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 . . .
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 . . .
Races 3&4 of the Scimitar Cup Series were sailed on Saturday afternoon 3 March 2018. As can be seen from the results, consistency always wins the day. Next Saturday 10 March will see Races 5&6 of the series. Scimitar Cup 2018 ABYC Results are provisional as of 03/04/2018 Overall Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 6, Scoring system: Appendix A Rank Boat SailNo HelmName TCF R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett 1st Jelly Baby 3 Sean . . .
The Scimitar Cup Race 3 & 4 will be sailed at Algoa Bay Yacht Club on 3rd March 2018 NOTICE OF RACE 1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017 - 2020. 1.2 The Organising Authority is the ABYC, under the auspices of South African Sailing. 1.3 The Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) 2017 – 2020, the Class Rules of the participating classes, the Notice of Race and these Sailing Instructions will apply. 2 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY 2.1 In accordance with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Regulation 19 (Eligibility Code), . . .
On Saturday 17th February 2018 between 08h00 and 12h00 ORC Measurement for keel boats will take place on the ABYC lawn. Please bring your Biggest Main, Biggest Foresail and Biggest Spinnaker to the lawn for measurement. If your boat is sailed with a bow sprit, then this must be set-up for measurement as well. NO COST. . . .
It is with great pleasure that I can advise you on behalf of the Royal Natal Yacht Club and the Algoa Bay Yacht Club, that the 2018 Vasco da Gama Ocean Race, a 400 nautical mile race from Durban to Port Elizabeth, will start on Thursday 26 April 2018. After the success of the past 3 races to Port Elizabeth, it is hoped that a record fleet will make the start line in 2018. The RNYC now take control of this race for the next 3 years and have committed themselves to the race being run between Durban & Port Elizabeth. The race course South has struck a chord with South African . . .
The Scimitar Cup was sailed on Saturday afternoon 3 February 2018 in a steady South East breeze of around 12 knots. The course was a windward leeward laid along the beachfront with the top mark almost in line with the Shark Rock Pier and bottom mark out from the Port of Port Elizabeth western wall. Two races were sailed of around 45 minutes each with Jellybaby as the most improved yacht in the second race. Scimitar Cup 2018 Results ABYC: Results are provisional as of 03/02/2018 Overall Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 4, Scoring system: Appendix A . . .