ZVYC News 28 November 2014

Dear Sailors and Friends, This weekend at the club; Sorry, no Big Screen Rugby this weekend. In spite of what we said last week,  there will be no rugby being shown this weekend as the Club is hired out for a private function. While on the subject of Club Hire, we are about to enter our very busy period for Club hiring, which will carry through to April next year. Only the kitchen and downstairs and sometimes the grounds are hired out. When the Club is hired out, it is not closed for members –  the Upper deck is available and the outside toilets, you can still sail, but we ask you to respect the Club’s clients and their functions, as the income from this source is substantial and assists us with our budget. Last round of Spring Series is this Sunday 30 November and racing starts at 10h30 the format has been variable depending on the consensus of the skippers and the weather. The overall positions in this series carry through as a one race score in the Sunsail Club Championships next year Junior Training will carry on as usual it is a big group with newcomers enjoying their training and we are now thrilled to have 3 Dabchicks on our training course. In the pipeline:   Alfred’s Social evening:  Set aside Friday the 12th Dec when Alfred’s are having a social evening starting with drinks at the Upper Deck from 17h30 followed by a presentation by Tommy Brummer a foremost town planner on the Cape Town CBD future developments, Rochelle will be serving a Lasagna & salads...

ZVYC News 13 November 2014

Dear Sailors and Friends, We have a busy weekend ahead at the Club! TGIF tomorrow (Friday) There has been such great activity at the Club lately and we would like to keep the momentum. The TGIF is happening again tomorrow, and we would like to see as many members as possible down at the Club. We have been working hard at ZVYC has in the off-season to make it more “user friendly” for the members to enjoy. TGIF is not only about racing, it is also about coming to the Club and enjoying yourselves with your friends. Braai fires will be lit tomorrow and crockery and cutlery will be available. The bar will be open and ZVYC member Jess Deary will be playing live music for us. So bring your braai meat and come and enjoy the company of the other members and the community after work. Racing starts at 17h00 Volvo In-Port Race Saturday is the Volvo “In Port Race” and as the wind is quite strong you should get down to Table Bay and watch the Volvo boats flying around the Bay, or even better grab a ride with any of your friends that have a keelboats Rugby on the Big Screen After last week’s setback for the Boks, it is a really big one this Saturday RSA plays England at 16h30 I am sure we can do it we always bounce back. Rochelle will be there with our happy barman – come and watch the rugby on the big screen! Weekend Racing Following last Sunday racing when we had 11 Lasers out racing we will try...

ZVYC News 6 November 2014

Dear Sailors and Friends, Upcoming Sailing Events and Sailing Calendar Amendments: We have moved the sponsored Seaport Regatta to the 23rd November and this Sunday sees the continuation of our Spring Series Round 5. The weather looks good and racing will be over by lunchtime in time to enjoy a meal from the Galley. Members a reminder that your overall result from the Spring Series will count towards the Sunsail Club Championships. Also each time you compete in this Series your name goes into the draw for the BIG prize of a Sunsail Holiday. TGIF 14th November 2014: Reminder that the next TGIF will take place on Friday the 14th – there will be live music, bar open and braai fires lit. Crockery & cutlery available so no need to pack these.   Please diarise and bring the whole family down to enjoy your Club. Seaport Sponsored Regata 23rd November please diarise – details in our next newsletter. A Great letter from Patrick Jackson: Hi Fellow Sailors Just felt I had to share some sailing experiences I have had the last few weeks. Not the Main Regattas which have been GREAT but the “in between” sailing. Few TAKERS but so what ?  2 Boats and you have a DICE ! The weather has been great and the wind perfect.. Last Sunday was awesome champagne sailing.  Blue skies, warm sun and a breeze which started gently, mounting to a rip roaring glorious plowing 20 knots.  Not survival just perfect fast ‘planing’ stuff.  Those REACHES –  Awesome !! We sailed 2 full round-the-vlei South courses in the morning had a great lunch...

ZVYC News 29 October 2014

Dear Sailors and Friends This past weekend saw yet another fantastic regatta at ZVYC, the North Sails Open. It was awesome to have such a great fleet on the water, despite many scholars studying for and writing exams. Great winds and great weather added to a great day on the water. I am sure you are as excited as I am how sailing at ZVYC is really growing from strength to strength – this is just the start of the season – we have a great sailing season ahead of us! A big thank you to North Sails to made the great event possible, and all those who took part. Results can be viewed or downloaded here Dave Mabin’s awesome images on our Facebook page here Thank you to the following people who made the event happen: North Sails, of course, for sponsoring the event All the competitors who took part Dave Mabin, our photographer, for the incredible images Chris Deary, Dick Holmes, Afrian Craigen, Mr Teenby and Mike Hall –  rescue Craig Leslie, our Race Officer Nikki Stock, Noel Mallinson,Margariette Schaffer and Ron Keytel –    bridge Alistair Keytel, Rick Nankin and Ron and Anna Keytel for putting the grreat event together Rochelle for the great catering, as always Wishing you a wonderful week further! Best wishes, on behalf of ZVYC, Alistair Keytel Rear Commodore...