Photographs of Algoa Bay Yacht Club and ABYC members Sailing
Image from the 5O5 Pre Worlds sailed in Port Elizabeth South Africa on 25 and 26 March 2015. Photo by Christophe Favreau - www.christophefavreau.com/ for SAP
Two races were sailed on Day 1 in a rising South-South East. The 60th SAP 5O5 World Championships were sailed out of the Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth, South Africa from 23 March to 3 April 2015. Image: Christophe Favreau - www.christophefavreau.com
Top 3 finishers - Day 1:
Mike Holt and Carl Smit - USA (2 points)
Michael Quirk and Luke Payne - AUS (7 points)
Sandy Higgens and Paul Marsh - AUS (8 points)
The 2015 Vasco Da Gama Ocean Race hosted by Point and Algoa Bay Yacht Clubs set off from Durban at 12h00 on Saturday 25 April, destination: Port Elizabeth.
17 boats started and 8 boats retired in the gruelling 400 Nautical Mile trip down South Africa's East Coast.
On arrival in Port Elizabeth, Africa's friendliest yacht club - ABYC - treated each competitior to breakfast, no matter what time they arrived.
1. Al Mount Gay - RCYC
2. Gumption - RCYC
3. Nemesis - ABYC
4. Alacrity - ZYC
5. Majimoto - PYC
6. Rocket - DAC
1. Stat Spirit - FSYC
2. Wallbanger - ABYC
1. Nomad - ZYC
Image taken on 26 March 2015 during the press conference for the 60th SAP 5O5 World Championships. Photo by Glen Meyburgh from Imagio - imagio.co.za
The Transvaal Yacht Club hosted 12 entries for the Youth Interclub Keel boat Championship from 13 to 16 June 2015.
KZN - 2, Eastern Cape - 3, Northwest - 3, Freestate - 2, Gauteng - 1, Mpumalanga - 1.
ABYC was represented by Jordan van Zyl - Priory, Bronwyn van Wyngaardt - Collegiate Girls High School, Jenna Bailes - Collegiate Girls High School, Chad Bilsbury - Grey High School and Tamryn Bailes - Collegiate Junior School. Sigi and Tony Bailes provided coaching and chaperone.
Image: Tony Bailes