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 . . .
(The following words of wisdom come from the pen of Josef Schable) How I finally allowed someone else to sail with me! Dear brothers and sisters in sailing, On the spur of a moment, I had the urge to share with you how sailing mainly on my own produces thoughts and experiences. Some of my older friends would agree with me, when I say how I over the years have changed. I am not going in to too much detail and blaming health issues and the aging process. I am quite happy in general with the evolution that brings new interests and challenges into the equation of my life. I also . . .
The ABYC Inter-Club Dinghy Regatta was sailed on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April 2017. We enjoyed two rewarding days of off-shore dinghy sailing as KYC, RYC and ABYC contested our Inter-clubs regatta. Both were light wind days, requiring careful tactics at the start and marks. Thankfully the wind did not fluctuate too much over the sailing periods, so Race Officer Ronnie Baer didn’t give the mark-laying slaves too much work to do. With the Ironman events also happening over this weekend, the cats could not launch from Hobie nor Kings Beaches, so we just had Senior and Junior monohull fleets . . .
On Saturday 25 March Dinghy High Performance Coaching will take place from 12h30 to 16h30. Later that day all dinghy, duck and yacht owners are invited to take part in a Sail Past followed by a fireworks display. Braai Fires will be available. On Sunday 26 March all are invited to take part in Short Course Yacht Racing from 09h30 to 12h30. CLICK HERE to win a meal and drinks at The Chartroom. . . .
Racing will take place from 1st to 2nd April 2017, hosted from the ABYC Clubhouse, with racing taking place offshore and within the Port Elizabeth Harbour. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020, The Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) 2017 – 2017, the applicable Class Rules, this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions. ABYC Inter-club Dinghy Regatta 2017 Entry Form ABYC Inter-club Sailing Instructions 2017 ABYC Inter-club Notice of Race 2017 . . .