14 January 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 14 Jan 2016

Commodore's Comments

Happy New Year to all our members.

I hope all those who got away cruising had some nice weather and managed to find a nice spot to shelter from all the wind we had from time to time.

Over the break it has been great to see heaps of action at the club with training for regattas and lots just getting out on the water in some of the great conditions we have had. Even Pete Burling and Blair Tuke were spotted ripping around the harbour in the 49er.

We are looking forward to a busy second half of the season with plenty of regattas and good sailing to be had in the next few months. We of course have the big ones to organise, Tauranga Regatta and the Auckland to Tauranga Race at Easter.

The P Class Tanner Cup has just been sailed at the BOI Sailing Club preceding the Tauranga Cup (National Champs), which are on now.
TYPBC has P Class stalwarts Bill Mitchinson and Gary Smith up in the BOI helping with measuring and judging.

Lachlan Dillon was the rep for the BOP after winning the trials. He started the Tanner Cup racing well, sitting 3rd after day one.  With some tough racing against the 11 regional representatives, and unfortunately scoring an OCS, Lachlan finished up 7th after 7 races. We have 5 sailors competing in the 37 strong Tauranga Cup fleet. The first two days has been very tricky light conditions. See report below. Good luck to all and let's hope for some good breeze.

Last weekend the 49er and 49er FX Nationals were held off Akarana over two days, completing 12 races. Richard Burling, the 49er association president, largely organised the regatta. The fleet was small but the racing was good and close. The SW breeze of 15–20knots made for some very fast and exciting sailing. Our top team Pete Burling and Blair Tuke predictably took it out but they did have several races taken off them. TYPBCs Trent Rippey and partner Isaac McHardy managed a 1st and a couple of seconds to finish 3rd behind Logan Dunning Beck and Jack Simpson. In the FX class, Molly Meech and Alex Maloney were 1st. The 49er team is off to Miami next week for a World Cup Regatta followed by the 2016 World Champs in Clearwater.

See you at the club.

Nigel Rippey


15-17 Jan - Starling NIs, TS, Bay of Islands
15 Jan - Members' Night
16 Jan
- 2 Handed Series 3
16 Jan - TY Cruise, Tuapiro
16 Jan - Kidz on Katz
17 Jan - CB Summer Series 10
20 Jan - Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 13
21 Jan
- WoW 5
22 Jan
- Members' Night
22-24 Jan
- 470 Nationals @ TYPBC
23-25 Jan
- Starling Match Racing, GBC
27 Jan
- Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 14
29 Jan
- Friday Night Fun Race 4
30 Jan - Whitianga Race
30 Jan to 1 Feb - Auckland Champs, Maraetai
31 Jan - CB Summer Series 12


  • Commodore’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Tanner Cup
  • Tauranga Cup
  • 49er & FX Nats
  • Kidz on Katz
  • Coaches' Corner
  • Contact us




Bread and Dips $6.50

Seasonal Hot Vegetables Main


Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding served with roast vegetables & vegetables of the day


Half Serve


Steak: Scotch Fillet served with fries and salad $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




Well done to our BoP rep, Lachlan Dillon, on finishing 7th at the Tanner Cup.

Read more here.


On the completion of 4 races, 3 races yesterday and 1 so far today, Lachlan Dillon is leading the rest of the TYPBC sailors on the leaderboard lying in 14th. Max Scott isn't too far behind in 22nd, Harry Bailey is in 32nd, James Barnett 34th and Joel Kennedy 35th. The regatta finishes on Friday, good luck to all our sailors.

Read more here.



Congratulations to our TYPBC 49er sailors, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke retained their National title, Isaac McHardie and Trent Rippey were 3rd and Alex Maloney and Molly Meech retained their 49erFX title.

Full story and results here.



Race Coaching

Maria is away in the Bay of Islands at the moment supporting our club sailors who are taking part in the P Class Tauranga Cup and will then go on to the Starling North Islands.

For any information concerning race coaching you can contact Maria at maria_ferrario@yahoo.com or 07 578 1615.


Learn to Sail

The Learn to Sail holiday programme for 2016 has begun, we have spaces on our courses, see leaflet opposite.

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.


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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