On Sunday the 18th of September, 6 of the ABYC Fleet, that numbers close to one hundred boats, went out and did exactly what our club constitution says when one joins the club; "Foster sailing" and actively participate in the sport that we represent, which includes yacht racing. The race was sailed in the format of pursuit. Synonyms say that you chase or hunt down your fellow competitors which is predetermined by a handicap system calculated on a so-called measurement system that says exactly how the multitude of different design of boats that come in all sort of shapes and sizes should . . .
PURSUIT RACE 1 – 17 September 2017 – RESULTS Course: Harbour Start/Bellbuoy/Harbour Finish Weather & Sea: Easterly 15-20Kn strengthening; bumpy with some over-the-side wake-up knocks. Malgas - L34 - Mike Cullem New Wave- Muira - Steve Lear Sea-Esta - Muira - Jimmy Swinnerton Skybird - Joe Schable Zula - Muira - Rod Wanderer - Sadler 26, Co Skippered: Ian Bancroft/Des A good turn-out which bodes well for future upcoming races. This considering several boats are still undergoing refurbishment plus the likes of Tikalox/J-Sea/Struan/Seralon/Fling, who had work or . . .
1. RULES 1.1 The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (RRS). 2. RACE SCHEDULE 2.1 The series consists of a staggered yacht start according to handicap – see example in Annexure. 2.2 Race dates: Sunday 17 September 2017 (This will form part of the International Bart’s Bash sailing event). Other dates to be advised 3. CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 3.1 Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted at or before the Skippers Meeting prior to the start of the races. Skippers Meeting at 09h00 of race day. 3.2 Shipping . . .
Please join us in wishing the following members a very Happy Spring Birthday - with special reference to a special birthday on 14 September! 01/09 - D ROOS 02/09 - M OOSTHUIZEN 04/09 - E ROHRMOSER, R KEMP 06/09 - K MELSON, M BRENNER 07/09 - DR D HITZEROTH 09/09 - B GALLOWAY 10/09 - G PEARSON 11/09 - R ONVLEE 13/09 - A CULLUM 14/09 - D BOUWER, ABYC BIRTHDAY 15/09 - P BOCCHI 16/09 - J FOOT 24/09 - JE MC HUGH 25/09 - S POWELL 26/09 - I BANCROFT 28/09 - ANNA-MARI 29/09 - M STEMMETT . . .
We enjoyed an extra special prize-giving on Saturday evening, with awards being made for yachting, dinghy sailing and club service! Anna-Mari and her team of helpers had magnificently decorated the Chartroom. The following awards were made: Dinghy Sailing Awards: IBIS Cup for Lazer 4.7 successes was awarded to Jordan van Zyl (14th in Laser Nationals, 2nd in Dinghy Race Series, 3rd ABYC Inter-clubs) PA Park Cup for Lasers won by Charlie Hills (11th Nationals, 13th EC Champs, 3rd ABYC Inter-clubs) YELB Floating Trophy for RS Teras taken Luke Weddell (13th . . .
The 58th Annual General Meeting of the Algoa Bay Yacht Club will take place on Monday 31 July 2017 at 18h00 at the ABYC. A copy of the financial statements, minutes of the previous AGM, Commodore and Treasurers Reports will be available from the office. Download: 2017 AGM Notice and Agenda . . .
The 2017 ABYC Prizegiving takes place on Saturday 8 July from 18h30 until late. Put your club tie and jacket on, round up your crew and book your tickets with Anna- Mari or at the bar. R120.00 per adult and R80.00 for Under 13's. . . .
All KHOB members are hereby invited to share a drink with BB @ 18:00 hours on WEDNESDAY 21st June on the Algoa Bay Yacht Club Verandah. . . .
Please join us in wishing the following members a Happy Birthday and many sailing years to come. 02 June - P MARTIN 04 June - H FRAHM 08 June - A ZURCHER 09 June - M BRENNER 10 June - CT OSBORNE, C VAN RIJ 11 June - S CARTHEW 16 June - R STEPHENSON, M DALEMAN 18 June - K KELLY 22 June - V SMITH 26 June - WN LEE 28 June - ALAN VAN HEERDEN, N ROSS . . .
And here is the tale from the pen of Joseph Schable Confined to solid Ground and under doctors’ orders, the three weeks away from the elements felt like a lifetime, but at last, I am free again, my soul unchained, and that very first sail could not have come at a better time, it was all that I needed and it was the best medicine to sort me out and restore my sanity. After a beautiful warm summer’s day with the light westerly breeze still holding as the sun neared the horizon, I could not resist the temptation to throw off the lines and take my old soul mate for a walk in the park, so to . . .