10 May 2018

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Thursday, 10th May 2018

Commodore's Comments

It was good to see such a great turn-out for the Club Prizegiving last Friday. It’s really important, I believe, for the different divisions of the Club to come together on a night like this. Congratulations to all the prize winners. Thanks to all the teams from the various divisions who organised the trophies and certificates.
Last weekend the Wihau Shield was sailed for at the Club. This is a 2 day regatta for the P-Class. On Saturday 16 competitors raced each other to determine who sailed for the Wihau Shield and who would continue to sail for the Secretaries Cup. The winner of the Secretaries Cup was Cam McGlashan from Murrays Bay followed by two TYPBC sailors Max Scott and Sydney Cunliffe. Then on Sunday the top five from Saturday raced for the Wihau Shield – but not in their own boats. There is a system of boat swapping where the Sunday races are sailed in other people’s boats, which levels the playing field somewhat.  So a further 4 races were held with the eventual winner being Blake Hinsley from Kohimarama, with Tauranga sailors Lachlan Dillon in third and Simon Wagstaff in 5th.
Four Divisional Annual meetings have taken place this week. Thanks to Daryl McManus for taking on the Keeler Chair, Greg Prescott is Chair of the Centreboard Division, and in the Trailer Yacht Division Geoff Hambling is the new chairman, and Phil West is staying on to do a second year as Multihull chair. Thanks to all these people and the committees who give their time to organise our racing. Also a big thank you to those standing down for their contribution to the Club
At this time of year it is my job to request that any nominations for Life Membership or for Yachtsperson of the year are forwarded to me, or Vice Commodore Andy Knowles, Rear Commodore Delwyn Keyworth or Treasurer Gary Smith. These need to be received in time for them to be considered at the General Committee Meeting on June 19th. This year the Club AGM is on Tuesday July 12th.
The Burnsco Winter Series for the Keelers gets underway this weekend and Centre board sailors should note that their Winter Series Racing on Sunday June 3rd has been cancelled to allow sailors to compete at the Ohope Regatta.
Next Friday, May 18th, Lisa Blair will be talking about her solo circumnavigation of Antarctica. Last year she became the first women to sail solo around the Antarctic; her journey was filled with challenges including 15-meter waves, snow storms and a dramatic de-masting in rough seas due to a failure of rigging equipment. Tickets will be $20, see more details below. I understand that she is an excellent speaker and it should be a fascinating talk.
Good Luck to Sam Meech in the Laser Europeans. At the time of writing he is leading with four bullets from his first four races! See more at https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news/201805/two-kiwis-in-top-three-at-laser-europeans

Good sailing.

Nick Wrinch


11 May - Members' Night
13 May - Keeler Winter Series 1
18 May - Members' Night
20 May - CB Winter Series 1
27 May - Keeler Winter Series 2
10 July - TYPBC AGM


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It was great to see everyone at the Prizegiving last Friday. The value of these joint functions cannot be under estimated in that they provide an opportunity for the young sailors to meet their more mature counterparts and from this hopefully build some links that might see the young sailor join the crew of a Keeler, Trailer Yacht or Multihull.
Elly Warren and Tom Maidment are examples:
Elly joined Winston Orddish-Benner on Spitfire and Tom joined Phil Scherer on Team Seahorse in the Multi Hull division for the summer series. Elly also raced with Winston in the Tornado Nationals with Winston promoting Elly to the helm for this regatta. Tom has also been a crew member during Auckland Tauranga races.
It was great introducing Brain and Rueben Coxhead to Ben Bax. The Coxhead’s have bought a P Class that Ben once owned. Ben was able to ‘educate” the Coxhead’s on all the little secret tricks he had added to the P class.
We would like to welcome Ada Ngata to our staff, Adriana has left and is heading home to visit her family in Bolivia before returning to NZ in about 6 weeks. Ada has been working at the Nautilus over the last 12 months and is looking forward to starting with us on Monday 14th. I know you will introduce yourselves to Ada and make her welcome.
On another note; I am on leave from 25th May through to the 18th June. I am heading to England to catch up with my husband Paul’s family and am also using the opportunity to visit the Hebridean Island of Uist where my Grandfathers father was born before emigrating to NZ.


Club Manager

Keelers Report

A big congratulations to Darryl McManus for being appointed the new Chairperson for the Keeler Committee. Darryl has significant experience in the management and race officer side of yacht racing so I am sure he will do a great job!

Remember the Winter Series starts this Sunday – briefing is at 1145 hours at the Club. Start time 1300 hrs. The weather doesn’t look the best but hopefully the forecast will improve. If there are more than a dozen boats entering the series we will have two divisions. Make sure you attend the briefing. Entry forms and payment (cheque only) can be made at the briefing if you haven’t already done so.

 See you out there.

James Stewart

Past Keeler Chair


Race management seminar 

We are hosting a race management seminar here at the Yacht Club on the weekend of the 14th and 15th fo July 2018. This is a free seminar, follow this link to find out more information and fill out a registration form here

CB Winter Series

Please Note CB sailors that club day on 3rd of June has been cancelled to allow sailors to compete in the Ohope Regatta. Winter Series starts next week Sunday 20th May.


Does anyone have an old good condition Chest freezer they no longer have a use for? We are looking for a new freezer to store our ice. If you have anything suitable please let Jo or Lynne know, we can arrange pick up if need to.

Up coming friday night 18th May

I am an Australian Sailor and am putting together a 2-week speaking tour across New Zealand where I will be presenting to yacht clubs about my solo circumnavigation of Antarctica. 

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 have attached for you a full outline of my presentation for your consideration as well as my biography.

I competed in the 2011-12 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race that stopped at Tauranga so it would be great to be able to present here.  This tour is a fundraiser for my next challenge, becoming the first woman to sail solo around Australia, departing in October. There will be a charge of $20 at the door with all funds going towards the refit and maintenance costs of my yacht.  This is a great family-friendly event and one that is enjoyable for all ages, sailors and non-sailors alike, I would encourage you to make sales from drinks and food on the evening.

This will be a great evening make sure you come along and support an amazing sailor and your club

If you are interested in attending this talk and also like dinner can you please let Jo know at

functions@yacht.org.nz so she can manage meal numbers.

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