Monthly Archives: March 2014

HELP HELP HELP.  If you can help us with our biggest event of the year, The Matariki Race, please contact Angela, ph 03 358 9556 or email

The big boats from Lyttleton sail to our club on  Saturday 29th March.  We provide hospitality for the afternoon, evening and Sunday morning.  More details about the event will be posted at a later date.  But it will be all hands on deck for the weekend and many hands make light work 🙂  Looking forward to hearing from you all.

Angela Nicholls

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Calling all Life Members, members, supporters and friends of the PBBC.  Please join us for our Life Members Day, Saturday March 15th, to help celebrate these wonderful people who have contributed so much to our club over the 52 years we have been running.  Life Members have been and some still are part of the backbone to PBBC.  Their support and contributions over the years have been greatly appreciated by current members and users of the club.  So lets have a day of sailing and a ball to help mark this day.  Oops and of course an afternoon tea as well (members please bring a plate).

There are still tickets ( $10) available for the Op Shop Ball to be held that night from 7:30pm at the Pigeon Bay  Hall.  The only requirements are that you wear something from an op shop (2nd hand clothing store), bring your own nibbles, plate of supper to share,  drink and drinking vessel.  Then get down and boogie away in good ole PBBC style.  Remember the only way to have fun is to make it yourself so let’s have lots of it that night.  Contact Brenda for tickets: ph 027 4814248,  03 382 4248  or email:


As I write this we are having a “once in  50 years”  weather event at the beginning of autumn.  Hmm, feels like we have skipped autumn and rushed into winter!  I hope that anyone who has a boat in Lyttleton has not suffered too badly.  We need you guys for Matariki!  More on that in another post.

So far this year we have had a couple of club weekends and two major regattas, Old Salts and Paper Tiger Canterbury Champs.  The Old Salts had 23 boats and it was the best sailing conditions that anyone could remember at the bay.  And that’s saying something considering there were a lot of old memory holders there 🙂 .  The dinner was yummy, thank you Brenda and the quiz night  was a great success thanks to wonderful organisers Nikki and Vincent.  Peter Bain and his Ashburton team were clear winners.  A lot of fun was had by all.  Results are here:Old Salts Results 2014.updateddoc

The Canterbury Paper Tigers recently held their champs at the bay.  They had a great turnout of 9 cats.  Six of them were visitors to the club with three of them here at PBBC for the first time.   The results of that weekend were Bob Nicholls coming in 1st place and Harry Dawber close behind in 2nd place.  Well done guys and we hope to see you all back again.