie for discovering the paint and Peter Decke for painting the container and for arranging transport from the old site to the current site and  Bill Mitchinson for providing a liquid thank you for Kerry.

Grateful thanks go to Kerry Thompson who operates a General Hi Ab Service and who, when approached by Peter Decke, offered to move the container free of charge. If you need something moved phone Kerry 027 203 7780

Peter Dallimore
Chair STCT



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