12 November 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 12 Nov 2015

Rear Commodore's Comments

Well, another great week for the club. Thanks to our sailing super stars, our own Peter Burling and honorary member, Blair Tuke, we are the home club of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year. A first for TYPBC and we join an elite group of clubs. Congratulations to Peter and Blair and particularly to Richard, Heather and Scott Burling who have put in a huge effort over the years. See more details in the story below. Pete and Blair achieved yet another huge recovery on the final day of the 49er South American Champs to win their umpteenth regatta in a row. Watch next week for the 49er worlds. In addition to Pete and Blair we have our own Trent Rippey there ably supported by our Commodore, Nigel.

Back on the home front we had a beautiful warm Sunday for Centreboard racing with a pleasant moderate breeze. We had a good turnout from the ancients in their Zephyrs and three 3.7’s with club coach Maria trying her hand.  Exams took their toll on the turnout for Starlings, P Class and Optis.

Starling Match Racing Trials this Saturday14th. Come down and let our younger members show you how to manoeuvre on a dime.

10 Keelers out for the Friday fun race had to contend with very little wind and lots of tide but all made it round with standout performances by Whatever and Berenice.

Wednesday night racing featured a virtuoso display of start mark shifting, put on by some over eager clown in a bright yellow boat. Apart from that a great race in a moderate Westerly and a good turnout of 37 boats. Good to see bigger numbers in Div 3 & Div 4. The evergreen General Jackson won Div 1 with Fly Away Sam winning Div 2, Legato in Div 3 and Keewee in Div 4. A somewhat disappointing turnout for the Wednesday post race gathering. Remember, there is a door prize for members. The Keeler Committee is looking for ideas on how to encourage attendance, as a post race debrief is a good part of the fun. Thoughts, and ideas to Andy Kennedy, please.

WOW tonight, looks like a good wind, hopefully the rain will hold off.

On Sunday, we have the Keeler Windward-Leeward racing series. Always a great day and an opportunity to get your team’s crew work sorted out. If you can’t get your own boat out or don’t have a boat and want to learn more about keelboat crew work there will be plenty of people a bit short of crew members, so just turn up at the briefing at 9am Sunday 15th and you should have no problem getting a ride.

Andy Knowles
Rear Commodore


12 Nov - WoW 2
13 Nov - Members' Night
13-15 Nov
- Opti NI Champs, Napier

14 Nov - Starling Match Racing Trials
14 Nov - TY Tuapiro Cruise
15 Nov - Windward Leewards
15 Nov - TMIA Festival
17 Nov - WoW Dinghy Sailing
18 Nov - Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 8


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Wed night pics
  • Burling and Tuke win Rolex Sailors
  • Marina update
  • Maria's racing update
  • Alice's LTS update




Bread and Dips $6.50

Seasonal Hot Vegetables Main


Roast Baked Ham and pineapple 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





sailors OF THE YEAR

They may have missed out on last year's highest yachting accolade but there was no doubting their nomination this year. Read this very compelling article from Sail-World NZ here.

A huge congratulations to Peter and Blair and their families. They've also just won the South American 49er Championships which is part of their lead up to the World Champs.

Marina Update
Mid piles: If you interested in having a mid pile fitted please contact the office, we have the pile barge in the marina for a few more days. Cost for a mid pile, assuming we use a good used pile is between $1,100 and $1,200 plus GST.
Fuel: Great news for all who use plenty of fuel, we have negotiated with Petroleum Logistics, they have agreed to offer fuel at a competitive rate. More on this soon. Current price is $1.09.9 let’s all support them please.
Visiting other marinas: Please see the posters about the marina explaining what all other marinas are requiring if you plan to visit. You need to be antifouled in the last six months or washed in the last 30 days. We will soon have a “Clean Hull” stamp in the office or you can carry your haul out invoice’s. Remember all marinas in NZ require $5 million in liability cover !
Haul out: Thanks to you all for the support on our hard stand, it’s been fantastic. If you have not hauled out yet please ring and make a booking, the hard stand is busy, but we can help.
Recycling stations: So far they are working well, the gate system will be working in a week or so, please use your marina Proxy tag to enter. Please remember the recycling is co-mingled, makes it real easy.
Regards, Greg Prescott, Manager, Tauranga Marina Society


Hi P Class sailors: We need to move the lesson of tomorrow as many Ps are going to the Napier regatta. Cole can do this lesson on Saturday 21 Nov from 2:30 to 5:30pm. Let me know if somebody can't do it this day.
Hi Starlings: I am traveling to Napier today and some Starling sailors too. So we need to move the Starling lesson of tomorrow. I think on running this lesson on Saturday 28 nov (the weekend before Peter Blake), and do the training outside the harbour with the starlings to get some waves. Probably From 1:30 to 5:30pm so we go and come back with the tide. Let me know if this is ok. Thanks.
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.  


Its getting hot out there and we are all having to up the factor of sunscreen and not forget the ears. Kids on the weekend courses had a fantastic time sailing in perfect conditions and particularly improved their upwind sailing. The Learn to Sail Level 1 group even got the chance, after their hard work upwind, to have a Saturday morning break on the sandbank -- nothing like a sandbank break for a lesson -- a great opportunity to go over telltales and how they work. The Saturday afternoon group similarly enjoyed the weather and a number of them took to the Topaz dinghies rather fondly. Oh dear, perhaps it is "bye bye optimist" already for some (bye bye bailing too). Sunday brought conditions as glorious for the start of the Rainbow Racing. This is a session to encourage those who have not yet tried the afternoon racing or who are just getting into it and could do with some more training. A big well done goes to Anthony Wigley who was on the water all morning and then after a quick lunch went back out to do all three races in the afternoon. After racing it was suggested Pat should give Anthony a break. "Well I suppose he paid for it so he should get to sail it." said Anthony. Tuesday night came with the usual Tuesday night wind, as this group have become used to. We spent some time ashore doing landrills and re-visiting the tack to iron out bad habits. Then we set sail and did some tacking drills before a few small races. At the end of the session, young Angus Duncan was overly keen to help pick up buoys and in doing so managed to go swimming. Not his first time that night - Angus had earlier shown us all how climbing into an Optimist could be done over the bow. Great to see creativity among our young sailors! Midweek brought windier conditions but as Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Kura Kokiri sailors hadn't done the harbour tour, it was decided that we would go exploring. We went up Hunters Creek for a swim. The Herringbone Towline (courtesy of Steve's Marine) has all sorts of uses. The TKK sailors enjoyed a dip without drifting away in the current - don't worry the engine was off! The smiles on the faces of Ihipera Nuku, Hinengakau Cameron and Maia Tapiata say it all .

This Thursday - adult course back to normal after the session ashore with the women on water doing advanced skills. N.B. there is no adult course on 19th Nov.
This weekend - Saturday courses as usual - please come along knowing how to tie a reef knot and a figure of 8 knot.
Rainbow Racing - weather dependent - please contact me on Saturday evening about this. All other courses as usual.
Sign up now for the Christmas Course. This is on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December 2015 here.

See you on the water.

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