Spring Rowing Regatta Report – 24th October 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends, On Saturday, 24 October, the Western Cape Rowing’s Spring Regatta took place at Zeekoevlei.  There  was a  strong representation from the Cape which produced some excellent rowing from (in alphabetical order) Alfred’s, Bishops, Cape Coastal, Grassy Park, PGRC, Rondebosch, SACS, Somerset College & WCRA entrants.  The 500m buoyed course was laid along the southern side of Home Bay by Alfred’s members Tommy Brummer & Regan Dolman, and the safety boats, starters, boat aligners, marshals, and race timekeeping was organised in large part by club Captain Gavin Kirk, in co-operation with Roger Parsons and other Wespro officials. The day dawned with beautiful clear, almost calm weather, but through the morning the wind strengthened and backed to a strong northerly, which caused difficulties for some of the smaller, lighter boats. A lot can happen in 500m, and some spirited racing ensued in all classes! Alfred’s was happy to host the event and were especially proud of their new “brown shed” roof!  Food was ably provided by Rochelle, and the Pimms flowed, especially towards the end of racing!  Martin Vanlierde stood-in for Vice-commodore Andrew, and presented medals to all class winners. A special word of thanks must go to Tommy and his team for helping some distressed rowers going back to their sheds in the strong afternoon winds after the end of racing, and also for lifting the buoys the next morning with his crew of helpers (Tweet, Lionel, Duncan & Regan)!  Results can be found …………. in the following attachment – or note they can be obtained from me, etc …………….. We would also like to thank...

ZVYC News 5 November 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends, Our condolences to our Commodore, Mark Thompson, on the passing of his Mother, Benita. Benita was a wonderful lady who was cherished by everyone who knew her. May she rest in peace. SAS – Race Officer Course – 28th November @ RCYC Click here to find out more: Race_Officer_Course SAS – Youth Nationals – 13 to 18 December 2015 Wriggleswade Dam, Stutterheim, Eastern Cape Follow the links for NOR and Entry form: NOR_Youth_Nationals_2015 & Entry_Youth_Nationals_2015 LAST WEEKEND Junior Training Last Sunday was pouring with rain and wind gusting, yet the Junior Training Theory resumed within the Clubhouse. Our coaches kept the juniors warm and interested. Spring! Rebirth…..Growing pains….Excited confusion……Unsure of direction….Calm, serene one moment… all hell let loose the next. Spring sailing at Zeekoe Vlei in a nutshell! The mountain chain perfectly reflected on a breathless mirror surface…..morphs into a raging monster howling from all directions ….. followed by a sweet and steady eight knot breeze. Good morning Zeekoe Vlei! Those of us who have taken advantage of racing the Spring Series have had a ball. Several Spring Series still to go. Betterer and Betterer……….as the hectic variety of Spring slides into the prevailing South Easters of Summer. Watch your calendar for details. See you on the water! Patrick Jackson THIS WEEKEND Saturday, 7th November 2015 The office will be open from 08h30 to 15h00 Sunday, 8th November 2015 Junior Training resumes from 09h30 Club Racing: Spring Series Round 8 – Start Time 10h30 Calling all sailors – don’t miss out on additional chances in our wonderful SunSail/Moorings Draw – a week of sailing anywhere in the world on...

Race Officer Course – 28 November 2015 – Venue: RCYC

Dear Sailors and Friends, RACE OFFICER COURSE Date: 28 November 2015 Venue: Royal Cape Yacht Club (in Restaurant) The SASWC sponsored course will be presented at a Provincial and National level Outline: 12:30 – 13:00 Registration / Tea & Coffee 13:00 – 15:00 First Session 15:00 – 15:20 Tea, Coffee & Snacks 15:20 – 18:00 Second Session Exam to be written on alternative day for National level only Please RSVP by 23 November 2015 to saswc@sailing.org.za 021 531 1860 Best wishes, on behalf of ZVYC, Anna, Kathryn &...