21 April 2017

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Friday, 21st April 2017

Commodore's Comments

It was a busy weekend of sailing for Club members – both young and old(er)!

The International Paints Auckland-Tauranga Race started 23 hours late due to the passage of Cyclone Cook over the North Island during Thursday.
It was very stressful for our Auckland race team consisting of Andy Knowles, Roger Rushton and Colin Lucas from the RNZYS. In the end a very good decision was made and all competitors had a great race with competitors taking between 14 and 20 hours to complete the race.
Anarchy and Steinlager II had a great battle down the coast with the latter taking line honours by a mere 38 seconds.
First TYPBC boat home was Time Warp, followed by Frenzy and Redline. On handicap Anarchy took out Div A followed by Time Warp, and Sabian;  and in Div B Redline was first, ahead of the Auckland Ross 930 Wild Oats, with Whistler in third. Overall on PHRF, Anarchy was first followed by Redline, and then Wild Oats.
Many thanks to all the people who contributed to make the race a success in difficult circumstances.
Full results on the website

Meanwhile at Wakatere the Starling National Champs were being held. Well done to Joel Kennedy who came 41st in the Gold Fleet, Josh Blackie who won the Silver Fleet,  Blair Melson 8th in Silver and Jack Towers 22nd in Silver. Good photos can be seen on the Facebook page with the team proudly displaying the TYPBC burgee.
At the Windsurfer Nationals at Takapuna, TYPBC had a 6-strong team competing with with the following titles won: Olly Maidment 1st Boy U17 in Techno fleet, Max vander Zalm 1st RS:X 8.5 Youth Man and Veerle ten Have 1st RS:X 8.5 Youth Women, Alex Hart finished 2nd in RS:X 9.5. More details and photos on the Facebook page.

And then down in Napier Coach Maria had 10 Optimist sailors competing at the Nationals. I know Maria is putting together a report so I won’t go into too much detail. However special congrats to Lachlan Dillon in 13th place and Sydney Cunliffe 29th (3rd girl). The Team achieved 2nd place Optimist Team Racing Nationals and 3rd place Optimist Team Racing Open Regatta.
Maria is very proud of the achievements of these young sailors, so well done to the whole team (including siblings and parents).

Most Divisions AGMs are coming up within the next month or two. It is absolutely vital that we have new blood coming on to the committees and sharing the load of organising our sailing. It is just not right to turn up each week and expect racing to occur and for you not to have made a contribution. Our racing is totally reliant on volunteer organisers so please step forward to contribute and don’t wait to be asked.
First AGM of the season is next Tuesday with Multihulls having theirs at the Club at 7.30pm.

This Sunday sees the Closing Day race for Keelers and Multihulls (12 Noon start).

Good Sailing

Nick Wrinch


21 Apr - Members' Night
21 Apr - Centreboard Monthly Gathering
23 Apr - Closing Day Karewa Series 4
23 Apr - MH Harbour 7
25 Apr - Anzac Day
25 Apr - MH AGM
28 Apr - Members' Night
29 Apr - P Class Wihau Sheild
05 May - Prizegiving All Divisions
05 May - Members' Night
06 May - TY Closing Cruise

Dates to note...

09 May - Keeler & Trailer Yachts AGM
14 May - CB Winter Series Begins
21 May - Keelers & MH winter Series Begins


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 info needed...

This Yellow Laser Yacht has been left at the Club. Can the owner please contact the Office ASAP to discuss its ongoing status (i.e. remove yacht from Club or become a member and pay a storage fee)

If the Laser isn't claimed by Monday the 8th of May 2017 it will be sold by TYPBC

 Centreboard Families..

Don't forget to head to the Club tonight for our Monthly Social Gathering, we look forward to seeing you there from 5.30pm.


Sailability tauranga..

We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback to the opportunities that Sailability Tauranga have been able to provide. Thank you so much for your support. Our brilliant volunteers are providing an outstanding sailing experience for anyone with a physical, intellectual or sensory disability.

Our May Sailing Days are now available for booking.

Please share with your networks so we can make May our most successful ever!

Please contact Susan, our sailor coordinator at sail@sailabilitytauranga.org.nz to secure your sailing day.

Thursday May 4th: 11, 12, 1 and 2pm
Saturday May 6th: 11, 12, 1 and 2pm
Saturday May 29th: 11, 12, 1 and 2pm
Tuesday May 23rd: 11, 12, 1 and 2pm

Kind Regards

Susan Rose
Sailor Coordinator
Sailability Tauranga

2017 Starling nationals - wakatere

TYPBC had 4 members participate at the Starling Nationals over Easter – Joel Kennedy; Josh Blackie; Blair Mellsop and Jack Towers.

There first 2 days of the regatta were the qualifying series and the last 2 were the finals.

First day of sailing saw some great racing with Josh bringing home the best race result for the team of 7th place in the 2nd race. Joel had some consistent racing as did Blair and Jack.

The 2nd day of racing saw Blair Mellsop have a great day consistently finishing in the early 20’s.  In the end, Joel with some great consistent results on the first day was the only member to qualify for the Gold fleet. Josh only missed out by a couple of places and Blair & Jack were not too far behind.

Joel was very pleased to have made the Gold fleet for his first time at the Starling Nationals. He sailed well against some very competitive sailors. He finished 41st in the end and was pleased with his result.

Josh had a stunner of a finals in the Silver Fleet with some consistent results and taking line honours in the 1st race of the last day of racing. This led to Josh winning the Silver fleet and bringing home the “Howick Sailing Club Cup”.

Blair finished up 8th  and Jack 47th in the silver fleet.

Great job boys! And well done from us all!

coaches corner...

2017 OPTIMIST NATIONALS:  A fleet of nine sailors headed to Napier over Easter for the Optimist Nationals.

This year we had ten TYPBC Optimist Sailors race at the 2017 Optimist Nationals Championship in Napier over Easter. The team had to contend with post Cyclone Cook conditions for the first two days. 4-metre-high waves resulted in Optimists vanishing into troughs, mass withdrawals due to seasickness and a heap of learning experiences. With the big waves, many top sailors from Australia, Tahiti and New Caledonia joining the Kiwi teams the Optimists had a very challenging regatta. 170 sailors raced in the Optimist Open fleet, 70 in the Green Fleet and 24 club teams in the Optimist Nationals Team Racing regatta.

The first two days were fleet racing to qualify into the Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets.  On the 3rd day they raced the Optimist Team Racing Nationals Regatta. The last day saw the sailors race in their fleets where the Gold Fleet, as would be expected, proved very competitive. The Tauranga sailors luckily did not suffer the effects of seasickness performing well with some podiums finishes!

Individual results:

•    3rd place National Girls and 21 place in Gold Fleet. Sydney Cunliffe. These results qualify Sydney to represent NZL at the Optimist Asian & Oceania Championship in Hong Kong.
•    13th place in Gold Fleet. Lachlan Dillon also qualifies to represent NZL at the Optimist Asian & Oceania Championship in Hong Kong.
•    22th place in Gold fleet. Max Scott. Max is the 1st reserve for the Optimist Asian & Oceania Championship in Hong Kong.
•    11th place in National Girls and 17th place in Silver fleet. Anya Pearce. Anya is the 1st reserve to make the NZL Girls Development Squad racing in the next Australian Nationals.
•    9th place Green Fleet. Reuben Coxhead
•    10th place in Silver fleet. Andrew Stretton
•    22th place Silver fleet. Teaghen Deney
•    10th place Bronce fleet. Robbie Shirley
•    55th place Silver fleet Opti open. Monty Carter
•    5th place Bronze fleet Opti open. Joelie Scott
•    3 TYPBC sailors in the top 25 National Ranking in the advance Optimist Open fleet.

Team Results:

•    2nd place in the team racing Nationals
•    3rd place in the team racing open regatta

Two things I would like to note about the National results;

•    Anya Pearce who just started sailing a year and half ago, was placed 11th in the Girls Nationals Ranking. Well done for that fast track Anya! 
•    Also producing an amazing regatta result was Reuben Coxhead who finishing in 9th position in the Green fleet Nationals. Reuben just started sailing this season! YES, just 8 months ago! 

This shows that when sailors really want to learn and succeed, they can. It just involves focus, hardwork and the enjoyment of sailing.

Overall National rankings were:

o    Lachlan Dillon 14th
o    Max Scott 24th
o    Sydney Cunliffe 15th
o    Andrew Stretton 47th
o    Anya Pearce 51st=
o    Teaghan Denney 55th
o    Monty Carter 81st
o    Robbie Shirley 89th
o    Simon Wagstaff 133rd
o    Aylwen Berger 162nd
o    Rowan Berger 169th

for all the support that the coaches, sailors and parents have received this year from the club, also from the centreboard division committee, the flag officers, the club committee and from commodore Nick Wrinch. These results couldn't be possible without the support from many areas and without the trust and support that the sailing school receive every season to teach this young race sailors. Well done parents too for supporting your child financial, technically and emotionally over this season it is a big process. And well done sailors for doing your best at the 2017 Optimist Nationals Regatta and for taking the TYPBC flag up to the podium!


The Starlings also did so well at their regatta. So, proud of you! All the sailors have finished very motivated after racing at their 1st Starling Nationals with excellent results and they said that they want to continue doing a winter training and racing in the club and the Auckland winter races. Well done, keep working hard team.

•    1st Place. Silver fleet champ. Josh Blakie.
Pretty consistent final series: 14th, 2nd ,2nd and a 1st place.
•    8th place Silver fleet. Blair Melsop
•    42th Gold Fleet Joel Kennedy. Well done making gold in your first Nats! Joel was the best place TYPBC Starling sailor.
•    47th Place Silver fleet. Jack Towers

Happy Sailing!


finish with a laugh..


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