31 August 2017

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Thursday, 31st August 2017

Commodore's Comments

 It was great to see a full house at the Yacht Club on Sunday afternoon to welcome the Americas Cup, Peter Burling and 6 other members of Emirates Team New Zealand. The Q&A session which was run by Gary Smith was very enjoyable with some very interesting snippets of information being disclosed.
The event, along with the Civic Reception at The Strand was a culmination of a lot of work by a lot of people in several different organisations. I want to record a special word of thanks to the Team members – it was a long day for them by the time they left Tauranga at 7pm.

There are too many people to thank to list here individually, but I do want to thank everyone who made a contribution to the successful running of the day. I have received a load of feedback and all of it is good – including a very complimentary email from the Commodore of the RNZYS today. It was a fantastic day, and I am sure that no-one who was present will forget the day that the Americas Cup came to Tauranga.
Keeler racing was brought forward a day because of the Americas Cup visit. Check out the report below, and congratulations to the winners of the Burnsco Winter Series.

On the international stage the 49er Worlds are taking place at the moment at Porto which is in north-west Portugal.  No Peter Burling at this regatta this year, but we do have representation with Trent Rippey racing the 49er with Josh Porebski, and in the 49erFX Molly Meech and Alex Moloney are taking part. Also Isaac Mchardie (from Hamilton but has done a fair bit of sailing at the Club) is racing the 49er with his sailing partner William McKenzie.  At the time of writing the first two days have been lost because of a lack of wind which must be tough. Good luck to all of them.

For the first time in a long while there is no racing at the Club this weekend. Next dates on the calendar include the AIMS Games which should see up to 100 Oppies hooning around the harbour and that kicks off on the weekend of Sept 9/10th. Then the following weekend we have our Opening Day on Sunday Sept 17th.

Good sailing

Nick Wrinch


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Keeler News
The final race of the Burnsco Winter Series was held on Saturday. The race was held in a North Easterly breeze of 10 to 20 knots with some gusts keeping the traveller and mainsheet crew busy – at last some wind! And a further plus was no rain! As it turned out shifting the final race from Sunday to Saturday avoided some very wet and windy weather although fleet numbers suffered as a result. Whatever took out line honours by a decent margin in Division 1 and Otway 3 by a smaller margin in Division 2. On handicap Division 1 placings were Manxman, Whatever and Voodoo Lounge. Division 2 handicap placings were No Regrets, Otway 3 and High Point.

With the final Winter Series race sailed the series results can be announced. Well done to Frenzy for taking first place in Division 1 followed very closely by Manxman and La Rochelle. A closely fought series. And well done to No Regrets who comfortably won Division 2 followed by Whistler and Otway 3.

Whilst the Winter Series has finished there is little time to rest. You need to get cracking on with boat and crew maintenance. The Opening Day Race is Sunday 17th September, the Mayor Island Race on Saturday 23rd September and the Wednesday night Summer Series starts on Wednesday 27th September. If that isn’t enough the Short Handed race is on Saturday 30th.

Remember to check the Crew Available page on the Club’s website and Facebook if you need crew.

Finally massive thankyou to the organisers of the Americas Cup function last Sunday. It was an awesome afternoon hearing from Peter Burling and the other members of the NZ Americas Cup campaign and seeing the Cup in person. Some of us lucky ones even got a photo holding the Cup!

Catch you on the water.

James Stewart

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