29 October 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 29 Oct 2015

Commodore's Comments

We had three boats head up to the Bay of Islands in the PIC Coastal Classic, coming home with awesome results. It was great to watch them on tracker (especially good when it's on the wind). Incredibly out of around 150 boats to enter only 69 finished. Probably something to do with strong head winds!!  Arethusa, Frenzy and La Rochelle were all looking very good at times during the race. It was a race, which dealt up different conditions and plenty of on the wind work, which overall suited our boats. Arethusa finished 3rd on line and 2nd on corrected time in Division 3 which was better than last year. Next year?? Frenzy had a good one to finish 7th on line and well placed on corrected with 3rd in Division 1b. La Rochelle also had a decent race with 5th on line and 6th on corrected in Division 3. Well done to all.

Chris Mitchell our 3.7 guru also had a good regatta at the Rotorua sprint series recently. Chris finished 4th and Silvana Nieto 11th from 12 3.7s.

James Barnett has started the Asian Champs in Qatar and will be realising just how tough the 118 strong Optimist fleet is there with the world’s best Optimist sailors competing. James is sitting 70th after 6 races on day 2. Go James. See full results here.

Wednesday night saw race 5 and 38 boats turn up to the finish line.
Whatever seems to be on a roll winning both line and corrected beating Kaimai Express by 1 minute for the gun in Div 1. Farr South got the double in Div 2. Div 3 saw High Point take line honours and Flying Fifteen, Ffaux Pas 1st on corrected. Keewee cleaned up division 4 on both. The Tornado fleet is building again with 4 boats out last night. Relentless was 1st on line again with Feisty Feline taking the corrected time result. See full results here.

WoW are back racing tonight and this Saturday and Sunday the P Class trials are taking place to find our Tanner Cup rep, this will be raced in front of the club so come down and check it out!

Good sailing.
Nigel Rippey


29 Oct - WoW 1
30 Oct
- Members' Night
31 Oct & 1 Nov
- P Class Trials
31 Oct
- TY Picnic Cruise
1 Nov - Karewa Series 2 (MH Harbour Series 3)
1 Nov - Centreboard Sum Series 6
4 Nov - Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 6
6 Nov - Members' Night
6 Nov
- Friday Night Fun Race 1
8 Nov - Centreboard Sum Series 7
11 Nov - Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 7 CBS


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Coastal Classic
  • Legends Regatta
  • Opti Asian Champs
  • P NI Champs
  • Techno Worlds
  • Maria's racing update
  • Alice's LTS update





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Arethusa finished 3rd on line and 2nd on corrected time in Division 3 which was better than last year. Next year?? Frenzy had a good one to finish 7th on line and well placed on corrected with 3rd in Division 1b. La Rochelle also had a decent race with 5th on line and 6th on corrected in Division 3. Well done to all.

Read more here.   Event website here.


The Legends Regatta to Great Mercury Island was on last weekend featuring a few TYPBC yachts. Well done to all the TYPBC yachts.

Check out the results on their website here.


Another tough day for the NZL Team generally. Everyone is learning and improving their skills so they are becoming better sailors. That is the end of the qualifying series. Well done to Seb and Luke for making Gold Fleet! Tuesday (today) is teams racing, followed by a scheduled lay day on Wednesday. The final series will start on Thursday.

Results and Event website here


21 P Classes took part in the P Class North Island Champs last weekend, including Joel Kennedy, who travelled all the way up to the Bay of Islands Yacht Club. Joel managed a very good 16th overall.

Results and Event website here.


Veerle Ten Have is currently lying 48th after 5 races and  Max Van Der Zalm is lying 62nd after 6 races. The 2015 Techno World Champs in  Cagliari, Italy are taking place 24-31 Oct. There are over 230 boys and 115 girls taking part in two age divisions of U15 and U17.

Read more here.


Hola sailors,

We are having a fantastic Term 4 beginner course! - 15 Opti Open/Green sailors plus many LTR kids coming for coaching every Tuesday, 9 Starlings coming on Thursdays, 7 P Class sailors and 4 Laser sailors are doing our week a very busy one. More busy than the Coastal classic regatta race last weekend with those 30 knots of wind!

We are getting everything organised for the Optimist North Islands, the first Opti Ranking regatta of the season from 13-15 Nov in Napier. So good to see a big group of 10 Opti Open sailors and 4 Opti Green keen to go and represent the TYPBC at this big event. Parents are doing a fantastic job organising RIBs, roster duties, accommodation and boats. Lots of team work is being done by the sailors and the parents getting everything organised.

These Opti kids can teach us a lot about team work and sportsmanship. Last Tuesday during Open Opti training Monty Carter, having just had a bike accident with stitches in his leg, turned up to Opti training. He came for a challenge and went out in 25 knots with an elastic band and a plastic bag on his knee to keep his knee dry.This little but courageous 9 year old boy capsized twice that day. With pain in his knee he managed to keep bailing the Opti with big waves but big smile also! A good example of how courageous kids can be. Good job Monty. A lot of team work was shown also when Monty capsized near the rocks at the club entrance. As soon as Lachlan Dillon realised what happened he stopped sailing, went back to Monty sailing as hard and as fast as he could to help him with very good instructions on how to balance and bail the boat. Its a pleasure to see this kind of attitude amongst the kids. 

Hasta la próxima! y buenos vientos. 

Here are 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.  


The breeze stayed up for the Learn to Race kids on Tuesday but they, getting rather used to 25 knots, enjoyed the challenge once again. Thankfully the wind settled for the latest Learn to Sail classes are now getting out in conditions that allow them to sail not bail. This week Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Kura Kokiri started sailing. These kids had a fantastic first session in perfect conditions and sailing was definitely a hit with everyone. The first of the adult course evenings started last Thursday and it is great that already some of these sailors are getting out in keelers on Wednesday evenings as well as in dinghies on Thursday. There is still room for new beginner sailors on Mondays after school so please spread the word if you know anyone keen. It isn’t too late to join in. The Christmas Course is on the website already for those who want to plan ahead, and indeed there will be more courses for all levels to follow in the new year.

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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