ZVYC News 25 April 2017

Dear Members and Friends, It was decided at last night’s general committee meeting that the Zeekoevlei Yacht Club Annual General Meeting will be brought forward to Monday, 15th May 2017 at ZVYC starting at 19h00. LAST WEEKEND Alfreds Rowing Club Super Sprints – Saturday 22 April Saturday held a wonderful morning of Sprint Rowing at the club and was well supported by our ARC members. After the rowing, the members cooled off with Pimm’s Cocktails and breakfast. THIS WEEKEND Thursday is the annual draw-down of the Vlei, members and friends may join Dalton at the weir at 10h00. All are welcome to Bring & Braai at the club there after. Friday, the office will be open from 09h00 to 12h00, and Saturday through to Monday the office will be closed. Members are reminded that the unisex toilets (to the right of the braai area) are always open. Keys are for sale at the office for the change-rooms at R40 per key. FOR YOUR DIARY April 27th, Thursday: Public Holiday, Vlei Draw-down at the weir at 10h00 May 1st, Monday: Public Holiday, club house closed May 6th, Saturday: Club house hired for a wedding starting at 09h00 using the East Lawn May 7th, Sunday: ARC AGM, Upper Deck 10h00 May 13th, Saturday: Club house hired for a wedding starting at 15h00 using the East Lawn May 15th, Monday: ZVYC AGM 19h00 OTHER NEWS Alfred Rowing Club Agenda for the Annual General Meeting Sunday 7th May 2017 at 10h00, The Upper Deck, ZVYC 1.         Welcome 2.         Register of Attendance 3.         Apologies 4.         Confirmation of the Minutes of the AGM held on Sunday, 15 May 2016 5.         Rear Commodore’s Report for 2016...

ZVYC News 20 April 2017

Dear Members and Friends, WC Provincials – MBYBC Well done to our members who sailed in the WC Provincials at Mossel Bay and thank you to Craig Leslie for being Race Officer on one of the courses. In the senior classes we had: 29er – Taariq Jacobs, 2nd (7 entries) Finn – Paul Wilcox 2nd, Paul Allardice 3rd (12 entries) Laser Radial – Sonja Stock, 3rd (20 entries) Optimist – Alex Falcon, 1st (27 entries) For all the Oppie/Dabbie results click HERE, and for Senior Classes, click HERE. Optimist Sailing Africa Selections Congratulations to Matt, Alex and Tristin who are ZVYC members who have made the selections to represent South Africa for Worlds (Thailand July 11th to 21st) and Africans (Egypt 29th June to 6th July). Worlds Team, left to right – Tristan Tomlinson, Jared Tyler, Keegan Nel, Alex Falcon, Matt Ashwell & Andre Wollheim (Optimist Sailing SA President) Africans Team from top left to bottom right –  Chiara Fruet, Tristan Tomlinson, Jared Tyler, Keegan Nel, Karl Hoffmeyr, Helen Jansen Van Vuuren, Ross McKinnon, Matt Ashwell and Alex Falcon THIS WEEKEND Alfreds Rowing Club Super Sprints – Saturday 22 April This Saturday starting at 7:30, we are having the Alfred’s Super Sprints. It will be a 400m course so I hope that everyone will come, even if you haven’t been rowing much. (50 strokes! Everyone can handle that!) We will be having the following events: Men’s 1x.         Women’s 1x Mens 2x.         Women’s  2x.         Mixed 2x Men’s 4x.        Women’s 4x.          Mixed 4x Rochelle has made a special effort to open the Tuck Shop on Saturday from 09h00 to 12h00. Please be sure to order your bacon & egg rolls,...

ZVYC News 11 April 2017

Dear Members and Friends, Friday night hosted Dalton Gibbs talking on the the Vlei, it was well supported by the community. We will have more talks this coming winter, keep an eye out for the upcoming dates. Sunday – Central Boating Sponsored Regatta Though the wind was a strong Northerly, we had 18 entries, one start for the Open class and one start for the Optimist class. We managed 3 races, back to back and some great prizes from Central Boating. Open Class Winners: 1st Laser Alan Keen, 2nd Laser Lance Burger and 3rd in a Sonnet were Richard Gaertner and Hamilton Slater Optimist Class Winner: 1st Bryan Carstens, 2nd Dean Carstens and 3rd, Isabella Keytel. WC Provincials – MBYC Safe travels and fair winds to all our members partaking in the WC Provincials at MBYC this weekend. Members, please know that the clubhouse will be closed over the Easter Weekend (14th to 17th April). Should you require anything from the club, please contact the office before Friday. Please ensure that you are on the gate system. The unisex toilets to the right of the braai area will remain open over the weekend. FOR YOUR DIARY April 14th – 17th: WC Provincials, Mossel Bay – entry form HERE April 21st – 23rd: SAS Senior Instructors Course April 27th, Thursday: Public Holiday, Vlei Drawdown followed by a bring & braai May 6th, Saturday: club house hired for a wedding starting at 09h00 using the East Lawn May 7th, Sunday: ARC AGM, Upper Deck 10h00 May 13th, Saturday: club house hired for a wedding starting at 15h00 using the East Lawn May 18th,...

ZVYC News 6 April 2017

Dear Members and Friends, THIS WEEKEND Friday – Talk on drawdown Members, Friends and Residents:  Tomorrow evening, Friday 7th April, Dalton Gibbs (CoCT South Regional Nature Conservation) will be giving a talk at ZVYC on why the drawdown of the Vlei happens annually on the 27th April and the implications thereof. The Upper Deck will be open from 18h00, and the talk to start at 19h00. Rochelle will have veg samoosas (R7), boerie rolls (R20) and bean or chicken curry with rice (R50) available, and the bar will be open. Sunday – Central Boating Sponsored Regatta Start at 10h30! Back to back racing. Great Prizes. Free entry! Enter by emailing the office – manager@zvyc.co.za.  Join us for a bring and braai after prize giving, Rochelle can supply braai packs from R70 with salads (Veg, Chicken & Lamb Option – Please pre-order from Rochelle: rochellepascucci@gmail.com). Juniors: This is the last of the training for this term. Be rigged and ready by 09h00. Prize giving will take place in the Upper Deck after sailing. FOR YOUR DIARY 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 & braai OTHER NEWS Laser Parts The club have 3 Laser Hulls that we are busy renovating for casual sailing at ZVYC. We are asking members if they have any spare/old parts to donate to the club. The hulls, once fixed, will be available for hire, so long as you bring all the other...