We enjoyed an extra special prize-giving on Saturday evening, with awards being made for yachting, dinghy sailing and club service! Anna-Mari and her team of helpers had magnificently decorated the Chartroom. The following awards were made: Dinghy Sailing Awards: IBIS Cup for Lazer 4.7 successes was awarded to Jordan van Zyl (14th in Laser Nationals, 2nd in Dinghy Race Series, 3rd ABYC Inter-clubs) PA Park Cup for Lasers won by Charlie Hills (11th Nationals, 13th EC Champs, 3rd ABYC Inter-clubs) YELB Floating Trophy for RS Teras taken Luke Weddell (13th . . .
The 58th Annual General Meeting of the Algoa Bay Yacht Club will take place on Monday 31 July 2017 at 18h00 at the ABYC. A copy of the financial statements, minutes of the previous AGM, Commodore and Treasurers Reports will be available from the office. Download: 2017 AGM Notice and Agenda . . .
The 2017 ABYC Prizegiving takes place on Saturday 8 July from 18h30 until late. Put your club tie and jacket on, round up your crew and book your tickets with Anna- Mari or at the bar. R120.00 per adult and R80.00 for Under 13's. . . .
All KHOB members are hereby invited to share a drink with BB @ 18:00 hours on WEDNESDAY 21st June on the Algoa Bay Yacht Club Verandah. . . .
Please join us in wishing the following members a Happy Birthday and many sailing years to come. 02 June - P MARTIN 04 June - H FRAHM 08 June - A ZURCHER 09 June - M BRENNER 10 June - CT OSBORNE, C VAN RIJ 11 June - S CARTHEW 16 June - R STEPHENSON, M DALEMAN 18 June - K KELLY 22 June - V SMITH 26 June - WN LEE 28 June - ALAN VAN HEERDEN, N ROSS . . .
And here is the tale from the pen of Joseph Schable Confined to solid Ground and under doctors’ orders, the three weeks away from the elements felt like a lifetime, but at last, I am free again, my soul unchained, and that very first sail could not have come at a better time, it was all that I needed and it was the best medicine to sort me out and restore my sanity. After a beautiful warm summer’s day with the light westerly breeze still holding as the sun neared the horizon, I could not resist the temptation to throw off the lines and take my old soul mate for a walk in the park, so to . . .
Our premier annual regatta took place over a very windy weekend with winds peaking at 34 knots. The strong westerly wind was relentless over Sunday, so much so that the Hobie fleet did not launch from Kings Beach. We manged to sail 4 races for Fleet 1 and 2. The competing yachts certainly spent much time heeling – the committee boat crew saw Wallbanger’s keel a few times! And Fling had to put in a 3rd reef at one stage. The wind didn’t discourage tight jostling at the start line though – the crews of Malgas and Wallbanger shook hands over the rails a couple of times. Jellybaby added to . . .
24 May UPDATE: Algoa Bay Sailing Week 2017 - Amendment to Notice of Race: In response to feedback from registered and potential competitors in this ABSWeek 2017 Regatta, ABYC has made the decision to shorten the event: now from Saturday 27 to Sunday 28th May. Yacht entry fees have been consequently reduced from R700 per yacht to R500, R300 for Hobies. Crew fees remain at R50 each, but with no late entry fees. Please pay via EFT or at the bar. We will have a Registration evening in the ABYC bar at 18h00 this Friday, before the usual Friday Draw. We will provide the Sailing Instructions . . .
NOTICE OF RACE & SAILING INSTRUCTIONS - SMALL CIRCLE RACE Sunday 7th May 2017 1. RULES 1.1 The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020. 2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS 2.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located at the ABYC Clubhouse. 3. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 3.1 Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 09h00 on the day it will take effect, or otherwise conveyed at the Skippers Meeting at 09h00. Any postponement, to Sunday 21 May, will be announced at the . . .
Saturday 22 April 2017 1. RULES 1.1 The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020. 2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS 2.1 Notices to competitors will be posted on the notice board located at the ABYC Clubhouse. 3. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 3.1 Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before the Skippers Meeting at 09h00. 4. RACE REQUIREMENTS 4.1 Valid COFs required. 4.2 Familiarization of Chart SAN 1024. Boat Nav-instruments (depth) will be a big asset. 5. THE COURSE 5.1 The course is: Harbour Start ? Cape . . .