17 March 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Thurs, 17 March 2016

Commodore's Comments

Congratulations to Ben Bax and crew Dylan McKinlay for their Javelin National Championship win in Taupo last weekend at the MRP Regatta. The fleet of 8 Javelins finished 9 good races once the breeze filled in on the lake. Ben and Dylan were very consistent with all results in the top four and a couple of bullets giving them a 2-point lead over 2nd place. Again this year Ben has said he will hang up his Javelin hiking shorts after the Nationals! “Yeah Right”

The Auckland Tauranga Race is shaping up to be another great race with over 20 entries now including the Open 60 Awen. Organiser Graham Vincent and his team are hoping for more entries to come in early next week from those who have indicated they will be doing the race, including the impressive Trimaran Vodafone and VO 70 Giacomo and Steinlager NZ. Several TYPBC boats are yet to head up to Auckland for the start at the RNZYS at 10am on Thursday morning. Colin Lucas will be starting the race off the RNZYS and then handing the fleet over to our PRO, Bill Whitiskie. The prize giving, dinner and drinks is set for Friday evening. Thank you to Graham and all those who are helping run the event. Also a big thank you to our main sponsors, International Paints, PIC Insurance Brokers and all our other sponsors and supporters. To see all the sponsors and to follow the race visit the web site here or Facebook page here. PredictWind trackers will be showing the positions of the yachts throughout the battle down the coast here. Good luck to all those competing.

Also over Easter we have many of our Optimist team going to Kohimarama in Auckland to contest the Optimist National Champs. We will have a big team of Open fleet sailors as well as Green Fleet sailors. This regatta is the final ranking regatta which will determine the overall sailor ranking, which the overseas representative teams are selected from. Good luck to all. Follow our team here.

There is only one more Wednesday Night race to go before the series wraps up on 30th March. With a good easterly breeze last night, the start line looked impressive from the beach in all fleets with most starting on starboard but the odd one sneaking through successfully on port. Div 2 finally got away after a general recall “too many over the line”. Div 1 was lead home on line by the new look Whatever and Fast lane 1st on corrected. In Div 2 Redline had a great night winning both line and corrected. Div 3 Ffaux Pas also took both line and corrected and in Division 4 Mintaka also took the double. Three Tornados hit the start line with Phil Scherer’s Wild Thing taking line and Touch and Go winning on corrected. Thanks to Andy Kennedy for all his ongoing efforts with running the racing and prizegivings. See full results here.

Good sailing.
Nigel Rippey


17 March - WoW dinghy sailing
18 March - Members' Night
20 March - CB Sum Series 16 + LTS Prizegiving @ 4.30pm
24 March - Auckland Tauranga Race
24-29 March - Opti Nationals, Kohi
26 March - TY Cruise, Bowentown


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Well done Andrew Murdoch on finishing 19th overall from 90 other boats at the Finn European Champs held in Barcelona last week.

Read more here


Congratulations to TYPBC sailors who were selected for the NZL Olympic Team: Peter Burling in the 49er, Molly Meech in the 49erFX and Jason Saunders in the Nacra17.

Read more here.


Congratulations to Ben Bax and Dylan McKinlay on winning this year's Javelin Nationals held as part of the Lake Taupo Mighty River Power Regatta last weekend.

Read more here.


Congratulations to Phil Scherer on winning this year's WetaFest (Weta Nationals) which were sailed from Torbay last weekend.

Read more here.


This annual regatta held at Lake Taupo Yacht Club was as popular as ever this year with a TYPBC team of 5 Opti Green sailors attending. The Opti Green sailors completed 7 races in a fleet of 13. While waiting for wind the sailors enjoyed swimming in the lake.

Read more about how they did here.

3.7 Nationals 2016

Well done Chris Mitchell and Silvano Nieto at this year's 3.7 Nationals.

Read all about it here.


Pic: TYPBC boats setting off to Auckland last night.

ENTRIES SO FAR:  Frenzy, Kaimai Express, Awen (Open 60), Sabian, Formula One, Rio Sun, Whistler, General Jackson, Crusader 35, Ran Tan II, Omega 8, Anarchy, Redline, La Rochelle, The Guarantee, Open Country, Team Vodafone, Timewarp, Voodoo Lounge and Giacomo.

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



Maria will give a report next week as she's involved in the BoP Teams Sailing Regatta today.

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


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day sailors! It has been a busy fun week here with the Learn to Sail groups, especially as there is now another Level 1 course on Saturdays (courtesy of Sail Coach Luka Tosic), meaning seven days a week there are Learn to Sail kids out there in our beautiful harbour. The school groups have been improving in their skills so enabling us to travel further afield with Gate Pa and Greerton School sailing to Mauao to entertain (& soak) the tourists with their wharf jumping. The adult course sailors have started getting quite competitive and tried slalom sailing before the sun set on Monday evening. The race group practiced their mark-roundings and roll tacks prior to the wind dropping at the end of their session. The assistant coaches as usual have been buzzing about being extremely helpful. Demand is such that Private Lessons have been set up to happen on Tuesdays and Fridays at the same time as the other lessons. Tom, Richard and Elly have been giving people some great times in the Omega during these sessions. Niamh, Sam and Braedyn have been working with the kids on the Level 1 and 2 courses and their hard work is much appreciated too. The BoPSAT boats continue to be used almost to the max during these courses and we could certainly not do without them. We look forward to seeing lots of the Learn to Sail Sailors, families and friends on Sunday afternoon for their Prizegiving at 4.30pm.

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).


We would like 3 volunteers please to update the website and Facebook during the Auckland to Tauranga Race on Thursday and Friday next week, probably about 4-6 hours each (but subject to volunteers' schedules). We need someone obviously who is fairly computer savvy. 

Contact Lizanne on  022 137 0145


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