At 06h30 this morning the Bailes family on Ray of Light had 678 nautical miles to go to the finish in Rio de Janeiro. Using the tracking page and supplied weather map predict their finish time in Rio de Janeiro - the ABYC member with the nearest to correct answer wins a meal and a bottle of wine for two. If a NON-ABYC member wins then they will get 10% off a membership application. Your answer below please: . . .
With that heat on Saturday, the best place was to be out on the water! Seven dinghies competed in the light Easterlies, this time in the harbour. The courses were short, so that the sailors could work on their start and rounding tactics, in preparation for the national regattas coming up. Below is a summary of the series points. Bart's Bash Algoa Bay Yacht Club Results are provisional as of 4 Dec 2016 1 Fleet Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Rating system: PY, Entries: 14, Scoring system: Appendix A . . .
Malgas, Tikkalox and Wallbanger slugged it out on Sunday for round the cans racing in Force 4-5 SW winds. The flat waters made for fast racing, with the crews spending much time out on the rails. With a few protests and counter-protests thrown in back at the Teak Reef, it made for some fun and challenging sailing! The close corrected times speak for themselves. Centenary Cup 2016-2017 ABYC Centenary Cup 2016-2017 - provisional results Overall Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A . . .
The annual Rose Bowl Ladies Race was contested on Sunday 20 November - the course took the yachts and their beautiful helmsmen North along the coast to a mark off of Ceoga. Results: Malgas - 00:02:37:00 (Elapsed Time), 00:02:29:09 (Corrected Time), 0.95 (Handicap) - Helm: Fiona Clarke J Sea - 00:02:43:36 (Elapsed Time), 00:02:34:56 (Corrected Time), 0.947 (Handicap) - Helm: Sigi Bailes Walbanger - 00:02:56:14 (Elapsed Time), 00:02:55:21 (Corrected Time), 0.995 (Handicap) - Helm: Megan Tudehope There is much talk of Sea Sickness affecting the results although it is apparent . . .
Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions for Rose Bowl Ladies race - Sunday 20 November 2016 1. RULES 1.1 The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016. 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 09h30 on the day it will take effect, or otherwise conveyed at the Skippers Meeting at 09h30. 4. RACE REQUIREMENTS 4.1 The skipper or person on the . . .
This Notice is a general advisory notice to the industry regarding the amended process by which lifejackets and buoyancy aids are approved for sale in South Africa. This Notice also explains SAMSA’s current policy with respect to the use of the new lifejackets and buoyancy aids in lieu of the fact that existing maritime legislation has not as yet been amended to accommodate these new changes. Surveyors and safety officers must be guided by the attached summary of allowed lifejackets and buoyancy aids listed in paragraph 6 when inspecting vessels for compliance. CLICK HERE to download . . .
The weather might have been cool, but the competition was hot amongst the dinghy sailors chasing around the cans on Saturday for Rounds 3, 4 and 5 of our Dinghy Regatta. With Ronnie running bridge from Stampede (thank you Ronnie and Alan), the Open and Junior fleets enjoyed flat water and steady winds all afternoon. It was fun having a number of RYC sailors in the mix, and having Malgas and Wallbanbger bring the VP steel band members out to watch one of the races (thank you Mike and John). The sailors and families were brilliantly entertained during the post-race bring & braai, by the . . .
This was a medium distance race around Bellbuoy and the Port of Ngqura Lateral mark. We had a South West wind, that varied between 8 and 18 knots. Mike Cullum was quick to get Malgas over the start line, followed by Fling, Tikkalox II and Sea-Esta, with Bateleur making a late start. But Jim Foot caught up and passed both Sea-Esta and Fling before the Ngqura port lateral mark. Tikkalox II and Fling had their bags out for a fun reach down to Ngqura. Then it was an afternoon of tacking back to the Port of Port Elizabeth, weaving between the wind shadows of the anchored ships in the . . .
Notice of Race - SUNDAY 30th October 2016 1. RULES 1.1 The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016. 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 09h30 on the day it will take effect, or otherwise conveyed at the Skippers Meeting at 09h30. 4. RACE REQUIREMENTS 4.1 Open to all keelboats with a qualified skipper on board. 4.2 Valid COFs . . .
With just two boats on the start line, the course from the harbour was around Bellbuoy and the Safe Water Mark and back to the harbour. Malgas were quick off the start, rounding the breakwater to unfurl their asymmetrical and they were off. With the South West freshening and the gusts becoming fiercer, their asymmetrical over-powered them causing some serious broaching. Walbanger had a re-think on launching her spinnaker and settled for a near-planing run to the Bell Buoy. During the beat from the Safe Water Mark the boats experienced wind gusts of up to 40kts, Malgas had already reefed . . .