11 February 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 11 Feb 2016

Commodore's Comments

Last weekend TYPBC had a team of sailors competing at the Junior Sail Auckland/Opti Pre Nats at Kohimarama. James Barnett was on fire leading the regatta with some great racing. With windy and choppy conditions James slipped to 4th on the final day unfortunately but still a great result.
The Optimist Teams Racing Nationals followed on the Monday. The TYPBC scrambled together at the last minute to enter a team and didn’t get time for teams training but came away with a 3rd overall after what looked like a pretty tough draw in the knock-out series. The team was James Barnett, Joel Kennedy, Lachlan Dillon and Braedon Denny (reserve). Great result.

Six boats turned up for a clubhouse start for the Mike Garner Memorial on Sunday.  A very nice southerly breeze and some good waves made for a pretty quick race. Sniper who was first home on line and corrected, took 3hrs 45min to finish. Fly Away Sam was 2nd and Fastlane 3rd on corrected. Also on the start line was Ben Bax out in his new family addition, a Ross 35 Manxman.

This weekend is the Steve’s Marine Tauranga Regatta. Big thanks to Steve's Marine again for supporting our junior sailors. Thanks also to Game Gear in Te Puke who have again sponsored several prizes again this year.
Registration on Saturday is from 0830hrs, briefing 0945hrs and first race is scheduled for 1100hrs. All classes are welcome and we have included the 3.7 North Island Champs and the Phase 2 Nationals. We hope to see a good turnout. All documentation is on our website.

Sam Barnett and Zak Merton are just about to start racing at the 470 South American Champs and the World Champs in San Isidro, Buenos Aires. Good Luck. Follow the regatta here.

The 49er, FX and Nacra World Champs are under way in Clearwater Florida. The conditions have been tough leading up to and including the first day yesterday. Very cold temperatures (just above 10) and windy rough conditions allowed one race for 49ers and one for the Nacras for day one. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke started the way they want to finish with a 1st in race 1. Trent Rippey and Isaac McHardy also had a sold race with 11th. The Nacra17’s also had a lot on in their race with big waves. Micah Wilkinson and Olivia Mackay had a good one with 11th and Jason Saunders and Gemma Jones 25th after a couple of spills. See story and link below.

Wednesday night racing was a good one last night with a good NE breeze and course up and down the ships. Sniper again was sailing well and holding back Frenzy at every opportunity. Also in the mix with the front-runners again was Time Warp after a great start and again sailing well.
Div 1 Line was Frenzy after a battle and Sniper was 1st corrected. Other results are still being posted.

Nigel Rippey


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)
17 Feb - Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 17
18 Feb - WoW 7
19-21 Feb - Opti Inter Islander, Picton
20 Feb - Keeler Cruise, Omokoroa
20 Feb - TY Cruise, Te Puna
21 Feb - CB Destination Cruise


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  • Junior Sail Auck
  • 49er, 49erFX & Nacra Worlds
  • BoPSAT's new 420s
  • Tga Regatta NoR
  • Auck Tauranga Race
  • Pacrim 2016
  • Coaches' Corner
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Last weekend the annual Junior Sail Auckland regatta took place at Kohimarama. This was a three day event which incorporated the 420 North Island Championship, the Optimist Pre Nationals (two days of fleet racing) as well as the National Optimist Team Racing Championship. TYPBC had four Optimist sailors entered in the Open fleet; James Barnett, Joel Kennedy, Lachlan Dillon and Max Scott along with Jon Barnett in 29er. See full story and results here.


49er, 49erFX and Nacra Worlds

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have opened their 49er World Championship with a race win in the opening race of the regatta in Clearwater, Florida where three Olympic class sailing World Championship regattas got underway today in challenging conditions.

STOP PRESS: Latest results just in.... 4 races for Nacra today and 1 for 49erFX, none for 49er. Read the full story and results here.


The Bay of Plenty Sailing Academy Trust launched four new boats on Tuesday, taking its school team sailing 420 fleet to twelve boats, and its total fleet to fifty-five. Special guests at the launch were NZL Sailing Team members Tom Saunders and Sam Meech, both of whom did school sailing using the BoPSAT fleet.

Read the full story here.


The Tauranga Regatta is taking place this weekend incorporating the 3.7 North Island Champs & Phase 2 Nationals.

NoR and Entry form here.


auckland tauranga race

Check out the new website dedicated solely to the Auckland Tauranga Race here.


PACRIM - 30 July to 8 Aug 2016

This 2-yearly event contested between six countries: Canada, USA, Russia, Japan, Australia and NZ, will be held in Russia from 30 July to 8 August 2016. This event is open to club members and each country can send 20 participants (sailors and non-sailors). 

As it is getting closer to the time to make travel arrangements and visa applications it is important that if you are interested in attending this event or wish to find out more, you should come along to the meeting on Monday 15th Feb at 7pm at the club or contact  Delwyn on 021 244 2040 or delwyn26@gmail.com.


Maria's Race Coaching

We are starting this week with the Term 1 race coaching. Excellent to see many sailors and different classes coming to the weekly coaching and training hard for the Starling and Optimist Nationals coming soon!

If you want to join this race coaching in Optimist open, P Class, Starling or Laser and you haven't register yet please let me know and get ready to move towards your next racing level and improve your sailing skills!!

We had a very successful regatta last weekend with the Tauranga team finishing 3rd place at the Optimist Team racing Nationals. This is an amazing achievement to this young Tauranga team at their first Team racing Nationals ever. The last race was very close and our team lost by only 1 point to get to the finals racing against the Korea Team, a very strong team with the top Opti sailors from Korea. TYPBC won 6 of the 8 races that they did, losing only 2, that's amazing! The team come back very happy and wishing to have a lot of other team racing regattas in the future.

The Junior Sail Auckland was also amazing for the Tauranga Opti team. Having 3 races won by Tauranga sailors and many top 10 and top 5 results in the other races confirm that we are heading in the right direction.
See full results here.

See you on the water. 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

Term time courses have got off to a great start. Most courses have filled up and there are new faces as well as old. The adults from the adult course are keen to get sailing on Wednesdays too so if you know anyone looking crew for racing please let me know. These guys are super keen. Racing was interesting last Tuesday and the decision to bring kids ashore before boats was taken purely to ease any possible difficulties that might arise in the channel, as the wind came up rather a lot more than forecast. Thankfully, everyone was safe and some new sailor speed records were made just before the pick up the wind had all but gone for this week’s session much to the disappointment of the group. Despite this, some people managed some sneaky capsizes. Level 1 and 2 groups start this Thursday and Friday as well as day time school groups. We are looking forward to the Regatta this weekend. Hopefully we will get some new sailors at the Volvo Sailing and Boating week Sail Taster the following weekend. Volvo Sailing and Boating Week Sail Taster https://www.yacht.org.nz/SailTasters.

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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