8 December 2016


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Thurs, 08 Dec 2016

Commodore's Comments

Over 20 sailors made their way to Torbay Sailing Club at the weekend for the Sir Peter Blake Regatta and they were supported by a large team of coaches and parents. There was not a great deal of wind all weekend and coupled with some large wind shifts, it made for some challenging racing.  Special mention must go to James Barnett who took out first place in the 16 strong P-Class fleet with two wins, a second and a 6th. Special mention also to Max Scott and Lachlan Dillon who took out 6th and 7th respectively.  We had another podium finisher, this time in the 3.7 Fleet – well done to Chris Mitchell for that result. Full results at http://www.blakeregatta.co.nz/portfolio/results-2016/  

In comparison the breeze was a bit better in Tauranga over the weekend. The keelers had a Single Handed Race around Karewa. Congratulations to Chris Cresswell in Fly Away Sam for being first on handicap and winning the Trail Trophy.

Friday Night racing was very relaxed and enjoyable last Friday with about 8 boats heading off with the fleet splitting on the way home as some crews were hungrier than others. Don’t ask about results – we don’t worry about such things on a Friday night.

Over in Melbourne there is some more serious racing going on at the Sailing World Cup Final. Josh Porebski and Trent Rippey are currently having a good regatta, lying in 5th place. Sam Barnett and Zak Merton are in 11th place in the men’s 470, and Sam Bullock is in 7th position in the Formula Kite after 2 days of racing. Good luck to those guys for the remainder of the regatta.

A good night on the water on Wednesday night once again. Racing was affected by the departure of shipping, especially with a northerly blowing we wanted to be using the main channel too.  We managed to get most of the racing done before the 317m long Celebrity Solstice wanted to leave port.

Special word of thanks to our Tower race officers Karen and Mary, who filled in when our regular race officer was unable to make it at the last minute – especially Mary Findlay who jumped on a bike to get down to the Club in time to do the start, having not done a Tower duty for a few seasons.

This Sunday there is the Christmas on the Beach which will involve a sail across to Matakana Island followed by a picnic. This is an event for all divisions and thanks to Pete Blackie for his organisation of this. There is a briefing at the Club at 11.30am on Sunday morning, with a departure to Matakana shortly after that (weather permitting). He does need some keelers to carry some parents across.

For the adults there is the Commodores Cocktail on Thursday 15th – just over a week away. Please get your tickets from the Office or Bar. It would really great to see members from all divisions on the night. Despite its title, the evening is a very casual, and a really nice way to round off the year.

Note that the Club will be closed from Monday 19th December through to Monday January 9th.

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


08 Dec - WOW 4

09 Dec - Members' Night

10 Dec - Wakatere Youth Regatta

11 Dec - Xmas on the beach

14 Dec - Summer Series 12 CBS (last race of the year)

14 Dec - ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds Torbay 14th-20th

15 Dec - Commodores Cocktail Party

16 Dec - Members' Night

17 Dec - TY Xmas cruise Katikati

19 Dec - Clubhouse Closed for Christmas

21 Dec - MH Harbour Series

09 Jan - Clubhouse Opens


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Wednesday night Sailing

Summer Series Race 11

40 yachts started Race 11 of the Summer Series, a pleasant northerly type wind remained for the whole race which made for great sailing conditions except for the excessive sea lettuce soup that plagued the starting area.

Team Seahorse won on line with Spitfire taking the handicap win with close times for the first 3 in particular.

Close handicap times prevailed in Div. 4 with Bella Via winning on handicap with Freedom Express taking line honours.

Aurora performed exceptionally well again, taking handicap honours – I would like to know what nano-hydrophobic anti-foul they have just applied?! No Regrets just pipped them for line honours.

Arethusa and Sabian had a great dice at the front of the Div. 2 fleet with Arethusa winning on line and Sabian winning on handicap, boat finish times were very close overall.

Div. 1 & 2 boats suffered from the sea lettuce scourge with several boats performing below normal, speed-wise, hopefully it will be gone in the New Year. Kaimai Express took line honours with Sniper winning on handicap and again the adjusted finish times were extremely close through the fleet.

Looking forward to the final race of the Summer Series 1 for 2016 next Wednesday and remember it is Committee boat start



Race coaches corner

Hola sailors!

We had a fantastic Sir Peter Blake regatta with 28 TYPBC sailors racing. Apart from the big number of sailors that attend the regatta we also come back with excellent results for the club.

The TYPBC sailors made the Sir Peter Blake regatta price-giving podium with a gold and a silver medal! Plus many others top 10 results too.

1st Place - James Barnett - P Class

2nd Place - Chris Mitchell - 3,7 Class

Other great TYPBC performance at the Sir Peter Blake regatta this weekend! P Class Tauranga sailors place 6th Max and 7th Lachlan.

The Open Opti and green sails did a fantastic job racing with very light wind and difficult shifty conditions. We are so proud of you! Keen enjoying, keep improving!

One of the biggest Tauranga teams was the Starling group with eight sailors on the races doing a great job. The Laser, 3.7, windsurf and Paper Tiger Classes also had many Tauranga representative with very good races. Congratulations to all!

It's so rewarding to see the TYPBC teams growing year by year. Growing in numbers and in level with better and better results each year.

Visit the club facebook page for more Peter Blake regatta comments, pictures, and results.


From 19 to 23 of December!

But at the club we never keep quiet! We are finishing organizing the CHRISTMAS SCHOOL HOLIDAY COURSES and RACE TRAINING CAMP. We will run courses for beginners up to experience race open fleet sailors.
All the details are on the club website. https://www.yacht.org.nz/Holidays
Don't miss your place, register now before the bookings close next week!

Happy sailing.


coaches corner

First of all, I want to congratulate everyone who sailed in the Sir Peter Blake regatta at Torbay this past weekend! The lack of wind and great many shifts made for some really interesting sailing, but it was a great experience for all and I think everyone had an awesome weekend sailing in the sun.

I would also like to give a shout out to those Green Fleeters for
whom this was their first regatta and first experience with a hundred boats on the start line. Great job guys!

In Learn to Sail this week we have had some perfect weather at last! Monday
we had sun and light wind, so we worked on gybing and then some upwind
sailing, but the wind died halfway through our upwind so we anchored up and
went for a swim. Tuesday's level 2 and 3 group also had light wind and sun,
so we partnered up with the Opti Green Fleet and did a destination sail to

Remember that next week is the last week of after school sailing
for the term!

Registration is open for our week-long course running from December 19-23rd,
so sign up a soon as possible to start your holidays with a week of sailing!
The course will run from 9:30am-3pm every day, and we will be offering all
Learn to Sail levels. Hope to see you there!

Remember Christmas on the Beach is this Sunday, December 11th and everyone
is welcome to come out! Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we
can arrange the number of boats needed.

See you next week!

Happy sailing!


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



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