23 March 2017

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Thurs, 23 March 2017

Commodore's Comments

 Wow rounded off their season with a race out to A Beacon on Sunday. Ten boats headed out and all flew their spinnakers back in to the Harbour. Sponsors Nick and Jennifer from Mills Reef were on one of their boats and enjoyed their day on the water. Al crews ended up at the Yacht Club afterwards where Whatever picked up the race winner’s trophy for the season – congratulations to them. Special word of thanks to Delwyn and her committee for a very well run season and its great news that they are sending at least one team up to the Women’s Keelboat Nationals at the beginning of April.

The Multihull Division succeeded in choosing a near perfect weekend for the Matakana Raid which took place last weekend. By all accounts there was plenty of great sailing and socialising too. Read Winston’s report below for all the details.

While on the subject of Multihulls – the division is having its Kids on Catz day on Saturday April 1st. Great opportunity for some of our younger members to have a go on a Tornado. I’m sure they would be happy to take some big kids out as well if you would like a go. Contact Winston on winitana@gmail.com for further details.

Friday Night Club Night as usual this week. Just a reminder for Centreboard families that the CB Committee is encouraging CB families to come this Friday and after that every third Friday of the month.

Things are heating up with the final night of the Wednesday Night Summer Series next week and with division winners for the second half of the series far from decided. Whatever and Rocket Science are battling it out in Div 1, with Manxman well ahead in Div 2 but not uncatchable. Div 3 sees Flashback and No Regrets in a tight battle for first place, and Freedom Express is looking in a strong position in Div 4. Its closer in the Multihulls with Feisty Feline holding a slight lead but with several other cats hot on their tail.

Centreboard division are racing again this Sunday with their final race day on Sunday April 2nd.

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


24 Mar - Members' night

24 Mar - Centreboard Family Night

26 Mar - CB Summer Series 16

26 Mar - SS 420 Regionals- Taupo

29 Mar - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 23 (final)

31 Mar - Members' Night

01 Apr - TY Picnic Cruise

01 Apr - Kids on Cats

02 Apr - CB Closing Day

02 Apr - End of Day light Savings


Dates to note...

1st April - Kids on Cats

13th & 14th April - Keelers Auckland Tauranga Race


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Wednesday night racing

Race 10

A nice West-Sou’west  breeze allowed the 36 strong fleet to use the western harbour area in contrast to the last few races for the 2nd to last race of the Summer Series.

Rocket Science won on handicap with Kaimai Express winning on line, welcome back to Truxton who had just sailed around the North Island. Several yachts found the sandbanks for a short stop whilst trying to keep out of the strong outgoing tide.

Arethusa started well under spinnaker, it continued sailing well to take line and handicap honours in Div. 2.

High Point made a welcome appearance to the top of the handicap results with No Regrets winning on line in Div. 3.

Freedom Express cleaned up both Line and Handicap in Div. 4 with some close racing taking place between similar vessels lower down in the fleet.

Tigger went home early in the Multis with some technical issues, but the rest of the fleet enjoyed pleasant conditions with Team Seahorse taking the double.

Andy Kennedy

Matakana Raid..

The Matakana Raid got off to a decent Start on St Patrick's day, with the 6 local Tornado's competing in the Ice Cream Race/ This involved a quick trip down to the Bridge Marina and then up to Pilot Bay which was a compulsory stop to eat and ice cream on the beach before continuing to the Matakana Wharf where each crew member had to jump off the wharf in relay.  Then a quick dash back to the TYPBC.   This leg was won by Jason and Roger on 'Relentless'.

Saturday dawned and the local fleet was joined by 4 Hobie 16's. The wind was light so we headed out the Mount entrance to a start. The breeze freshened and the fleet enjoyed a close rea
ch all the way up to the Bowentown entrance. Feisty Feline capsized but recovered quickly, Spirit was the next to go damaging their jib. One of the Hobies went over as well but recovered.  A quick pace was set with just about everyone getting up the island in a little over an hour, the top boat speed recorded was 23 knots!  A couple of boats got pushed around in the braking waves in the entrance but both classes of boat are well proven vessels and everyone got through unscathed.

After that exciting run we were up for  a soak at the hot pools, then tents up, BBQ on and some well earn refreshments.  Then to the serious business; the quiz. Seven brain burning rounds that put the cat sailors through their paces with team "Rum Raiders" just pipping the other teams to claim the glory.

Sunday was calm but sunny as forecast, and the fleet quietly made their way down the inside of the harbour. The lead changed several times and after almost 2.5 hours racing 5 boats finished within 2 mins of each other.  More ice creams at Omokoroa and then the sprint home.

With the ratings system in play, Zane and Nicki Blomfield on a Hobie 16 took out the event, well done.   Stuart Pedersen picked up a spot prize and everyone had a great time.

By Winston Ordish-Benner

coaches corner..

Learn to Sail has had a great week this week! Our Level 1s on Monday got to experience some heavy wind for the first time, and they all did an amazing job as they tested their limits while hiking out to the best of their abilities. Tuesday's Level 2 group worked on their right of way rules this week by playing the newly invented game of Sailing Baseball, which also helped them work on their manoeuvring and watching their telltales at the same time. Welcome to the new Level 1s who started this past Saturday! It's amazing to see new sailors on the water all the time.

Registration is open for the Easter Holiday Kids Camp running from April 24-28th so please sign up now! We also have another adult course starting up on April 30th that runs for 5 weeks, so please sign up for that if you are a parent wanting to learn more about sailing or if you just want to get out on the water and do some dinghy sailing! We offer Level 1, 2, and 3 for our adults.

Congrats to our adults who just completed their levels this past weekend! We had an awesome course this past month, and both our Level 1s and 2s made some amazing improvements all across the board.

See you on the water!

- Kirsten

Calling all Noelex 25 Trailer Yacht owners

Ever wanted to be a part of an international regatta using Noelex 25 as the principle yacht?
Now’s your chance!!

What's Happening?

On 9 to 16 March 2018, 6 countries will compete in the biannual PacRim Challenge hosted next year by Tauranga Yacht Club.

Visiting countries are Australia, Japan, USA, Canada and Russia taking on New Zealand.

What do I Have To Do?

Provide a seaworthy insured Noelex 25. You or your owner representative remain on the boat throughout the daily racing providing advice but you are mainly ballast!! You need to be able to take your international crew out to the designated race course each day and help get the boat ready. All crews are competent sailors attending this international regatta. In an unlikely event there is an accident causing damage to your yacht TYPBC will cover expenses and/or up to the value of your insurance excess. All teams pay a bond of US $1000 only refundable if boats are incident free.

Do I Need A Certificate?

No your boat doesn’t need to have a weight certificate to compete.

What's In It For Me?

I knew that question would come up!!
We are looking at sponsorship to provide each boat with a new headsail or spinnaker. The New Sail is to stay with your boat after the event.
Day excursions for non- sailing partners (fees may apply).

Cultural experience second to none après sail fantastic, meet new friends with common interests from around the world.
Winding up the Aussies (don’t mention the underarm incident!)

How Many Boats Do We Need?

We need 12+1 spare (yes spare gets a sail also).
Visions is already signed up, who’s next?

How can I be part of PacRim March 2018?

Contact David Goddard Noelex 25 Visons T3675
Email david-lesliegoddard@xtra.co.nz
Mobile 0275 778 718
Home 07 347 3454


Phone: 07 578 5512                  Fax: 07 578 5595         
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