5 October 2017

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Thursday, 5th October 2017

Commodore's Comments

Well as is customary with this time of the year it seems that the winds have returned. Centreboard racing on Sunday had a bit of everything with rain then calm a bit of breeze followed by strong  breeze with gusts up to 30 knots by the end. One very spectacular nosedive/capsize by a zephyr resulting in a broken forestay and unfortunate damage to mast step and fore-deck.

Last night saw 38 boats on the water and the Team Seahorse showed that nosedives weren’t the prerogative of zephyrs and Murray de Lues got some super photos, see here
The wind was a bit of a wake-up call for many boats since its been a while since we had that level of wind in a race.

All in all a good nights racing and well done to the crews of Truxton, Voodoo Lounge, Flashback, Keewee, and Team Seahorse for their victories. There was a bit of a hiccup with the results but that has been sorted, see results here

In about 4 weeks’ time there is the City to Surf race which takes place on Sunday Nov. 5th. This is a walk / run including a half marathon this year, which is a very valuable fundraiser for the Club.  We need people to help fill bags of goodies on the Saturday and then most importantly we need a team of people to be marshalls around the 21km course on the Sunday. Please could you email Peter Warren to let him know of your availability to help (leanne@baygas.co.nz ). This is the first year that the event has included a Half Marathon and this will require an extra 16 marshalls and we are being paid extra for it so all in all the event raises $2.5-3,000 for the Club so please support it.

Just a reminder that the first race of the Karewa Series is this Sunday at 1pm (this is a change from the published calendar) and centreboard division racing as normal again on Sunday.

Good sailing

Nick Wrinch


05 Oct - WOW Enrolment Night
05 Oct - CB Training MBSC
06 Oct - Members Night

06 Oct - Winter Champs Murrays Bay 6th - 8th
08 Oct - CB Div Summer Series 4
08 Oct - Karewa Series 1
11 Oct - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 3
12 Oct - WOW - Basic Skills Night
13 Oct - Members Night
14 Oct - MH Rotorua Sprints 14th & 15th
15 Oct - CB Summer Series 5
18 Oct - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 4 CBS
19 Oct - WOW 1
20 oct - Coastal Classic
20 Oct - Members Night


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Keeler News

The Short Handed Series 1 race was held on Saturday. The start was outside the clubhouse and a course around Motiti and back to A buoy was set. With the low tide turning at the 10 am start time the race was on to clear the entrance before the current became too much in the light winds. Some of the of the smaller boats did not manage to break clear and nine starting boats were reduced to 6 finishing boats. Those boats that managed to clear the entrance enjoyed conditions ranging from little wind to 25 knots of south westerly breeze on the way back – keeping everyone busy changing head sails and reefing / shaking out reefs. Well done to Timewarp who finished in just on 6 hours taking out line and handicap honours. Otway 3 finished second on handicap followed by Whistler only 47 seconds behind – close finishing times for a 30 NM race!

A gusty south westerly breeze greeted all yachts in last nights Summer Series race 2 – the first windy race for the season which tested crew work. With a course set up to Stowe and back via W10 a strong incoming tide saw some boats over the line at the start. Kaimai Express in Division 1 took out line honours; Voodoo Lounge in Division 2 and Fly Away Sam in Division 3. Handicap placings for Division 1 were Truxton, Rocket Science and Time Warp. Division 2 Voodoo Lounge, Sabian and Reloaded. Division 3 Flashback, Aurora and Fly Away Sam. Division 1 and 2 handicap placings were extremely close with a few bad tacks potentially making the difference between first and third place.

Don’t forget the Karewa Series 1 race is this Sunday – start time 1300 hours. No briefing but make sure you sign on at the clubhouse before the race. The start will be outside the clubhouse as will the finish. Make sure you take your own finish times.

Catch you out there.

James Stewart

Keeler Division Chairman

Multihull News

Wednesday night proved eventful for the fleet of four Tornados who hit the water.  Feisty Feline didn't make the start after being been caught in irons and nudged a keelboat, having to retire with minor damage.  Team Tigger decided to give the other boats a healthy headstart but namaged to catch and pass Spitfire in gusty and choppy conditions, while Team Seahorse provided plenty of entertainment at the aftermatch with Murray's dramatic shots of a near pitchpole under gennaker with keelboat traffic nearby.  Unfortunately crew Tom suffered some painful ankle and knee strain in the episode and we wish him a speedy recovery.

centreboard news - City to surf

City to Surf is coming up on Sunday the 5th of November 2017! This is a big fundraiser for the club which takes a little man power to get done but is an easy one.

We are looking for any interested parties to assist, in previous years we have enjoyed the help from all divisions and this has worked out great and we look forward to working with them again.

We need helpers for the following

* Bag packing on the 4th of November in the afternoon
* Registration 0630hrs on the 5th of November
* Water Stations
* Marshalling

All over and done with by Lunchtime.

Please give Peter a call 027 473 0540 or email peter@baygas.co.nz if you can help

 do you have a vodafone email?

If you have a vodafone email you will be aware they are putting an end to some of these and you will need to update your email address with us, so contact the office and let us know.

Thank you to those that already have.

Coaches corner

This week in Learn to Sail we have been running our first week of our Spring Holiday program. We had a bit of a rough start with all the crazy weather on Monday, but we have been very fortunate since then with good wind and glorious sun. We have just 4 kids for our first week, but our second week is packed at capacity right now with 18 kids signed up.

Registration is still open for Term 4, so please email Kirsten at LTS.coach@yacht.org.nz for more information on all of our courses available.
Our next Adult Learn to Sail course will be starting on Oct 28th so please email me if you are interested in that as well.

Don’t forget to like our page on Facebook at Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club, and follow us on Instagram @tauranga.coach for pictures of our Learn to Sail Program in action!

See you on the water!

- Kirsten

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 Auckland to Tauranga

The 2018 Auckland to Tauranga Website is up and running, follow this link and keep checking it to see any updates.

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