8 October 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 08 October 2015

Commodore's Comments
Well done to all the sailors who headed up to the Winter Champs at Murrays Bay. There was plenty of breeze ranging from 18 to 25 at times on some courses. Our coach Maria also went to support sailors. Open Optimists saw tight racing again with our guys doing well. James Barnett finished 6th with a best race result of 2nd. Joel Kennedy also had a good time, finishing 7th after scoring a couple of 3rds. Tane Herbert finished 30th and Max Scott 42nd. We had a win in the Techno boards with Max van der Zalm 1st and Veerle ten Have 4th. Dolf ten Have finished 4th in the RSX boards. Samantha Kennedy sailed well in the Starling fleet to finish 7th overall and 3rd female. In the tough Youth Radial Lasers Elle Warren managed 20th and Jonathon Barnett finished 22nd overall. Well done to the team. See full results here:

The Blue Gavel New Zealand is an Organisation “also world wide” who’s members are past Commodores. Bill Mitchinson has been involved for many years and recently talked to his group about the coaching programme the TYPBC has planned for this season. Whenever possible the Blue Gavel support organisations fostering youth sailing and disabled sailing support. The group has kindly given our club a grant of $1000 for the coaching programme. Thanks to Bill, every bit helps us support our sailors.

Last night saw 33 boats hit the water for the Wednesday night racing with awesome warm weather and a NW breeze of around 10 knots. It’s nice to see the results getting mixed up in the different conditions and courses.
Division 1 was lead home by Frenzy with Voodoo Lounge 1st on corrected time. Division 2 Rocket Science was back on form and 1st on line with Fly Away Sam 1st on corrected. Division 3 Bruce Harrison lead home in High Point with Rhiannon taking 1st on corrected. Keewee cleaned up both line and corrected in division 4. The Tornados had 3 racing last night with Touch and Go 1st on line this time with Feisty Feline 1st on corrected this time. See full results here:

Last weekend saw the first Saturday 2 handed race for the keelboats. It was great to see 10 boats turned up and motored out to A buoy to start, hoping for some breeze out side. It was a long day with very little breeze! Whistler and La Rochelle retired just before the course was shortened but the remaining 8 managed to get a result. Sniper was 1st on line and Rocky was 1st on corrected. See full results here:

Good sailing.
Nigel Rippey


6-10 Oct - YNZ ISAF Youth Trials
8 Oct - WOW Pre-registration evening
9 Oct - Members' Night
10 Oct - Manly Regatta + Starling TS2
11 Oct - Karewa Series
11 Oct
- CB Summer Series 3
14 Oct - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 3                                                  15 Oct - WOW - Basic Skills Night                                                                


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Hi all,
What a night for action last night! The RaceQs coverage is now been adjusted for NZ daylight saving time, so please have a look at the replay as lots of boats have the trackers working now and the action is amazing. Use the link on the club website to view. Download the app to join in.
Remember this Sunday’s Karewa series, the first of the series,
Cheers Andy
Ps: you can preset the start of the tracking to automatically turn on, if you are a bit forgetful.


Kia ora sailors!

The school holidays has been a busy time for our young sailors and it has been great to get twenty two young people starting sailing over this time.  Highlights have included a trip to Matakana Island, capsize drills by the beach, a Harbour Tour in ribs (when wind left us unable to sail), and being inspired en route by Tom, Richard and Oliver who did brave the winds and show our new sailors what it’s all about. Thanks for the extra tacks too lads! 
Some of you might have seen the advertising in the Bay News or Bay of Plenty Times. Please cut these out and give them to a friend. Members if you can help get the word out there about the opportunities here then we can keep a steady stream of new sailors coming, learning and hopefully joining the club. Numberworks’n’Words have kindly agreed to advertise private lessons for us too. Parents who have kids who attend their classes will get a discount on private lessons. Again please spread the word.

Term 4 courses continue to book up with adults and children signing up for the new programmes starting next week. These are: Learn to Sail Level 1 on Mondays and Saturdays, Learn to Race on Tuesdays with a Sunday race training or race option, Learn to Sail 2 on Saturdays, Adult Dinghy Sailing on Thursdays and Private Lessons on Wednesdays and Thursdays. There will also be some dinghy sailing opportunities for the Women on Water.
I’m getting used to the sunny bay again and the interesting tides the harbour has. No complaints about the weather at all!  Steve’s Marine have been very kind in spicing together a herringbone tow line for the sailing school. This gives us peace-of-mind in getting over the channel and back whilst avoiding the barge. Everyone has been very friendly and welcoming. Just forgive me when I ask your name three times please!

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

Spring holiday race training camp during this week

We are having a succesful Spring holiday race training camp.  Cole Rippey and I are taking the sailors for a performance training outside the harbor with great wind and waves. The training will continue tomorrow for Starling and Laser, brief at 12 and finishing at 6:30pm.
And on Saturday brief at 12:30 and finish at 6:30 for all classes. We have 20 boats sign-up for this race training day. That will be fantastic for training starts, tactic and strategy concepts on a big fleet.
Thanks to Hamilton and Taupo sailors coming to enjoy this training with us! We are very happy to host you here.

If you still want to come to trainings on the following days please let me know! A good training for this Sunday club races also.

Term 4 coaching
Next week we are starting with the term 4 coaching. If you didn't receive the information or haven't registered yet please let me know. A good training is coming this term to the TYPBC!! A lot of race sailors will be here and a lot of fun and learning experiences are plan!

Below its my contact details will be great to hear from you. Maria Ferrario, Head race coach, Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club Inc, Ph 07 578 1615, Mobile 021 070 5454, Email: maria_ferrario@yahoo.com.  


This year there will be live coverage via RaceQs.com, this will show all participating yachts out there on the harbour close to real time so followers will be able to see where the boats are during the race from their computer. The service is free and boats need to download the free app onto their smartphones via RaceQs.com.

Helpers wanted for Wednesday night keeler races

We are looking for an extra couple of people to help in the tower for the Wednesday night keeler races.  This involves recording the boats as they approach the start area, operating the automated starting sequence, watching for any boats over the line and then recording the finish times.  This is a really good opportunity to be involved in the racing, without actually being on the water.  It’s also a good way to learn all about the race procedures.  We have experienced people running the races, so no previous experience is necessary. 

If you are interested, or would like additional information, please contact Bruce Harrison, phone 027 221 6926 or email bjh1900@gmail.com


Subs renewal invoices have all been sent out, check your Invoice/Statement for details. If you haven't received your invoice please contact the office asap. 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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