International Paints Akl Tga 2013

UPDATE! 2013 International Paints Auckland to Tauranga Race

2013 International Paints Auckland to Tauranga Race

I R C Result: Apologies to the I R C competitors for not giving you a result at Prize Giving last night. Congratulations to Kia Kaha for winning the I R C Division, Kaimai Express 2nd and Rikki was 3rd. To check out the detailed I R C results click HERE Gary Smith, Commodore TYPBC

It is now the next day and for those who couldn't find the results please click here for over all line results. HERE If you want all the other results then the Big RED All Race Results button on the left side of this screen. Happy Reading and thanks to all that participated.

Update as at 1800 today.

More finishes: Expedition Coppelia, Force Eleven and No Worries.

Yippee, we finally have some more finishes and boy were they close. 30 second time difference between the next 3 finishes with the next two within 6 minutes.

Finishes, Squealer, Rikki, Urban Cowboy, Frenzy and Kaimai Express (in that order).

See the results for times.

At this stage the Prize giving is tentatively scheduled for 2100 hours (9pm). And meals will be available at the yacht club from 1900 hours (7pm) . Yummy Food, see you here.

13:18 hours. Frenzy and Squealer have just confirmed that they are abeam of Karewa. And - Urban Cowboy, Expedition Coppelia, Kaimai Express and Rikki

8-10knot NW here at the Yacht Club. Can acually see some yachts on the horizon. Looking on tracker some of the boats are in reasonable wind so hopefully we will have some finishes soon.... watch this space.

JUST IN: Latest times now in. Still no one else finished! ARGGG

Sorry nothing much to report. Boats are slowly slowly sailing along. Rigmoral has decided that the bar is too far off so they have started their motor and are heading home. Will keep you posted as soon as we know.

PredictWind Tracking
New for the race this year will be the use of the PredictWind tracking system which means each boat will be able to be tracked by using a smart phone on board. Family and friends will be able to watch the race from home and follow the progress. It is as simple as downloading the PredictWind tracking app and signing on for the race. Complete instructions will on a laminated sheet in every boats race bag. Follow the lnk below to get started! virtual race.
Also new this year will be a virtual race compliments of Anyone not racing will be able to log in and sail the race virtually and test their skills against those actually out on the water. Race Chairman Ray Findlay says “We are keen to embrace the technology out there to make the race and its progress available to anyone who is interested.Follow the link below to get started!

Planning is all go for plenty of fun and laughs at TYPBC after the race. Racers, family and friends are all invited to join in!

Got questions or need more information? Contact us at

Big thanks to International Paints and all our sponsors for their huge support.

Time to go sailing!

Click on logos below to get started

Team Vodafone targets record in the International Paints Auckland to Tauranga Yacht Race

It's all go for this premier annual event! Bouncing back from last year’s Rena cancellation, this year is shaping up to be a beauty. TYPBC has topped up their wind account and are looking for a quick race. With the support of RNZYS, the race kicks off at 1000 March 28th from the Squadron start line outside Westhaven.

Team Vodafone has confirmed their entry in an attempt to finally break a record that has so far proved elusive. Vodafone skipper Simon Hull comments “The International Paints Auckland to Tauranga race can be tricky and challenging. When the weather cooperates, it is a fantastic ride and that is what we are hoping for. Fingers crossed, we will have a crack at setting a new record. Time will tell.”

Upon arrival in Tauranga every boat will be greeted with the traditional welcome bucket and escorted to their berth. There is plenty of room for everyone. The TYPBC clubhouse will be open with hot showers and refreshments.

Race Chairman Ray Findlay says “New this year will be the availability of the Predict Wind tracking app. This means that family and friends will be able to follow race progress through the TYPBC website at and cheer their favourites on to victory. Every boat will be able to download the app, sign on, and through the TYPBC website anyone will be able to watch your progress.” Look for full details on the TYPBC website.

With the support of our excellent sponsors a great race will be followed by plenty of laughs, dancing and fun at the renowned Friday night prizegiving and party. Food and beverage service will be on offer from midday on Friday. Make a weekend of it and enjoy the soothing Tauranga Jazz Festival while here.

Thank you to all our sponsors: International Paints, Bridge Marina Travelift, Steve’s Marine, Safety at Sea ,Gourmet Foods, David Peet Jewellers, Battery Warehouse, Sheaff Automotive, Northern Region Coastguard, Fuel Advertising and STO.

Looking for some challenging racing that finishes up in a great spot with plenty of after race fun? Look no further. Get your entry in today! Got questions? Email us at now!

Bring it on!

Make plans and enter now

The Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club’s annual Easter weekend Auckland to Tauranga race is shaping up to be a good one. Early indications of interest are strong and some new plans by the club will mean a good time for all. The start in front of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is set for 1000 on March 28th for which will hopefully be a quick ride down the coast.

Plans for the traditional Friday night prizegi

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