Torbay Sailing Club membership registrations for the 2020/21 sailing season are now open.
For the 2020/21 season, a new membership pricing structure will come into effect. Previously, memberships were either Individual or Family. The new structure will be based around how many sailors there are in a family. For a family of one sailor, you will be charged a Single Sailor Family fee. This includes individuals. For a family or two or more sailors, you will be charged a Multi Sailor Family fee.
More information about this change, some family scenario examples, and new membership costs can be found here.
Registrations of interest are available for boat storage. Boat storage is available to youth sailors in Optimist, Starling and Laser. Places are limited and eligibility will be assessed before you make payment. Coaching registrations are also available.
Payment can be made by credit card, internet banking, or EFTPOS on the next club day. It is important to bring a copy of your registration email on your phone to show at the bar if choosing to pay via EFTPOS.
Membership, boat storage, and coaching fees have all changed for this season. Please use the link above to view these.
Renewal of 2019/20 membership
Please log in with your existing username and password issued last season and re-activate your membership. If you have lost your username or password, please use the forgotten username or password link to receive your log in information via email.
Once you log in, you will need to proceed through checking each member’s details. If someone is registered as a sailor but they don’t sail, please delete them to avoid being charged extra. If a parent now sails, but is still registered as a parent/guardian, please also delete them and re-register them as a sailor. If you are unsure about what this means and how to make changes to your registration, please email email@example.com so we can manually renew your membership and make sure the correct details are entered for your family.
Use the link below to begin registration. Please read the new membership pricing structure found here so that the details you enter correctly calculate the fee for you. If you are unsure about how the new pricing structure works, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can assist you with your registration.
We look forward to seeing everyone back at our season opening day on Sunday, 20th September.
The Torbay Sailing Club AGM originally scheduled for this Friday has been postponed. We will advise when a new date has been set.
The Torbay Sailing Club Annual General Meeting is to be held at 6pm, Friday 28th August 2020 at the club.
All members are invited and encourage to come along to vote on two amendments to the Club Rules. These proposed amendments can be viewed at the link below.
If you have questions about these amendments, please send an email to Heidi Thonig, Secretary, at email@example.com.
Cancellation of 2020 Ronstan/Mainstay Marine J14 & Sunburst Nationals
March 17th 2020
Dear Competitors, Volunteers & Sponsors,
Unfortunately, due to the rapidly evolving situation with Covid-19 in New Zealand, Torbay Sailing Club has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Ronstan/Mainstay Marine J14 & Sunburst Nationals this coming weekend, 20-22 March 2020.
This decision is not made lightly, however the Club recognises that the focus needs to be on prevention of the virus spread and supporting our communities. The health safety and wellbeing of our sailors and members is paramount.
More information is to follow.
There has been a fair bit going on behind the scenes, even if we haven't all seen each other on the water recently!
Firstly, we are sporting some fantastic new shelves in the office. Thanks to Rod and Heidi for this, and Mark for the final installation. What a difference this will make to hopefully having a tidier office!
Secondly, we are super excited to take possession of the first of two new RIBs from Southern Pacific Inflatables. These new 3.4m RIBs will replace our old Torbay 1 and 4 tiller steers. Thanks to the general committee for the approval of this a couple of months back.
Thirdly, some of you are aware that Lily Zhang was instrumental in helping us fund the club tractor. It has come a point where the tractor is undergoing some maintenance this winter. Thanks to Ken for leading the charge on this one.
Many other things also, but too many to list!
What is coming up?
Tuesday 2nd July - Sailing Committee meeting 7pm
Thursday 4th July - Race Theory Night, topic of Starting 6.30pm
Sat/Sun 6th/7th July - Manly Mid Winter Champs: Hope to see a strong Torbay contingent here. Entries close on Wednesday.
OTHER KEY DATES:
Fri 19th - Sun 21st July - TORBAY CLUB CAMP: costs TBC, but two days of coaching, sleep over in the club, a similar repeat of a cooking challenge, and more.
Saturday 3rd August - FIrst Aid Course: Still some spaces left
Friday 30th August - TORBAY AGM: with another draw card to be announced.......
A bit late, but as per the calendar, tonight is a fun night planned. There is no set plan on what this entails, and would like the sailors, or attendees to drive this in terms of what is fun for them.
If you have any suggestions, then let us know. Aiming for a 6.30pm start, and it doesn't have to stay at the club. We can venture out :)
Prizegiving, tonight, 5pm. See you at the club!
Dinner is pizza (Sunday night so nice and easy). Gluten free, and vegetarian options. $5 per head. Bar open.
See you there :)
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow night will be a sail set up coaching session at the club. 6.30pm start. Everyone is welcome. Invite any non-members as well. Just a $5 donation at the door for non-members. Bar will be open.
Also a reminder of the coaching this Saturday. Let Gareth know ASAP if you are turning up. 10am start.
And winter series racing on Sunday. 11am 1st warning signal. If you can help out on the water, let Gareth know.
Gidday to all past and current members of the Torbay Sailing Club.
We are on the hunt for a few trophies to be returned. Some may still be with past members that weren't awarded last year.
These are what we are definitely after, but if you have any others sat at home, please email G on firstname.lastname@example.org. Likewise if you remember who these were awarded to, please get in touch as well.
- Most improved female
- Sailor of the year
- Outstanding contribution to the club
- Optimist Open Club Champion
- Laser Radial Club Champion
- J14 Club Champion
- Optimist Green Most Guns
- Starling Most Guns
- Laser Radial Most Guns
- J14 Most guns
- Splash most guns
- Optimist open
If you have any information, please get in touch!
So members, the Wright family (Glen/Brooke) and the Jensen family were the only ones to read the winter programme......
Tonight was scheduled the first Race Theory night with setup the focus. Luckily for the rest of you, the person who wrote the winter programme, may have also forgotten, and thus has been moved to next Thursday.
Heres the haps for next week:
Tuesday night 7pm - Sailing Committee Meeting
Thursday night 6.30pm - Race Theory Night (open to EVERYONE)
Saturday 8th June - Race training clinic 10.00am - 3pm ish (need to have told G by Tuesday if you intend on coming, again all classes welcome)
Sunday 9th June - Winter series racing (4 short races) 11am 1st Warning signal
Have a great long weekend :)
P.S. If you are sticking around Auckland this weekend, there are a few small jobs requiring a small chunk of time (outside tap change, trailer registration plates, office lock combination lock, trailer wheel bearing checks, small amount of trailer maintenance). If you feel like attempting any of these, all the parts are ready, just need a couple of people to chip in. Contact G.