ZVYC News 30 March 2017

Dear Members and Friends, Members and Rowers are reminded that to see LIVE weather feed at the Vlei, updated every 15 minutes, please visit our website: zeekoevlei_weather.htm LAST WEEKEND Admirals Regatta Congratulations to Philip Eltringham on his engagement to Gina Gibson at the top mark of the Admirals Regatta! We wish you many years of happiness and sailing! And, well done to Phil and Gina (Sonnet) 1st overall in the Dinghy’s followed by Morgan Evans (Finn) 2nd and Constantin Hatzilambros (Finn) 3rd!    Southern Charter Interschools at IYC From all reports we have heard, it was a very successful event wtih strong winds on Saturday and light winds on Sunday. Well done all our members who took part. The overall results are: High School 3rd Bishops – Stefan von der Heyden, Jordan Welsh and Keenan Mills & John Smith 2nd SACS – Matt Ashwell, Hamilton Slater & Michael Hoyle 1st Wynberg Boys High – Calvin Gibbs, Arin Long & Matthew Thorburn Junior School  3rd Edgemead Jnr – James Matchette and Jessice Machette and Hannah Sassman 2nd CBC St Johns – Jared Tyler 1st Sweet Valley – Rhys Whitfield & Eve Gardiner For class and individual results, follow the link: INTERSCHOOLS RESULTS FOR YOUR DIARY April 2nd, Sunday: Junior Training from 09h00 April 7th, Friday: Dalton Gibbs (CoCT Nature) a talk about Drawdown and why it is necessary,  all welcome April 8th, Saturday: Clubhouse hired for a wedding starting at 14h00 April 9th, Sunday: Junior Prizegiving & Central Boating Sponsored Regatta April 14th – 17th: WC Provincials, Mossel Bay – entry form HERE April 27th, Thursday: Public Holiday and Vlei Drawdown followed by a bring...

ZVYC News 23 March 2017

Dear Members and Friends, THIS WEEKEND Bishops Sailing are hosting a braai on Friday evening for their sailors to celebrate the end of their successful season of sailing. Junior Training for Novice, Intermediate and B Fleets resumes this Sunday at 09h00, and the Club Autumn Series Rnd 4 later. Southern Charter Interschools Regatta – IYC – 25th & 26th March 2017 Good luck to our club members sailing in this popular regatta. Admirals Regatta – HBYC 25th & 26th March 2017 Open to Dinghies as well, click HERE for Online Entries FOR YOUR DIARY April 2nd, Sunday: Junior Training & Autumn Series Rnd 5 April 7th, Friday: Dalton Gibbs (CoCT Nature) a talk about Drawdown and  why it is necessarry,  all welcome April 9th, Sunday: Junior Prizegiving & Central Boating Sponsored Regatta April 14th – 17th: WC Provincials, Mossel Bay – entry form HERE OTHER NEWS Interclub Regatta at Knysna A brief report from Craig Leslie (Vice Commodore) about the Interclub Regatta where ZVYC was very pleased to enter a team of Laser Radials and some other senior classes. We hope next year to have a full team to be able and bring the trophy back to Cape Town. Open Fleet results Knysna Interclub Open Results. “This is a great regatta to attend as it offers sailing in current conditions which we seldom encounter. The Knysna club house facilities are fantastic and so is the welcome. We did well considering we needed to have at least 5 sailors competing in each class to get  a good score for the Interclub trophy, which went to Redhouse this year. There was  a good turnout with over...

ZVYC News 16 March 2017

Dear Members and Friends, We have TGIF tomorrow night, upper deck open and snax available from Rochelle behind the bar counter. Junior Training has been cancelled this Sunday because of the potential long weekend and many members being away. Training will resume next Sunday 25th March from 09h00. FOR YOUR DIARY March 17th, Friday: TGIF March 18th & 19th: MAC 24 Hour Challenge March 19th, Sunday: No Junior Training. Club Racing (Autumn Series 3) March 21st, Tuesday: Public Holiday, members have access to the grounds and changerooms March 25th & 26th: Southern Charter Interschools Regatta at IYC March 25th & 26th: Admirals Regatta, HBYC, now open to dinghy’s April 7th, Friday: Dalton Gibbs (CoCT) talk about Drawdown April 14th – 17th: WC Provincials, Mossel Bay – entry form HERE OTHER NEWS Southern Charter Interschools Regatta – IYC – 25th & 26th March 2017 Please find the NOR and ENTRY forms here: Interschools NOR & ENTRY FORM Admirals Regatta – HBYC 25th & 26th March 2017 – Now OPEN to Dinghy’s as well ZVYC members, click HERE for NOR, Online Entries and more information Talk about Zeekoevlei Drawdown Members – Sailors, Rowers & Residents – join us at ZVYC on Friday 7th April from 18h30. Dalton Gibbs (City of Cape Town, Regional Manager South, Nature Conservation), will be giving a talk on why we have the annual drawdown. The upper deck will be open from 18h00, talk at 19h00. Light meals available from Rochelle’s Kitchen and iPod music to follow. You do not want to miss this one!! SAS WC have advised the date of the AGM (Saturday 6th May 2017 at RCYC at 15h00) as well as...

Zeekoevlei Weir Maintenance

The Zeekoevlei weir is in need of some maintenance. We are going to replace the weir boards but the grooves in the cement of the weir have eroded on the inside causing stones from the cement to stick out. This meant when the planks are in the weir they are not sitting flush against the wall causing water to leak round them. It has gotten to the stage that that the swelling of the wood will not block up the holes. Do you know if any club members could give us some idea on what we can use that is not metal or rubber (the rubber makes pulling the planks out almost impossible when we open up the weir) to line the grooves so that the weir will not leak? Also there are issues with people pulling out the planks out, outside of draw down, causing havoc with the water level. Would anyone be able to come up with a simple design that we could put into place and lock the planks down so people can’t just pull them out? Any assistance/advice would be appreciated. Thank you Kind regards, Victoria Day Reserve Supervisor False Bay Nature Reserve Tel: 021 400 3437 Victoria.Day@CapeTown.gov.za...

ZVYC News 9 March 2017

Der Members and Friends, Last weekend the club had its annual Bone of Contention Triathlon! This year we had more interest from the fitter athletes which raised the standard of the event. Well done to our new winner in the Open Event George O’Neill from Alfreds Rowing Club (taking a 1 second lead from the Keytel Team)! Well done Alfreds, we look forward to you guys organizing next year’s event. First in the U16, well done to Hamilton Slater and 2nd to Isabella Keytel (close finish)! In the mixed teams we had Family Team Slater taking first position, led by Thomas! See our Facebook page for more photo’s of the fun filled family day!     George O’Neill             Hamilton Slater    Isabella Keytel         Team Slater FOR YOUR DIARY March 12th, Sunday: Junior Training and Club Racing (Autumn Series 2) March 17th, Friday: TGIF March 18th & 19th: MAC 24 Hour Challenge March 19th, Sunday: No Junior Training. Club Racing (Autumn Series 3) March 21st, Tuesday: Public Holiday, club house closed March 25th & 26th: Southern Charter Interschools Regatta at IYC March 25th & 26th: Admirals Regatta, HBYC, now open to dinghy’s April 14th – 17th: WC Provincials, Mossel Bay – entry form HERE OTHER NEWS FoZR Sunset Picnic on CTEET Island – TONIGHT 19h00 The Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei are hosting a sunset picnic at the CTEET Island (Cape Town Environmental Education Trust) on Peninsula Road tonight. Bring your own picnic, blanket, torch and warm clothing. Meet at the Security hut at 19h00 and rangers will walk you to the island. Enjoy the...