(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 . . .
Please join us in wishing the following members a Happy Birthday in March. 01 March: A BEUKES 03 March: V RICE 06 March: W PENNY 07 March: S DU PLOOY 10 March: AP DIAS 11 March: FS BARCLAY 12 March: A TROLLIP 14 March: AG WELLINGTON, N SCHMELZER 15 March: B PHIPPS 16 March: M GRIFFITHS 18 March: L WEDDEL 19 March: G BARCLAY 22 March: C DICKSON 24 March: R THOMPSON, C HILLS 25 March: H TOSKI, A BOSWORTH 31 March: J TUDEHOPE, G MARTIN . . .
Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions - 2017 St Francis Bay Frolic: 18-19 February 2017 Sailing Instructions for the St Francis Bay Frolic: 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 Competitors required to enter with Race Convenor by Friday 17 th February, 15h00. Notices to competitors will be emailed to skippers and 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 . . .
Three races were sailed on Sunday 5 February 2017. The first race involved a harbour start, starboard rounding of the seaward mark, port rounding of the landward mark and a finish back at the seaward mark - close racing saw Malgas and Wallbanger finish with a second of each other and Malgas ahead on corrected time. The second race was characterised by the introduction of a Rabbit Start with the rabbit (Fling) sailing on a broad reach away from the pin for 2.5 minutes then returning to the pin to open a gate on the five minute gun. I recall hearing that this version was chosen to minimise . . .
Please join us in wishing the following ABYC members a Happy Birthday for February 2017: 03 February - HF THORNTON 05 February - E LOMBARD 07 February - H VAN DER WEELE, M DAWSON 08 February - R CLEMENTS 09 February - I LITTLEJOHN 10 February - C HAUKOHL 11 February - J LOCHHEAD 12 February - G TODD 13 February - L DONALDSON 14 February - A WARD, R CASSEM 18 February - KP RADEMAN, C BOTES, J CLARK 20 February - A BLAIN, J BEAN 21 February - M VAN ZYL 22 February - JC SMIT, R POTHIER 25 February - A ADLER 27 February - C HOOGENDOORN 28 . . .
The Great Circle Race takes place from 28 to 29 January 2017. The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017- 2020. Competitors are required to enter with the Race Convenor by Thursday 26 January 2017, 16h30. Notices to competitors will be emailed to skippers and posted on the official notice board located at the ABYC Clubhouse. CLICK HERE to download the NOR . . .
Ray of Light's official finish time in Rio de Janeiro was: 18:00:52 UTC on 20 January 2017. The following is the leaderboard of predictions from armchair sailors. Each entry was time and date stamped - to ensure that no cheating went on. The predicted time is after the name , the entry date is in brackets followed by the time difference between predicted and actual: Alan Straton: 18:35:13 UTC on 20 January 2017 (2017-01-19 11:15:09) 34 Minutes 39 Seconds Tim Jones: 17:19:19 UTC on 20 January 2017 (2017-01-19 15:09:52) 41 Minutes 11 Seconds Jill Onvlee: 16:44:00 UTC on 20 January . . .