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 . . .
This race for female helms and/or skippers was held on Sunday 22 November. There were five competing yachts, with a few she-males and a kilted Scotsman adding to the colour. The race was sailed in fresh SW winds, which made for fast tacking at the starting line. A collision at the start saw Fling retiring, with the four remaining yachts enjoying a fast sail around the Ngqura Harbour entrance port lateral mark. Results: J-Sea (Sigi Bailes) Wallbanger (Mrs John Tudehope) Jellybaby (Emily Moxan) Tikkalox II (Thelma Smith) . . .
Yachts are invited to participate on Sunday 22nd November, from PE Harbour to Ngqura Harbour to finish at Hobie Beach Pier. Race requirement is that the boat must be skippered or helmed by a lady, although skippers wishing to participate but whose physical anatomy is not of the same design as that of a female, have to flamboyantly dress-up as a female (the mental state need not be the same), although must still be helmed by female! Rose Bowl 2015 NOR and SI. . . . .
Yachts are invited to participate in the Rose Bowl Race race on Sunday 12th April, from Port Elizabeth Harbour to Ngqura Harbour to finish at Hobie Beach Pier. Race requirement is that the boat must be skippered and helmed by ladies, although skippers wishing to participate but whose physical anatomy is not of the same design as that of a female, have to flamboyantly dress-up as a female (the mental state need not be the same), although the yacht must still be helmed by female! NOR and SI below. Rose Bowl Notice of Race with Sailing Instructions. . . .
The 2014 Rose Bowl sailed on 13 April attracted 6 of ABYC's finest skippers all fighting for the title of top dog (I thought of saying that other word but think that top dog conveys the best sentiment here!). Sunday's course started in the harbour, out to the Bellbuoy and back to the finish inside the harbour near the Ice Factory. By all accounts the lady skippers showed the men just how to sail with some close neck and neck sailing on the final leg and the top four boats all finishing within 20 minutes of each other. As John Tudehope reports; "Malgas and Jellybaby were neck and neck . . .
The annual Rose Bowl for lady helm was sailed on Sunday 26 May 2013. The course set was a harbour start, around the Bell Buoy and harbour finish. The fleet was joined by an international visitor in the form of Indigo V - a 61 foot Nautor Swan (See: Australian scientists secure second place in ABYC Regatta). Started by Ronnie Baer in a light North Easter the fleet benefited from a wind shift to the West that sent them smartly on their way to the Bell Buoy to return on a tight reach. Final Results: Tickalox 2 – Thelma Smith Indigo V - See here Odelqusie – Hilary Birch Wattoo – . . .