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 . . .
Centenary Cup 2016-2017 ABYC Centenary Cup 2016-2017 - provisional results Overall Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A Rank Boat HelmName TCF Bart's Bash 18 Sep 2016 11:31:00 Race 2 09 Oct 2016 10:22:00 Total Nett 1st Tikkalox II Rob Smith 0.899 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2nd Jelly-Baby Sean Wiseman 0.947 3.0 2.0 5.0 5.0 3rd Malgas Milke Cullum 0.938 2.0 9.0 DNC 11.0 11.0 4th Wallbanger John Tudehope 0.995 9.0 DNC 3.0 12.0 12.0 5th Sea-Esta Jimmy . . .
The Centenary Cup 2016 Series races will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 (RRS). Race dates: Sunday 18 th September 2016 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h00 – Races 1 & 2 Sunday 9 th October 2016 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h00 – Races 3 Sunday 6 th November 2016 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h00 – Race 4 & 5 Sunday 4 th December 2016 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h00 – Races 6 & 7 NOTICE OF RACE & SAILING INSTRUCTIONS . . .
With sunnier weather than the previous day, yachts Malgas, Sea-Esta, Jelly-Baby and Tikalox II sailed an Olympic course in light SE winds. After some argy-bargy at the start, Malgas, Jelly-Baby and Tikalox II kept a tight pack around the course, with Tikalox II gaining lost ground on the beats when it was able to hoist its spinnaker on the runs. With just over a minute separating these three contenders, the corrected times were going to be telling. Tikalox II took first from Malgas, who was just 27 seconds ahead of Jelly-Baby. Sea-Esta brought up the rear a few minutes later. Full . . .
This event over the coming long weekend will consist of at least two medium distance races on Thursday 24th (Skippers at 10h30, start at 11am, either Port of Ngqura or Rybanks) and Saturday 26th (Skippers at 10h30, start at 11am either Port of Ngqura or Rybanks), so that handicaps come into fair play. Sunday has round-the cans races planned (Skippers at 9h30, start at 11am) - all weather and shipping movement dependent. Centenary Cup 2015 Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions attached. Morgan Griffiths . . .
The 2014/25 sailing season Centenary Cup was sailed over three days - 24 September (Heritage Day), 27 and 28 September. Sailing on 27 September was dedicated to the memory of twice around the world ABYC Member, Dieter Wassermann, who tragically passed away at 9:15 am that morning after a massive heart attack on the deck of the club. 76 year old Wassermann sailed twice around the world on his 39 foot Colin Child designed, Pommern. A colourful character who will be sorely missed. Wednesday poured with rain and was extremely light - as a consequence only three boats; Tikalox II, Makgas and . . .
Race format will be either Cans or Medium distance depending on weather. Start Time: 11:00 Any Changes will be communicated at skippers and published on the white board. PLEASE check white board before leaving moorings. Skippers: 10:00 Notice of Entry - Each skipper must write their vessels name on the white board prior to race or make sure the race officer records it. . . .
The first medium distance race of the 2014/15 Centenary Cup was sailed on 24 September 2014 in rainy and wet conditions which kept the sport boats away from the course and saw three hardcore crews slog it out on a sailing course which took them from a Port of Port Elizabeth Harbour start, starboard around the Lateral Mark at the entrance to the Port of Nqura straight up to the Bellbouy and thence to a Harbour finish. The race presented a beating challenge of note and was won by what early indications look like a welcome return to form for Rob Smith on Tikalox II. Watch out the rest of the . . .
The Sailing Committee is heralding the changes in approach with the 2014 Centenary Cup Sailing Instructions. Hennie Haasbroek and his committee have recognised that many sailors feel uncomfortable with around the cans racing as the Centenary Cup has been in the past so they have introduced a new format - Medium Distance racing/cruising on two days and only one day of round the cans. A format that is surely to find favour with sailors at ABYC. This season's Centenary Cup will be sailed on 24, 27 and 28 September 2014. Four races are planned with two being medium distance races and the . . .
Overall Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 5, Scoring system: Appendix A Rank Boat Class HelmName TCF R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett 1st Malgas L34 Tony Bailes 0.923 1.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 5.00 5.00 2nd Jelly Baby J27 Sean Wiseman 0.947 2.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 7.00 7.00 3rd Sewen RCOD Hennie Haasbroek 0.897 3.00 3.00 6.00 DSQ 3.00 15.00 15.00 4th Tikalox II Muira Rob Smith 0.897 6.00 . . .