22 March 2018

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Thursday, 22nd March 2018

Commodore's Comments

Pacific Rim was an amazing week for the Club. It was a bit of a roller coaster ride but the regatta finished on a huge high with two fabulous days of racing and an extremely successful Closing and prizegiving. Thanks to Mayor Greg Brownless for recognising the value of the regatta and attending both the Opening and the Closing Ceremonies.

There are loads of people to thank and apologies if I miss anyone.They have been thanked already but I would publicly like to thank the boat owners for the loans of their boats and also their support when things weren’t going so well - and contrary to the implications in the media, we were never careless with our treatment of those boats and I would like to acknowledge the many days of work that went into preparing and maintaining them by the boat management team.
Thanks too to the 
race management team who had to cope with some difficult challenges – especially as Cyclone Hola came through.
Well done too to all the volunteers who produced over 50 lunches during the week 
and did so many other jobs too.
Our home hosts were fantastic at looking after our guests, thanks to 
them for all the running around they did for our visitors.
Thanks too to all the staff at the Club who 
had such a busy week. The sponsors who made it possible and for me one of the standouts was the support from competitors who worked with the host Committee and kept everything going.
that just leaves our own organising committee who did such a huge job in managing all the tasks that had to be done- and I can tell you there was a heck of a lot going on behind the scenes all the time- a huge thank you to them.
And to top it off the TYPBC won the Regatta! So well done to the 
whole Tauranga team for a magnificent job – the Club is in good heart.

Meanwhile over in Hamilton a well-run, and enjoyable regatta was hosted by the Hamilton Yacht Club on the Hamilton lake.
The conditions were very tricky with a light easterly on both days. Sam 
Wilkins won Optimist green fleet and Jack Wilkins after some very competitive open fleet racing finished first equal but on count back came away with a second. Rick Spencer did very well in the Zephyr fleet and because he came third we will claim him as a Tauranga Sailor.

On Saturday last weekend Ross Currie somehow had the energy to turn out for the last of the Keeler Divisions’ Short Handed Series. Truxton was first home but The Rascal took handicap honours and wrapped up the series too.

Not much wind for the Wednesday Night Summer Series last night. No finishers in Divisions 2 & 3 but well done to the crews of Manxman, Keewee, and Relentless for their victories in Divisions 1, 4 and 5.

Only one more race for the Wednesday Night Summer Series and tomorrow sees the last of the Friday Night Fun Races, and the final round of the Centreboard Summer Series is taking place on Sunday.

Good luck to those heading down to Picton next week for the Optimist nationals.

Good sailing everyone.

Nick Wrinch


23 Mar - Members' Night
23 Mar - Friday Night Fun Race 8
24 Mar - TY Te Puna Cruise 
25 Mar - WOW 9 End of Season Race
25 Mar - CD Summer Series 21
25 Mar - P Class Capsize Race
28 Mar - Keeler/TY/MH Summer Series 22 Final and Prizegiving
29 Mar - Opti Teams Racing Nationals
29 Mar - Members' Night 
30 Mar - Easter Keeler Div Regatta Gt. Mercury
30 Mar - Optimist Nationals QCSC Mar 30 - Apr 3
31 Mar - Daylight Savings Ends


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Keeler news

 Last night’s Summer Series race was held in a light North Easterly and increasing incoming tide that made getting back around Banks Buoy impossible for all but 3 boats in the Keeler Divisions. Well done to Rocket Science who got first over the line and to Manxman for being first on handicap followed by Rocket Science and Frenzy.

The last race of the shorthanded series was sailed on Saturday. Only 3 boats started the race which was round Motiti and back with Protocol retiring early on due to “unpleasant conditions”. The Rascal dominated the series with 3 wins out of the 3 races they sailed – will done to Ross and his crew! Whistler was second in the series overall and Truxton third.

The Easter Regatta docs are available for picking up at Reception for those boats interested in doing this race. These will also be emailed out to skippers shortly. Numbers are hard to predict at this stage – no one is prepared to commit until they see the weather forecast!

The last of the Bluewater Series race starts at 8.00 on Friday the 30th. Once again numbers are hard to obtain but it looks like there may be at least 2 boats sailing. Darryl McManus is organising this race so contact him on 021 982 600 for details.

Don’t forget end of season prizegiving is next Wednesday night after the race. Division 1 and 2 results look particularly close.

James Stewart

Keeler Chair

Note From the Office

We would just like to say sorry to any of you that sent things in for the newsletter this week that weren't included. We have had Lynne off with a terrible flu and Jo taking a couple of days off to recoup after a massive few weeks with PacRim and functions. We will included these items next week sorry for inconvience. 




the yacht club function

While the sun is out make sure you get aalong to Members night and enjoy a drink on the deck followed by a relaxed meal with great company.

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finish with a laugh..

A sailor and a pirate are in a bar recounting their adventures at sea. Seeing the pirate’s peg-leg, hook, and eye patch the sailor asks: “So, how did you end up with the peg-leg?”

The pirate replies: “We were caught in a huge storm and a giant wave swept me overboard. Just as me crew were pullin’ me out a school of sharks appeared and one of ’em bit me leg off.”

“Blimey!” said the sailor . “And how’d you get the hook?”

“Arrrr…”, mused the old salt, “I got into a fight over a woman in a bar, and me hand got chopped off.”

“Blimey!” remarked the sailor. “And how about the eye patch?”

“Oh that,” said the pirate, looking embarrassed. A seagull droppin’ fell into me eye.”

“You lost your eye to a seagull dropping?” the questioner asked incredulously.

“Well…” said the old sea dog, ” it was me first day with the hook.”


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