The TYPBC is amongst a very small number of NZ sailing clubs, that offer everything a new or experience sailor could want. From Learn to Sail in small Optimist dinghies, to national and international centreboard sailing and windsurfing, to trailer yachts and mulithulls, to keelboat racing and cruising locally and overseas.
We also run women’s sailing with a dedicated WoW (Women on Water) division. This is especially set up to allow novice sailoresses to experience Keeler sailing over a season. Many women fall in love with sailing through WoW, take a Learn to Sail adult course and continue with WoW for many years as well as joining the Wednesday night Keeler racing. Disabled sailing is covered with regular sailing activites run by Sailability Tauranga.
The TYPBC has a number of World Champions, all of whom still come down to race with everyone and spend time talking and coaching sailing. We have National Judges to assist with rules interpretation and resolving on-the-water disputes. There are National Race Officers to help run National Championships, also YNZ trained Club Instructors to teach sailing and safety.
The club also runs Patrol Boat courses so that the parents of young sailors are able to support racing and coaching of their children in a club patrol boat.
The TYPBC is a registered charity under the Charities Act (CC46505), is an incorporated society and affilitated to Yachting New Zealand.
The club caters for new sailors generally starting around 7 to 8 years old, through to those who have been members for over 60 years. There are many members who “Sail for Life”.