29 March 2018

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Thursday, 29th March 2018

Commodore's Comments

Clocks go back this weekend so once again the Summer season of racing is over. Centreboard Div wrapped up their Summer series at the weekend and it was good to see a good crowd in the Club last night as the Wednesday Night Summer series also wound up. I would like to take a moment to thank the people that make this happen – who give their time so that we can go out sailing – we really appreciate it.

Lots of people to thank this week including Sam Meech and Tom Saunders. They get given a lot of gear from sponsors and much of it is hardly used and sometimes not at all. They have kindly donated some gear recently and this was passed on to our Junior Sailors.

We have also received a load of Musto spray jackets and caps. These were manufactured for the Volvo Race Volunteers. But unfortunately they made too many, and because of Peter Burling’s link to the Club and to the Volvo race we were the lucky recipients of some leftovers. The Spray jackets will be available for $35 each. Let Lynne, in the office know your orders inc size and a phone number. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to supply what you want because we only received a few  jackets of some sizes. Over demand may result in a ballot so please be patient while they work it out. Get your orders in by Tuesday 9am please. Funds raised will be going to Junior sailing, and thanks to Ruth at Mayo & Calder for making this happen.

Several sailors have been out and about competing in regattas.
Phil Scherer got back into his Weta after an absence of a year and still managed a 3rd in the Nationals.
At Maraetai last weekend Josh Blackie scored a 3rd in the Starlings, Olly Maidment a 1st in the Techno, and Veerle ten Have 2nd in the RSX. Well done to all of them.
Tom Maidment is currently in Frankston, Melbourne, representing the kiwi team at the Paper Tiger Inter-dominions, and a team of Optimist sailors are heading down to Picton for their Nationals.

Keeler Division have the Cuvier Race this weekend and also the Easter Regatta at the Mercs.

Wishing you a great Easter weekend and of course, good sailing.

Nick Wrinch


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
01 Apr - Easter Regatta Canclled
06 Apr - Members Night
07 Apr - Woomans Keelboat Nations Auckland


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Keeler news

The last race of the 2017 / 2018 Summer Series 2 was sailed last night in a light shifty Northerly on full tide. Navigation lights were tested in full as the boats struggled to finish in the dark despite the shortened course. Some brave skippers went up on the sandbanks to keep out of the tide on the way home – a risky tactic in the outgoing tide that paid off. Division 1 handicap placings were Time Warp, Rocket Science and Sniper. Division 2 Pork Chop, General Jackson and Heluva Hurray. Division 3 Nauti Monster, No Regrets and Gate Crasher. Well done to those boats!

With the last race being held the Series 2 results can be announced:- Division 1 Rocket Science, Manxman and Whatever. Division 2 results were very close with Sabian, General Jackson and Reloaded. Division 3 No Regrets, Nauti Monster and Freedom Express.

The last of the Bluewater Series race starts tomorrow – the Cuvier Island race. Briefing is tomorrow (Friday) at 0800 hours at the Clubhouse. Start time is 1000 hours outside the Club. Remember this is a Cat 3 race and you need to bring along to the briefing your Crew List and Cat 3 certificate.

Sorry to say there just wasn’t enough interest in the Easter Regatta so it has been cancelled – only 4 boats including the organiser (Gun Caundle) registered for the Regatta. Mark your calendars for next year! Everyone I speak to is very enthusiastic about the Regatta but had other things already planned for the Easter Weekend. Of course those boats registered can still head up to the Mercs for their Easter regardless – the weather looks pretty good.

No more racing now for Keelers until the Winter Series 1 race on May the 13th – start time 1300 hours. Enjoy the break and see you then.

James Stewart

Keeler Chair

Multihull news

Returning gently to the beach in the fading light, the air warm and still and the water warm and clear, will be an abiding memory for the multihull division over the colder months.  The race itself was tricky with only Team Seashorse maintaining their lead position throughout the race and the rest swapping regularly on account the challenges of wind, tide and traffic.

Series results were mis-reported on the night with third going to Team Tigger, second to Relentless and first to Team Seahorse.  Feisty Feline owes Team Tigger a couple of beers.

Talk now turns to the winter series and the news that Godzone will be hosting the 2019 Tornado Worlds in Stanmore Bay next January.  Incidentally that's eleven months ahead of Akarana hosting the 2019 Nacra Worlds - an appropriate finishing order, some would say.


 Centreboard news

Centreboard Division News:

Please can all centreboard division sailors bring their trophies to the club sailing this Sunday. This is to allow us time to get them engraved for prize-giving.


Juniors, parents and members are invited to observe the 3.7 Class sailing this Saturday on a first in first served basis.

The class will have several boats training on Saturday with a national champion providing coaching in two sessions coming ashore in between for lunch. If you are keen or curious to get up close to these lightweight one person trapeze skiffs, fully battened with self draining cockpits this is your chance, expecting 10knots NE. Also, if you are familiar with operation, launching and safety of the club’s large ribs please mention this, numbers for each session and times will be confirmed; subject to having sufficient support. Please RSVP. Chris secretary.cdiv.typbc@gmail.com

Centreboard Division will have its AGM on May 8th.

AIMS Games
NZ Windows are to sponsor this again, our sincere thanks!

Planning is underway, and yet again Leanne Warren has volunteered to do this but AIMS needs someone or a team to take over in 2019. If anyone could assist her now that would make it easy next year. It would ideally suit someone with primary or intermediate age sailors coming through.

Windsurfing Nationals

3 families are organising this event, but they need more help April 20, 21, 22 April. Any volunteer helpers please contact Pauline or email to secretary.cdiv.typbc@gmail.com and we will pass it on.



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Have a safe and enjoyable Easter break and we look forward to seeing you all soon :)

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