Tornados', Paper Tigers, a few 'A' Class catamarans and a variety of other beach cats make up the core of the racing division. On bigger races such as Kawera, some of the larger cat’s join us to stretch their legs so to speak.
The TYPBC multihull division features the largest Tornado fleet in New Zealand.
We love to go fast are passionate about our boats and are a great bunch of sailors. We are competitive on the water and good mates once we hit land. We're always looking to increase the fleet size and improve on our sailing quality, so if you're around and want to join in, please approach any one of the teams - Make yourself known and join in. We love talking boats just about as much as we love sailing them. Please excuse us however if you're trying to chat when we're still rigging up and are running late for the start line - we don't mean to be rude, we're just on a mission!
We have a full race calendar. The summer series is sailed in conjunction with the Keeler division on Wednesday nights during daylight savings featuring about 24 races, 12 each side of Christmas. We run a Harbour Series of approximately 6 races, typically sailed on a Sunday. Friday Night series, and feature races such as the Matakana Classic - a non-stop race around the Island, The Stu Pedersen Memorial Cup which is sailing the length of Papamoa beach and back, and the Matakana Raid – a race based on the famous Swedish Archipelago Raid which involves a race to Athenree and returns over 3 days- this is a full family affair. If you choose you can also join the Centre Boarders for Sunday racing.
The Winter Series is also a great chance to keep your skills sharp. It consists of approximately 6 races raced every second Sunday from May to August. So there is plenty of opportunities to go racing throughout the year and 'beach cat racing' is one of the most affordable ways to skipper your own boat.
If you own a multi-hull and have been thinking about racing her, please get in touch with Jason, Tom or any of the other cat sailors. Come down and meet the team and see what we do.
Multihull Officers for the 2020/21 season
Chairman: Jason Marra : firstname.lastname@example.org : 021 702 701
Secratary: Tom Wain : email@example.com : 022 678 0704