19 November 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 19 Nov 2015

Vice Commodore's Comments

TYPBC sailors continue to perform well on the international and local stages. At the time of writing Messrs Burling and Tuke have made a good start in the World 49er Champs in Buenos Aries. After 8 races sailed they are in 1st position on 21 points, having recorded two firsts and an eighth overnight. Isaac McHardie and Trent Rippey are also competing here and had their best race overall in race 8 with a 4th position. Our local man on the ground, Commodore Nigel Rippey, says that it is an extremely competitive fleet with all the Olympic hopefuls competing. He reports that there are several crews who have fallen sick during the Regatta, including one of the Kiwi teams, with organisers warning competitors of the dangers of contaminants in the water following recent heavy rains. I guess it's easy to forget how lucky we are. For Trent and Isaac it is their first big fleet regatta in the 49er and Nigel says that it is a big learning curve for them but they are learning fast and improving all the time. See below for a link.

More locally we had 12 sailors at the North Island Optimist Champs and Starling Regatta at Napier last weekend. They had to compete in some large swells which was a new experience for some. Congratulations to James Barnett who came 12th in the Gold and to Samantha Kennedy who was 2nd (on countback) in the Starling Regatta.

At the Club there has been plenty going on with WOW finally getting their season under way with 13 boats on the water last Thursday. Starling Match Racing Trials were called off last Saturday, but Tom Maidment will represent the Club this year. Keelers had their annual Windward Leeward Races on Sunday. Ugly swells meant that races were held inside the harbour. Paul Sloane with Farr South was a clear winner on the day with 4 wins out of the 5 races.

Wednesday Night Summer Series Racing had a great night on the water last night with 38 boats racing – conditions were a little testing as a front came through and the wind swung round from westerly to south easterly during the latter stages of the race. Div 1 were a bit too keen on the start line and had to wait after a General Recall but in the end Ross Currie on Arethusa beat Voodoo Lounge by a mere 17 secs on corrected time. In Div 2 Rocket Science won on line and handicap, and in Div 3 & 4 there were wins on line and handicap also for High Point and Mintaka. The Multihulls had some exciting racing with overall honours going to Spirit.

Friday Night Fun Race is on again this week. The Wetas have had to cancel the WetaFest for this weekend and rescheduled it for some time in March. Keelers have the second race of their Two Handed series on Saturday and Centreboarders will be racing on Sunday.

On Saturday 28 November the Club will be holding an Open Day. This is an opportunity to get some new people in to the Club and give them an opportunity to go sailing. We will be looking for some keelboat members to take some people for a short sail to give them an introduction to sailing. It’s a good opportunity to pick up some crew too. Please give some thought to making your boat available for this. We will also be looking to get some of our Junior members and parents onto the boats and give them a bit of big boat experience too.

Have a good week.
Nick Wrinch
Vice Commodore


20 Nov - Members' Night
20 Nov
- Friday Night Fun Race 2
20-22 Nov
- WetaFest @ TYPBC -

21 Nov - 2 Handed Series 2
22 Nov
- CB Sum Series 8
25 Nov - Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 9 CBS
26 Nov - WoW 3
28 Nov - Club Open Day


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Wed night pics
  • 49er Worlds
  • Opti NI Champs
  • Wward/Lwards
  • Starling Match Racing
  • Learn to Wsurf
  • Finn Gold Cup
  • Club Open Day
  • WetaFest Postponed
  • 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



Courtesy of Murray de Lues', more photos here


              "Spirit" - multihull winner                                            "Mintaka" - Div 4 winner

49er Worlds in Argentina

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have taken the overall lead as the 2015 49er and 49erFX World Championships hits the half way mark and fleets are split into gold and silver for finals racing. Isaac McHardie and Trent Rippey are in 49th at their first world championships and Alex Maloney and Molly Meech are lying 10th in the 49erFX.

Read more here.  Event website and results here.

Opti NI Champs

Eleven TYPBC Opti Sailors made the trek to Napier for the Optimist North Island Champs with some surprising results. James Barnett was top placed in 12th with Braedyn Denny 34th from an Open fleet of 110 boats. Well done to all the kids for achieving so many personal bests.

Read more here..

Windward/Leeward Races

Well done to Paul Sloane on winning the Windward/Leeward races on Sunday on Farr South with 4 wins from 5.

See full results here.

Starling Match Racing

Congratulations to Tom Maidment on becoming the BoP Starling Match Racing representative at the Starling Match Racing Nationals on 23-25 Jan 2016.


We now have six children taking part in the Learn to Windsurf course which is taking place over the next few Saturdays until 11th Dec, under the expert tuition of Ethan Butler from Rotorua. Thanks to the senior for coming along and supporting our more junior windsurfers.

Contact the office if you would like to get into windsurfing on 578 5512.
ore photos here.


Please note that the WetaFest scheduled for this weekend has been postponed until 11-13 March 2016 because of the bad weather forecast.


Good luck to Andrew Murdoch of TYPBC who will be taking part in the Finn Gold Cup (World Champs) at Takapuna. In the warm-up regatta, Finn Auckland Champs, off Takapuna this week he cruised into 5th overall having not completed the last two races in windy conditions (probably saving his gear for the big regatta).
Event website here.


We have our club Open Day on Saturday 28th Nov, more details to follow so keep an eye on our Facebook page and for posters around town or contact the office on  578 5512.




We had a great Optimist regatta last weekend in Napier. A big group of 8 Opti open and 3 Opti green represent the club in the Optimist North Island Champs. Great results for these young Tauranga sailors!!

Opti Open - GOLD fleet: 12th James Barnett with two 4ths, 34th Braedyn Denney with 8th best result, 55th Lachlan Dillon with 12th best result.
SILVER fleet: 1st Joel Kennedy, 11th Blair Mellsop, 16th Max Scott, 24th Tane Herbert, 53rd Teaghan Denney.
Opti Green - 9th Tomas Sanchez with 2nd as best result, 19th Serena Sanchez, 28th Monty Carter.
Starling Open - 1st Samantha Kennedy.

The sailors learnt a lot from this 3 day regatta and got many key points to keep training and working for the next one which will be the Sir Peter Blake Regatta on December 4th and 5th.

Thank you so much to all the parents and to the club for their big help and support! All kids and coach came back very happy from this amazing learning and fun experience. Thank you also to Jono Barnet for helping with the Optimist coaching, great job Jono.
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.  


Saturday sailors have had the best of the weather recently with some nice winds for their sailing. The new sailors in the Learn to Sail 1 class in the morning continue to impress us and are almost up to the level of the afternoon group - just shows what a week in the school holidays can do.

Sunday was quiet but training still went ahead with starting practice for the Rainbow Race Group. This is the Rainbow Race group because usually there is a mixture of fibreglass Optimists and the rather colourful plastic ones, however this week we sailed in the Omega which was a lot of fun. Angus managed to stay in the boat as well. Obviously, not wet enough after the session, all the sailors had to go for a swim at the beach afterwards. The same group come on Tuesday evenings and although traditionally windy, there were even more knots forecast this week, so the racers had swimming races instead!

This week has seen a number of new young people start onto Learn to Sail Courses. These new sailors came through the Sport BOP Water Month Promotion. After a fun taster session in the Omega with Tom, these new sailors have now been out in Optimists for the first time. This has not only booster the numbers on the Monday night course but also has increased the comradery in this group and the buzz too!

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Kura Kokiri had a blast on Wednesday, realising that small plastic bags could replicate large spinnakers. Although these kids cannot sail yet, the bag races allowed them to do team racing downwind in a breeze they normally wouldn’t be out in.

Thursday is the first of the Women on Water Dinghy Sailing Sessions. It’ll be interesting to see how the ladies’ skills translate into smaller craft. Fourteen women have already signed up for this and there are quite a few volunteers helping out. Should be a good fun evening. 

The water is now almost 16 degrees centigrade. This is six degrees higher than the mean annual temperature in Northern Ireland (let alone the water there!). This is a great time to learn to sail and there are quite a few new courses coming up in the school holidays and New Year.

Want time to get some Christmas shopping done - Sign your children up now for the Christmas Course. This is on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December 2015.

Summer Holiday Courses – these are for sailors of any level and we are particularly keen to see new faces. The summer holiday week long courses give sailors plenty of practice whatever their level. There will also be room for two Small Sailors (6-7 year olds) per course. We would encourage the younger ones to try it out when the weather is more settled. The Small Sailors will start in an Omega with an instructor rather than being in an optimist on their own. The Summer Holiday Courses are now advertised on the website here.

Next term will hopefully see the continuation of some great sailing. Outside of the weekend programme, these courses below can be booked online now. If you’re not sure what one is applicable to your level, please ask.

Monday Evening Sailing for Adults (Beginners and Improvers) 5-8pm
Tuesday Evening Race Training (suitable for those wanting to get into racing - Level 3 - and those already racing) 4-7pm
Thursday Evening Race Training (suitable for those wanting to get into racing - Level 3 - and those already racing) 4-7pm
Friday Social Sailing (suitable for those aiming for Level 2 or for any level of sailor who just wants to practice without the pressure of the race) 4-7pm.

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.