ZVYC News 26 November 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends, North Sails Sponsored Regatta – Sunday 29th November 2015 The North Sails sponsored regatta is scheduled for a 10am start with 2 races in the morning and 2 in the afternoon followed by a “free boerie roll and drink” at the prize giving upstairs at approximately 16h30. We suggest everyone who is involved is at the yacht club here between 08h30 and 09h00 to ensure that you are able to enter and rig timeously. We once again thank Rick and his staff of North Sails for the generous sponsorship and assistance. Geoff Meek, Rick Nankin and World Champion David Rae from North will be on the water coaching the Optimist Groups and in addition may be sailing the Saldanhas. This club event brings with it additional requirements. We are hoping to find volunteers to assist on the bridge and crew on the safety boats. We would appreciate it, that if you could help us, please contact the office. LAST WEEKEND Spring Series – Race 9 & Junior Training LASERS 1st – Perry Harrison-Hyde 2nd – Alan Keen 3rd – Alistair Keytel This concludes the Spring Series and the final results are on our website. These results will be taken through and shown as one race in the Sunsail/Moorings Club Championships. This weekend also ends this term for Junior training! The beginners have certainly picked up sailing skills which we are sure will be developed further next year! Certificates will be handed out at the North Sails Prizegiving THIS WEEKEND Friday, 27th November 2015, The Gantouw Project – ALL welcome Please join us tomorrow, Friday 27th November 2015, to...

Zeekoevlei Water Quality

Dear Members and Friends, Zeekoevlei Water Quality Many of you may have seen the RSA Water Quality Programme on “Carte Blanche” about 2 weeks ago which is very concerning for the country, you would have noticed it was filmed at Zeekoevlei. Zeekoevlei was the film location only. It was used as a site being a close by and a convenient location, not once was Zeekoevlei Yacht Club mentioned in spite of many other dams and Vleis being mentioned by name. At the Vlei we have not had a “blue/green algal bloom” which was the gist of what the programme was about for at over 20 years and then it was a single isolated occurrence. Many years ago the kinds of blue green algal blooms as shown in the programme were noticed at Zeekoevlei when it was extremely hot conditions in the quiet still waters; since the drawdown and other rehabilitation measures were started at Zeekoevlei nearly 20 years ago, these blooms have become increasingly rare, and bloom conditions have not occurred over the last 10 years in the Vlei as a whole. We are not saying don’t be vigilant! The water quality is monitored by the City Council Scientific Services Branch every couple of months and the results are sent to us, in fact the latest are herewith. Incidentally this data that shows the Vlei’s faecal coliform counts (that is, the amount of harmful bacteria usually associated with faecal pollution) were very low in this dataset, with the City considering counts of 2000 faecal coliforms per 100 ml of water as “Acceptable” (target levels are < 1000 counts per 100...

ZVYC News 19 November 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends, Thank you Tommy Brummer, of Alfred Rowing Club, and his drone that took some wonderful pictures of ZVYC! More pics on our Facebook Page. Members Pre-Festive Season, Social Get Together: Friday 4th December 2015 Members, join us at the Upper Deck from 18h00, bring a plate of substantial snacks to share and wear your Festive smile! Make this an opportunity to chat to your friends before everybody goes off on holiday. North Sails Sponsored Regatta – Sunday 29th November 2015 This is the one you have been waiting for: Vlei courses and Vlei marks, the Advantage Mark to keep your competitors close by, racing starting promptly at 10h00. 2 races in the morning and 2 races . Boerewors roll after afternoon racing and a free drink at the Upper Deck, generous prizes. WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT OR CAN WE DO FOR YOU ? Turn up and show that sailing is alive and well at ZVYC “Lets go Sailing with North Sails” LAST WEEKEND Junior Training & Spring Series Racing Nice to see the Oppie’s racing again. Spring Series Results 15 November 2015: LASER STANDARD (Race 8A & 8B) 1st  – Alistair Keytel 2nd – Simon van Nierop 3rd  – Thomas Baumgartl LASER RADIAL (Race 8A & 8B) 1st  – Brian Hallock 2nd – Patrick Jackson 3rd  – Dealtry Pickford OPTIMIST (Race 8A & 8B) 1st  – Alex Falcon 2nd – Hamilton Slater 3rd  – Sebastian Lanz Overall Spring Series Racing Results: Spring_Series_2015 THIS WEEKEND Saturday, 21st November 2015 The office will be open from 08h30 to 15h00 Sunday, 22nd November 2015 Junior Training resumes from 09h30...

Administrative Office Assistant – WPSC

Dear Cape Town Sports Council Member and Friend. Please see below work position available at the Western Cape Provincial Sports Confederation offices. Please so kind as to pass this onto your members. Many Thanks Cape Town Sports Council Position:                                     Administrative Office Assistant Commencement:                     4 January 2016 Qualifications: Matric with Computer literacy/ Relevant Diploma/ Tertiary qualification Power Point; Word; Excel; Internet; Emails Minimum requirements: Matric or preferably an appropriate tertiary qualification Minimum of Two (2) years appropriate experience Overview of the position: To improve the General Manager’s efficiency by managing the office administration To manage the diary of the GM, General Secretary and President To scrutinise all in-coming correspondence To manage and monitor all queries relating to WCPSC To assist with compilation of  financial statements, planning and budgetary goal setting To support and or represent and take minutes/notes on behalf of the GM To assist in effectively building and fostering stronger relationships with Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), SASCOC, Our Districts, WC Federations, Corporates and other Governmental departments To enter and maintain electronic records and databases To file, maintain and update personnel records To respond to inquiries telephonic or in person To assist with the general office administrative duties To man the reception area (i.e. Answer telephone, take messages, screen calls, etc.) CLOSING DATE: 27 November 2015. Submit CV to appl@webcubed.co.za No late applications will be considered.  Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only.  WCPSC reserves the right not to make an...

ZVYC News 12 November 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends, LAST WEEKEND Junior Training  Our Juniors had a wonderful day out in the sunshine with a gentle wind guiding them along. Attention Dabchick Sailors: Peter Hall will be coaching our Dabchick fleet here at ZVYC every Sunday from 09h30. Come on down to the club! THIS WEEKEND Friday, 13th November 2015 – 18h30 Alfred’s is holding a meeting in the ZVYC Upper Deck Bar area this coming Friday (13th November) beginning at 18h30, to watch a presentation on this past-year’s World Masters Rowing Championships in Belgium from Lionel & Martin, hear comments from attendees at other recent international regattas, and then discuss the club’s training plans towards the next international event. The cost is R50 which covers the evening’s program, snack-platters provided by Rochelle and a ticket in the multi-prize raffle.  Further tickets can be purchased for R10 each.  The cash bar will be open from 18h00. Come and make your vote count for the coming season! Nigel Saturday, 14th November 2015 The office will be open from 08h30 to 15h00 Sunday, 15th November 2015 Junior Training resumes from 09h30 Club Racing: Spring Series Round 9 – Start Time 10h30 The weather is looking great for Sunday with a warm of 19 degrees Celcius and a southerly wind. Calling all sailors – don’t miss out on additional chances in our wonderful SunSail/Moorings Draw – aweek of sailing at one of their boat charter destinations on a luxury Multi hull! (For each race you sail in the Spring Series, your name goes into the draw). The tuckshop will be open from 09h00 and the Galley will be open...