9 July 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 9 July 2015

Commodore's Comments

The international regatta circuit is in full swing with several top grade regattas on at any one time. Several TYPBC sailors are again doing exceptionally well.

The Laser Worlds have just wound up in Kingston, Canada. Sam Meech had an awesome last day to finish 7th overall just one place behind team mate Andy Maloney. Thomas Saunders finished 27th overall in what must be one of the toughest fleets of 158 Lasers.

The Nacra 17 Worlds has also started in Aarhus, Denmark. Jason Saunders and Gemma Jones have started well to be lying 5th while relative new comers to the class; Olivia MacKay and Micah Wilkinson are 36th and 3rd in Silver. Many will remember Micah learned to race P Class between here and Hamilton and is now part of the AON Fast Track Programme.

Also in Porto, Portugal the 49er Europeans has started and Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are up to 6th after a tidy day two. The pair still has a lot of tough racing ahead.

Last weekend the centreboard fleet was up against it with a forecast for some strong gusts later in the afternoon. Warren managed to get racing but in the end it was too tough for most of our newer sailors. Good experience though, both for the kids and the crews in the rescue boats.

This weekend is looking like some nice weather for the keelboat Burnsco Winter Series 5, so I think we will see a good fleet out.

Good sailing
Nigel Rippey


10 July - Members' Night
12 July
- Burnsco Keeler Winter Series 5
19 July - Burnsco Centreboard Winter Series 6


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  • 470 Europeans
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  • Nacra17 Worlds
  • Jim Young book
  • Rules exercise
  • Patrol Boat course
  • Instructor course
  • Judging Seminar
  • Subs renewal





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Sam Barnett and Zak Merton finished 24th in the Silver fleet with a great result in race 4 where they finished 6th.

Read more here.


Fantastic results for our TYPBC Laser sailors: Sam Meech finished 7th and Thomas Saunders 27th at the Laser Worlds which took place in Kingston, Canada.

Read more here

49er & 49erFX Europeans

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are currently lying 6th at the 49er European Champs in Portugal while Molly Meech and Alex Maloney are lying 9th.

Read more here.

Nacra17 World Champs

Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders have climbed to 5th overall on day four of the 2015 Nacra 17 World Championships on in Aarhus, Denmark.

Read more here.


A book about the NZ yacht designer Jim Young has just been published, he was Extremes' designer.

Follow the link here.


Click on the link here, watch the video and try working out. This video was shot by Sailing World at the 2015 NOOD Regatta and shows an incident at a windward mark involving two Beneteau First 40.7s. One boat is yelling, “No Room! Don’t go in there!” and the other boat is yelling, “Don’t Tack!” Watch the video, stop it, move the slider bar to advance and back up the action before coming to a conclusion of who is right and who is wrong. The answer, written by Butch Ulmer, UK Sailmakers’ rules guru, appears here.


There will be a patrol boat course from 5-8pm on 17 & 18 September with Peter Head of Elements.

Could those who are interested please email Greg at gregwindcatcher@gmail.com.


As a result of a strong expression of interest for a coaching course a date has been set for 6 & 7 October, 9am to 5pm. It will be run by Peter Head of Elements for YNZ and is now being advertised on their website which is where people will need to register their interest. The cost is $125/person but the Club has agreed to contribute $25/person. Numbers are limited for this course so get in quick!!

Go to YNZ here, to register, or go to their website at www.yachtingnz.co.nz and click on Events then scroll down to find the Tauranga course, click on the title and register there. 


I'm sorry but we've had to cancel this course due to lack of participants.

SUBS RENEWAL for 2015/16

Subs renewal invoices will be sent out mid July 2015. Don't forget you can pay your subs and storage fees by cash, cheque or credit card at the office during normal office hours or you can post your cheque to Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club at PO Box 14352, Tauranga 3143.

You can even pay online into our ANZ bank account number 01-0434-0082955-00 putting your invoice number on the reference line.
Thank you.


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