25 May 2017

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Thursday, 25th May 2017

Vice Commodore's Comments

We had great weather last Sunday for the first of the Keeler winter series races.  We tried starting all of the 16 entries from the clubhouse starting line, on the wind, going towards Matua.  This proved something of a test  the rules knowledge of many Skippers, and a number of close calls were observed.  Eventually, all got away smoothly, and the race was won on line and handicap by Roger Rushton and crew on Frenzy. 
For the next race, the entries will be split into two starts, one for boats with a handicap of over .900 and one for boats with a handicap of .900 or less. 

The Centreboard committee is after a replacement BBQ, as the old one has succumbed to salt wind poisoning.  If you have an available spare BBQ to donate to the club, please contact Peter Warren 027473 0540. 

We are also after keen types to put their names forward to sail in the Pacific Rim regatta, which will be a very enjoyable social and sailing event to be held just after Easter next year.  Anyone keen to sail needs to contact Delwyn  Keyworth.

Coming up, apart from centreboard racing this Sunday, and keeler racing on June 4, we will be hosting the Elliot 5.9 trailer yacht circuit here in Tauranga on 17 & 18 June 2017.  Diary these dates for some great spectating. 

Finally, we only have two sleeps to the start of the America’s Cup first elimination regatta.  I am sure that all members will be joining me in supporting our local boy, Peter Burling, as skipper of Team NZ.  It should be a really riveting contest.  Hopefully Team NZ will be able to get through the preliminary rounds relatively safely and get onto challenging the big bad wolf and his Australian henchmen in the final of the competition. 

Good Sailing

Andy Knowles
Vice Commodore


26 May - Members' Night

28 May - CB Winter Series 2
02 June - Members' Night

03 June - Ohope Regatta 3rd & 4th
04 June - Keeler & MH winter Series 2
05 June - Queens Birthday

06 June - CB Div AGM 7.30pm
09 June - Members' Night
11 June - CB Winter Series 3
16 June - Members' Night
18 June - Keeler & MH Winter Series 3

Dates to note...
11 July - TYPBC AGM


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Keeler & Multihull Winter series 1..

The first race of the series was held on Sunday with 17 boats entered. With a nice SW wind, clear skies and an incoming  high tide present, conditions produced a start line that was too easily crossed pre-start by many yachts, plus the opportunity to approach on starboard created mayhem and congestion, consequently a full fleet recall ensued following the first start.

The restart was marginally better with only a few boats over, the course was upwind to West Otumoetai followed by a nice kite ride out to A buoy, Frenzy lead all the way with Sniper following. Whatever had several technical problems but clawed back on the upwind leg to 12W finishing 2nd on line at the end, another kite ride to 6 opened out the fleet to finish back at the club in good time.

Frenzy won on line and on handicap by 3 seconds from Sniper, so it was a happy crew that gathered at the clubrooms for the prizegiving. Thanks to Burnsco Marine several prize vouchers were given out and stories were exchanged.

See the results on the club’s Facebook page or its Website.

Following this race the fleet has been divided into two to reduce start line congestion but both fleets sailing the same course, the next race is on Queens Birthday weekend unfortunately but we hope to see a good sized fleet nevertheless,

Andy Kennedy

Masters games..

We will have a couple of articles from our members for these next week.

Coaches corner..

Hi sailors!

The summer sailing season has finished but we still running many sailing courses for kids, teenagers and adults. We are full of activities and enjoying the nice and warm weather in May. We had a great and sunny weekend with more than 25 sailors enjoying the Saturday coaching, .

Good success at the adult courses bringing new members to the club
A good amount of adults that come to the sailing school apply to be members of the club. Also one of them already brought a Laser and she will start racing on the next Sunday races and 2 more adults will be getting a racing Laser too. This is making the Laser fleet grow and bringing more participants to the club races.

Joel Kennedy and Josh Blackie are doing some Starlings regattas in Auckland with great results. They are coming 1st and 2nd in the Auckland winter series. Well done and keep sailing fast.

To the 6 adult learn to sail sailors finishing their learn to sail course this Sunday and to the 8 adult sailors finishing their level 2 and 3 this Sunday afternoon. Many level 3 sailors are planning to buy a Laser or a dinghy and sign for the next Adults race course. Well done.

Repairs and maintenance winter period running at the sailing school
This is the time of the year where we fix the boats after the busy summer season and also we start getting all the boats ready for the next season.  If anybody have some spare time to came and help the coaches with this job, please contact me! 021 070 5454     head.coach@yacht.org.nz


Winter sailing courses. You still have TIME to join us in the Term 2 courses! :

We would love to have you here and enjoy the sailing during the weekends with us. We are now running the following courses:


    LEVEL 2 - 'Sailing...Fast!' and YNZ LEVEL 3 - 'Go...Racing!' - Saturdays 1300 to 1600
    GREEN FLEET TRAINING - Saturdays 1300 to 1600
    OPTIMIST OPEN TRAINING - Saturdays 1300 to 1600

Apart from enjoying the sport, the nice weather, and making new friends, these courses are ideal for the ones that want to get more training in during winter and race in the next big regatta that TYPBC is hosting: AIMS Games! In September. Also, for the sailors that want to get in more training for the next regattas coming soon in Term 4.


    LEARN TO SAIL - Sundays 930 to 1230 - LEVEL 2 AND LEVEL 3- Sundays 1300 to 1600

There are a very nice group of adults on both levels. We are having more than 6 students per group, so hurry up! There are limited spaces left.


Coming up!

  •     We are planning to run a LASER OPEN DAY for sailors from teenagers to adults to come and try a laser! Send me your expressions of interest if you want to participate. You can participate as a sailor, volunteer, coach or help us by bringing your Laser to use. Help us build the next Laser Olympic sailors!
  •     We hope to see everybody at this Sunday's races! Briefing at 10.30 so get ready to have a fantastic sailing day. Sailing conditions looks fantastic. Please, parents come, help and get involved, it’s a great way to help your child, help the team and learn a lot from this fantastic sport. All the positions are run by volunteers, we can't run the races if we don’t have many people helping.
  •     The TYPBC coaches, Maria and Kirsten will be away from 9th to 12th of June racing at the Australian Keel boat Nationals in Melbourne Yacht Club. We have organized a TYPBC woman's team, all Tauranga Yacht Club sailors to race in the most competitive woman's keel boat regatta in Australia. Have a training rest on that weekend and follow the regatta results on https://www.awkr.com.au
  •     Contact me please to find out more information about the Club Sunday races, the Auckland races in winter and for any course or sailing activity that you want to do!


 For sale..

Size M Sailing Jacket

Very Little Wear - Probably worn twice

$40 ono

Phone 576 0335

queens birthday regatta..


finish with a laugh..



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