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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Please join us in wishing the following members a very happy birthday this January 2017. 01 January - P SEDDON, P VOGES, J ERASMUS 03 January - H FREAKER, D BEATTIE 06 January - S HANSEN 07 January - V GILES 09 January - B HICKSON 10 January - R SMITH 11 January - A STRIGLIA BILSBURY 16 January - T BIELBY, PJ MURRY 17 January - C BILSBURY 18 January - A STRATON 27 January - M VAN WYK 29 January - R CADY . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
Out of the 10 reviews on Google for the Algoa Bay Yacht Club we are averaging 4.3 stars out of a possible total of 5 stars. Below are some of the comments (More details here): Gavin Byron: "Was here for a year end function. Really enjoyed my steak. Great deck with a view of the yatchs and all the harbour activity adds to the vibe." Maxine van Niekerk: "LOVED it! Very cozy and Romantic with amazing food :)" Engel Völkers Port Elizabeth: "Nice to sit on the deck and enjoy the sights and sounds of a working harbour." James Best: "Nice steaks and fresh hake options. . . .
On Wednesday 14 September 2016 members of the Algoa Bay Yacht Club gathered on the deck and in the pub to celebrate the 57th birthday milestone of ABYC. What a pleasure to see the club filled with members just enjoying each others company with bigger and bigger stories as the night wore on. Thanks for attending and we will see you at Barts Bash this weekend. https://www.facebook.com/ABYCpe/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1747391465520410 . . .
I may be incorrect but I seem to recall Tony saying that he really appreciates knowing when fellow club members birthdays are and might be inclined to buying each a celebratory beer! Please join us in wishing the following members a Happy Spring Birthday: 01 September: D ROOS 02 September: M OOSTHUIZEN 04 September: E ROHRMOSER, R KEMP 06 September: K MELSON, M BRENNER 07 September: DR D HITZEROTH 09 September: B RIDGWAY, B GALLOWAY 10 September: G PEARSON, D LUNDON 11 September: R ONVLEE 13 September: A CULLUM 14 September: D BOUWER 14 September: ALGOA . . .