24 November 2016

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Thurs, 24 Nov 2016

Commodore's Comments

The Club has been buzzing over the last few days with plenty of stuff going on. Thanks to Andy for filling in for me with the Commodores Comments last week and also at the BOP Sports awards. Unfortunately we didn’t pick up the Club of the Year award but the Club didn’t come away empty handed with Peter Burling winning Sportsman of the Year award and Gary Smith winning an award for Service to Sailing.  Peter was away in Japan, but I’m pleased to say that the unsuspecting Gary was there to receive his well-deserved award. No-one is quite sure of the number of years that Gary has been involved with the Club – but it’s probably only a little less than his age. I can tell you that his knowledge and experience makes my job a whole lot easier on a day to day basis, and the Club is very fortunate to have him.

On Saturday the Keelers had a short-handed race with varied conditions. It must have been Gary’s weekend because in spite of Kaimai Express taking Line Honours, it was Sniper who won on handicap ahead of General Jackson and Arethusa.

The Multihulls had their Matakana Classic with 4 Tornadoes and an F18 starting. Their racing was confined to within the harbour, racing to Bowentown and back. They encountered big squalls heading up the harbour which led to the retirement of 3 boats who sailed back to the Club under jib only or bare-poles. Phil Scherer and Bruce Beca managed to complete the race with Bruce Beca taking out first prize by a mere 50 seconds on handicap.

Meanwhile back at the Club the Tanner Cup trials for the P class were held over Saturday and Sunday in windy conditions. The rules have changed this year. Instead of selecting one representative for the province, a province is able to select a number of representatives depending on the number of boats sailing in the trials. The selection regatta was won by James Barnett, but also selected to represent the BOP province were Lachlan Dillon, Joel Kennedy and Max Scott. They will take part in the Tanner Cup at the Plimmerton Yacht Club in Wellington in early January.

Wednesday night proved perfect conditions for racing and some spectacular capsizes by the multihulls. Check out some fantastic photos by Murray de Lues on either the website or on the Facebook page. There is a beautiful shot of Phil Scherer’s Tornado capsizing with a crew member in mid-flight. It was a beautiful warm night and the wind held in for the whole evening.

This week sees WOW racing tonight and the Steve’s Marine Centreboard series continues on Sunday. A date for your diary in about 3 weeks’ time is the Commodores Cocktail party which takes place on Thursday 15th December.

This Friday, Fiona and I will be dusting off our “Cocktail attire” to represent the Club at the Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards – the Club has been short-listed for the President’s Award. So keep your fingers crossed for that one.  Also our Olympians have also all been awarded Performance Awards for 2016 – congratulations to them for that.

Remember that further details of results and items of interest are available on the Club website or on our Facebook page.

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


24 Nov - WOW 3

25 Nov - Members' Night

26 Nov - Laser NIs Napier

27 Nov - CB Summer Series 9

30 Nov - Summer Series 10

01 Dec - WOW Dinghy Sailing

02 Dec - Members' Night

02 Dec - Friday Night Fun Race 3

03 Dec - Karewa Single Handed

03 Dec - TY Picnic


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Wednesday night Sailing

Summer Series Race 9

42 yachts competed in excellent conditions out on the harbour. Relentless won the Multihull line and handicap prize with two competitors capsizing in the sometimes fresh conditions. Freedom Express took line honours but 2nd on handicap with Itsallgo, again claiming 1st place. Div. 1, 2 & 3 all saw Kaimai Express, Arethusa and No Regrets  taking both line and handicap honours respectively with each crew sailing well in the pleasant conditions. Be sure to check out the RaceQs coverage showing the many and varied sailing tracks taken by the various yachts, including penalty turns.




Tonight will see WOW heading out for Race 3 of their Mills Reef  Summer Series. Hopefully the wind will persist longer than the last WOW night which saw only 5 of the 17 boats out – 6 racing and 11 cruising, finish. The race started with 10 knots then a few wind shifts and little gusts until it dropped out.  The course for the racing division was shortened and all boats struggled against the outgoing tide to get around Banks Buoy.

Leaving the majority of the fleet sitting in Pilot Bay as they managed to finish within the time limit were: Whatever 1st, General Jackson 2nd and High point 3rd. In the cruising division   Otway lll 1st (only a second behind Whatever) and Fly Away Sam finished.

In spite of many not finishing the 104 women out on the water had a wonderful evening with many coming back to the club to enjoy a late dinner and all the spot prizes. Tonight the wind also looks light but it will still be fun great WOW night.

coaches corner

Hola sailors!

We are getting into very busy weeks now, in the Learn to sail and in the race program. It's excellent to see so many sailors coming each day for training. The club ramp its getting so busy each day! New faces coming each day, new Learn to sail kids and sailors progressing from one level to the other. On the race program, the green fleet kids are doing a really good race training each lesson and the Open fleet sailors training hard for the next regattas coming soon.

SIR PETER BLAKE REGATTA COMING SOON! A great regatta for all sailors and classes.
Talking about the next regattas, we have one of the best and biggest regattas coming soon! SIR PETER BLAKE REGATTA on the 3rd and 4th of December.
It's amazing to see a so big fleet of 25-30 TYPBC sailors going to race there. We are organizing RIBs and cars to tow the boats on this weeks so let us know if you want to come and you didn't confirm yet.

If you plan to come please email to the Club Class rep, and they can help you organize this with the rest of the sailors families and the coaches.

CLASS REPRESENTATIVES :                  
MARK WILKINS        mark.wilkins@dux.co.nz      Optimist Learn to Sail, Level 2-3 and Green fleet                
MARIE MOWAT    annemariemowat@gmail.com       Optimist open                
GREG SCOTT      gregwindcatcher@gmail.com   P class                
TYNA KENNEDY      teekay.mob@gmail.com        Starling                

We had an excellent P Class trials last weekend. Is great to see the P-fleet growing and growing each year at the club. It's a super boat and excellent for the kids to learn a lot on this boat. Well done to the top 4 sailors that will represent the region on the next Tanner cup running in January. And well done to all the sailors that compete especially to the green fleet sailors racing their first P regatta ever.

Keep looking on the Club facebook page for more information and events!

Good sailing.
Maria Ferrario
Head race coach & Sailing programme coordinator


Sailability Tauranga Trial Day

Ahoy there,
We are organising another Trial Sail Day on Tuesday 29th November for our volunteers and anyone interested to have a go sailing Hansa 303.

It is a good opportunity to have a look at the boat in action! The session will also include rigging, launching and towing the boats (and sailing - depends on the conditions).
The session will be from 11.00am - 15.00pm at J pier, Sulpher Point (next to TYPBC)
The session split in to 1 hour time slot.

If you are interested please email our sailing programme coordinator at sail@sailabilitytauranga.org.nz

If you could please help and volunteer please contact volunteer@sailabilitytauranga.org.nz

Look forward to seeing you all.
Sailability Tauranga Committee

This is open to all our TYPBC families and is a great day so make sure you come along.




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