5 April 2018

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Thursday, 5th April 2018

Commodore's Comments

 By all accounts a great Optimist Nationals was held by Queen Charlotte Sailing Club at Picton. The kids had a great time but for some,  the experience of starting in a fleet of 60 boats was a big learning experience. Top finisher in the Open Fleet was Reuben Coxhead who was 26th in the Silver Fleet. But a special words of congratulations to Miya Prescott who achieved 9th place in the Green Fleet of 45 boats, which was a great result.

Cuvier Race was a long hard slog with Open Country, Truxton and Pork Chop hitting the start line. In the end Open Country was the winner. Thanks to Darryl McManus for managing the race.

In Australia, a Kiwi team been competing at the Paper Tiger Nationals at Frankston Yacht Club, Victoria. They completely dominated the Australians to finish, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th while also claiming the junior championship as well. Congratulations go to Tom Maidment for finishing 14th overall but more immportantly, winning the junior Champion Trophy.

Women’s keelboat Nationals are taking place this weekend in the MRX’s at the RNZYS. Good luck to the TYPBC team who are heading up there for that.

Good luck to some of our sailors who are taking part in the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma, Majorca. Trent Rippey, Molly Meech, Sam Meech, Tom Saunders, and Jason Saunders are all taking part. Catch up on the latest results and news at https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news

This week sees the departure of Maryanne Morris who has been working in the office helping manage the Clubs finances. We wish her well and thank her for her time with the Club. We welcome Tracey Purslow who has joined the team this week.

May is the month for the Divisional Annual Meetings. Please go along and support your division and give your input as to how your division should go forward.

Another date for your diary with the Club Prizegiving which this year will be on Friday May 4th.

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


 06 Apr - Members Night
07 Apr - Woomans Keelboat Nations Auckland
04 May - Club Prize giving


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 Centreboard News

The following newsflash comes from the Centreboard Division Committee.

Have a Go Day, Open BIC April 28th

Hi All Centreboard families are invited to have a look at the boats to see for themselves. It needs a couple of interested parents to help run the day and liaise with the Open BIC people visiting the club with a trailer of boats. If you can help or if you wish to attend, please let the office know so they can keep a list.

Rescue Boats & Equipment 

The juniors and teens using the storage shed and rescue equipment need greater adult supervision and more care needs to be taken putting away boats and sails. All members and especially parents should try to follow up this.


Next Centreboard committee meeting May 1st, Centreboard AGM May 8th 7:30pm.

Election of officers 

On May 8th we’ll be having our AGM. It is normally a fairly short ½ hour affair if everything is organised in advance. We need to fill the post of chair and deputy chair, the existing secretary has offered to remain, there are roles we need to fill for a good number of keen members. Including webmaster and all sorts of similar roles, we either need someone to take it on or we need someone to join the succession plan to take it over in a further 12 months from now. It can be trying at times, but we also feel we have got out of it more than we have put in. Why is it important? Well firstly it is a club where we are all members and all owners. We don’t come here to buy a service, we come here to facilitate sailing for ourselves or our kids and we need to put time into it to make it happen and we need to cover costs. In the transition from the sailing school to the club maybe this point gets blurred or over looked. A well known sailor of his time, Tom Blackaller had sign on his desk that read, WE are ‘THEY’. Peter Warren reflects that when he first started at the club with Leanne he had a bit of an idea for the learn to sail at the time, he remembers asking a flag officer if they could have a go. His words were to the effect, “son if you want it to happen, you go for it. If you need a hand or advice, just ask and let us know before you spend our money”. This is still true today and if new parents continue to join the committee and follow through support of the centreboard division from one generation to the next, then the facilities and events will continue as everyone expects they should and to have a good amount of fun doing it too.


Please return trophies to downstairs committee room.

AIMS Games

Aims games are approaching 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.


Health and safety

The general Committee have been working through reviewing and updating our Health & Safety and sailing safety documentation and requirements.

As a result of part of this process we would like to keep a copy of patrol boat course certificates in the office.

To Facilitate this we would like you who have these certificates and are likely to use a club patrol boat to send a copy (scanned, camera image, fax etc) into the offiice please.

We would also like to have a copy of those who have current first aid qualifications on record too especially those who are regular sailors.

Apart from getting our records up to date it will also help the people organising the sailing regattas and events


BoPSat Annual Report

We have today for the first time released a chairmans report for the Trust, This being for the 2016/2017 season. 

Click here to see it http://www.bopsat.org.nz/vdb/document/92   

We promise to be quicker with our report for this season


Bic Open day

On April the 28th, BoPSat will run an open day at TYPBC for those that would like to expreience the new BIC class of boat. 

This will be a 3 hour session starting at 1pm till 4pm with Hayden Whitburn from Bic

the yacht club function

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finish with a laugh..

 A child asked his Father, " How were people born?" so the father said " Adam and Eve made babies and then their babies became adults and made babies and so on" The child then went to his Mother and asked her the same question and she told him "We were all Monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now." the child ran back to his Father and said "you lied to me!" His Father repiled "No your mum was talking about her side of the Family."


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