ZVYC News 30 July 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends, This evening the Club’s Committee is meeting at the Club with the leading role players and residents to discuss the way forward particularly concerning cooperation regarding the safe use of the waters, protection of the environs and better use of the Club’s facilities. We believe this can only be for the benefits of all Vlei users. A report back will be given in due course. Breaking News We are pleased to announce we are back and been asked to host the Southern Charter Grand Slam Regatta No1 This will be held on Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th Sept. The provisional programme is as follows: Friday 18th September: Bring boats to the Vlei, Provisional Registration (you will still have to enter electronically) the entertainment will be the TGIF Format, with iPod music, the Upper Deck specials and Rochelle’s light catering. Rescue boat on water for training and practicing. There is “free camping”. Saturday 19th September: Registration continues; Southern Charter “Goody” bags, 11h00 proposed start of 1st races, separate courses for “big boats” and “small boat’s”. Schedule to sail 3 races. On coming a shore a warm snack (free to ticket holders), check your goody bag for this and your free drink voucher. Upper deck open, Bar specials and ”Free Sangria”. The Moorings draw will take place for the 1st five names to go forward to the Final Draw at the WPSA Champs at Easter with Live Music by “Just David”. 19h00 Big Screen Rugby World Cup RSA vs JPN The galley will be open all day for breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. There will be a downstairs Bar. During racing there will be a jumping castle...

ZVYC News 23 July 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends, The Qingdao Sailors have been selected as per the mail from SAS: 22 July 2015 Dear WC Clubs, Classes and Sailors INVITATION – QINGDAO INTERNATIONAL MARINE FESTIVAL 2015 At the beginning of July we received an invitation from the Chinese Yachting Association to participate in the International Shandong Sailing Week taking place from 7 – 17 August 2015, which included both dinghy and keel boat sailing. The basis of this invitation is an agreement between the Provincial Government of the Western Cape and the Shandong Province. SASWC then signed a “Sailing Cooperation Agreement” with Qingdao Sailing Centre – the centre which trains China’s Olympic Squad. The SAS WC ExCo and DCAS (Provincial Department of Sports) agreed that a delegation, representative of the demographics of the Province will be selected to represent sailing at this prestigious event. We further agreed that as far as is possible, DCAS will provide most of the funding. We are happy to announce that DCAS has made a grant of R100,000 available for this event. SASWC then went on a public call to all clubs and have received over 60 applications from both dinghy and keel boat sailors. Given the limited budget and the fact that dinghy sailors are back at school – the ExCo resolved to send a team of keel boat sailors representing our Province, competing in the “Bondex Logistics Cup” Qingdao International Regatta 2015 from 12 – 16 August 2015. The team is as follows :- Sieraj Jacobs (ZVYC) Helm/Manager Heidi Burger (UCT/RCYC) Piano/Halyards Daniel Agulhas (ZVSC/ RCYC Academy) Foredeck Theo Yon (HBYC) Trimmer Paul Vivian (RCYC) Trimmer...

ZVYC News 20 July 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends, BREAKING NEWS / STOP PRESS – Laser Masters Worlds – Keen Ties 1st Overall What a disappointament for Alan Keen as he tied equal first with Mark Bethwaite of Australia after 12 races and was relegated to 2nd overall on the tie-break. It was a stunning effort by keen who finished all his races in the top 3, with his worst finish a 4th – so he effectively discarded a 3 and a 4. Bethwaite (previous world champion, Lasers) had two UFD (U-flag Disqualifications) results, both of which he discarded to end equal with Keen, but having more first places he took the title. Alan Keen has been a very loyal and competitive Laser sailor for many, many years, so it is not surprise to see him doing to so well – but to have won would have simply been the ‘cherry on the top’ of an illustrious Laser sailing career. Whilst on the subject of the Keen’s, congratulations to his son Bruce, previous ZVYC Member, who recently also won the Musto Skiff UK Nationals! LIPTON CUP on Table Bay Our Team who finished 11th overall. See you down at the club this weekend! Best wishes, on behalf of ZVYC, Anna, Kathryn &...

ZVYC News 16 July 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends, LIPTON CUP on Table Bay In today’s race, Thursday, the ZVYC team finished in 10th Position. Racing will conclude tomorrow, Friday. Our girls have not done as well as they would have liked, and we wish them more success in the racing tomorrow.      THIS WEEKEND BIG SCREEN TV – RSA vs AUSTRALIA RUGBY – RSA VS AUSTRALIA – Saturday 18th July 2015 @ 12h00 The Upper Deck will be open from 11:30 with a fire going to keep us warm! OTHER NEWS Club Members: Please complete our Boat Parking Storage & Conditions Form to enable us keep track of your boats & equipment: ZVYC_Boat_Parking_Storage_and_Conditions.pdf. Fax back to us on 086 208 0473 or scan and email to manager@zvyc.co.za Once payment has been made, please visit us in the office to collect your stickers. See you down at the club this weekend! Best wishes, on behalf of ZVYC, Anna, Kathryn &...

ZVYC News 9 July 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends, WPSA – Team to China? SA Sailing (what does SAS do for us?) has together with the Western Cape Government, arranged a sailing exchange with China to participate in Quingdao (Olympic venue) for a 2 week period 12/23 August. The time line for submission of your completed applications is extremely tight and your application on behalf of your children MUST be in our offices by 09h00 Monday 13 July 2015. The size of the team we don’t know but will be based on the demographics of the area (70% Black, Colored or Indian, 30% White) the total of the team is to be split 50% each to gender. Age limits 13 to 36 years. Sailing Classes: Optimists, Bytes, (suitable for Laser, Tera & Dabchick Classes) 420, Keel boats (6/7 crew), Kite Boards & Windsurfers. We believe our members can qualify and urge you to consider submitting an application on their behalf. The 2 links setting out the finer details of the proposal are attached: Chinese_Exchange.pdf and SELECTION_CRITERIA_CHINESE_EXCHANGE_jul15.pdf Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist.   LAST WEEKEND Our monthly Sunday Lunch was held on the Upper Deck with a fire to keep us warm. With 25 members attending, the menu was sublime and enjoyed by all! Our next Sunday Lunch will be on Sunday, 2nd August! Menu to follow – please book with us at the club or with Rochelle – rochellepascucci@gmail.com Alfred Rowing Club News Dear all, So Alfred RC was represented at the annual  Head of the Bay regatta by yours truly and Fabien Jean. It is a 12 km row in the Durban harbor, so the water is...