7 June 2018

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Thursday, 7th June 2018

Commodore's Comments

A bit of a quiet week down at the Club this week and little to report on however there are a few things to bring to your attention.

Firstly I would like to draw your attention to a Sailability evening at the Club tomorrow evening. Club night meals will be available as normal, however we are fortunate to have Sailability gurus Don Manning from Wellington and Ralph Roberts from Auckland who will be saying a few words and should be well worth hearing.

The Burnsco Winter Series for the Keelers will be continuing on Sunday, and the Keeler and Trailer Committees will be meeting next Tuesday at 7.30pm at the Club.

On Wednesday June 20th, David Abercrombie (Chief exec at Yachting NZ) along with Andrew Clouston (YNZ Chief operating officer) and Raynor Haagh (YNZ Regional Support Officer for BoP) will be in the Bay to make a presentation to all members of yacht clubs in the region. They will be detailing YNZ’s Strategic Plan looking ahead. This is a great opportunity to discuss the future of yachting and yacht clubs, and to learn how our subs to YNZ are spent.  This is being held at the Mount Maunganui Yacht Club 7.00-9.00pm, Wednesday June 20th.

Finally we wish fair winds to the crew of La Rochelle. Ray and crew consisting of son Mark, son in law  Matt, and Peter Decke, are sailing north to Fiji. La Rochelle is spending the winter in the islands. They have had varied conditions and experienced a fierce squall overnight with gusts up to 48knots. But they are making good progress. You can follow them at https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/LaRochelle

Good sailing.

Nick Wrinch


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


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Roast of the day: Leg of Pork with Apple Sauce  served with roast vegetables of the day

Reg $12.50
Large $15.50
XL $18.50

Braised lamb Shank with garlic mash and steamed veges
Slow cooked Ox Cheek & Onion encased in puff pastry served with mash and vegetables
Deconstructed Lamb burger, Kumara rosti, beetroot hummus, roquette served on brioche bun

Gourmet Beef Burger, 120gm pattie, onion rings, fried egg and salad filling served wtih Fries

Porterhouse Steak, served with a side salad and fries with your choice of blue cheese, onion rings or garlic butter topping.  $18.00
Tempura Prawns served with salad and fries $17.00
Fish Burger and Fries $8.00
Beef burger and fries $8.00
 Fish and Chips served with lemon and tartare sauce  $13.50
 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


Keeler Report

Hi Fellow Sailors,

Not much is happening at the moment, until This coming Sunday, when We have Race 3, of the “Burnsco Marine” Winter Series.
All going well, this foul weather We have been getting, would have blown through, and We should be getting some light SSE winds. (Who knows)
Looking forward to seeing You All on the water, this coming Sunday.
If You have any News, or Info, you want to share, please Email Me on
 dream1954@outlook.com  and I will add to the TYPBC News letter  

‘Til next week “Fair Winds”

Darryl McManus
Mob # 021 982 600
Keeler Chairperson


Yachting New Zealand would like to extend an invitation to all clubs and club members from the Waikato/Thames/Bay of Plenty region for a catch up with David Abercrombie, Andrew Clouston and Raynor Haagh.

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Mt Maunganui Yacht Club

7pm - 9pm

Yachting New Zealand has recently published a refreshed strategic direction, and this will be a good opportunity for us to sit down with you to discuss what Yachting New Zealand is doing and working towards, and hear from you about what is happening in the region.

Please let the Office at the club know if you wish to attend so we can pass on numbers.


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


Sailability Tauranga congratulates Don Manning club captain of Sailability Wellington, on his Queens Service Medal award. Don will be with us this Friday Club Night 6pm , sharing his experiences with our volunteers. come and join us.

 Marina Security 

HEADS UP;  we are experiencing frequent “smash and grab” type break in’s into vehicles, they seem to target radar detectors, we have had two similar break in’s over two weekends.

First one was in daylight hours, drove in, smash & grab, drive out. We got him on camera BUT did not get the thief getting in/out his car so the police could not make a connection so he is still on the loose…

This guy is seen driving around our Hardstand and Marina frequently, he is visiting the Bridge Marina too and stolen plenty.

Don’t be a victim, please keep valuables out of sight.

SO -

With winter now here and in the interest of security in and around the marina, we are changing the times that our pier and hardstand gates are open.  Remember - Don’t forget your access cards.

Effective this evening – access to the marina and hardstand will now only be open during weekday business hours.

    Marina Pier gates – Mon to Fri  - Open 8.00am - Closed 5.00pm 

( NB: Weekends - Closed from Fri 5:00 pm until Mon morning 8:00am)

    Hardstand gates – Mon to Fri - Open 8:00am – Closed 5:00pm

( NB: Weekends – Closed from Fri 5:00pm to Mon morning 8am)

NB:  In the interests of security, we must advise marina users not to allow access to someone who may have forgotten theirs and or let them use your card.

Kind regards, Gill

finish with a laugh.

An old captain and his first mate are reminiscing about their days on the Arctic convoys of World War II together.

Captain: “All through those terrible, dark, storm wracked nights, you never once failed to bring me a steaming full mug of tea on the night watch. How on earth did you manage it without ever spilling a drop?

First mate: “Well Sir, since you ask, I used to take a swig of your tea in the galley, then spit it back in the mug when I got to your door.”


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