A reminder that Wednesday Evening sailing series is underway. Predicted weather is 12kts SW and dropping, sunny and cool. Skippers at 17h00. If the race proceeds, there will be boerie rolls for the first 40 sailors; with a free Castle dumpie for first-time sailors and for the skippers that host them. We encourage you to use these short mid-week sails to introduce new people to sailing, especially friends and colleagues of colour. Even if you don’t want to participate in the race, we hope to see you casting off this Wednesday. . . .
Weather looks okay for this evening's sail: 17 knots East, swell 1.5m East Skippers meeting: 17h00 Race sequence start: 17h25 Course: HS -> BB -> HEF (apparently no shipping movements tomorrow) It’s been a long time since we have seen Lady, Take 6, Sewen, Wild Thing, Chinnook, Valiant, Tehilah, Talisker and Adamo out on a Wednesday evening - hope you can join us this Wednesday! We have a few folk wanting to crew on boats today. As part of ABYC’s efforts to collaborate more with RYC, we would like to invite RYC sailors to participate in the Wednesday 27th Jan’s sailing. We . . .
What better way to break a week than with a sail on Hump Day? The series standings up to 2 December 2015 for this fun series: Malgas - 17 Nemesis - 24 Jellbaby - 25 SeralonII - 29 Wallbanger - 35 Sea-Esta - 36 Fling - 36 Skybird - 37 Aquabrat - 37 New Wave - 44 Winds and shipping movements being favourable, this Wednesday evening sail - 9 December - will be the last of 2015; the next one being on Wednesday 6 January 2016. Provisional course is around Bellbuoy, starting 17h30 (Harbour start and finish). ABYC will be sponsoring a boerie roll for first 50 race . . .
Winds and shipping movements remaining favourable, this Wednesday evening sailing will be a race around Bellbuoy, starting 17h30 (Harbour start and finish). ABYC will be sponsoring a boerie roll for the first 50 race participants. Winds forecast 14->9kt SW, 1m SW swell, 19`C. Members or companies who would like to sponsor the Wednesday Sails on the 3rd and 9th December (approx. R750 for 50 boeries, marketing allowed on Upper Deck) are welcome to contact Frank (email@example.com) or Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org). "The joyous time is when the breeze first strikes your . . .
Today looks to be a perfect day for a bob on the briny and you are invited to take your boat for a sail. Harbour Start: 17h30 Course: Harbour - Shark Rock Pier - Harbour finish Shipping movements: 16h00, 22h00 The weatherman says that we will have a balmy evening with 14 knot south east, dropping to one knot at 20h00. Come down to the club and see the magnificent changes and facilities being put in place before the start of the 60th SAP 5O5 World Championships from 23 March to 3 April. . . .
Provisional Results Overall Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 5, Scoring system: Appendix A Rank Boat Class HelmName TCF R1 2015/02/25 R2 2015/03/11 Total 1st Seralon II Peterson 33 Jerome Putter 0.915 3.00 2.00 5.00 2nd Jelly Baby J27 Sean Wiseman 0.947 6.00 DNC 1.00 7.00 3rd Fling Sadler 26 Morgan Griffiths 0.800 1.00 6.00 DNC 7.00 4th Wild Thing Pacer 27 Russel Morgan 0.991 2.00 6.00 DNC 8.00 5th New Wave Muira S. Lear 0.89 6.00 DNF 6.00 . . .
Today looks like a good day for a bob on the briny - 15 knots east-south-east and 23 degrees centigrade with a 57% cloud cover. Race Officer Ronnie Baer will start the Pier Dash at 17h45. Don't forget to buy the man a beer when you get back - with all this 505 excitement going on we all need to have a few and contemplate just how blessed we are. . . .
With flat water light ESE wind and pending shipping, the fleet managed to make the start under the watchful eye of Race Officer Baer. Sewen under pressure with 2 wins, narrowly missed the orange and peaches terminal before tacking. Malgas fell into a "hole" on the start line. Jellybaby tacked shortly after crossing the line and had a fortunate wind lift before tacking again and chased the wind shift out of the port. Once clear of the breakwater Jellybaby headed for the turning mark (a 2 litre coke bottle in front of Hobie Pier) with Warrior and Wild Thing battling to catch-up. Wild Thing . . .
After 3 races in the Wednesday Series, Sewen is leading the pack with two first places and a DNF. Full results below. Racing (for some!) continues this Wednesday with Boerie Rolls for all sailors being kindly sponsored by Anthony Bailes - Boerie Rolls will be served upstairs on the deck after sailing. If you are intending to come sailing please fill in the form below to assist us with catering: Wednesday Spring Series 2014 Provisional Results Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 9, Scoring system: Appendix A . . .
On Wednesday 29 October ABYC hosted 20 NMMU students to a sail. Prior to the event Professor Paul Webb whispered on the NMMU grapevine and found Schalk du Plooy of Botany to be the student representative. A application form was placed on the ABYC web site, Schalk put out an 'all students communiqué' notification with the website address and within seven minutes all places were taken! On the day Port Elizabeth, as always, obliged with enough wind for some exciting sailing on yachts that graciously offered berths to the students, that included; Fling, Sewen, Jellybaby, Malgas, Wild Thing, . . .