With just two boats on the start line, the course from the harbour was around Bellbuoy and the Safe Water Mark and back to the harbour. Malgas were quick off the start, rounding the breakwater to unfurl their asymmetrical and they were off. With the South West freshening and the gusts becoming fiercer, their asymmetrical over-powered them causing some serious broaching. Walbanger had a re-think on launching her spinnaker and settled for a near-planing run to the Bell Buoy. During the beat from the Safe Water Mark the boats experienced wind gusts of up to 40kts, Malgas had already reefed . . .
Rounds 3, 4 and 5 of our Dinghy Regatta take place on 5 November. Skippers at 12h00 and first race not before 13h00. At 15h00 the Victoria Park Steel Band, parents and teachers will be taken to view the racing on Malgas, Warrior and Wallbanger and return to moorings at around 17h30. The Victoria Park Steel Band will then play from 18h30 to 19h00 (or until the encores cease!) and again from 19h30 to 20h00. This promises to be a very entertaining event and incorporates a bring and braai for all visitors and sailors. ABYC will provide the braai fires - thanks Mike, Robbie and . . .
A reminder that Wednesday Evening sailing series is underway. Predicted weather is 12kts SW and dropping, sunny and cool. Skippers at 17h00. If the race proceeds, there will be boerie rolls for the first 40 sailors; with a free Castle dumpie for first-time sailors and for the skippers that host them. We encourage you to use these short mid-week sails to introduce new people to sailing, especially friends and colleagues of colour. Even if you don’t want to participate in the race, we hope to see you casting off this Wednesday. . . .
Our local sailors faced some pretty competition at these two concurrently-held regattas. It was held at Swartvlei, Sedgefield, which attracted many Western Cape Sailors, which certainly upped the level of competition. The Laser fleet (Standards, Radials and 4.7s) numbered 70, and included a number of SAS Race Ahead high-performance trainees being coached by Roger Hudson. Some 40 other dinghies took part in the EC Champs: Oppies, Teras, Dapchicks, 29ers, Sonnets and Darts. On the first three days our sailors had to contend with strong winds over 24 knots, but these were testing conditions for . . .
Centenary Cup 2016-2017 ABYC Centenary Cup 2016-2017 - provisional results Overall Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A Rank Boat HelmName TCF Bart's Bash 18 Sep 2016 11:31:00 Race 2 09 Oct 2016 10:22:00 Total Nett 1st Tikkalox II Rob Smith 0.899 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2nd Jelly-Baby Sean Wiseman 0.947 3.0 2.0 5.0 5.0 3rd Malgas Milke Cullum 0.938 2.0 9.0 DNC 11.0 11.0 4th Wallbanger John Tudehope 0.995 9.0 DNC 3.0 12.0 12.0 5th Sea-Esta Jimmy . . .
The Centenary Cup 2016 Series races will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 (RRS). Race dates: Sunday 18 th September 2016 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h00 – Races 1 & 2 Sunday 9 th October 2016 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h00 – Races 3 Sunday 6 th November 2016 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h00 – Race 4 & 5 Sunday 4 th December 2016 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h00 – Races 6 & 7 NOTICE OF RACE & SAILING INSTRUCTIONS . . .
Out of the 10 reviews on Google for the Algoa Bay Yacht Club we are averaging 4.3 stars out of a possible total of 5 stars. Below are some of the comments (More details here): Gavin Byron: "Was here for a year end function. Really enjoyed my steak. Great deck with a view of the yatchs and all the harbour activity adds to the vibe." Maxine van Niekerk: "LOVED it! Very cozy and Romantic with amazing food :)" Engel Völkers Port Elizabeth: "Nice to sit on the deck and enjoy the sights and sounds of a working harbour." James Best: "Nice steaks and fresh hake options. . . .
Due to unfavourable weather conditions predicted for Sunday, the Frostbite Race #2 is postponed until further notice. ABYC is excited to start the formal Wednesday Night Sailing races as of next Wednesday 28th September. For the first three Wednesday’s we are especially encouraging the introduction of people new to sailing to join us. We are particularly encouraging you to introduce your black friends and colleagues to sailing, as part of ABYC’s efforts to transform our sport. We plan to offer the complimentary boerie rolls again for the first Wednesdays sails. If any persons or . . .
With sunnier weather than the previous day, yachts Malgas, Sea-Esta, Jelly-Baby and Tikalox II sailed an Olympic course in light SE winds. After some argy-bargy at the start, Malgas, Jelly-Baby and Tikalox II kept a tight pack around the course, with Tikalox II gaining lost ground on the beats when it was able to hoist its spinnaker on the runs. With just over a minute separating these three contenders, the corrected times were going to be telling. Tikalox II took first from Malgas, who was just 27 seconds ahead of Jelly-Baby. Sea-Esta brought up the rear a few minutes later. Full . . .
Round 1 of Bart's Bash was sailed on Saturday 16 September out of the Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth. This year the Redhouse Yacht Club and ABYC joined forces to sail the Bash. Race Officer, Ronnie Baer took the fleet of 16 entrants out of the Port of Port Elizabeth to sail offshore. The overcast conditions presented some interesting challenges for some of the open dinghies in the lumpy sea, 10 knot South South East wind and intermittent drizzle. Divided into two fleets to accommodate Senior (Fleet 1) and Junior (Fleet 2) sailors the courses sailed comprised a Sausage, Triangle, . . .