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 . . .
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 . . .
This year's Scimitar Cup format will be short races around the Bay furniture and cans with the possibility of 1 medium distance race. Courses will be announced at the skippers meetings, dependent on wind direction and shipping movements. Organisers are aiming for 1.5 to 2 hour race courses. Races 1 & 2: Sunday 22nd January 2017 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h30 Races 3 & 4: Sunday 5th February 2017 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h30 Races 5 & 6: Sunday 5th March 2017 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h30 Download NOR/SI HERE . . .
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 . . .