10 March 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 10 March 2016

Commodore's Comments

Last weekend we had several teams competing at the gruelling OKI 24hr Race sailed in full rig lasers at Lake Pupuke, Auckland. Thomas and Jason Saunders won overall, Ben Warren and Zak Merton finished 3rd and Jon Barnett and Sam Barnett finished 6th in the Open division. In the Sub Youth division our team of Elly Warren, Richard Wright and Tom Maidment finished 2nd. Well done to all our sailors and their parents who supported them.

Trent Rippey and team mate Isaac McHardie were one of 16 top youth Pairs to be invited to sail in the Red Bull foiling Catamaran Championship in Auckland last weekend sailed off the RNZYS. The Red Bull team ship the awesome foiling “Flying Phantoms” around the world to find the world's best youth sailors to represent their countries at the World Champs in New Port Rhode Island later in the year. After only 3 days of coaching to learn to tame these machines at speeds of up to 35 knots they were straight into 3 days of knockout rounds. Early regatta leaders Micah Wilkinson and Olivia MacKay and Trent and Isaac went into the incredibly fast and close final to find the champion. Micah and Olivia managed to get ahead at the last mark and hold it to the finish leaving Trent and Isaac in 2nd. All the sailors were buzzing, having the chance to race these exciting boats, the speed and the professional Red Bull setup and team. These would be great for Tauranga harbour!! See full story here.

Well done to Roger Rushton and crew on winning this year's Gold Cup last Sunday.

Another great night of sailing was had on Wednesday night with a nice easterly breeze but plenty of incoming tide. In Div 1 Heluva Hurry checked to see who was awake when they crossed the start line on Starboard. Kaimai Express managed to get in the lead and finish 1st on Line while Sniper managed to finish 20 seconds ahead on corrected. Div 2 saw Rocket Science cross the finish line first but beaten on handicap by Bill Faulkner on No Regrets. Div 3 was won by Greg Farmer in his Flying Fifteen and Div 4 had the same finishing order as when they crossed the line, being Keewee, Itsallgo and then Bella Via. The multihulls wizzed around the course, Phil Scherer broke his jib halyard so had to pull out of the race, Jason crossed the line first but Russell Wilson on Spirit won on handicap.

The Auckland to Tauranga race is shaping up to be another great race, thanks to Graham Vincent and his team working away on the organisation. Several high profile boats have indicated they will be entering, so all we need is a good forecast now. Please get and enter and encourage our friends from out of town to enter as well. Visit the website here and on Facebook here

Good sailing.
Nigel Rippey


10-12 March - MH Matakana Raid
10-13 March - 420 & Nacra 17 Nationals, Kohi
11 March
- Friday Night Fun Race 7
11 March - Members' Night
12 March
- TY Picnic Cruise
12-13 March - 3.7 Nationals Bay of Islands
12-13 March
- Mighty River Power, Taupo
12-13 March - RS:X & Techno NI Champs, Manly
12-14 March
- Opti Ranking Reg, Nelson
16 March - Keeler/MH/TY Sum Series 21
17 March - WoW dinghy sailing
18 March - Members' Night
20 March - CB Sum Series 16


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  • Upcoming Events
  • P Class Bistro Menu
  • Finn Euros
  • Foiling cats
  • OKI 24hr race
  • Learn to w'surf
  • Auck Tga updates
  • Coaches' Corner
  • Laser wanted
  • Contact us






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Trent and Isaac, Red Bull Foiling                                              Saunders brothers win OKI 24hr race


There are 90 boats competing in this years' Finn European Championships held in Barcelona this week, TYPBC's Andrew Murdoch is currently lying 19th after 4 races.

Read more here


Auckland witnessed a new kind of sailing regatta at Red Bull Foiling Generation Auckland on Sunday, as Olivia Mackay and Micah Wilkinson emerged from three days of knock-out heats on foiling catamarans to be named New Zealand’s National Champions. Isaac McHardy and Trent Rippey finished 2nd overall, well done boys!! 

Read more here


Tom and Jason Saunders were the eventual winners at the gruelling OKI 24hr Race last weekend at Lake Pupuke. Well done also to TYPBC's youth sailors.

Read more here


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


New finish time regulations to allow everyone to finish...
8.4 Finish Time
The time limit shall be the later of 1600 hours on 25 March, or 30 hours after the start signal
for the first division to start. Any boat not reaching the finish line by this time will be entitled
to radio in their position, if possible, verified by the Predictwind tracker position, and later
verified by declaration. Any boat finishing in this manner will be eligible for all relevant
prizes. The race officer will calculate a time allowance, based on the distance to the finish, for
any boat finishing in this manner.

ENTRIES SO FAR:  Frenzy, Kaimai Express, Awen (Open 60), Sabian, Formula One, Rio Sun, Whistler, General Jackson, Crusader 35.

Auck to Tauranga Race Website here.
Auck to Tauranga Facebook page here.



Hola sailors!

Como estan? The summer has returned to Tauranga after some rainy and cloudy days. Nice days now to enjoy sailing in the Tauranga Harbour. Felicitaciones Green and Open Optis! (Congratulations Green and Open Optis!), was great to see such competitive Opti races last Sunday and to see so many Level 2 kids and Green sailors working hard to catch up with the Opti Open on the upwinds. Well done everybody!!

We are all organised for the Optimist National Champs in two weeks' time. It was excellent to see the Opti Open parents meeting last Tuesday with a lot of parental support working together for this regatta. Thank you parents!
Cole Rippey and myself will be at Opti Nationals coaching a big group of 11 sailors. (All the best to the TYPBC keelboats doing the Auckland to Tauranga Race that weekend too, especially the Frenzy crew....I will miss you guys!)

Congratulations to all the TYPBC teams that raced in the OKI 24hours race last weekend. Many Tauranga teams competed at this regatta and Tom and Jason Sounders took the lead with 1st position overall.

The Opti Green Team is growing and growing here at the club and many sailors with their families are heading to Taupo to enjoy great races there this weekend at the Mighty River Power Regatta. All the best to this sailors! Also other Tauranga sailors are going to Taupo to compete in other classes. GO Tauranga!

This coming weekend is a very busy one with the 3.7 Nationals at Bay of Islands. We will be following you and wishing the best to Chris Mitchell and Silvana Nieto.

Nos vemos en el agua! see you on the water.

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


This week has seen some fantastic weather for Learn to Sail Level 1 and 2 groups and some interesting conditions for the Learn to Race group. The adult sailors on Monday evenings are getting to grips with sailing dinghies in stronger winds and enjoying the power of the full sail. Gybes are improving and confidence is building. Welcome to Jake who has joined the course. Jake has quite a few weeks to catch up on but didn’t hold back on Monday. Hank enjoyed a blast in the Omega once the man-overboard drills were done. “Bob” the man-overboard dummy learnt to fly on Monday night too! Gate Pa School group visiting Matakana Island for the first time together and earned a hot shower after many jumps off the wharf. This is the furthest this little group have sailed and they enjoyed the different points of sail on the journey. Tuesday saw big winds which challenged but didn’t stop the Race Group. These guys each in turn tried out an Optimist in 30 knots realising there was much effort needed to keep it upright, free from water and moving where they wanted it to go. Well done guys for the great attitude you showed on Tuesday night. It was nice to see some of the Level 2 and 3 sailors try racing for the first time on Sunday. Well done Eli and Brooke for giving it a go. Hopefully more people from these groups will join in with you next time. Good luck to the Green Fleet going to the Mighty River Power Regatta in Taupo this weekend. Keep sailing everyone. Although we are coming to the end of some of the courses in a few weeks, there are lots more planned…..
New Sailing Courses coming up:
Autumn Training for Levels 2-3 here.  Holiday Course here.  Adult Autumn Training here.

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 (at this email address until 1 April).


Hello Members, 
We are a Swiss cruising family and our son Loic 18years is racing on the Laser. He was with Dylan McKinlay in the National Champs, Sail Auckland, etc. We will be in Tauranga all the month of April and Loic would be pleased to race with your club, so Sharon the mother of Dylan gave me your address to ask for opportunities and to advertise for a Laser boat as we don't have our own boat. Contact Bernard Eisenring at syreinemarguerite@yahoo.com if you have a Laser we could borrow please, thank you.


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