The New Zealand National Register of P-class yachts is maintained by TYPBC and held and managed securely in TidyStock. P-class yachts need a certificate of origin proving their current and historical ownership to enable their owner to compete in annual yacht races. Those certificates are printed directly from TidyStock as a customised report.
The Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club (TYPBC) has a long history as one of the oldest sailing clubs in New Zealand. Founded in 1920, it was the home club of yacht designer Harry Highet; his Tauranga class yacht is today known as the P-class and has grown in popularity from its Tauranga base since 1924. The P-class yacht is a small single sail dinghy, a training boat for young people in New Zealand and famous for being the sailing trainer vessel for entrants into the sport of sailing. Many of the winners of the national P-Class regattas have gone on to win major international sailing events from Olympic Gold to the Americas Cup. Competitions are held annually; virtually every famous New Zealand yachtsman, including Sir Peter Blake, Chris Dickson and Russell Coutts, began their sailing career in P-class yachts. Four members of the 2016 NZ Olympic sailing team, including Gold medal winner Peter Burling and Bronze medal winner Sam Meech, are members of Tauranga’s TYPBC.