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The Wave

February 2021
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The end of a perfect day.  Regatta boats peacefully at anchor in Anchorage after a great sail across from Nelson and a happy gathering on the beach.
(photo c/o Deb)

Commodore's Comments

The 2021 year has started, full of hope for the future.  The weather has settled and the opportunity to use our boats in pleasant conditions has arrived.  No one more grateful than the Nelson Regatta team with four days of perfect breezes to make this year’s event a great success both on and off the water.  My sincere thanks go to everyone who helped with the planning over the past 12 months and the execution on the water and in the club.  Nine trailer yachts competed for the National Title with Overspray taking the trophy.  Twenty-five keelers competed in the Nelson Regatta.  Wild Blue, Romeo division; Marjory, Juliet division and Tanuki in the Cruising division were the victors this year.  A full list of results is on the website.
The passing of Robert Kay came as a shock to many of us with the club losing a foundation member, a steadfast and generous supporter of the club and a great friend to many.  A great number of club members attended the memorial service at Founders, sharing fond memories of good times.
The program for the next few months has a great mix of social, cruising and racing activities.  ColorBox Friday rum racing with the low key, non-spinnaker racing making an ideal end to the week with a few friends in a relaxed setting.
As the challengers sort themselves out to take on Emirates Team New Zealand the racing has been exciting and despite the speed, resembles good old match racing.  With speeds during racing now above 50 knots it makes for exciting viewing.  And where better to do that than at the club.
All the best to the racing fleet and to all who make use of our great TBCC.

Alister Morison

There are plenty of people who deserve a thank you so let's start with the skippers and crew who took part - who by all reports enjoyed themselves with some great competitive sailing and socialising. 

And if it wasn't for our sponsors and our band of volunteers the Regatta and National Champs wouldn't have been the success that they were.

So we must thank -
*  The Regatta Committee for their months of work put in to pull it all together - Alister, Maureen, Jayne, Stu, Howdie, Sam and Ange
*  Paul Davies our Race Officer who once again ran the events with military precision. 
*  Maureen and Jayne for organising everything for, and everyone at, registration and sourcing and sorting the prizes.
*  The handicapper Stu, who always faces a lot of flak.
*  Judy Bailey, Jim and Ange for start box duties. 
*  Todd for his photography.
*  Those who prepared the RIBs and marks - Stu, Warwick, Howdie, Geoff Faulkner - and those who manned them on Saturday and Sunday - Ian Gardiner, Gary Dayman, Sue Martin, Todd, Barry Mogford and Kelsey, and Nelson Yacht Club for lending the RIBs to us.
*  Vic K-T and John Levy who never hesitate to offer their boats to be used as the Committee boats and the crew on board - Jim, Jayne, Bill, Alan Cambridge, Todd and Pam Fyfe, Nicci Wood.

Thank you all and to Indo Jaya and the bar team for working overtime.  It's all greatly appreciated. 
Waitangi Day public holiday is on Monday 8th February so the Club will be closed.  And the Office will be closed from Friday 12th February reopening on Wednesday 17th February. 

Friday 26th February

Nanette Kirk from the Whitehaven Wine Company will be coming along with the full range of Koparepare wines for us to try for free before purchasing a glass or two over the bar.

Whitehaven Wines has recently relaunched the Kōparepare range to support LegaSea, a non-profit organisation that works tirelessly to protect and restore New Zealand’s coastal fisheries. Kōparepare means gift or contribution, and $1 from every bottle sold will be donated. 
Sunday 14th March
Due to its popularity the cruise is now full but if you've put your name on the list and have yet to pay please do so without delay to secure your spot.  There is a wait list. 

James Bond inspired Casino Evening 

Tickets will be on sale in February for our annual Super Fundraising Event.

Ladies a Cocktail dress and guys – this is your moment.

Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Crown and Anchor

No experience required and it is all legal….. well maybe.

Experienced croupiers will be on site to teach you the tricks.

A heartfelt thanks to Ange Milson who after ten whole years of volunteer bar work has decided to retire.  Thank you Ange - your jovial company will be missed by many. 
Club will be open on Race days
Who's your money on? Who's going to be the one to win seven races and face Emirates Team NZ? Luna Rossa will be facing off with INEOS Team UK in the Prada Cup Final starting with races 1-4 on 13/14 February.  Races 5 & 6 on 17 February and the rest of the races from 19 February. 
36th America's Cup
6th - 15th March

The racing schedule for the actual America's Cup has two races per day planned for March 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15. Additional reserve days have been scheduled but the intention is to complete the event on the weekend of March 13/14, weather permitting.  The winner will be Team NZ, no I mean the first team to win seven races.  
Nelson Yacht Club has been recognised as the ETNZ FanZone in Nelson and have some great events planned for Race Days.  Here's an opportunity to be part of the atmosphere and watch the races on the big screen.  There will be sailing activities, food trucks, and sponsors, and they may need some volunteers to help so watch this space. 
Full programme available shortly. 

 Galley to the Belly


The TBCC Recipe book - Galley to the Belly - is now into its second print run. 

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.

Upcoming Races
RACE 2 - 10th February
RACE 3 - 17th February
RACE 4 - 24th February
RACE 5 - 3rd March
9 races in the Series with 2 drop races.  

AON Combined Series 2020/2021

Don't forget the boats with the least points on corrected time over the Spring and Summer Series in each Division are competing for the AON Combined Series Trophy and wins $1000 off their AON insurance plus other goodies.  The boats with the most line honours in each division wins $100 off insurance.  Definitely worth competing for! 
First Race in the 8 race series
Friday 5th February - from 18:00

Fun Friday Mark Foy racing starting tomorrow evening.  First boat off at 6pm. Open to all.  You need a minimum of 2 crew but you don't need spinnakers or Code Zeros - only sails fixed to the forestay may be used - and your mainsail of course!  Briefing at 17:15 on the day of the race and prizes presented at the Club afterwards. 
RACE 2 - Nelson to Current Basin - Saturday 13th February

Briefing 09:00 - Race Start 10:00 

RACE 1 - Sunday 21st February
RACE 2 - Sunday 21st March  

Welcome to Whitehaven Wines who are generously sponsoring the Mapua Series.
Mark Foy starts with the first boat away at 13:00. 
NOR will be available on the website soon.

RESCHEDULED RACE 1 - Sunday 28th February

Briefing 09:00 - Race Start 10:00

A Facebook group for Women who sail in New Zealand to connect with one another and encourage more women to get involved in sailing, cruising and racing. Check it out. 
As the busy summer cruising season is approaching it's time to remind ourselves of the rules with regard to the use of the Club moorings. As a club member you must abide by the rules, treat others with respect and fly the club burgee when using a mooring.  Read more here ...
Click here to check the latest Navigational Safety Notices that are currently in force and note Cancellation of notice 01/21 – Whale Carcass in Inner Harbour
There's still a pile of Almanacs and membership cards waiting for collection.  Please remember to pick yours up when you're next in the Club.
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