3 March 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 3 March 2016

Commodore's Comments

Last weekend the Tornado Nationals saw some great racing in a fleet of 8 fast Tornado Catamarans. Saturday the sailing was near perfect with good breeze but Sunday the breeze was very unstable when it finally filled in with some big shifts making setting courses difficult. Stoney Broke sailed by Bill Caunce were the overall winners. Aon Racing, Julian Tankard 2nd and Yahoo Serious, Bill Kidman and Graeme Laurie was 3rd. Thanks to all the volunteers who made the regatta a success. Well done to all. Jason Marra has put together a great video of the racing. Note the shark at 1.47. Click on the following link here.

Sail Auckland was sailed over four days out of Murrays Bay last weekend, but there was no breeze at all on Sunday. The three days of good sailing and plenty of races squeezed in made for a good regatta. Sam Meech in the Laser fleet sailed extremely well and came out with a very good regatta win at a crucial time with Olympic selection looming closer. Molly Meech and Alex Maloney made easy work of the win in the 49erFX while in the 49ers Trent Rippey and Isaac McHardie finished 3rd. Jonathan Barnett and Lachlan Grimwade are new comers to the 29er, they finished 12th. In the Laser Radial fleet Jason Hewitt finished 8th and Dylan McKinlay 16th.

Wednesday Night racing saw 34 boats hit the start line, some a little too early with several individual recalls. The breeze was light but made for some really close racing and several “passing lanes“ around the course. In Div 1 the line and corrected results were the same for the first 5 boats incredibly. Frenzy lead the way around the course to take the double, Whatever 2nd and Kaimai Express 3rd. Div 2 saw Rocket Science take a big lead to win on line but Rocky had an awesome race in the light air to take 1st on corrected. Div 3 Fair Seasons won on line and corrected and Div 4 Mintaka was 1st on line and Bella Via 1st on corrected. See full results here.

This weekend we have several going to compete in the gruelling OKI 24hr race, which will be sailed in Lasers on Lake Pupuke in Auckland.

The Centreboard fleet have racing on Sunday and some will be going to the Hamilton Regatta.

The Keel boats have the Gold Cup set to be raced for on Sunday.

Good sailing.
Nigel Rippey
Commodore

UPCOMING EVENTS 2015

3 March - WoW 8
4 March -
Members' Night
5-6 March - OKI 24hr Race, Lake Pupuke
6 March
- Gold Cup
6 March
- CB Sum Series 14
9 March - Keeler/TY/MH Sum Series 20
10-12 March - MH Matakana Raid
10-13 March - 420 & Nacra 17 Nationals, Kohi
11 March
- Friday Night Fun Race 7
12 March - TY Picnic Cruise
12-13 March - Mighty River Power, Taupo
12-13 March - RS:X & Techno NI Champs, Manly
12-14 March
- Opti Ranking Reg, Nelson

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Tornado Nats
  • Sail Auckland
  • 470 Worlds
  • Learn to w'surf
  • Auck Tga updates
  • Dredging alert
  • Coaches' Corner
  • Contact us

 
   

 

 
 

P CLASS BISTRO MENU

 

Bread and Dips $6.50

Seasonal Hot Vegetables Main

$11

Roast Beef with Yorkshire pudding served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day

$15

Half Serve

$12.50

Gourmet Battered Fish Burger with salad filling and tartare sauce and served with fries $15.50
Club Beef Burger. Beef pattie, bacon and onion rings with salad filling on toasted bun and served with fries $15.50
Fish & Chips served with lemon and tartare sauce $13
Nachos (large) $10
Wedges $10
Beef Burger with fries $8
   

Extras

 

Side Salad

$3.50

Bowl of Fries

$3.50

Large Fries

$6

Dessert

 

Choc or Raspberry Sundae

$4

Chocolate Brownie

$6.50

                           

 

 

CHILDRENS' MENU

Chicken & Chips*

$6.50

Fish & Chips*

$6.50

Hot Dog & Chips*

$6.50

*Ice Cream Sundae included with each children's meal

 

NEWS


Tornado Nationals

The Tornado Nationals were held last weekend at TYPBC where all 9 races were completed.

Read all about it here and check out the drone footage here.

 

SAIL AUCKLAND

Sail Auckland was sailed over four days from Murrays Bay last weekend, but there was no breeze at all on Sunday. Sam Meech in the Laser fleet sailed extremely well and came out with a very good regatta win at a crucial time with Olympic selection looming closer. Molly Meech and Alex Maloney made easy work of the win in the 49erFX while in the 49ers Trent Rippey and Isaac McHardie finished 3rd. Jonathan Barnett and Lachlan Grimwade are new comers to the 29er, they finished 12th. In the Laser Radial fleet Jason Hewitt finished 8th and Dylan McKinlay 16th.

See event website here.

470 WORLD CHAMPS

Sam and Zak finished a creditable 38th at the 470 World Champs in Argentina.

Read the full story here

WANT TO LEARN TO WINDSURF ?

Join the fast, fun and affordable sport of windsurfing at TYPBC on the beautiful Tauranga Harbour.

Once you have learnt to windsurf through qualified instructors you can go on to either race in the second largest youth class in the world, the Techno class, or enjoy the thrill of just windsurfing for fun.
Where:        TYPBC, Sulphur Point
When:         Wednesdays 4-7pm beginning soon
How long:    4-6 weeks
Who:           Children and adults
Equipment:  Board, rig, lifejacket, wetsuit are all provided by BoPSAT
How much:  TBA and includes all equipment
Contact Pauline: 021 0279 7383, menp@ihug.co.nz

AUCKLAND TAURANGA RACE: UPDATES

CREWING OPPORTUNITIES ON STEINLAGER 2 

Steinlager 2 has crewing opportunities available for: a) Auck to Tauranga Race at $450pp, b) the Auck to Tauranga Race and delivery back at $700pp, and c) the delivery back only for $250pp. Go here for more details and registration form here. This is an amazing opportunity.

ENTRIES SO FAR:  Frenzy, Kaimai Express & Awen (Open 60)

Auck to Tauranga Race Website here.
Auck to Tauranga Facebook page here.

DREDGING ALERT !!!
 

COACHES' CORNER

MARIA'S RACE COACHING

Hi sailors and parents,

All the courses are running really well and we are getting so busy that the weeks seem to fly! Will be just in a couple of weeks were the summer courses will finish .....but the Autumn courses will start!!  These courses will offer the sailors the possibility to keep sailing, training for the winter series here and in other clubs and have a great time sailing with their friends with a lot of fun and different activities.

Talking about the next regattas we are organising a fantastic TYPBC Optimist Team to represent the club at the 2016 Optimist Nationals from 23-29 March. This year will be a really big group of 11 young sailors age 12-14 years old racing in the Open Opti fleet. We are very happy to see how much the Open and Green Opti fleet increases this season. We are all very proud of this sailors, on their improvement done this summer and on the big effort that they put every day.

With the Nationals just around the corner the sailors are doing their best and training very hard for this regatta. Due to the demand we have to add a Saturday Open and Green Optimist extra training days: 5 March, 12 March and 19 March.

The 2016 Starling Nationals is also in a couple of weeks!! The TYPBC Starling Team is doing a fantastic job training for this regatta. This regatta will be run in Christchurch, so the sailors will have a great and learning experience sailing in this challenging waters and an exciting trip traveling with their friends.

Its amazing to see three students training together in the Laser to go and race in the OKI 24hours Laser race in a  couple of weeks. This is a super regatta of 24 hours racing on the Laser. A fantastic TYPBC team is going with: Tom Maidment, Elly Warren and Richard Wright!! All the best for this team!

Now, finishing the writing with one of the main Teams of the sailing school: The smallest but very courageous sailors in the green fleet! A great job is being done in this group. A big group of enthusiastic sailors race on the last Sunday Club racing and they finish winning some of the Opti open in some of the races, great way to go, keep improving. Also seven Optimist green sailors will go and race at the Mighty River Power Regatta in Taupo. The invitation is also open for the Rainbow fleet so just let me know if you also want to go! A good opportunity to learn from another racing area.

"I have been sailing on many race courses around the world with a good deal of success because I have trained myself to take the trouble to learn the local wind and current conditions" Paul Elvstrom. Four Gold Olympic medals winner.

For any information concerning race coaching you can contact Maria at maria_ferrario@yahoo.com or 07 578 1615. 


ALICE'S LEARN TO SAIL

It has been a little wet for some of the Learn to Sail groups this week but with a wetsuit on and a strong desire to be in the water as well as on top of it, the recent rains haven’t bothered our kids. Gate Pa School started sailing on Monday to add to the other schools that are already involved here thanks to the BoPSAT programme. It was great to see these very fresh kids take to it immediately, especially as most had never been in a boat at all before. Splashing through the waves was met with laughs of delight as the young people sailed along. The adults on Monday met more challenges and had to push themselves a bit more with the windward mark much further upwind. This week there were no capsizes even at the gybe mark, so progress all round. Well done guys! The Learn to Race group, however, did have some interesting gybes and some young folk ended up rather wet. Just as well everyone likes capsizing. When it came to “favourite moments of the evening” it was encouraging to hear people say “winning the race” or “coming 2nd” rather than capsizing. Yes, we like capsizing, but now, we love winning. Progress again!  

New Learn to Sail Courses coming up: Learn to Sail Level 1 for kids, starting this Saturday; Autumn Training for kids starting in April, Adult Level 2 starting in April. 
 
If you have any questions about the Learn to Sail Programme, please check out the website here then call or email 022 085 3143 (Alice) tauranga.coach@gmail.com.

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