21 January 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 21 Jan 2016

Commodore's Comments

At the club we are all go again for the season.

The Tornado skippers gave up their time to take the Kidz on Katz to give them a taste of catamaran sailing. It started out light but built into a nice breeze with the kids having a great time. Thanks to Winston and all who helped make this happen.

Last Sunday the centreboarders had a great afternoon with four races. We had a few Optimists and Ps but a good fleet of nine Zephyrs turned up. Mark Thomas showed he could still sail after turning into a “launchy” with three wins only letting Geoff Collins win the fourth and final race.

The keel boats had a good turnout of 30 boats for the Summer Series, kicked off on a nice evening last night. In Div 1 Frenzy won on line with Sniper 1st on corrected. Div 2 Rocket Science was 1st on line and Red Line was 1st corrected. In Div 3 Synchronicity took the double and in Div 4 Mintaka also took the double.

WoW had plenty of wind in their first half season before Xmas, seeing some racing cancelled and some exciting sailing. The women take to the water again tonight for a harbour race.

The P Class Nationals sailed in the BOI were decided with some good sailing from Robbie McCutcheon from Wakatere to take the win in the Tauranga Cup and also previously the Tanner Cup, joining the elite few take the double. Lachlan Dillon was TYPBC’s best finisher with 18th, James Barnett 23rd, Max Scott 28th, Joel Kennedy 30th and Harry Bailey 33rd.

The Starling North Island Champs followed after the Ps in the BOI with two days of racing, completing six races. TYPBC sailors were also here in good numbers in a fleet of 54 sailors, achieving some awesome results Jason Hewitt had a great regatta to finish 2nd. Tom Maidment was right up there as well finishing 4th. Tom will be competing in the Starling Match racing this weekend in Auckland. Jono Barnett finished 16th, Niamh Dillon 19th, Samantha Kennedy 22nd and Hannah Spencer 42nd.

The Laser Nationals start on the 22nd January at Muritai, Wellington.

Well done to all and good luck for those about compete at regattas coming up.

Good sailing.

Nigel Rippey


21 Jan - WoW 5
22 Jan
- Members' Night
22-25 Jan
- Laser Nationals
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


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  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Starling NI Champs
  • 420 Nationals
  • TYPBC Courses
  • Coaches' Corner
  • Contact us




Bread and Dips $6.50

Seasonal Hot Vegetables Main


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


Half Serve


Porter House Steak with fries and salad and a topping of blue cheese, onion rings or garlic butter (1 per steak) $16.50
Fish of the Day served with fries and salad $18.50
Chicken Melt: chicken breast, bacon and melted cheese $16.50
Steak: Scotch Fillet served with fries and salad $16.50
Gourmet double beef and bacon burger 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




  Synchronicity winning last night's Div 3                        WoW 4 - 10 Dec 2015

Starling North Island Champs

Eight sailors from TYPBC represented the club in this big regatta. We were one of the clubs also with BOIYC with more representation at this regatta in a 50 boats fleet. Read more here.

2nd Jason Hewitt (1st youth)
4th Tom Maidment (2nd youth)
14th Julia Ebert
16th Jon Barnett
18th Niamh Dillon
22nd Samantha Kennedy
42nd Hannah Spencer
54th Anna Blatter

Calling all potential 420 sailors!

The 420 Nationals are coming up on 10-13 March at Kohimarama and we (BoPSAT) have a very bored Ziegelmayer 420 with good training and race sails just begging to be raced. Someone please put her out of her misery and take a shot at this event!  Get into some serious two handed fun!  Charter available now – contact Stuart 574 1169.




Maria's Race Coaching

Hi all!

After a very busy racing week in Bay of Islands with the P Class Nationals and Starling North Island Champs we are back in Tauranga working towards our next regatta the 2016 Optimist Open, Optimist Green, P Class, Starling and RS Auckland Championships. This is an Optimist Ranking Regatta and incorporating the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta
Saturday 30th January to Monday1st February 2016 at Maraetai Beach, Auckland. Ideal for green fleet sailors as there are three days of racing. So the kids can take the most from the regatta learning a lot day by day, improving from each race and improving their sailing skills to the next level! Green Fleet NoR here.

Is also an important regatta for the Open fleet with it being a ranking regatta where sailors can qualify to represent the country at international regattas. Open fleet NoR here. We have a big amount of TYPBC sailors going to this one so if you also plan to go and you didn't confirm with me please do it asap; logistics, boats, coaches and Ribs to organise.

Read all about the P Class Nationals here and the Starling Nationals here.

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

Alice's Learn to Sail

The last few weeks have been all about fun, no matter whether beginners or seasoned sailors. Last week we got to four different locations, namely Matakana Island, Rangiwaea Island, Pilot Bay and Tilby Point. There has been time to swim, jump off the wharf on Matakana Island and play games. This week more kids started on another successful summer holiday course. They put on their brave jackets for a sail to Pilot Bay in some strong winds on Monday. Some were very keen to capsize, however, despite some rather strong gusts, all remained upright. Swimming games from the beach meant the rain that ensued did not bother anyone at all and although the yacht club was slightly obscured on the return trip, everyone got back safely and had a great time. Since then the sun hasn’t stopped shining. There have been many shapes made in the air off the wharf at Matakana Island, and some big splashes. Then there was a beautiful sea breeze to bring us back to the club after that trip. There are still places available if you want to join us this week, and/or you can come to experience more fun next week, which is the last week of the school holiday courses.

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.


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