10 December 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 10 Dec 2015

Commodore's Comments

Sir Peter Blake Regatta was sailed from Torbay in two days of great conditions and plenty of breeze last weekend. The large TYPBC team had some great results to back up the training they have been doing. Some stand out results were, Anya Pearce in the green Fleet Optimist fleet of 98 boats, placed 8th overall in the huge fleet. In the Open Optimist fleet of 84 boats James Barnett finished well at 8th Tane Herbert 28th and Josh Blackie 32. Tom Maidment started well to lead the Starling fleet of 45 to finish in 3rd overall while Samantha Kennedy also had a great regatta finishing 11th. Dylan McKinlay was 6th in the Laser Radial. On the boards, Veerle Ten Have finished 2nd in the Techno and Max Van der Zalm was 3rd in the RSX. Well done to all!

Sam Barnett and Zak Merton have just finished the Australian 470 Championship event preceding Sail Melbourne. The guys won overall in a fleet of 13 and mainly Aussie crews. Awesome result!!

Last night was another nice sail for 38 Wednesday night racers. The racing started in with a brisk 20 knots and looking good for a nice sail out the entrance. The breeze slowly started to die seeing several boats very underpowered with small headsails up. Also some untimely shipping caused some havoc with placing’s. The Tornado fleet had several breakages but Relentless was on form and 1st on line with Spirit 1st on corrected. Div 1 Kaimai Express was the first boat home to take line honours and Fast Lane was 1st on corrected. Overall Voodoo and Arethusa are tied on points for the series one with one race to go!! Div 2 it was our Vice Commodore Nick Wrinch on Flash Back who was very happy with 1st on corrected time. Rocket Science was 1st on line. Div 3 Allegra was 1st on corrected after coming second to High Point on line. Div 4 was all about Itsallgo taking both line and corrected. It was good to see a good crowd coming up to the club last night after racing. Thanks to Andy Kennedy and his team for the effort to make this happen.

This time of the year is very busy for the club on the functions side, which is a great support for our club. Thanks to all our staff that are very busy at the moment and doing some long hours.

Don’t forget on Sunday we have the Christmas on the Beach at Matakana. Everyone is welcome. And don't forget to get your tickets from the office for the Commodore's Christmas Party on 17th Dec.

Nigel Rippey


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
16 Dec - Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 12
17 Dec
- Commodore's Christmas Party
18 Dec - Members' Night
22 Dec-10 Jan - TYPBC office closed


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Sir Peter Blake
  • 470 Champs
  • Matakana Classic
  • Keeping clear of ships
  • Xmas on the Beach
  • Commodore's Xmas Party
  • Pacrim 2016
  • Maria's racing update
  • Alice's LTS update
  • Looking for crew?
  • Keeler notes of interest
  • Contact us




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



Sir Peter Blake Regatta

Last weekend a group of TYPBC sailors took part in the SPB Regatta at Torbay in Auckland with some great results.

Read more here.


Congratulations to Sam Barnett and Zak Merton on winning the Australian Champs preceding Sail Melbourne last weekend in a fleet of 13.

Sail Melbourne started yesterday (Wednesday), see full results here.


The club's multihull sailors and one windsurfer turned up on Saturday 5 Dec for the Matakana Classic but soon after briefing they realised the wind had got up to gusting 30 knots so therefore delayed the start. Soon though, the decision was made to postpone the event to a later date, tba.

Read more here.


Phil Scherer has asked we put a reminder in this weeks' newsletter regarding keeping clear of ships in our harbour, apparently one or two of the Tornados were cutting it a bit fine last night!!

The 500 Ton Rule:  In areas near the approaches to harbours and ports, charts will show where all vessels must keep well clear of ships over 500 tons. Even if the ship is overtaking, stay at least 500 metres clear ahead and 100 metres from sides of all ships.

christmas on the beach - 13 dec




2016 is the year of the PACRIM and this time will be held in Nuhodka, Russia  on 30th July 2016.  This two yearly event contested between six countries: Canada, USA, Russia, Japan, Australia and NZ, gives each country the opportunity to send up to 20 ambassadors, sailors and non-sailors, to be hosted for the week. The host country supplies the boats and NZ has a reputation of doing very well – both on and off the water!  Members of the club are eligible to attend the PACRIM so if you want to enter or wish to find out more about come to the meeting at the club on Monday 14 Dec at 7pm or contact  Delwyn on: 021 244 2040 or  delwyn26@gmail.com.


Hi teams!
We had a very busy weekend in Sir Peter Blake Regatta. A big group of young sailors travelled to race and enjoy this big event. Sailors showed all the training they have been doing in the last months with a very good performance and results. Great to see many top 10 in different fleets!
3rd MAIDMENT Tom - Starling open
5th O'NEILL Charly - Starling green
6th MCKINLAY Dylan - Laser Radial
8th PEARCE Anya - Optimist green fleet
8th BARNETT James - Optimist open fleet
2nd TEN HAVE Veerle - Techno Fleet
3rd VAN DER ZALM Max - RSX Fleet
Congratulations to all the sailors that represent the club. We are so proud of you!! Keep enjoying!
See full results and great photos here.

We are finishing the Term 4 training. A Race training camp will be organised before Christmas. The information and logistic will be sent to you via email very soon! So get ready!
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.  


Sir Peter Blake would have been proud of our young sailors in their red socks at the weekend. Fantastic to see such a good turn-out at the regatta with a strong team from TYPBC. Some memories to cherish from the green fleet were - Harriet’s start in the second race, Jack’s determination to help his friend from Napier who capsized, Anya’s 4th place, Max O’Neill’s first race (ever!), Tomas’s focus and control when about to start race 6, Monty’s delight at completing all the races (not easy when the wind came up), and Charlie’s being up with the top three sailors in the Starling fleet when Charlie had never sailed a Starling until a few week’s ago. Well done to all the greenies. You did us proud! Thanks too, to all the parents who helped with ribs and settling up the TYPBC camp. You rock!

Things might be winding down for the holidays for everyone, but in the sailing school we are looking forward to a busy summer. Already there have been bookings for the Christmas Course, Christmas Taster and beyond, for the Summer Courses in January. Some people have been extremely organised and booked for next term too. As the weather settles we look forward to some great times afloat with the kids over the next few months.

The older sailors are developing some good sailing skills (and swimming too on some occasions). The dinghy course on Thursday nights is coming to a close but to re-start again in February on Monday nights. We especially welcome sailors from Wednesday night Keeler racing and Thursday night WOW to this course. Dinghy sailing can give you the big picture and you get to control everything. Who cares these days if you fall in or capsize – as the kids would tell you, sometimes it is necessary to cool down!

Greerton School have finished their sailing course but we look forward to seeing some of these kids next term in their Intermediate School hopefully. These kids had a rough time with the windy weather they got on Tuesdays but despite this we had a great time and the kids went from being scared of the water to loving sailing.
Learn to Race had a theory night when it was too breezy for them. Fortunately they were paying a lot of attention as there was a lot to take in – starts, tactics, meteorology, and to finish with a carpet team race with a lot of rather large wind shifts. It was nice to have Tauranga Girls College Sailing Team join us for this session.
We are looking forward to Christmas at the Beach on Sunday and hoping lots of the Learn to Sail kids and families will come along.

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 Rascal Tom (Div2) crew will be looking for other crewing positions in the Summer Series 2.  (Rascal Tom will be away cruising the Hauraki Gulf.)

If anyone can help, please contact Gun Caundle 0273 581 729.


Items of interest from this months' Keeler Div committee meeting.

  • The dredge generally has not been a problem for racing probably due to Gary Smith talking to dredge skipper on a weekly basis.
  • Racing fleets have kept clear successfully this season from the dredge, thank you. The dredge will be away for 2 weeks then there will be 2 dredges operating. So keep this in mind for next year.
  • Hot chips will now be available on Wednesday nights on a trial basis.
  • The tower camera operational to assist mainly with finishing races and the starts if required.
  • Keelboat skippers will be asked to make boats available to take CB Div families to Xmas on the Beach this Sunday 11am
  • Skippers please be aware of the Whitianga race, Jan 30 2016.
  • The next Karewa (Mike Garner 7th Feb.) race will hold a debrief/prizegiving in the CB Div HQ with a BYO format.


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