26 November 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 26 Nov 2015

Commodore's Comments

I have just returned home from the 49er South American Champs and World Championships in San Isidro, Buenos Aires. It was awesome to watch Peter Burling and Blair Tuke as the pair carried on their winning streak in style to take the Gold in both regattas against a very talented field in difficult conditions. As you may have seen in their comments the brown water at the venue made it very hard to read wind gusts and shifts in the predominantly light regatta. The silver fleet seemed to be on the course when the big breeze arrived on a couple of days. A number of races were races in 20 plus knots with one finishing in a 30 knot squall putting a stop to racing for the day. That day I counted 12 masts broken and lots of damage to sails in the survival conditions for the 49ers. The main factor being, the depth of only 2 meters on the course area.

One of the youngest teams at the event, Trent Rippey and Isaac McHardie in their first major regatta in the 49er gained a heap of experience from sailing against the worlds best with years of campaigning behind them. They finished 36 in the SAs and 46th at the worlds after a rough start with an OCS and a jammed gennaker halyard. The pair’s best races were 4th and a 6th. The standard of the fleet was very high with all the Olympic hopefuls there trying to qualify for the games.

Molly Meech and Alex Maloney finished 8th in the FX fleet as they continue their preparation for the up and coming games in RIO. The next events for all these TYPBC sailors are the Miami World Cup and another World Champs in Clear Water USA in February.

Another big regatta in its third day is the Finn Gold Cup being sailed off Takapuna. Andrew Murdoch from the TYPBC has had a great start to the regatta to lead after day one and 2nd on day two. He is up against a big fleet of 76 sailors from around the world. Good luck to Andrew!

Welcome to Emma Geary who has arrived to help Maria and Alice with the busy coaching programme ahead over the summer. Emma has a lot to offer with her centreboard racing experience and also teams racing expertise.

Last night summer series 8 saw 37 boats out racing. All divisions enjoyed a committee boat start in the main channel with a nice 8-10 knot northerly. Divs 1 & 2 were sent out to A beacon but the wind died at the entrance resulting in a total log jam of the two divisions struggling to make any headway against the last of the flood tide. The course was changed to make the green channel buoy outside the entrance the turning mark. However only a handful of boats made it around the mark, with most resorting to the iron topsail even tough many were within 50m of the buoy.
Divs 3 & 4 had a much better time inside the harbour going up & down the main channel. Special mention should go to Keeler chair Andy who has sourced a load of prizes for crew draw prizes, which are drawn out every 10 minutes once he gets there after racing. So remember to get up to the club or you may miss out. See last night’s results and overall series results here.

Nigel Rippey


26 Nov - WoW 3
27 Nov
- Members' Night
28 Nov
- Club Open Day
28-29 Nov - Laser NI Champs, Napier
29 Nov
- CB Sum Series 9
2 Dec
- Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 10
4 Dec
- Friday Night Fun Race 3
5 Dec
- MH Matakana Classic
5-6 Dec
- Sir Peter Blake, Torbay
7-13 Dec
- Nespresso Youth Week, Kawau


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • John Nixon seat
  • Burling World Champ
  • Murdoch 2nd Finn Gold Cup
  • Xmas on the beach
  • Welcome to Emma
  • Maria's racing update
  • Alice's LTS update




Bread and Dips $6.50

Seasonal Hot Vegetables Main


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


Half Serve


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




                        Plaque on the recently donated and installed John Nixon Memorial Seat.

BURLING 3x 49er world champ

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have now made it three in a row - winning three 49er World Championships in a row. Check out the full story here on our website.

What an incredible achievement!

Andrew Murdoch has made a great start to the Finn Gold Cup taking place now from Takapuna Boating Club in Auckland by leading the 75 boat fleet, and after the second day of racing and only one more race completed he is now lying 2nd overall.

Read more here.

christmas on the beach


Please welcome the arrival of another coach, her name is Emma (middle of photo) and she is from Ireland. Emma will be here for the rest of the season helping out with teams racing, race coaching and other classes.

This is Emma taking another school group as part of the BoPSAT school programme, this time with Tauranga Intermediate.


Welcome to Emma Geary the new TYPBC sailing coach! We hope you enjoy so much Tauranga and working at the TYPBC as we do.

Sir Peter Blake Regatta
We are getting everything ready to travel with all teams to the Sir Peter Blake Regatta. One of the biggest, amazing and fun regattas of the year. We have a big group of sailors from all the classes and many parents going. Thanks so much to the parents for getting this organised and thanks for all your support. A lot of parents are offering their help for the regattas so that's fantastic for the sailing school! Thank you to Nigel Herbert for taking your RIB to support the Open fleet at the Opti North Island regatta.  So if you haven't registered yet for this amazing Sir Peter Blake Regatta please let your coach know and don't miss this experience! Also contact us if you need help towing your boat to this regatta or any other concern.

Laser North Island Regatta
TYPBC Laser team is racing this coming weekend on the Laser North Island Regatta in Napier. All the best for these sailors. They have been training hard every Friday and some Sundays too. Have fun and do your best.

Summer is here! El verano está llegando y Tauranga Harbour se esta llenando de barcos. Hasta la próxima y nos vemos en el agua. Have fun, train hard and be the best you can
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.  


There have been some significant breakthroughs in school sailing this week. Some of the Greerton kids were having trouble getting over their fears of jellyfish, sharks and stingrays, however a sail in the Omega, all in together, has boosted their confidence tremendously. The subsequent visit and play on the sandbank in the middle of the harbour helped these kids get over their fears as jellyfish floated by. By mid-session, the kids had jumped onto the sand in the shallows and were having much fun looking for sand dollars and splashing about. One young girl said it was the best day of her life. From a background unfamiliar with the water, it has taken a lot longer to get these kids to where the others were weeks ago, but this turn around has made it all worthwhile.

After strong winds on Saturday the Saturday group got to meet the Monday group and the combined session with the new coach Emma and assistants, went really well. Some of the late comers who started through the Sport BOP promotion will be doing Monday and Saturday sailing now. It is great to see this enthusiasm from the parents and the kids. Our newbees have caught up with their peers very quickly indeed.

Woman on Water impressed coaches and volunteers. There was a turn out of eighteen women who, after a brief shore session, took to the water like ducks and sailed confidently across the channel to the sailing area. Really good to see some new comer women out for the first time at this session. There were only a few capsizes (recovered very quickly) and everyone managed to do the course set and enjoy the perfect conditions. Only downer was that it got dark too soon! Thanks to the volunteers for all their help and Delwyn for organising the well received pizza. Some of the women have already expressed an interest in next term's adult course which will be on the more women-friendly Monday evening next year.

See you on the water.

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.


The club has three freezers for sale: two @ 1700L x 700W. One @ 600L x 500W, all standard height. All have good seals and are in good working order. Offers. Contact Ken at ken@yacht.org.nz.


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