Please join us in wishing the following members a happy December Birthday: 01/12 - R. DRESCHER 02/12 - P. GRIFFIN, D VAN VUUREN 03/12 - S BRIGHT 04/12 - K.ADAMS, L VAN WYK 07/12 - R.IDRIS, R.PRESSLY 09/12 - W GRAHAM 10/12 - J.SCHABLE 12/12 - P.BEAN, C GRYLLS, M MACLEAN 14/12 - JR.THOMSON 19/12 - R HAESTER 20/12 - IVAN SCHROBER 21/12 - R PARKER 23/12 - J McGILLVRAY 24/12 - T.BLIGNAULT 26/12 - G VAN ZYL . . .
The annual Rose Bowl Ladies Race was contested on Sunday 20 November - the course took the yachts and their beautiful helmsmen North along the coast to a mark off of Ceoga. Results: Malgas - 00:02:37:00 (Elapsed Time), 00:02:29:09 (Corrected Time), 0.95 (Handicap) - Helm: Fiona Clarke J Sea - 00:02:43:36 (Elapsed Time), 00:02:34:56 (Corrected Time), 0.947 (Handicap) - Helm: Sigi Bailes Walbanger - 00:02:56:14 (Elapsed Time), 00:02:55:21 (Corrected Time), 0.995 (Handicap) - Helm: Megan Tudehope There is much talk of Sea Sickness affecting the results although it is apparent . . .
Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions for Rose Bowl Ladies race - Sunday 20 November 2016 1. RULES 1.1 The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016. 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 09h30 on the day it will take effect, or otherwise conveyed at the Skippers Meeting at 09h30. 4. RACE REQUIREMENTS 4.1 The skipper or person on the . . .
This Notice is a general advisory notice to the industry regarding the amended process by which lifejackets and buoyancy aids are approved for sale in South Africa. This Notice also explains SAMSA’s current policy with respect to the use of the new lifejackets and buoyancy aids in lieu of the fact that existing maritime legislation has not as yet been amended to accommodate these new changes. Surveyors and safety officers must be guided by the attached summary of allowed lifejackets and buoyancy aids listed in paragraph 6 when inspecting vessels for compliance. CLICK HERE to download . . .
The weather might have been cool, but the competition was hot amongst the dinghy sailors chasing around the cans on Saturday for Rounds 3, 4 and 5 of our Dinghy Regatta. With Ronnie running bridge from Stampede (thank you Ronnie and Alan), the Open and Junior fleets enjoyed flat water and steady winds all afternoon. It was fun having a number of RYC sailors in the mix, and having Malgas and Wallbanbger bring the VP steel band members out to watch one of the races (thank you Mike and John). The sailors and families were brilliantly entertained during the post-race bring & braai, by the . . .
French acrobats Delphine Lechifflart and Franck Rabilier are sailing down to Port Elizabeth, after their second South African stop in Durban, to perform their acrobatic shows from their sailboat, La Loupiote at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club during November. The couple will use the mast, boom, rigging and other parts of their yacht as stage to exhibit their acrobatics prowess at three shows on 18, 19 and 20 November 2016 on their yacht moored off ABYC. The troupe have performed their show around the world with stops in France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Caribbean Islands, East Canada, Bermudas, . . .
This was a medium distance race around Bellbuoy and the Port of Ngqura Lateral mark. We had a South West wind, that varied between 8 and 18 knots. Mike Cullum was quick to get Malgas over the start line, followed by Fling, Tikkalox II and Sea-Esta, with Bateleur making a late start. But Jim Foot caught up and passed both Sea-Esta and Fling before the Ngqura port lateral mark. Tikkalox II and Fling had their bags out for a fun reach down to Ngqura. Then it was an afternoon of tacking back to the Port of Port Elizabeth, weaving between the wind shadows of the anchored ships in the . . .
Please join us in wishing the following ABYC members a very happy birthday in the month of November 01 November - M VAN RENSBURG 04 November - N SCOTT 06 November - N PHELAN 08 November - M HEWITT 10 November - W BONNAGE 13 November - P PLATT 16 November - J SWINNERTON 17 November - PH GUTSCHE 18 November - A SCHOEMAN 19 November - N BARKER 20 November - R McLOUGHLIN 22 November - B SKLAR, H ARNDT, W SCHOEMAN 23 November - K EVANS 24 November - L BLAZEY, M CULLUM, P BOOTH-JONES 28 . . .
Notice of Race - SUNDAY 30th October 2016 1. RULES 1.1 The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016. 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 09h30 on the day it will take effect, or otherwise conveyed at the Skippers Meeting at 09h30. 4. RACE REQUIREMENTS 4.1 Open to all keelboats with a qualified skipper on board. 4.2 Valid COFs . . .
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 . . .