Please join us in wishing the following ABYC members a Happy Birthday for February 2017: 03 February - HF THORNTON 05 February - E LOMBARD 07 February - H VAN DER WEELE, M DAWSON 08 February - R CLEMENTS 09 February - I LITTLEJOHN 10 February - C HAUKOHL 11 February - J LOCHHEAD 12 February - G TODD 13 February - L DONALDSON 14 February - A WARD, R CASSEM 18 February - KP RADEMAN, C BOTES, J CLARK 20 February - A BLAIN, J BEAN 21 February - M VAN ZYL 22 February - JC SMIT, R POTHIER 25 February - A ADLER 27 February - C HOOGENDOORN 28 . . .
The Great Circle Race takes place from 28 to 29 January 2017. The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017- 2020. Competitors are required to enter with the Race Convenor by Thursday 26 January 2017, 16h30. Notices to competitors will be emailed to skippers and posted on the official notice board located at the ABYC Clubhouse. CLICK HERE to download the NOR . . .
Ray of Light's official finish time in Rio de Janeiro was: 18:00:52 UTC on 20 January 2017. The following is the leaderboard of predictions from armchair sailors. Each entry was time and date stamped - to ensure that no cheating went on. The predicted time is after the name , the entry date is in brackets followed by the time difference between predicted and actual: Alan Straton: 18:35:13 UTC on 20 January 2017 (2017-01-19 11:15:09) 34 Minutes 39 Seconds Tim Jones: 17:19:19 UTC on 20 January 2017 (2017-01-19 15:09:52) 41 Minutes 11 Seconds Jill Onvlee: 16:44:00 UTC on 20 January . . .
This year's Scimitar Cup format will be short races around the Bay furniture and cans with the possibility of 1 medium distance race. Courses will be announced at the skippers meetings, dependent on wind direction and shipping movements. Organisers are aiming for 1.5 to 2 hour race courses. Races 1 & 2: Sunday 22nd January 2017 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h30 Races 3 & 4: Sunday 5th February 2017 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h30 Races 5 & 6: Sunday 5th March 2017 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h30 Download NOR/SI HERE . . .
At 06h30 this morning the Bailes family on Ray of Light had 678 nautical miles to go to the finish in Rio de Janeiro. Using the tracking page and supplied weather map predict their finish time in Rio de Janeiro - the ABYC member with the nearest to correct answer wins a meal and a bottle of wine for two. If a NON-ABYC member wins then they will get 10% off a membership application. Your answer below please: . . .
Please join us in wishing the following members a very happy birthday this January 2017. 01 January - P SEDDON, P VOGES, J ERASMUS 03 January - H FREAKER, D BEATTIE 06 January - S HANSEN 07 January - V GILES 09 January - B HICKSON 10 January - R SMITH 11 January - A STRIGLIA BILSBURY 16 January - T BIELBY, PJ MURRY 17 January - C BILSBURY 18 January - A STRATON 27 January - M VAN WYK 29 January - R CADY . . .
With that heat on Saturday, the best place was to be out on the water! Seven dinghies competed in the light Easterlies, this time in the harbour. The courses were short, so that the sailors could work on their start and rounding tactics, in preparation for the national regattas coming up. Below is a summary of the series points. Bart's Bash Algoa Bay Yacht Club Results are provisional as of 4 Dec 2016 1 Fleet Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Rating system: PY, Entries: 14, Scoring system: Appendix A . . .
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 . . .
Please join us in wishing the following members a happy December Birthday: 01/12 - R. DRESCHER 02/12 - P. GRIFFIN, D VAN VUUREN 03/12 - S BRIGHT 04/12 - K.ADAMS, L VAN WYK 07/12 - R.IDRIS, R.PRESSLY 09/12 - W GRAHAM 10/12 - J.SCHABLE 12/12 - P.BEAN, C GRYLLS, M MACLEAN 14/12 - JR.THOMSON 19/12 - R HAESTER 20/12 - IVAN SCHROBER 21/12 - R PARKER 23/12 - J McGILLVRAY 24/12 - T.BLIGNAULT 26/12 - G VAN ZYL . . .
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 . . .