12 April 2018

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Thursday, 12th April 2018

Rear Commodore's Comments

While our esteemed Commodore Nick is battling the Southern snow and certainly show us his impressive photography skills we can enjoy a slightly warmer clime. 

It was 1992 when the first Tauranga Women’s team took part in the annual Women’s Keelboat Nationals and since then there have been teams taking on the challenge intermittently. 
Last weekend saw the latest crew of Lisa Knapton, Holly Farmer, Amanda Torr, Sasima Pearce, Helen Maxey, Maria Farrio and Gina Wright Barry taking on the Aucklanders in a fleet of eleven MRXs over a full series of 10 races.
In spite of challenging winds on the Saturday and light and shifty conditions on Sunday the ladies come out with an awesome 4th place in what was a close racing competition.
This team are now considering going to Melbourne to defend the title that they won over there last year. Well done ladies and all the best for your next challenge.
As the organisers are always very pleased to see a team from outside Auckland participate, it’s usually Tauranga, the format is being changed to encourage more teams. They aim to have 20 boats and hold it over 3 days next year and offer practice days during the preceding weekends. . So the aim now is for us to have another Tauranga women’s team up there in 2019 – start planning for it ladies. 

This Sunday is the last of the Karewa races and marks the closing of the summer series for the keeler and multihull divisions and the wind is looking promising for a great race.

May is the month when all divisions hold their AGMs and is a time for you to go along and support your committee to provide some input on how your division and club can be developed for the next and following seasons.

The Club Prize Giving is on Friday 4th May so hopefully we will see you all there as we congratulate and celebrate with those that have done well and give ourselves something to aspire too.

Giving a brief time for repairs and maintenance, to both boat and self if required, the Winter series kicks off on Sunday 13th May.

Stay safe, be happy and hopefully get in some great sailing.

Delwyn Keyworth
Rear Commodore.


13 Apr - Members Night
14 Apr - Open Keelboat Champs 14th & 15th
15 Apr - Closing Day Karewa Series 4, MH Harbour Series 7
16 Apr - Starling Nationals, Worser Bay 16th  - 19th
20 Apr - Members' Night
20 Apr - Boardsailing Nationals TYPBC 20th - 22nd
21 Apr - TY Ongare Pt Cruise
21 Apr - Secondar Schools Nationals Taupo 21st - 27th
27 Apr - Members' Night

Upcoming Prize Giving and AGMS

04 May - All Division Prize Giving
08 May - Keeler/ TY AGM
08 May - Centreboard AGM
10 July - TYPBC AGM


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Jackets
  • Coaches Corner
  • Sailability
  • Sail For Life Fund
  • Pest Control
  • Cambridge Yacht Club
  • Functions
  • Joke
  • Contact Us





Roast of the day: Baked Ham and Pineapple served with roast vegetables of the day

Reg $12.50
Large $15.50
XL $18.50

Pan-Fried Fillets of Tarakihi served with fries and salad $18.50
Cheese & Tomato Omelette served with salad
Mixed Grill, lamb chop, kidney, sausage, steak and flat mushroom served on mash topped with fried egg
 Scotch Fillet Steak served with your choice of topping, salad and fries $18.00
 Tempura Prawns served with salad and fries $17.00
 Fish and Chips served with lemon and tartare sauce  $13.50
 Chicken Burger served with fries  $8.50
 Fish Burger served with fries  $8.50
 Beef Burger served with fries $8.50
 EXTRAS Side Salad
bowl fries
Large Fries


 Your choice of Chicken Nuggets, Fish, or Hot dog and Chips all served with Tomato Sauce and include a ice cream sundae for $6.50


Pre Ordered Jackets

Jackets have now been sorted and those that have been contacted can come in, try on, pay and collect.

We also have a limited amount of Caps available for purchase $5 in anyone is interested.

Missing Icom radio

One of our new ish ICOM radio's is missing from the radio room downstairs, If any knows where this is or can shed some light on where it might be can you please let the Office know.

Coaches corner

Hi all! Well it appears our summer is coming to an end. Congrats to everyone who competed in the Opti Nationals in Picton over the Easter Weekend, especially to Miya who achieved First Girl in the Green Fleet at her first ever Nationals. Well done to everyone who represented TYPBC in Open Fleet as well, including Teaghan, Robbie, Simon, and Reuben.

Good luck to all of the Starling sailors headed off to Nationals this weekend in Wellington. TYPBC will be sending 6 Starlings to represent our club.

Good luck also to our 420 teams competing in the Nationals in Algie’s Bay the following week, including TBC and TGC. If anyone is interested in attending the Umpiring course previous to the event on Friday 20 and Saturday 21st, please email me your interest at LTS.coach@yacht.org.nz and I will send you all the information for signing up.

We have our Holiday Program coming up next week from Monday,
April 16th to Friday the 20th. There are limited spaces available so sign up online at www.yacht.org.nz/registration all details are on our website.

Contact Kirsten with any questions or concerns are LTS.coach@yacht.org.nz

Remember to follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram @tauranga.coach

See you on the water!


 Sailability Tauranga Sailor Acheivements

Paulein Chamberlain competed at the Bay of Islands Sailing Regatta in March this year, sailing solo in a Hansa Liberty.
She is now the 2018 Hansa Liberty solo national Champion.The Hansa 303 title was not contested so Paulien retains her title from 2017. Paulien also won the kiwi cup which is awarded for winning the Hansa Class National Regatta for people with a disability.The Hansa liberty is an open class, not just for sailors with a disability. Sailing against  11  other Liberties and in a mixed race fleet of  30  other centreboarders.
Paulien has a hereditary eye condition known as Stargardts Disease and can only see patchy details aboard her own boat. She cannot see the race course including the rounding buoys. Richard was allowed on the race course in a rib, to give her very limited guidelines to find the rounding marks, all conversations over the radio monitored by race officials.
Paulein commented "the Bay of Islands Sailing Club were very hospitable and put on a magnificent  spread on the Saturday night. nothing was too much trouble to fix and  there was a very inclusive atmosphere on and off the water""

Alice Eminson has also been competing in regattas in the 2 handed Hansa 303 division, pictured here with her crew mates Alistair Eagleson and Richard Chamberlain . Alice and Alistair won the 2 handed Hansa 303 regatta at Lake Ngaroto last year. This year, Alice has had her first solo sail.

Congratulations also to Ashley Lintott for clocking up over 20 sailability sails.

Please feel free to come and see us in action next monday 16 April. 10-2pm


Rhonda Ritchie
Club Captain
Sailability Tauranga

 Sail for Life fund
Members will recall that this endowment fund was set up a few years ago to support youth sailing, particularly for those who would not otherwise be able to enjoy our fantastic sport.  The fund has a current balance of about $125,000 and generates about $4000-5000pa of income in perpetuity.  

BoPSAT is using this money to support the sponsored sailing programme for schools like Merivale, Gate Pa, Greerton Village, and Brookfield School - but we really need more so we can expand this programme next season.

We are now looking for someone who is willing to pledge to match donations from others over the next year or two.  Here is the idea in a nutshell:

  •  you decide how much you are prepared to pledge - any amount will be very gratefully accepted
  •  you only donate if someone else does too
  •  so you know every dollar you pledge is potentially worth two dollars to the Sail for Life Fund
  •  you get a 1/3 tax rebate on every dollar you donate, so it only costs you 67 cents
  •  so effectively you triple your money by giving it away!
  •  the pledge can be from an individual, a business or a family trust, and may be named or anonymous
  • most of the income is being spent on coaching through the TYPBC Sailing School - so it not only helps the community, it also comes back to the club.

If you love your sport and would love to see more kids enjoying it (and gaining precious life skills), this is a way you could make a real difference for the long term.

Please talk in confidence to Stuart Pedersen on 021 87 88 82.


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