Welcome to Titahi Bay Boating Club
Titahi Bay Boating Club is a friendly, family-orientated club, with safe sailing all year round in Porirua harbour. Our summer programme has club racing on Saturdays, while in winter we hold our annual Winter Series with boats coming from clubs around the region to compete.
TBBC WINTER SERIES - GROUP 2 RACES START ON SUNDAY 27 JULY
All centreboard classes are welcome to this series that runs over ten Sundays from 1 June through to 24 August with a break for the school holidays. Two races each morning sailed back to back with the first warning signal at 10:00hrs.
Results to date can be found here and you'll find pictures from the day's racing on our Winter Series page.
TBBC REGATTA - SUNDAY 16 FEBRUARY
They don't come any better than that. Perfect weather, perfect breeze (when it arrived just after the scheduled 10:00 a.m. first warning signal) and 35 boats on the water gave the sailors, the race management and rescue crews, and the spectators a day to remember. Special thanks to Plimmerton and Paremata Boating Clubs for sending their rescue craft and crews as well as such good numbers of sailors.
Full results are available here.
Thirty one sailors from the Heretaunga, Paremata, Plimmerton and Worser Bay Boating Clubs and Muritai Yacht Club enjoyed the three day OptiSail 2014 camp that we hosted on behalf of the Wellington Yachting Association and that started on Monday 27 January. Two days of fresh southerly breezes made the sailing challenging but everyone had a great time. Monday was spent on the waters in front of the club:
and Tuesday morning saw everybody sailing out of the harbour and around to Shelly Bay for games, drills and morning tea:
and we finished Tuesday with a night sail:
Wednesday's weather was perfect and the morning was spent on drills and games:
and we finished off with a team challenge:
and an on-the-water lolly scramble - remind me to buy a balloon pump before next year's camp!
JETTY REPAIR COMPLETED
After many years of patching up problems, we've finally had to bite the bullet and tackle the repair of our jetty. Despite the miserable morning weather, we had a really good turnout for the first working bee on 7 December and a lot of progress was made. The pictures below show where we'd got to by lunchtime and by the end of the day.
A second working bee on 14 December moved us further along -
- and we could just about get boats in and out of the shed by the end of the session on Saturday 21 December!
Christmas dinners were worked off on Friday and Saturday 27 and 28 December.
New piles, bearers and joists were finished and a lot more decking was laid on Monday 30 December.
And the last nail went in on Friday 3 January! The weather packed up shortly after so we still had a bit of trimming to do and that happened the following week.
New members are always welcome. Our membership categories and fees for 2013-14 are:
* Family ($110). Covers 2 adults and all of their children aged 18 or under on 31 January 2014
* Senior ($85)
* Junior ($50). Must be 18 or under on 31 January 2014
* Non-sailing ($40)
CLUB AND REGIONAL EVENTS
TBBC is a member club of the Wellington Yachting Association (WYA) which produces a regional calendar of events and is the controlling body for a number of Wellington Regional Championship events. The WYA publishes an annual calendar of major events around the region and this can be found on its website at www.sportsground.co.nz/wya. You can also find links to the other WYA clubs on this site.
Here's TBBC's programme from 1 June when the Winter Series starts through to the end of August when our sailing year finishes. We're working on the dates for 2014-15 now and these will be posted as they're confirmed. We're now sharing our facilities with the Porirua Canoe and Kayak Club (PCKC) and the calendar now lists events for both clubs.