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The Wave

June 2021
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You had to be quick to secure your spot at the Commodores' Dinner on Saturday as it was a full house and over 50 guests, including 7 past Commodores, enjoyed a great evening. 

Huge thanks must go to the Social team who set up in the morning and tidied up at the end of the night - and enjoyed a well earned sleep in on Sunday; to Anne Pirie who did a great job as MC, and Rebecca Hayter who entertained with her speech; to Yeyen and her team - the food was outstanding, beautifully presented and delicious; to Vee and Sue Martin who worked the bar and kept the drinks flowing; and to Judy Bailey for the photography. 

Current Commodore Alister selected a very worthy recipient for the Commodore's Cup this year and presented it to Maureen May.  Maureen has helped the Club in many many ways over the last eleven years taking on a variety of roles and standing on a variety of Committees.  Congratulations Maureen and thank you for your contribution to our Club. 



Such a busy month of May just past, with plenty of activity at the club. Friday nights are a real buzz with large numbers of members and guests enjoying the food and wine available, not to forget the Sprig & Fern beers and the weekly draw. Weeknights from 5-7pm are quietly popular.

The Commodores' dinner sold out early and those who had tickets enjoyed an entertaining and informative evening with a superb meal provided by Indojaya and a great after dinner speech from Rebecca Hayter. The Commodore’s cup was awarded to the very deserving Maureen May for her hard work over the years supporting the club and our members.

My focus is now on the succession plans for the club leadership over the next few years. The roles of Vice Commodore and Rear Commodore – Racing are open for interested members to put themselves forward for consideration at the next AGM in July. The Vice Commodore generally takes on responsibility for membership, promoting new membership and ensuring all members are benefitting from their involvement in the club, through good communications, opportunities to get together and to enjoy the facilities at the TBCC. The Rear Commodore – Racing chairs the sailing committee and delivers great competitive sailing for those members of the club who enjoy the Wednesday and weekend events organised by the club.

In addition there are opportunities to be part of the Main committee, the Sailing committee (racing),the Social committee and the Infrastructure (land and buildings) committee. There are lots of moving parts in a club that depends very much on volunteer support, many hands make light work.

See you the club, if you want to explore a role in more detail please get in touch.

Alister Morison

Don't miss out on Indojaya's Asian Buffet next week -
Friday 11th June.  
Text 0274724907 or email to book your place.
Upcoming Races
Race 2 : Sunday 13th June
Race 3 : Sunday 11th July
Race 4 : Sunday 8th August

Briefings at 10:00 - Race starts 11:00

Race 2 : Sunday 27th June
Race 3 : Sunday 25th July
Race 4 : Sunday 22nd August

Briefings at 10:00 - Race starts 11:00

Race Reports

Whitehaven Short Handed Series Race 1 
Sunday 16th May
You had to wonder why 24 sailors chose to go out on this not so sunny Sunday (good call Brian for postponing the lighthouse picnic!).  The weather was dismal with the rain starting just as the briefing did, and the heavens opening just as the race started. 
But 12 boats took part in Race 1 of this 4 race series - not that you’d know as you couldn’t see them - and there was some very close exciting racing.
The start was postponed 10 minutes to allow enough breeze to fill in in order to cross the start line and then the fleet drifted across on the last of the Tasman Bay night time southerly breeze.  Most boats chose to go wide towards the middle of the bay in the expectation that the 25 Kt N-NW breeze, that was forecast for the afternoon, would fill in.  Instead of which the rain filled in to test everyone’s waterproofs, and the northerly never did.  Those boats nearest the rhumb line were advantaged and nipped round the DOC Outer Glen mark ahead of the rest of the fleet. 

Instead of NW 25 it clocked round to the SE at a mere 5-7 kts, which just proves that the wind never reads the forecast, but it did allow the whole fleet to reach along the boulder bank back to the finish line.

Congratulations to the winners on handicap - Kokomea in Div 1; Settimio (a new boat to the fleet) in Div 2.  Line honour wins went to Blackout (Div 1) and Velocity (Div 2).  Full results on the website.

Thanks all for taking part and see you out there again for Race 2 on Sunday 13th June.
Book your holiday - inform your crew -
the Nelson Regatta dates have been announced!

Friday 21 January - Tuesday 25 January 2022

Keelers - Trailer Sailers - Sports Boats - Cruisers

Kicking off on Friday evening with the Invitation Race and finishing with the race back from Abel Tasman

Save the dates!

Tuesday 20th July 2021

Part of being in a Club is giving back to your Club .....
and as we are looking for nominations for
Flag Officers and Committee members
please consider putting your name forward.

We'll be running Tech Tuesdays again this year as they were really successful last year and well attended.  If you can help coordinate them please get in touch.  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 let Alister know - thanks.

The  bar is now stocking the long awaitied Jamaican Ginger beer as well as a new Sprig & Fern Hazy IPA to trial -  described as a 'juicy hop bomb that delivers citrus, passionfruit and stone-fruit flavours' how could you resist! 
There's also a range of Pete's Natural lemonades and sodas, brewed in Motueka, now available.  Using 100% natural ingredients that are locally sourced here in NZ. Low in sugar with a real fruit hit - check them out when you're next in the Club. 

The next SailGP event is in the Southern Italian City of Taranto this weekend -  5th & 6th June. 

Great Britain won the first event held in Bermuda last month, and New Zealand are hoping to improve on their placing. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will miss the next two SailGP regattas to concentrate on their Olympic campaign so we will have to rely on Swiss foiling specialist Arnaud Psarofaghis (helm) and Australian James Wierzbowski (flight controller) who have been recruited as cover.

SailGP is adrenaline-fueled racing as eight teams go head-to-head in eight iconic venues across the globe - including Christchurch in January 2022 - in identical cutting edge wingsailed catamarans.   

Watch live on SkySports or delayed on Youtube  / Facebook 

An alternative way to get out to your boat on its mooring. 

The TBCC Recipe book - Galley to the Belly - is now into another re-print.

Providing not only recipes that will make you salivate, but full colour illustrations and quirky comments to make you laugh.  This book is hours of entertainment for just $26.50. 

Let Deb know if you would like a copy.

Before you advertise your unwanted, but still functioning, chest freezer on Trade Me why not consider donating it or offering it for a few dollars to the Club.  It will be gratefully received. 
Work has started on the 2021-2022 edition of the Almanac. Please email Deb and let her know if there have been any changes in your life - new boat, change of address, new email address.  Thanks
On Board 'Zest' : Summer 2021
Auckland - Nelson
Covid, Tsunamis and Wind

                      Mt Maunganui                          Bay of Plenty 
              Napier Port
     Dolphins along the Wairarapa
Read Part II of Vicky and Tom Jackson's adventurous summer cruise on board Zest.  From a speedy departure just before Auckland went into Level 3 Lockdown to their last night at Catherine Cove.  'Over 8 weeks and 4 days we circumnavigated the North Island, covering 1,635 miles.  Sailing on board a yacht has its ups and downs, there are losses and gains....' A loss was no espresso coffee - a gain sparkling night skies.  
Welcome to our new members - thank you for joining our Club

Darren Webb & Jacqui McIvor - SY Fidei
Christopher Harris & Paula Casanovas - SY Morgane
Greg & Amanda Day  - SY Dardanelle
Christofph & Jeanette Roettger -  MV Atarangi
Lindsay & Leez O'Niell  -  MV Boleh Lah
Banu Oney & Peter Sagger -  SY Denize II / SY Manessa  

Many of you will continue boating over the winter but, if you're not, there are some simple things you can do that not only prevent damage to your boat but also protect the environment.  Keep reading (YNZ Briefings - June 2 2021)
Stuart Whitehouse has recently taken over the role of Deputy Harbour Master with Port Nelson.  He would love to hear from club members of any ongoing issues and concerns around the harbour and has a few projects underway - including local weather forecasting and harbour radio coverage.

Contact Stuart -
You should now register your EPIRB and PLB with the Rescue Coordination Centre using their new online system which enables you to log in and check or change your details whenever you need to.  Even if you already hold a beacon registration(s) with the Centre you are still required to create an account and login to their new website so that you can update, register additional beacons, and maintain your beacon registration details.  Click here to register now.  
If you are one of our Club sponsors you are welcome to advertise your services or products, or include an item of news, in The Wave.  Please email details to the Club Manager.    
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
If anyone has an old $25 TBCC voucher it's too late - you should have used it by 1st June! But come down to the Club on Friday evening before 18:30 and you're in with a chance of winning the draw - $500 this week
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