On Friday morning 2 March 2018 the Transnet Ports Authority (TNPA) evicted the 60 year-old Algoa Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) from premises they occupied within the Port. Effectively the club administration moved to other temporary premises whilst The Chartroom Restaurant and Pub ceased to exist. A long standing dispute over unfair rental increases led to the eviction. During 2009 ABYC laid a formal complaint with the Port Regulator over TNPA's unfair treatment. The long standing dispute led to TNPA charging a higher rental whilst ABYC paid a lower rental. TNPA have not taken ABYC to . . .
On 02-09-2018 at 10:00, Yacht Jellybaby went for a sail to Bay - Receife Side. Sean Wiseman says: "Light winds but flat sea, great fun" Yacht Jellybaby returned on 02-09-2018 at 14:00 and sailed 12 Nautical Miles. CLICK HERE to Sign Out and In | See more Sailing Logs here: http://abyc.co.za/category/sailing/sailing-log/ . . .
On 01-09-2018 at 13:00, Yacht Jellybaby went for a sail to Bay - St Croix Side. Sean Wiseman says: "Great wind" Yacht Jellybaby returned on 01-09-2018 at 16:00 and sailed 5 Nautical Miles. CLICK HERE to Sign Out and In | See more Sailing Logs here: http://abyc.co.za/category/sailing/sailing-log/ . . .
The 2018 Eastern cape Dinghy Provincial Championships were not without drama on the two days of scheduled sailing for 25 and 26 August 2018. Presented by South African Sailing East Cape, sponsored by Renewable Energy Company Rubicon SA and run by volunteers from the Algoa Bay Yacht Club the first (and only) day of sailing saw three races sailed in a sharply increasing west wind that soon topped 30 knots whilst sailors scurried for safe haven in the Port of Port Elizabeth. The squall kept rescue boats and the NSRI busy ensuring that all returned to Port safe and sound. Read about the . . .
Please join us in wishing the Algoa Bay Yacht Club members below all the best on their birthdays this month: 04 - M POTGIETER 05 - W SCHMELZER, K REGNART 09 - L GODWIN 11 - R SCHIMPF 14 - A SCOTT, MC ROBINSON, MOLLY REED 19 - G FABRE’ 21 - A PSAROUDAKIS, I GREY, M MEYER 22 - R GWYNN 23 - P VOGES 27 - J BARRY 30 - M JONKER . . .
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The SAS Eastern Cape Provincial Championships will be sailed out of Port Elizabeth and hosted by the Algoa Bay Yacht Club from 25 to 26 August 2018. CLICK HERE to download the Entry Form CLICK HERE to download the Notice of Race . . .
Please join us in wishing the following ABYC members many happy returns in May 2018: 03 May - T Smit 06 May - D Tenner 07 May - L De Vries 09 May - P Putziger 10 May - J Putter, A Bosch 15 May - R Llewelyn-Williams 16 May - J Espinoza, L Edwards 18 May - J Seinbach 21 May - H Birch, M Harvey 25 May - P Dymond . . .
The Algoa Bay Yacht Club hosted the ABYC Interclub on the North End Lake out of the EP Powerboat Club premises on the weekend of 21 and 22 April 2018. 15 Sailors from Redhouse and Mossel Bay Yacht Clubs contested. Winds were light and clocked the better part of the compass offering North East right through to South West and made for some good practice for Bridge and mark laying crew along with testing sailor's skills at reading the course. Race Officer Ronnie Baer had the pleasure of christening ABYC's new (ish) bridge boat and was ably assisted by his merry bridge crew. Results per . . .
Please join us in wishing the following members a Happy April Birthday: 01/04 - J Waller 05/04 - G Divaris 06/04 - CR Baer 09/04 - N Lottering 14/04 - C Francis, L Bilson 16/04 - R Morgan 22/04 - P Hurley 23/04 - C Tutton 24/04 - B Wittaker 25/04 - S Lear 27/04 - T Wwilm, A Rump 28/04 - K Laskey . . .
With not a Red score (DNS or DNF) in 5 races Sean Wiseman's J27 - Jellybaby - is showing that consistency wins the day. Five races have been sailed and Jellybaby boasts 2 bullets and 3 third places with one discard to be on 8 points, followed by Nemesis with one bullet and two seconds on 11 points. Saturday's race was sailed on a long course with harbour start, leaving the PE Safewater mark to Port, the Nqura Safewater mark to Port, back to the PE Safewater mark to Starboard and a harbour finish. Fairly consistent South west winds ranging between 10 and 16 knots made for interesting . . .