3 December 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 3 Dec 2015

Commodore's Comments

The Finn Gold Cup wrapped up last weekend after a great week of sailing off Takapuna. Andrew Murdoch gave us plenty of reason to follow the results after starting off the regatta in the top two after day two. The conditions were difficult at times so most sailors gathered a few extra points as the week went on. Andrew finished off the regatta the way he started with some excellent races and finished equal on points with Vasilij Zbogar of Slovenia. In the medal race the Slovenian finished better than Andrew in 9th so took the bronze medal leaving Andrew in fourth. Really disappointing for Andrew to just miss the bronze but never the less a stunning result in this Finn class. Andrew only started his campaign in the Finn in 2013 after representing NZL twice at the Olympics in the Laser.

Last weekend Napier hosted the North Island Laser Champs. We had several sailors’ head down. Saturday was looking good but the breeze quickly turned as the fleet was getting in to the first race. A squall of 35–40 knots decimated the fleet and cause some damage to boats and masts. The Tauranga crew of Peter Warren and Andrew Wright on Bill Mitchinson were kept busy with rescues!  Sailing resumed on Sunday with 4 races to complete the regatta. Dylan McKinlay had good consistent results to finish an awesome 4th overall in a fleet of 36 Radials. Also Jason Hewitt finished in 15th, Jonathan Barnett 19th, Elly Warren 26th and Richard Wright 29th.  Well done.

This weekend we have a really big team of centreboard sailors heading up to the Sir Peter Blake Regatta at Torbay. Maria, Alice and Emma will all be going to support the TYPBC sailors. Good luck to all.

On the 7th December we have our Youth Team heading off to the Nespresso Youth Training week at Kawau Island in the Elliott’s. Good luck to Elly Warren, Jonathan Barnett, Tom Maidment, Jack Revington and Richard Wright. Niamh Dillon is also hopeful of getting into another team for the week. This will again be a great experience for our youth sailors who mix their sailing in centreboarder and keel boats in our club.

A reminder to you all to keep the evening of 17th December free for the Commodores Christmas Party at the club. Come along and a have Christmas get together with all the divisions of our club. Be sure to bring along some friends and all those past members who are welcome to come down to our great club.

Also the Christmas on the Beach day at Matakana on Sunday 13th December will be great day to have some fun on the beach before we head into the Christmas break. Again we hope to see all divisions of the club coming together for this. Cross fingers for good weather! Any enquires please contact Peter Blackie or the office.

Nigel Rippey


4 Dec - Friday Night Fun Race 3
4 Dec - Members' Night
5 Dec
- MH Matakana Classic
5-6 Dec
- Sir Peter Blake, Torbay
7-13 Dec
- Nespresso Youth Week, Kawau
9 Dec - Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 11
10 Dec - WoW 4
11 Dec - Members' Night
12 Dec - Karewa Single Handed race
12 Dec - Wakatere Youth Regatta, Auckland
13 Dec - Christmas on the Beach
17 Dec - Commodore's Christmas Party


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Laser NI Champs
  • Finn Gold Cup
  • Xmas on the Beach
  • Commodore's Xmas Party
  • Maria's racing update
  • Alice's LTS update
  • Tornado crew wanted
  • Freezers for sale




Bread and Dips $6.50

Seasonal Hot Vegetables Main


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


Half Serve


Fish of the Day $18.50
Steak: Scotch Fillet served with fries and salad $16.50
Chicken Melt camembert, bacon on toasted focaccia finished with mustard mayo served with fries $16.50
Steak Sammie: Minute steak topped with cream mushrooms on ciabatta bun 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




Elly, Dylan, Richie, Jon and Jason attended the Laser NI's all racing in the radial fleet at Napier over the weekend. No hesitations were had despite mention from the locals saying they don't go out in a westerly wind as it always ends up in trouble for us we headed out anyway.

Read more here.

Andrew had a great result at the Finn Gold Cup (World Champs) held last week at Takapuna Boating Club with a 4th on countback.

Read more here.

christmas on the beach - 13 dec




A big amount of TYPBC sailors are traveling this weekend to represent the club flag on the Sir Peter Blake Regata. Great to see many sailors racing in their first Sir Peter Blake and on their first big regatta also. All the best for this sailors!

Congratulations for the 4 TYPBC Laser representatives on the Laser North Island Regatta this weekend. All of them did an amazing job. Dylan, the most experience Laser sailor finish 4th overall no thats fantastic. Elly, Jono and Richie the 3 young Laser sailors did a good job and improve so much from their last big Laser regatta.

Great gob sailors keep enjoying, keep learning!
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.  


Check out the website for information on the upcoming Christmas courses and taster sessions.

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.

tornado crew wanted

Phil Scherer is looking for a crew to race with him on his newly painted Tornado. Please contact Phil if you're interested on 021 660 251 or seahorsephil@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.


Phone: 07 578 5512                  Fax: 07 578 5595         
office@yacht.org.nz        Web:  www.yacht.org.nz

Search name: "Harry Highet Typbc"

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