25 February 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 25 Feb 2016

Commodore's Comments

Last weekend TYPBC had four sailors head down to the Inter Islander Optimist and Starling regatta at Queen Charlotte, Picton. Coach Maria went with the team who had some good results in the very shifty Queen Charlotte Sounds. James Barnett finished well with a 12th, Lachlan Dillon 16th and Joel Kennedy 31st in a massive fleet of 107 sailors. Samantha Kennedy finished a creditable 10th in the fleet of 30 Starlings. Well done team. See story and link below.

The Destination Sail for the centreboarders made a nice change from racing around the buoys on Sunday. A good sized group of kids and parents went over to Matakana for an afternoon on the beach and had a great time.

Last week was the Volvo YNZ Sailing Week. Coach Alice and Richie Wright had a great day at Pilot Bay with the Omega and Optimists giving kids and adults a go at sailing. They gave a taste of sailing to an incredible 28 people who came down to check it out. Awesome job!

This weekend we have the Tornado National regatta at the TYPBC. There will be some racing on Friday night and round the buoy racing on Saturday and Sunday in front of the club. Come down and check it out!

Meanwhile in Buenos Aires we have Sam Barnett and Zak Merton sailing in the 470 World Champs in San Isidro, coach Maria’s home club. In a tough field of 42 boats Sam and Zak haven’t had the start they were looking for, sitting in 38th but there’s a lot of racing to go yet. Kiwis Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Wilcox are in the lead after 4 races. Good luck to our boys.

Remember to make the most of this awesome weather and get down to Friday night racing tomorrow evening!!

Unfortunately the Rotary Regatta has been cancelled due to a lack of numbers. The Rotarians did have around 70 confirmed but not quite enough to make the day viable. Thanks to the skippers who were going to make their boats available. We hope to get this back on track next year.

Last night saw some exciting racing in 10-18 knots from the NNW. Div 1 results showed Wayne Eaton on Kaimai Express win on line followed by Frenzy and then Whatever. However on handicap Kaimai Express was still 1st but Sabian was 2nd and Time Warp 3rd. In Div 2 Morgan Brodie on Rocket Science was 1st across the line but on handicap Chris Cresswell on Fly Away Sam was 1st, Peter Decke on Whistler 2nd followed by Rocket Science settling for 3rd. Div 3 saw no change to the finishing order with Greg Farmer in Ffaux Pas 1st and Nathan Bax in Synchronicity 2nd. In Div 4 the handicaps made changes to almost everyone with Keewee 1st across the line followed by Mintaka and then Itsallgo, but the adjusted results showed Itsallgo 1st, Keewee 2nd and Mintaka 3rd. The Tornados raced up and down the shipping channel with Phil Scherer crossing the line 1sy in Seahorse (managing to dodge a couple of tugs), but on handicap the winner was Spirit, Feisty Feline 2nd and Seahorse 3rd.

Good sailing.
Nigel Rippey


24-28 Feb - Oceanbridge Sail Auckland, Murrays Bay
26 Feb - Members' Night
26 Feb - Friday Night Fun Race 6
27 Feb - 2-handed Series 4
27 Feb - TY Picnic Cruise
28 Feb - CB Sum Series 14
2 March - Keeler/TY/MH Sum Series 19
3 March - WoW 8


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Three TYPBC Opti sailors made the journey to Picton last week to compete in the third Optimist ranking regatta of the 2016 season, the annual Interislander Optimist Challenge run by Queen Charlotte Yacht Club (QCYC). QCYC recently won a YNZ award for this regatta and once again they showed the country great hospitality and conditions that never failed to challenge!

Read more here.

Tornado Nationals

The Tornado Nationals are being held 26-28 Feb at TYPBC, NoR & Entry Form here.

SAM MEECH WINS keelboat nats

With Andy Maloney at the helm, and Sam Meech amongst the crew, they took out the 2016 New Zealand National Keelboat Championship over the weekend at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

Later this week Andy and Sam will go head to head in the Laser at 2016 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland being hosted by Murrays Bay Sailing Club.


Sam and Zak are currently lying 38th at the 470 World Champs in Argentina.Keep up the good work boys!!

Event website here.

Centreboard destination sail

The weather really turned it on for the Destination Sail last Sunday to Motuhoa.


Need marine canvaswork?  Please support our new sponsor Mike Lagerberg at Tauranga Marine Canvas on Cross Rd.  We needed some work done on our 420 boat covers and Mike was quick to say yes to helping out youth sailing. You’ll get him on 578 4373, 027 475 1339 or email no_sweat_50@hotmail.com (note the underscores). Or you might catch him around the side of the club working on our covers this week. Thanks very much Mike!

Thanks also to long term sponsors Steve’s Marine, Tony Thornburrow, Mike McCormick, Hutcheson’s Boatbuilders and Ingham Mora.

Stuart Pedersen


Join the fast, fun and affordable sport of windsurfing at TYPBC on the beautiful Tauranga Harbour.

Once you have learnt to windsurf through qualified instructors you can go on to either race in the second largest youth class in the world, the Techno class, or enjoy the thrill of just windsurfing for fun.
Where:        TYPBC, Sulphur Point
When:         Wednesdays 4-7pm beginning soon
How long:    4-6 weeks
Who:           Children and adults
Equipment:  Board, rig, lifejacket, wetsuit are all provided by BoPSAT
How much:  TBA and includes all equipment
Contact Pauline: 021 0279 7383, menp@ihug.co.nz


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Hi sailors!

We are very busy here at the yacht club and also taking all the race teams to different regattas. With a lot of success at the regattas the TYPBC teams are doing an amazing job representing the club so well!! First of all, thank you to all the parents for their support, you are awesome! Thanks for taking care so well of all the sailors and also the coach. Thanks also to all the parents involve in the sailing school organisation. Great support to all the race teams and coaches.

Great job to all the Tauranga sailors at the Interislander Optimist ranking regatta and the Starling Champs in Picton last weekend! The TYPBC did very well on these shifty and tricky waters. Nice to see all the sailors in the gold fleet and all finishing in the top 35! From a fleet of 107 Optimist the Tauranga sailors finished:
12th James Barnett, with two 4ths. Coming 21st overall at the regatta on the last day he did an amazing recovery to finish 12th overall. Congratulation for this BIG effort James!
16th Lachlan Dillon. With a 2nd in his best race, great way to go, keep doing this. An expert playing the shifts!
31st Joel Kennedy and a 7th in his best race. Very good result Joel!
10th Samantha Kennedy in the Starling fleet of over 35 boats.
Well done to all. Keep training hard and get ready now for the Opti Nationals!

Here's an excellent regatta for Green and Rainbow fleets at the Mighty River Power Regatta in Taupo on 12-13 March. Really good for the Rainbow and Green Optimist to sail and learn from the wind of another racing area, travel, have fun and meet other sailors. The Level 2 and Learn to Race sailors don't have to worry if they don't have a boat, you can take a club plastic Opti and race and have fun in the Rainbow fleet. 8th March is the closing day for entries. Go here to enter and read the Notice of Race.

Some others regattas coming up very soon! Please contact me for assistance. We have a lot of sailors and teams from the Sailing School going. This is great!
   25-30 April - Optimist Nationals in Auckland.
   3-5 March - Central North Island Team Racing Regatta in Taupo
   5-6 March - OKI 24 Hour Race, Lake Pupuke, Auckland
   19 March - Maraetai Regatta
   18-21 April - Starling Nationals, Christchurch
   23-29 April - Team Racing Nationals at Algies Bay

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


The weekend saw a very successful Volvo Sailing and Boating Week Sail Taster. This was attended by 28 people on Saturday at Pilot Bay. Conditions were perfect. A number of the Green fleet then turned up with their parents in tow to the Destination Sail on Sunday. Motuhoa made a great picnic spot after a good upwind sail.

The adult sailors on Monday night are improving in competence. All have done successful capsize drills now and are focusing on getting more comfortable multi-tasking. Tuesday’s Race Group are improving but it would be great to see more of these sailors racing on Sundays. Maria will be coaching on the next two Sundays – please make the most of this free opportunity! This week the race group practiced some starts and did four races. The tide was the dominant element and it took a few wraps around the pin-end to get the message across. At least we are in dinghies.

The children’s Learn to Sail Level 1 group is now 18 people strong on Thursday evenings. This is our biggest group. It is likely that a new Level 1 course will be set up on Saturday morning to take some of these people and more new sailors. Level 2 sailors continue to improve their skills on Fridays. School groups this term include Gate Pa School, Greerton Village School and Tauranga Intermediate School. These schools come during the week in the mornings and have been enjoying learning in the fantastic February weather.   
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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