January 2016’s Instagram Pics of the Day:
Best part of where I work. #ShawnMarshPhotography #portElizabeth #southafrica #yachtclub #sunset #canon #5dmarkii #vsco #vscocam #vscosouthafrica #vscofolk #lifeinpe #cityofpe #likeforlike #instalike #picoftheday #photooftheday #spamforspam #hotshotswp #algoacountry #southafricaletsme #besouthafrica #southafricathroughmyeyes #visitsouthafrica #vsco_mood #sharethebay #mynelsonmandelabay #thisissouthafrica #foreversouthafrica #ABYCPE
The Pic of the month will be chosen from these above.
Thursday, 16 August 2018 9:00 am
Please follow this link and complete the survey for SAS: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuECUFBcxeZaqQiwVNjpUjPUUIlq6tCVdQ1EnLZhblnYSZrA/viewform
Thursday, 2 August 2018 2:08 pm
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
Thursday, 2 August 2018 2:56 pm
The 505 Worlds recently took place in Gydnia, Poland and two SA teams
took part. Graeme Willcox, now based in the UK, did well to finish
24th and Euan Hurter and Warwick Ham sailed well to finish in 40th.
More details on the worlds are on the SAP website –
505 Highvelds – The 505 Highvelds are schedueled to be sailed at PSC
on the 25/26 August 2018. The NOR and SI are attached for ease of
505 Northvaals – 505 Northvaals will be sailed at Aeolians CLub on
teh 1/2nd of September 2018. The NOR will be sent out but racing will
start early and the club has kindly agreed that competitors can leave
their boats at the club until the nationals.
505 Nationals – 505 Nationals will be sailed from Friday 21 September
to Monday 24 September 2018. Please come and paritcipate in this
festival of sailing. Lots of prizes up for grabs, t shirts, one dinner
and a massive lucky draw prize at the AGM. The NOR will be sent out as
soon as it is available.
Wednesday, 1 August 2018 11:24 am
Western Cape youth sailors off to China
Six young sailors, aged between 10 and 14 years old, Coach, Team Leader and Representative of SA Sailing WC will represent the Western Cape Province at the Qingdao International Optimist Training Camp & Regatta to be held in Qingdao, China from 8 th to 16 th August 2018 as part of the 10th Qingdao International Sailing Week / Qingdao International Marine Festival 2018 (9 th leg for Western Cape participation in terms of the Agreement between the two Provinces). This leg of the Exchange will include SA Sailing WC’s participation in high level discussions relating to the Program. For some of these young sailors, this will be their first flight.
The Sport Exchange Programme was founded on Agreements between the Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport (DCAS), The Sports Bureau of Shandong Province and SA Sailing Western Cape. The event will take place at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre, where China’s Olympic Squad trains. The Optimist Class is for sailors younger than 16 years and is the most popular class globally for this age group. 5 Optimist sailors from Qingdao (including their Coach and Team Leader) participated in our Optimist Training Program as well as WC Provincial Championship event held in Langebaan in April 2018. The success of the Program is recognised in both Provinces.
An invitation to participate was sent to all Optimist members in good standing earlier this year. 10 Applications were received; 9 boys and 1 girl sailor. Sadly, the only girl sailor participated in the Sport Exchange Program on the last leg to Qingdao (August 2017) was automatically excluded. The Optimist Class is pulling out all the stops to ensure that this entry level to the sport of Sailing increases it’s girl athletes ahead of all future Exchanges.
The support for Sailing by DCAS and our WC Provincial Sport Confederation has been outstanding. Mrs Anroux Marais, the MEC responsible for Sport, Recreation and Cultural Policy in the Province, together with the officials in the Department, have once again done everything to make the participation of our sailors in this international sailing event possible.
With the financial support of DCAS, our Western Cape youth sailors will benefit on so many levels, including experiencing a different culture, creating new life long sailing friendships, experiencing challenging sailing conditions, learning new skills and returning to South Africa on 17 August 2018, enriched and with a new outlook on life.
Team WC 2018 is represented by: –
Bev le Sueur (SA Sailing WC Representative)
Wendy Adams (Team Leader)
Tristan Bews (Team Coach)
Hayden Philander (athlete, 10 years old)
Kyle Koeries (athlete from Eden, 13 years old)
Dean Carstens (athlete, 10 years old)
Joe Groenhof (athlete, 12 years old)
Thomas Lawa (athlete from Eden, 14 years old)
Oscar Duys (athlete, 14 years old)
The intention of SA Sailing WC is to further strengthen relationships and the Exchange Program in Qingdao and encourage new relationships. With the continuous guidance from DCAS, SA Sailing WC participate in joint ventures with great pride, showcasing Sport being used as a vehicle, to unite nations.
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 3:53 am
For those of us still drinking ….. Today in 1970 the last officially-sanctioned tot ration of rum was issued in the Royal Navy. It’s been tea and crumpets ever since. “To us and none like us”
ABYC shared Philippe Presti’s post.
Friday, 27 July 2018 2:07 pm
Thursday, 26 July 2018 5:33 am
Sunday, 22 July 2018 2:26 pm
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
ABYC shared EThekwini Maritime Cluster’s post.
Friday, 20 July 2018 5:24 am
Friday, 20 July 2018 4:34 am
Received this note from Pam Ryan of Sail Africa who had a team sailing in the 2018 Lipton Cup under the burgee of the Algoa Bay Yacht Club:
19 July 2018
Thank you for your generous help
Thank you so much for the generous donation of the use of your burgee during our Lipton Campaign. Sail Africa is trying to make a difference in creating maritime awareness amongst the wonderful youth of our country. It is only through partnerships such as with organisations such as yours, and your wonderful generosity that we are able to accomplish what we do.
The students had a wonderful time and learned a great deal, on their behalf we thank you.
ABYC shared YachtGopher’s video.
Thursday, 19 July 2018 10:37 am
Is that a South African Flag I see?
ABYC shared South African Sailing – SAS’s post.
Thursday, 19 July 2018 10:57 am
ABYC shared 52 Super Series’s post.
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 3:55 am
Recognise the country flag in second place?
ABYC shared Jacqueline DeFin’s post.
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 3:32 am
A message from Jacqueline DeFin of Sail Africa who recently had a team take part in the Lipton Cup and sail under the ABYC flag:
The regattas are over, the hype has subsided, a VERY BIG thank you ABYC from Sail Africa for your burgee! The boys learned a lot and taking old man Refeloa out the average age was 19. Lets hope we see more of them!
ABYC shared South African Sailing – SAS’s post.
Monday, 16 July 2018 1:42 pm
ABYC shared Sailing Mag SA’s post.
Thursday, 12 July 2018 2:27 pm
ABYC shared Point Yacht Club’s video.
Thursday, 12 July 2018 7:32 am
#Justsaying – Imagine the Port of Port Elizabeth as a marina for SuperYachts like this – we could be bringing in heaps of Foreign Currency…
ABYC shared Buffalo River Yacht Club’s post.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 6:35 am
ABYC shared Lipton Challenge CUP’s post.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 6:38 am