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 . . .
The Algoa Bay Sailing Week 2016 (Incorporating the SAS IRC National Championships) will be sailed at Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth from 29 April to 02 May 2016. The Regatta is organized by the Algoa Bay Yacht Club under the auspices of South African Sailing (SAS). NOR, SI and Entry Forms HERE: Algoa Bay Sailing Week 2016 Entry Form ABS Week 2016 Inc IRC Champs Notice of Race ABS Week and IRC Nationals 2016 Sailing Instructions . . .
ABYC's annual prestige regatta was sailed from 1 to 3 May 2015 in idyllic conditions. . . .
So far the following yachts have submitted their entries for our annual prestigious regatta: Fling Unmatched High Spirit Nemesiss Adios Jelly Baby Wild Thing Wallbanger, New Wave, Jouster, Sewen and Tikkalox have also indicated their intention to contest for the fleet trophies. We are expecting a few of the Vasco participants to also jostle for line honours. Will you be joining in this fun regatta over the May Day weekend? Please submit your entry forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or make your late registration between 16h30 and 18h00 on Thursday evening 30th April at . . .
Entries are now officially open for ABYC Week 2015. Entry fees are only R600.00 per boat. Click below: ABYCWeek2015-Notice of Race Algoa Bay Sailing Week 20154 Entry Form . . .
Traditionally the ABYC Week regatta has been one that offers mixed sailing conditions, keen competition and loads of laughs. In this year's regatta it was the idyllic windless conditions over four days that had the most laughs, though. Held over four days from 1 to 4 May 2014, the 'racing' was frustrating for sailors used to high winds and seat of your pants, hold on for survival racing. For the first time in living memory not one race sailed during ABYC Week was sailed over the full courses set. Of the six started races, Race Officer Ronnie Baer was forced to abandon two and shorten . . .
Algoa Bay Week 2014 Overall Final Results - 4 May 2014 Fleet 1 Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 7, Scoring system: Appendix A Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName TCF R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett 1st 1 Jelly Baby J27 202 ABYC Sean Wiseman 0.947 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 4.0 2nd 1 Orion Express L26 058 ABYC Kerry Bonnage 0.915 8.0 DNF 2.0 2.0 4.0 16.0 16.0 3rd 1 Malgas L34 2962 ABYC Tony Bailes 0.95 8.0 DNF 3.0 3.0 3.0 17.0 17.0 4th 1 ABYC Spirit of . . .
The 2014 Algoa Bay Week (incorporating the L26 Nationals) will be sailed from the ABYC starting on 1 May and ending on 4 May 2014. The Regatta is organized by the L26 CLASS in conjunction with the ALGOA BAY YACHT CLUB under the auspices of South African Sailing (SAS). Attachments: Notice of Race Sailing Instructions L26 Entry Form Entry Form . . .
Over the next couple of days/weeks/months I will be adding images that have been processed from the thousands available. If you want all the images from ABYC week 2013 please leave an empty Memory Stick (at least 4 gigabytes in size) in an envelope in the bar marked for my attention (Alan W. Straton) and with your name and e-mail address on it. I will transfer all the high res photo’s onto your Memory Stick for you, confirm via e-mail and return it to the bar for collection. The payment cost is up to you and you can either: Slip some cash into the envelope or Dump some cash . . .