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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 STARTS ON SUNDAY 1 JUNE
  
All centreboard classes 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.

Click a link for the Notice of Race (Word or pdf format) and the Sailing Instructions (Word or pdf format). No pre-entry - register on the day from 08:30hrs.  

 
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.


 
 
OPTISAIL 2014
  
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. 
 



MEMBERSHIP
  
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)

Click to download a copy of our membership form for 2013-14 in Word or pdf format.
     
 
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 up to 1 June when the Winter Series starts. We're now sharing our facilities with the Porirua Canoe and Kayak Club (PCKC) and the calendar lists events for both clubs.  
  
1-Feb-14 TBBC Club Sailing. Clubroom open at 09:00, junior sailing from 10:00, senior sailing (cruising only) from 13:30. No senior racing today - Paremata BC regatta tomorrow.
 
2-Feb-14
 
Paremata BC Regatta.
4-Feb-14
 
TBBC Committee meeting - 19:30 at the Clubroom.
8-Feb-14
 
TBBC Club Sailing. Clubroom open at 09:00, junior sailing from 10:00, senior sailing (cruising / racing) from 13:30.
15-Feb-14
 
TBBC Club Sailing. Clubroom open at 09:00, junior sailing from 10:00. No senior sailing today - TBBC Regatta tomorrow.
 
16-Feb-14
 
TBBC Regatta
Clubroom open at 08:30, warning signal for first race at 10:00. NOR and Sailing Instructions available from links at the top of this page.
 
22-Feb-14 TBBC Learn To Sail start postponed to 8 March.
Clubroom open at 09:00, junior sailing from 10:00, senior sailing (cruising / racing) from 13:30
 
1-Mar-14
 
Wellington Power Boat Club Regatta - Day 1.
No TBBC sailing today. Harbour closure in force. Club ramp in use for launching power boats.
 
2-Mar-14
 
Wellington Power Boat Club Regatta - Day 2.
Harbour closure in force. Club ramp in use for launching power boats.
 
4-Mar-14
 
TBBC Committee meeting - 19:30 at the Clubroom
 
4-Mar-14
 
PCKC Committee meeting - 18:00 at the Clubroom
 
8-Mar-14
 
TBBC Learn To Sail starts today.
Clubroom open at 08:00, Learn To Sail at 09:00, senior sailing (cruising / racing) from 13:30
 
Hoe Tonga Waka Ama Sprints (today and tomorrow)
 
9-Mar-14 Hoe Tonga Waka Ama Sprints
 
15-Mar-14
 
TBBC Club Sailing. Clubroom open at 08:00, Learn To Sail at 09:00, senior sailing (cruising / racing) from 13:30
 
Hoe Tonga Waka Ama Sprints Reserve Day (today and tomorrow)
 
16-Mar-14
 
Hoe Tonga Waka Ama Sprints Reserve Day
 
22-Mar-14
  
TBBC Club Sailing. Clubroom open at 08:00, Learn To Sail at 09:00, senior sailing (cruising / racing) from 13:30
29-Mar-14
 
TBBC Club Sailing. Clubroom open at 08:00, Learn To Sail at 09:00, senior sailing (cruising only) from 13:30. No senior racing today - Plimmerton BC regatta tomorrow.

30-Mar-14
 
Plimmerton BC regatta
1-Apr-14
  
TBBC Committee meeting - 19:30 at the Clubroom
5-Apr-14
 
Last day of Learn To Sail
TBBC Club  Sailing. Clubroom open at 08:00, Learn To Sail at 09:00, other junior sailing from 11:00, senior sailing (cruising / racing) from 13:30
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6-Apr-14
 
Porirua Grand Traverse.
TBBC Support Boats in use for kayak leg of event.
 
12-Apr-14
 
TBBC Club Sailing. Clubroom open at 08:30, Learn To Sail at 09:00, senior sailing (cruising / racing) from 13:30
 
19-Apr-14
 
TBBC Club Sailing. Clubroom open at 08:30, Learn To Sail at 09:00, no senior sailing
26-Apr-14
 
TBBC Club Sailing. Clubroom open at 08:30, Learn To Sail at 09:00, senior sailing (cruising / racing) from 13:30
 
3-May-14
 
TBBC Club Sailing. Clubroom open at 12:00, sailing (cruising / racing) from 13:00
 
6-May-14
 
TBBC Committee meeting - 19:30 at the Clubroom
10-May-14
 
TBBC Club Sailing. Clubroom open at 12:00, sailing (cruising / racing) from 13:00
17-May-14
 
TBBC Club Sailing. Clubroom open at 12:00, sailing (cruising / racing) from 13:00
24-May-14
 
Reserved for working bee - Winter Series preparations
 
31-May-14
 
Reserved for working bee - Winter Series preparations
 
1-Jun-14
 
Winter Series starts
 
3-Jun-14
 
TBBC Committee meeting - 19:30 at the Goodmans.
  
 
Check out our weather page for conditions and tide info!
 
 
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