26 April 2018

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Thursday, 26th April 2018

Commodore's Comments

Last weekend saw the windsurfer Nationals being held at the Club. I went out and had a look on Sunday and they were having a great time. Twenty one boards took part. Well done to Max Van Der Zalm and Veerle Ten Have who were 1st and 4th in the RSX Board, Alex Van Der Zalm who was 3rd in the Raceboard, and Olly Maidment who took the Techno Youth title.
We have a new face in the Office at the Club. It is my pleasure to welcome Tracey Purslow who has taken over from Maryanne Morris in the accounting and admin department.
Lots going on with AGMs in the next few weeks. Its really important that members turn up and support their divisions and be prepared to share the load of running racing. It is all organised and run by volunteers so you should be prepared to do your bit to help out.
The AGMs for the Keelers, Trailer Yachts, Centreboard and Multihull divisions are all on Tuesday May 8th at 7.30pm at the Club. Luckily we have a big Club.
Club Prizegiving is only just over a week away, on Friday May 4th at 7.00pm.
No Sailing on at the Club this weekend, and judging by the forecast that’s probably a good thing. However on Saturday (28th) from 1-4pm you are invited to come and look at  the O’pen Bic, which their publicity states is NZ’s fastest growing junior class. They might not be sailing but there should be some boats to look at (but bring your sailing gear in case the weather is better than what is forecast). (More information ph 027 210 2383).
Over in Hyeres in France we have a number of our sailors competing in the World Cup Regatta. Trent Rippey, Molly Meech, Tom Saunders, Sam Meech, and Jason Saunders are all there. Good luck to them, and keep up with news at the Yachting NZ site https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news

Good sailing

Nick Wrinch


20 Apr - Members' Night
27 Apr - Members' Night
5 May  - Wihau Shield

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
  • Centreboard News
  • Keeler Report
  • Aims Games update
  • Guest Speaker Lisa Blair
  • Joke
  • Contact Us





Roast of the day: Baked Ham with pineapple and 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
Baked Chicken Breast wrapped in Bacon with Spinach & camemebert stuffing. Served with Polenta Chips & side salad
Spinach & Cheese Omelette. Served with salad
Scotch Fillet Steak served with your choice of topping, salad and fries $18.00
 Tempura Prawns served with salad and fries $17.00
Gourmet Beef Burger. Fried Onion, bacon, onion rings served with wedges $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
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 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


Centreboard news

Date: April 25th 2018

 The following newsflash comes from the Centreboard Division Committee.

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 and/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 a 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.

Keeler News

Not long until the Winter Series starts so finish off that maintenance, clean the bottom and fire up the crew. The first race is on Sunday the 13th of May.

Prizegiving is coming up fast - mark your diaries for the evening of Friday the 4th of May. Prizegiving for all divisions will be held on the same evening so come along and see the pool of young and old talent the Club has.

The Keeler AGM is also coming up fast - the evening of Tuesday the 8th of May at 7.30 PM. Hot topics will be the recent Safety Review document, the Auckland to Tauranga race, the Bluewater Series, the Calendar for the next season and election of officers. Come along and have your say. Volunteer your time to make next season another fantastic one.

Yachting New Zealand is coming to the Club in July to hold a two day Race Officers course for those that are interested. More details to come.

See you out there.

James Stewart

Keeler Chair

 AIMS Games 2018

Aims games are approaching quickly, NZWindows 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.

Thank you to all those of you who put in  an awesome effort last year  with  the management of this intermediate aged school sailing competition. The  3 day Opti regatta was a great success and all feed back that we have received has been positive and encouraging.
The time has come around again to start requesting volunteers to assist with this regatta again or for the first time - everyone is welcome.
A vast range of jobs are up for grabs so we are very keen to have you put your name forward to help us carry out another successful regatta.

If you can help anytime between 8th - 11th September please get in touch with us.
Leanne or Lynne
Leanne Cell: 0272300328
Lynne- Office 075785512

Guest Speaker Lisa Blair Solo sailor

On Friday the 18th of May we are going to have a guest speaker. Her name is Lisa Blair. Here is a bit of information about Lisa.

Last year I became the first women to sail solo around the Antarctic, my journey was filled with challenges including 15-meter waves, snow storms and my dramatic de-masting in rough seas due to a failure of rigging equipment. 

I competed in the 2011-12 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race that stopped at Tauranga so I am looking forward to doing a presentation in. 
This tour is a fundraiser for my next challenge, becoming the first woman to sail solo around Australia, departing in October. 
The cost of attending this presentation will be $20 per person. This is a great family-friendly event and one that is enjoyable for all ages, sailors and non-sailors alike.

Lisa is quite a hero in the sailing world and would be good to have a good group coming along to listen to Lisa and share a meal.The presentation will start at 6.45 pm with Lisa's presentation lasting just over an hour. You will be welcome to ask any questions after the presentation.
You can buy your tickets on the night or via Facebook this address Link to Lisa's Face book

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