5 November 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 5 Nov 2015

Vice Commodore's Comments

Nigel is away for 3 weeks travelling with Trent to attend the 49er South American Champs followed by the 49er Worlds. Both events are being hosted by the Club Nautico San Isidro in Buenos Aires in Argentina which is the home club of Club Coach Maria. I see the club offers 16 Tennis Courts, 1 Squash court, 5 pools, 2 golf courses, 3 restaurants and a gym – so it’s going to be tough!

Also overseas James Barnett completed the Optimist  Asian Champs in Qatar finishing 90th out of 119 in a very competitive fleet after falling ill on the final day. See full results here. Sam Meech has just completed the last of the ISAF World Cup Series in Abu Dhabi and finished the series in 8th place in the Laser class, which is a fantastic result. Well done Sam and James.

Congratulations also to two of our Techno boardsailors who have just completed the Techno Worlds in Sardinia. Max Van der Zalm finished 6th in the U17 boys silver fleet and Veerle ten Have was 48th in the U17 Girls fleet. Well done to you both. See story below.

WOW had a disappointing start to their season. The first nights racing had to be abandoned due to lack of wind.

Also big congratulations to Lachlan Dillon for a great win in the P Class Tanner Cup trials held at the club on the weekend. Lachlan now goes on to represent BOP in the Tanner Cup in the Bay of Islands in early January following in the footsteps of his sister Niamh who won the BoP Trials last year.

Sunday saw some beautiful conditions on the harbour. The keelers had a good race around Karewa with Formula One taking Line Honours and with Handicap Honours going to Chris Cresswell in Fly Away Sam. The centreboard fleet were out in force with a good turnout in the Zephyrs with Mark Thomas the best performer on the day.

Dredging in the harbour is well underway now. This has resulted in an additional Sailing Instruction for Keelers, Trailer Yachts and Multihulls which can be viewed here. All competitors should be aware that there are some very steep drop-offs around the edge of the bank. There is only one dredge operating at present but there is a second, larger one coming. These vessels need space and hence the new sailing instruction which requires all boats to stay at least 50m away from any operating dredge.

Wednesday night Summer Series was a damp affair with variable wind speeds and a good drop of rain. There were handicap wins for Kaimai Express, Rocket Science, and Candidus. There were a lot of wet sails and crew by the end of it. Several boats found the new edge of the dredged bank on the western side of the Main channel, myself included. Don’t be fooled – we tacked in 8 meters of water and still went aground!

Keelers are organising their Windward Leeward series of races outside the harbour on Sunday 15th November. At present they are short of helpers. If you can offer help on that day it would be very much appreciated. Please contact Andy Kennedy aj.mg.kennedy@xtra.co.nz or 576 1145. NoR on our website under Announcements here.

Stay safe out there!
Nick Wrinch
Vice Commodore


4 Nov - Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 6
5 Nov - WoW Advanced Skills Night
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
12 Nov - WoW 2
13-15 Nov - Opti NI Champs, Napier


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Wed night pics
  • Tanner Cup Trials
  • Opti Asian Champs
  • Starling Match Racing
  • Techno Worlds
  • Maria's racing update
  • Alice's LTS update




Bread and Dips $6.50

Seasonal Hot Vegetables Main


Roast Pork with apple sauce served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day


Half Serve


Fish of the Day served with salad and fries $18.50
Vegetable Frittata $14
Scotch Fillet Steak with blue cheese, onion rings or garlic butter topping, served with fries and salad $16.50
Chicken Melt with camembert and bacon on focaccia bread, finished with mustard mayo and served with fries $16.50
Steak Sammie: minute steak topped with cream mushrooms on ciabatta bun and served with fries $16.50
Club Beef Burger. Beef patties, bacon and onion rings with salad filling on toasted bun served with fries $15.50
Gourmet Battered Fish Burger with salad filling and tartare sauce and served with fries $15.50
Fish and Chips served with lemon and tartare sauce  $13
Nachos (large)  $10
Wedges with ham, cheese and sour cream  $10
Beef Burger with fries  $8



Side Salad


Bowl of Fries


Large Fries




Choc or Raspberry Sundae


Chocolate Brownie







Chicken & Chips*


Fish & Chips*


Hot Dog & Chips*


*Ice Cream Sundae included with each children's meal






Sam Meech finished the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 8th overall, and the best placed of the four-strong NZL Sailing Team contingent in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

The regatta wrapped up on 1 Nov in the United Arab Emirates, with kiwis Sam Meech and Mike Bullot lining up for the Laser medal race.

Meech placed 4th in the final medal race, Bullot was 10th which saw both sailors retain the position they took into the last race, as their final result – 8th for Meech and 10th for Bullot.

BoP Tanner Cup Trials

Congratulations to Lachlan Dillon on winning the BoP P Class Tanner Cup Trials at the weekend following in the footsteps of his sister Niamh, who won the Trials last year. Well done also to all the other sailors who managed the tricky conditions.

Read more here.


After doing so well at the Qatar Regatta the week before, poor James fell ill on the last day of racing at the Opti Asian Champs last week and dropped to 90th. However, the great experience these two regattas would have given him against some of the best in the world would have been amazing.

Results and Event website here

Starling Match Racing Trials

The BoP Starling Match Racing Trials (Caltex Cup) are taking place this year on Saturday 14th Nov (15th being the reserve day). The NoR and Entry form are on our website under Announcements here.


The Techno World Championships in Sardinia are finally over, Max van der Zalm finished 6th in the U17 Boys Silver fleet and Veerle ten Have finished 48th in the U17 Girls fleet.

Read more here.


We are having a fantastic Term 4 training. The sailors are getting better each day and they are very excited to start traveling to the regattas coming soon. Also to travel and know a new place to sail, have a lot of fun and enjoy (Rule number 1!!), meet new friends and learn a lot from the day.

Nice to see so many P Class sailors racing the P trails! Great, big and competitive fleet there. Also fantastic to meet with James Barnett yesterday when he arrived back from the Opti Asian Champs in Qatar and hear all about his great experiences and big learnings from that competitive regatta.

We are very close to the next regattas now so we are getting the TYPBC Sailing Team polo and cup organised for all classes: Opti, P Class, Starling, Laser and for anyone else who might want one. Will be great to see all the Tauranga sailors and parents, if they want, wearing this TYPBC uniform during the regatta prize givings and maybe wearing some prizes and medals too! These are the same as last year.

Please orderi your Polo and cup through Tina Kennedy asap at teekay.mob@gmail.com.
If you can answer to Tina today or tomorrow will be the best! As we need to order asap to have it ready for Opti North Island Champs next weekend. Thank you!

Hasta la próxima! buenos vientos and train hard, have fun!
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 school groups are now getting some decent wind for starting sailing. The Kapa Haka Nationals mean that Te Kura Kaupapa Maori have missed the worst of the weather for this week – nice timing guys! Saturdays are getting busier as more people are coming from further afield to train here. Upwind is still a challenge, especially when the tide is against us too, as even the Learn to Race group on Tuesday found out. Practice makes perfect and the Sunday morning sessions starting this week will give these kids more time afloat to perfect their skills.

This month is Sport BOP Water Month. There are a number of sailing sessions advertised here as part of this for adults and children. Check these out here.
The Christmas course is now available to book online so for those parents who want some time to shop, that’s the one to go for – it is an opportunity for sailors of all levels to get out there and get some fun time afloat just after the schools break up. Information here.

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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