ABYC's dinghy sailors had to contend with strong winds, racing tides and Monday’s rain, though they managed to get in 8 races. In the Junior Fleet Cameron Hill took 1st Place for Elsen Academy, Emma Lucas 3rd for Summerwood and Charl Hoogendoon 4th (Joy Homeschool). In the Oppie Fleet, Cameron gained 1st place, Luke Weddell 2nd and Simon Carthew 3rd. In the Senior Lasers Fleet Chad Bilsbury earned 1st Place and Jordan van Zyl 4th, while in Senior Other, Luke Weddell was 1st, Tamryn Bailes 3rd. This all resulted in ABYC sailors winning 1st Senior for Grey High and 2nd for Collegiate High. . . .
The KYC Interclub Regatta was very well attended by sailors from RYC, MBYC, GLYC and Zeekoeivlei YC. ABYC lacked sufficient numbers unfortunately, so strengthened the RYC burgee. These sailors are full members of both of the yacht clubs and it certainly illustrates our unity for the development of sailing in our region. The winds were light and erratic, with tides have a strong influence. The senior fleet was large and strong. Sigi Bailes reported on the success of the following ABYC sailors: Hobie Fleet (11 Boats) 3rd - Andrew & Angela Ward - Hobie 16 5th - Andrew & Ashley . . .
The ABYC Interclub regatta will take place from 16th to 17th April 2016 on the North End Lake. The Regatta Headquarters will be the EP Power Boat Club at the North End Lake, adjacent to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. ABYC Inter-clubs Sailing Instructions 2016 ABYC Inter-club Notice of Race 2016 ABYC Inter-club Dinghy Regatta 2016 Entry Form . . .
After six races sailed on 23 and 24 January 2016, the ABYC Junior fleet emerged victorious to take the Junior Fleet Title. Four races were sailed on Saturday and two on Sunday. The Regatta also incorporated the Gypsy Africa's. ABYC Sailors acquitted themselves well: Tammy Bailes took 2nd place in the Tera Class Courtney van Wyngaardt received the Optimist Back of the Fleet Award Emma Lucas took 3rd - Optimist Class Cameron Hills 2nd - Optimist Class Luke Weddell 1st - Optimist Class A hattrick for ABYC in the Junior fleet. Our senior sailors, in Gypsies, . . .
This coming Saturday 5 September, is our Annual Shake out, when we haul out and check on all the dinghies, so that all are in sailing condition for the Sailing Season start on Saturday 13th September (Annual Sail Past event). We encourage all dinghy sailors to be at the Club by 09h30 to help sort out the boats they would like to use for the season. There will be an opportunity to sail the boats as well, weather permitting. Braaiwood is available for those who wish to have a lunch braai. At 10:00 am, while the juniors are rigging the boats, Ronnie and I would like to meet with all the . . .
55 dinghies from George Lakes YC, Knysna YC, Redhouse YC, East London YC and Algoa Bay YC enjoyed a fun regatta over the Freedom Day long-weekend. Saturday saw tight sailing under very light airs, but with Sunday's moderate, gusting winds proving very challenging. Monday had the best winds with 3 races completed before the afternoon Prize-giving. The Senior Fleet 1 was won by Georgou Divaris (Laser Radial, ABYC) with the RYC taking the Fleet 1 Trophy, the Junior Fleet 2 by Sanele Magqaza (RS Tera Pro, KYC) with KYC earning the Fleet 2 Trophy and the Multihull Fleet 3 by Lawrence Haw . . .
The regular sailing school will resume this Saturday, 18 April 2015 from 10:00 am. We have three major regattas happening in and around ABYC up to 3 May 2015: 2015 Interclub NOR, SI and Entry Form Enter ABYC Week NOW Excitement builds ahead of Vasco da Gama Race 2015 . . .
The 2015 Interclub regatta hosted by ABYC will take place from 25 to 27 April 2015 on the North End Lake and will begin and end at the Power Boat Club or Committee boat. The Regatta Headquarters will be the North End Lake Power Boat Club. The 2014 Interclub was a world first event sailed in the shadow of the iconic Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and attracted large numbers of entries and great interest from the general public. Get your entry in now for this wonderful and unique regatta sailed in the inner city of Port Elizabeth. 2015 ABYC Interclub Sailing Instructions 2015 Interclub . . .
There will be sailing school at 10h00 on Saturday, 28 February. The weather looks good and we hope to see you all out on the water. We have received good news on the state of the river at Redhouse (See: Good News for Redhouse). This is also excellent news for sailors wanting to compete in the inter schools on the weekend of 7 and 8 March. Please give me an indication who will be entering in the inter schools. We will still have sailing for the sailors not going to Redhouse. There will be an interruption in the sailing school from 15 March to after Easter due to the 5o5 Worlds being held . . .
The Knysna Interclub was sailed on 14 and 15 February over 7 races in challenging conditions - lots of and then nearly no wind. Six ABYC Juniors and 10 ABYC Seniors took part and their final positions are below. Junior Fleet: 15th - Optimist: Charl Hoogendoorn 16th - Optimist: Cameron Hills 18th - Optimist: Emma Lucas 19th - Optimist: Luke Weddell 24th - Optimist: Simon Carthew 26th - Optimist: Anika van Rensburg Senior Fleet: 9th - Hobie 16: Robert and Alexa Archibald 14th - Laser Radial: Charlie Hills 21st - Hobie 16: Andrew and Ashley Bosworth 29th - Laser: James . . .