19 October 2017

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Thursday, 19th October 2017

Commodore's Comments

Brilliant to see three of our young sailors having a successful weekend at Manly Beach Sailing Club and gaining selection to the World Youth Sailing Champs.

 Veerle ten Have in the Girls RS:X8.5, Max van der Zalm in the Boys RS:X 8.5 and James Barnett in the Boys 420 all achieved selection for the World Youth Sailing Championships in China in December. This is a fantastic achievement and our congratulations go to them and their support teams. James Barnett sails in Auckland these days but he is still a club member so he is still ‘one of ours’.

Currently the Gamagori World Cup Regatta is being held in Japan. This is a very competitive regatta and we have Sam Meech and Thomas Saunders competing in the Lasers and Trent Rippey and Isaac McHardie (previous member) in the 29ers. Two days racing have taken place in fairly light airs. Sam and Tom are lying 4th and 15th currently with Isaac and Trent lying 5th and 7th. So things are looking encouraging the, and good luck to them.

A good time was had, both on and off the water, by the zephyr team that headed down to Rotorua to compete in the Rotorua Sprints last week. Varied weather conditions and many used the opportunity to have a swim and give their boats a fresh water rinse. Mark Thomas just headed off Geoff Collins to be top TYPBC finisher in the Zephyrs, in 4th place out of the 15 boat fleet.

I would like to take a moment to publicly thank Peter Warren for all that he has achieved with the Centre board division since Peter feels that he needs to step back and resign as Centreboard division Chairman. Pete is one of those people who puts in a huge volume of time and energy into the Club and we do appreciate that, along with the support of Leanne too.

No Centreboard sailing this weekend, I am informed, but good luck to the 4 boats who have headed north to take part in the Coastal Classic – these are Frenzy, Manxman, Whistler, and Open Country.

A chilly night on the water last night with big wind changes before the start which made course selection a nightmare. There were some spectacular broaches and multihulls hooning in all directions making for some spectacular action. But in the end everything worked out ok and congrats to the crews of Time Warp, Voodoo Lounge, Freedom Express, Keewee and Feisty Feline for their success.

Check out Murrays photos here

Have a good Labour Weekend

Good sailing

Nick Wrinch


19 Oct - WOW 1
20 oct - Coastal Classic
20 Oct - Members Night
21 Oct - TY Labour Weekend Cruise Hunters Creek
21 Oct - P Class NIS Maraetai
22 Oct - CB Summer Series 6
23 Oct - Labour Day
25 Oct - Keeler/MH/TY Summer Series 5
27 Oct - Members' Night
27 Oct - Friday Night Fun Race 1
28 Oct - TY Picnic
28 Oct - Manly Regatta
29 Oct - MH Series 2
29 Oct - CB Summer Series 7


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Keeler News

Apart from a few boats away for the Coastal Classic fleet numbers were good in last night’s fourth race of the Summer Series.
All divisions had the same course – essentially BM5, P7, In Balance, 17, P7 and home.
A committee boat start shortened up the start-line. Those yachts that started up at the committee boat end and could tack away early had the advantage off the line.
A variable south-easterly wind allowed for plenty of passing lanes for those who had the skill and opportunity to do so. The course from BM5 to P7 was a very tight reach but those that hoisted their kites still had the advantage in the light winds.
First over the line in their respective divisions were Time Warp, Voodoo Lounge and No Regrets. Handicap placings in Division 1 were Time Warp, Rocket Science and Truxton. Division 2 Voodoo Lounge, Sabian and General Jackson. Division 3 Freedom Express, No Regrets and Flashback. In some cases only seconds separated the placings so nice close racing for most. Great to see Protocol out there – well done to Pete for doing the race single handed!

A few boats are doing the Mount Club Legends Regatta this weekend so good luck to those. Looks like the weather will be good!

Catch you on the water next time.

James Stewart,
Keeler Chairman

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.

Follow this link find more information here

Thanks to all those who have already volunteered it makes for smoother organisation with early the early notice, so if there are any other members that can help out please let us know ASAP your help would be greatly appreciated

We still 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

And are especially looking for a tail end charlie and vehicle

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

Online bookings on facebook for sailing school

Hi all, we have created an online booking reservation system for your sailors to reserve their after school coaching for Term 4 2017. Something more permanent will be in place for Term 1 2018.

Please visit the TYPBC - Course page and select the course you want to book on and follow the directions here

Any queries, please email typbc.courses@gmail.com

Coaches corner

The Sailing School has had a very buys week with our first week of Term 4 sailing. The Level 2/3s and Opti Green Fleet groups on Tuesday unfortunately were not able to get out on the water due to a good spring breeze of 30kts. We found plenty of other things to do though, we set our goals for the season and talked about nutrition and hydration and played a few intense rounds of sardines. The Starling and P Class Green Fleet starts tonight and we are looking forward to getting out on the water for a good sail!

Our next Adult Learn to Sail course for Level 1, 2, and 3 starts up Oct 28th, so if you are interested in doing some dinghy sailing please contact Kirsten at LTS.coach@yacht.org.nz by no later than Monday Oct 23rd, otherwise the cost of the course will go up from $370 to $400.

See you on the water!

- Kirsten

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