17 May 2018

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Thursday, 17th May 2018

Commodore's Comments

Sunday saw the start of the Burnsco Winter Series for the keelers but unfortunately not much wind for the fleet as it struggled out of the harbour. Plenty of searching for back-eddies around the Mount coupled with dodging of rocks. In the end it was to no avail with racing abandoned.
Many thanks once again to Burnsco for continuing to support this series.

However some serious thought is being given by the keeler committee as to whether the bar should continue to be open after racing. Last Sunday saw a mere $21 pass across the bar in sales, which does little to cover the cost of paying a staff member to be there.
Needless to say, competitors will need to support the bar if they wish it to continue to be open after racing. I can’t help feeling that it would be a shame for it not to be open.

This Friday sees the visit of Lisa Blair to talk to members about her circumnavigation of Antarctica. This should be a really interesting evening and we are really fortunate to have her talk to us. Tickets are $20 each but please book these via the Office. This is a fundraising evening for Lisa’s next trip which we will hear about on Friday.  Further details below.

WOW has their AGM coming up on Tuesday May 29th, and looking ahead, the Club AGM will be on Tuesday July 10th.

Well done to Sam Meech who last weekend won Silver at the Laser Europeans in La Rochelle, France. For a long while Sam was in close contention for gold but had to count one or two disappointing results which gave victory to Australian Matthew Wearn. However a great result all the same.

This weekend sees the Steve’s Marine Winter Series for the Centreboard division get underway. Let’s hope the weather gods look more favourably upon us this week.

Good sailing.

Nick Wrinch


18 May - Members' Night - Guest Speaker (see below)
20 May - CB Winter Series 1
25 May - Members' Night
27 May - Keeler Winter Series 2
01 Jun - Members' Night
03 Jun - Ohope Regatta, 3rd and 4th.
04 Jun - Queens Birthday
08 Jun - Members' Night
10 Jun - Keeler Winter Series 3
15 Jun - Members' Night
22 Jun - Members' Night
24 Jun - Keeler Winter Series 4
29 Jun - Members' Night
10 July - TYPBC AGM


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Managers Report
  • Keeler Report
  • Race Management Seminar
  • CB Winter Series
  • Wanted
  • Up Coming Event
  • Joke
  • Contact Us





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Large $15.50
XL $18.50

Ham, Cheese and Tomato Toasted Sandwich served with Fries
Cheese and Onion Taosted Sandwich served wwith Fries

 Beef Burger wtih Fries

Tempura Prawns served with salad and fries $17.00
Fish Burger and Fries $8.00
 Fish and Chips served with lemon and tartare sauce  $13.50
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Centreboard report

The winter series starts this Sunday. Sailing Instructions include courses and Notice of Race includes entry form.
Please bring entry form and $$ on Sunday to the kitchen.

Please can you come early on Sunday 08:30am for the first day while we get organised and manage out of town non-members registering too.

It will be great if everyone can make it on the first day of the series.

 We had our centreboard agm on May 8th. Greg Prescott has become our new chairman, many thanks to him and to all the previous work done by Peter Warren and Peter Blackie and their continued help. Thanks also to all the people that pitch in and help in all sorts of ways to make this division work, we’ll do an update of the Centreboard Division information shortly so everyone knows who is doing what.

Does anyone know....

We are on the hunt for a DVD that use to be kept in the office and is now not there. It is called  Cape Horn Breed. If you know what might have happend to this can you please let the office know.

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

Bopsat supports veerle and max

The BoPSAT trustees have this month approved grants from the Trust's 'Overseas Sailors' fund to the TYPBC sailors who have been selected to represent NZ at the world sailing youth camps in Corpus Christie, USA. Each will receive $500.

Info from the BOPSAT website,

Those at the top of their game have the chance to get selected to represent their country at international events, such as the annual world sailing youth championships, youth olympics and Opti Worlds. Our overseas sailors fund, makes cash grants available to young Bay of Plenty Sailors to help cover the costs of training for, travelling to and attending these events.

The fund is also available for adult blind sailing and disable sailing competitors selected by their governing body to compete overseas.

The application form for the fund can be downloaded here

We do not fund trips to 'open entry' events i.e where the competitor chooses to attend rather than having been offically selected.

Please note that we do not support other adult sailors or those in NZL sailing teams, who already recieve support through Yachting NZ.


On Thursday 3 may Sailability Tauranga were celebrating with good cause.
We named and blessed the latest additions to our fleet. Our 2 Ribs are now known as Blue Gavel Tauranga and Bill W.

Our latest Hansa 303 is named Karaka and joins Kowhai and karkariki.

We thank Chaplain Marie Gilpin , Trustee Cherryl Thompson and sailor Alice Eminson for their participation in this ceremony.

We also thank Barbara and Peter Dallimore for generously donating Blue Gavel Tauranga.
Out thanks to  TECT , Southern Trust , Grass Roots and IHC  for funding the  Bill W. and Karaka.

It was a great joy to celebrate the achievements of our most enthusiastic sailors. For some, just getting into a boat was a challenge, to steer a boat an even bigger achievement and  to sail solo is a massive step forward.

We feel we are meeting the goals as outlined in our mission statement;to sail safely, provide adventure and freedom, improve mobility and self confidence, to build pride through achievement.

It gives us all a great sense of fulfillment and joy to see the beaming smiles of our sailors as they come back into the dock after an hour on the water.
One support workers stated this week," She had never seen her clients so animated and buzzing after any other recreational activity"

Our sailors were awarded certificates commending them on individual achievements. Such as courage, perseverance, taking the helm, regular attendance,  going Solo.

Our top achievers were presented with shirts donated by Ralph Roberts , Past Olympic Chief de mission-1992 and Paralympic Chairman-2012


We are still on the hunt for a chest freezer if you can ask around for us that would be great.

Thanks Jo

TOmorrow Night the 18th May at the yacht club - Lisa Blair


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.

finish with a laugh..


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