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The Wave

April 2021
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Happy April Fools' Day 

We all know the most famous April Fools' prank to be broadcast on TV.  Click
here to watch it again.  
A fairly benign French Pass on a beautiful day.
Betty helping with the navigation.
Apparently Judy caught a HUGE snapper but just as it was being hauled on board it got away to live another day. This is the fish that didn't get away!
In memory of Rob Kay roses being scattered on the water. 
What a delicious spread for lunch. 
Channel Point Lighthouse.
Judy and Dave enjoying themselves.
No caption required!!!
Photos courtesy of Judy Bailey.
Happy Easter Everyone!
The bar will not be open over Easter and the
office will be closed from the afternoon of Thursday 1st until the afternoon of Tuesday 6th. 


A busy summer season is drawing to a close, a year after Covid interrupted our way of life.  It feels like we are back to normal but not quite, and the uncertainty is unwelcome.  But not at the TBCC, where we have enjoyed an active season both on and off the water.   

The Mens’ Health evening was a great success for those who were able to join the sell-out crowd and gain personal insights into dealing with the most common affliction.  The club benefited from support of the many sponsors of the evening and the generous donations to the Cancer Society from the attendees will be very well received.  A big thank you to Harry Taylor and his team for driving this event.

On the water the sailors had a good weekend in Tarakohe and enjoyed some great sailing and clubmanship on the marina. 

Looking forward there are a number of events coming up over the coming months including the Prize Giving, Casino Night, Winter Fashions, Commodores’ Dinner and Tech Tuesdays.  All of these events need members to volunteer to assist in the planning and preparations.  Please let me know if you have an interest in getting involved.   As well, the club needs assistance in many other ways so if you see a need we will be happy to find a way for you to help fill it. 

And an early heads up that a number of sub-committees will be looking for new members for the next year, again speak up if you would like a role in supporting a successful club.

Alister Morison

Sunday 11th April
Gather your girlfriends, ask your aunties, summon your sisters and be at the briefing at12:00 - Mark Foy Start - First boat away at 13:00.

To qualify for the prizes the helmsperson and at least 50% of the crew must be female.

Back to the Club after racing for the prize giving and BYO BBQ.

Click here for the NOR.

Can you help?  The trophies need a buff and a polish.

Please come and join us for afternoon tea and hot X buns on Wednesday 7th April @ 2pm in exchange for your elbow grease. 


Bar open and food available from 17:30
Prize Giving from 19:00


Who are the winners this season?
Come along with your crew and find out.
There are spot prizes to be won too!

Trophies and plaques will be presented on the night so if, as skipper, you're unable to attend please send your crew to represent you.
Our sponsors, new and old, have been very generous this season and the racing fleet should turn up to show their appreciation. 
Without them we wouldn't have racing or prizes so please make sure you attend! 

There's one trophy missing! 

Does anyone know where the Shorthanded Cup is?
It's been missing for a couple of seasons so if it's sitting on your mantlepiece please can we have it back. 



Bond Theme so dress up if you wish. It is not essential but there will be a prize for the best Bond Guy and Lady.

Grazing table from 7pm.

Four tables -
Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Crown and Anchor - with experienced croupiers who will teach you the tricks if you're a novice.

This has been thoroughly recommended as an extremely fun evening by our friends at Westpac Bank.

We are not gambling – we are just playing the games - there is no money crossing the tables.

It is a fun night - come along and support the event.

Tickets on sale now - $50.00 pp.
Please pay at the time of registration and include your phone number if we need to contact you.

Save this date for the annual
Commodores' Dinner

Saturday 29th May

Tech Tuesdays were really successful last year and well attended and we'll be running them again this year ..... so we're looking for someone or more than one to help coordinate them.  We're planning on running them on Tuesday evenings throughout June and the process is really simple.  Come up with topics that will be of interest, find willing people to lead the session and demonstrate their skills, spread the news and people will attend.

If this sounds like something you can help with please get in touch with Alister - thanks.

Abel Marine are offering TBCC members 15% off all
anti fouling jobs!

Don't delay - book your boat in today
and simply show your membership card. 

Phone Charmaine 021931130 or Brent 021329474

It's not just the America's Cup boats that have foils!
Race Report
Final race of the Burnsco Summer Series 2021 last night sailed in the rain!  Congratulations to the winners -  see you at the Prize Giving evening.  
Div 1 - McLeod
Div 2 - Ariel IV
Div 3 - Tanuki 

Seven boats took part in Race 3 and 4 of the Vining Marine Offshore Series over to Tarakohe and back leaving Nelson at 6pm last Friday.  Twenty knots of northerly wind pushed them through the murky cloud bank hugging the Nelson coastline into blue sky and sunshine for a while until a large rolling bank of cloud circled over them and caused a wind shift to the NW-W.   Jet sensibly tacked on the wind shift to maintain a more northerly heading whilst the rest of the fleet were headed towards the fish farm. 

Conditions were considerably lighter in shore and most of the fleet tacked out to pick up more breeze - except one who got trapped for hours in their own bubble of no wind and sloppy seas.

At the midnight sked Jet were very well placed near the head of the fleet with the other front runners - Witchdoctor were in the lead, with Same Café right on their tail, and Wild Blue not far behind.  Same Cafe managed to creep ahead of Witchdoctor around Awaroa Head and everyone was hunting for breeze. 

Same Café were first to finish arriving just before 4am - two hours before the next boat Blackout - so managed a good few hours kip before the tail ender arrived along with a few of the Waikawa boats, who were also racing to Tarakohe, six hours later!

Saturday evening was spent in the company of many from the Waikawa Boating Club at the Pohara Boating Club who hosted the prize giving and dinner for both Clubs.  

Race 3 handicap results  1st - Same Café   2nd - Jet  3rd - Blackout.

The Waikawa race was won by Global who had a cracking race across and was just one minute off the course record - read all about it here
By 9pm most were tucked up in their berths for an early night so they were ready for the Sunday morning race back to Nelson which started in good breeze right off the breakwater.  The fleet reached across to Separation Point before popping their kites for the sleigh ride home in 20-25kts (well apart from Jet who unfortunately broke their pole so no kites for them).  Fast downhill sailing all the way and Blackout blasted back finishing first on line just a few seconds ahead of Witchdoctor.

Race 4 handicap results  1st - Blackout  2nd - Witchdoctor  3rd - Same Café  

Full race and series results on the website.
Upcoming Races
Four races in the Series - 1 drop race

First race - Sunday 25th April


Four races in the Series - 1 drop race - maximum two crew or challenge yourself and race single handed!

First Race - Sunday 16th May

Notices of Race for both the Winter Series will be available on the website very soon. 
Free training for all boaties and professionals. 
Any queries ring or email Peter Lawless, Top of the South Marine Biosecurity Coordinator - 021 894 363 - email
This is a drop in session.  Arrive anytime between 1pm to 3.30pm and you'll be included. 
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