4 February 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 4 Feb 2016

Commodore's Comments

Last night was a awesome night on the water for the Wednesday night racing with a good fleet showing up to enjoy the puffy NE breeze. In Div 1 Frenzy again managed to sneak away once they got past Sniper to take line but Sabian sailed a great race for 1st on corrected followed closely by Time Warp. In Div 2 Rocket Science sailed to massive lead to take the double. Div 3 Nathan Bax in Synchronicity again took the double. In Div 4 it was the same story with Mintaka 1st on line and Corrected. The Tornados were well spread out but Phil Scherer and Tom Maidment on Wild Thing had a good win on line even after returning back at the start. Feisty Feline was 1st on corrected. See full results here.

Murray De Lues who is normally out helping and taking the action shots on Wednesdays is out of action for a few weeks. We hope Murray has a speedy recovery and back on deck soon.

Last weekend a good fleet of 10 boats started the Whitianga Race. It turned out a long hot day with some good racing up the coast to finish off Castle Rock. Well done to Will Horne on Rocky to finish 4th on line and 1st on handicap (they were leading at one point) followed by Wayne Eaton on Kaimai Express who was 2nd on handicap then Sabian who were 3rd across the line and 3rd on handicap. Frenzy was first on line but regrettable finished the wrong side of Castle Rock and had to re-finish correctly. Formula 1 retired in no wind off Whangamata.

We had a group of centreboarder’s head to the Auckland Champs at Maraetai last weekend in Optimist and Starlings. In the huge Optimist fleet of 105 sailors our top finishers were close with 13th Lachlan Dillon, 14th James Barnett and 15th Joel Kennedy. One highlight of the regatta was Lachlan getting the bullet in race 3, keep doing that!! Well done to all our sailors and coaches Maria and Coral. See story and results below.

Tonight we have WOW racing again and his weekend we have the Mike Garner Memorial Race for the Keelers and club racing for the centreboarders.

Nigel Rippey


4 Feb - WoW 6
5 Feb
- Members' Night
6-7 Feb
- Junior Sail Auck/Opti Pre Nats/Starling TS7
7 Feb - Mike Garner Memorial/Karewa Series 3
7 Feb - CB Sum Series 13
10 Feb - Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 20
12 Feb - Friday Night Fun Race 7
13 Feb - TY Picnic Cruise
13-14 Feb - Tga Reg/3.7 NIs/Phase 2 Nats @ TYPBC
14 Feb - Motuhoa Race (MH Hbr Series 15)


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                         Onboard Sabian during Whitianga Race


Last weekend a team of Opti and Starling sailors travelled to Maraetai for the Auckland Champs. See Maria's write up in the Coaches' Comments below. Well done to all our TYPBC sailors.

Full results here.



As part of the Auckland Champs at Maraetai, the last day's results were considered as the Auckland Anniversary Regatta. In the Opti Open Gold fleet Joel was 12th, Lachlan 13th, James 14th, Braedy 22nd and Max 52nd. In the Silver fleet Blair was 9th, Teaghan 25th and Anya 45th.

Full results here.

2 medals at miami WORLD CUP

Huge congratulations to Molly Meech and Alexandra Maloney on winning the ISAF World Cup regatta in Miami last week, and to Sam Meech on winning a Bronze medal.... fantastic results for our Olympic TYPBC campaigners.

Full story here.   Full results here


Incorporating 3.7 North Island Champs & Phase 2 Nationals.

NoR and Entry form here.



Maria's Race Coaching

We just finished a very successful month in the yacht club youth race programme. The sailors performed very good at the last regattas and there was a big amount of sailors traveling from the club. Compared to last summer we have improved the number of P Classes, Starlings, Optimists and Lasers that represent the club at different regattas! We a really moving forward in the race programme. Thank you to all the parents for making this possible, to the club members and to the centreboard division for all their time and support invested in the school.

Some great notes and results from the last month:
- Eight sailors travelled to the Starling North Islands in Bay of Islands. 1st finish Jsson Hewitt and 2nd Tom Maidment youth (2nd and 3rd overall of 53 boats) TYPBC was the club that travelled with most sailors to this regatta.
- Tom Maidment won the Starling Match Racing Nationals representing the Bay of Plenty.
- Five P Classes raced at the Nationals this year (2 raced last year). P Class is growing year by year at the club.
- Nine Optimists travelled to Auckland Champs last weekend with great results.
- Will be a TYPBC team competing at the Optimist Team Racing Nationals this weekend in Auckland. It will be the first time that these sailors compete at this regatta.
- 20 club race sailors came to the last TYPBC race training camp.
- Four sailors competed at the Laser Nationals.

Follow more details on the club website and on our club Facebook page Harry Highet TYPBC.

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

Alice's Learn to Sail

Summer courses finished on a high note with another fun excursion across the harbour and many capsize drills (on purpose) on the way home. There were twenty young people participated in last week’s course and forty five in total over the summer. There were fourteen picnics in January and many kids returning for more sailing after school this week. The wharf at Matakana Island was a big hit, as well as the swimming game. On a more serious note, the sailing experience gained by these young people over their school holidays has leap-frogged them ahead for their term one courses. Some, who only started sailing last term, will now be racing. The adult course got off to a good start on Monday with ten adults enrolled. These people will be looking to get out in keelers too on Wednesday evenings, so if you are short of crew, please contact Alice. The Level 3 / Learn to Race course has doubled in size and next week the Level 1 and Level 2 courses start on Thursday and Friday subsequently. The wind has been reliable and just perfect for the Learn to Sail Programmes – as for the water temperatures, there is no excuse for not trying a capsize drill these days!
Please contact Alice or check out the website for more details about courses: https://www.yacht.org.nz/kids_LTS

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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