ZVYC News 27 July 2017

Dear Members and Friends, Water levels have risen enough for the rowing season to commence, and rowers took to the water on Sunday morning in perfect, glassy conditions and the youth radial group have been practicing in Stormy Bay in preparation for their regatta in Holland. A great start to the season! Alfred’s rowing training sessions are on Saturdays and Sundays, from 08h00. 2017 420 Open European Championships in Greece Currently in 23rd place are Asenathi Jim & Elsje Dijkstra with Machaela Robinson & Sibu Sisatu in 64th! For full results click HERE. 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships Medemblik, Netherlands – 11 to 18 August 2017 Of 391 total entries from 46 countries, our members are getting in the last of their last training here at the club this weekend with Gareth and Rudolph. Sarah-Jane Deary, Cullen Keytel, Sonja Stock and Kai Leslie are among 8 of the radial sailors representing South Africa in Medemblik. We will be following you all the way! Event website link HERE. Proposed MTN Tower Talk ZVYC Commodore Craig Leslie, along with Paul Venter & Louisa Erasmus of Warren Petterson Planning, will be hosting a discussion at the club on Friday 4th August 2017 on the proposed MTN Tower. We will walk to the proposed tower location at 18h00, then back to the club upper deck where the talk will take place. All members, Zeekoevlei residents and friends are welcome. FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday, 29th July: Club house hired for a wedding, 18h00 Friday, 4th August: Proposed MTN Tower Discussion, 18h00 Upper Deck Sunday, 6th August: ZVYC Frostbite Series, races 1&2 –  14h30 Sunday, 13th August: ZVYC Frostbite Series, races 3&4 – 14h30 Saturday,...

ZVYC News 20 July 2017

Dear Members and Friends, Optimist Worlds – Thailand 11 to 21 July 2017 All races were abandoned on the final day with Matt Ashwell finishing in position 30 and Alex Falcon coming in at 33rd, both in the Green Fleet. For full results CLICK HERE. 470 World Champs – Greece 7 to 15 July 2017 Asenathi and Sibu finished off on 27th out of over 70 entries! Well Done! For the full results CLICK HERE. FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday, 22nd July: Sonnet AGM, 15h30 Saturday, 29th July: Club house hired for a wedding, 18h00 Sunday, 6th August: ZVYC Frostbite Series, races 1&2 –  14h30 Sunday, 13th August: ZVYC Frostbite Series, races 3&4 – 14h30 Saturday, 26th August: Club house hired for a wedding, 14h30 Sunday, 27th August: ZVYC Opening Cruise 09h30; Frostbite races 5&6 14h30 Sat & Sun, 2nd & 3rd September: Southern Charter Classic 1 OTHER NEWS Frostbite Series – starting Sunday 6th August The clubhouse will be open from 11h30, galley open from 12h30 for lunch. Sailors, be rigged and ready for the start in Stormy Bay from the Committee Boat at 14h30! There will be two races, back to back! After sailing, the upper deck will be open with a fire to warm you up, full bar and a hunger buster! Laser Nationals 2017 The Laser Nationals will be held at Aeolians Club, 22 – 25 September. See the full poster HERE. Our calendar is out for August to December 2017 – CLICK HERE. Ron & Anna have arrived in Chicago! Have a happy holiday and we look forward to your safe return on the 20th August. Please direct all queries to me at the club...

ZVYC News 13 July 2017 Correction and Update

Dear Members and Friends, Correction: 5 young sailors from RSA are in Thailand for the Worlds at the moment. From ZVYC are Matt Ashwell (far right) and Alex Falcon (2nd from left). For yesterday’s results click HERE! 470 World Champs update HERE. Club Accounts The accounting system has been brought back to the club and Anna & Kathryn are busy learning/capturing members payments and updates. Thank you for your mails and please bear with us. Your statement should reflect all the payments by end of the month. Best Wishes, on behalf of ZVYC, Ron &...

ZVYC News 13 July 2017

Dear Members and Friends, As you will see the Vlei from the heading photo (left) is starting to fill up slowly not, much rain yet, in fact the school rowers are making the most of the sunny weather and school holidays, to make the most of their winter break.   The Optimist worlds has started in Thailand yesterday and our Matt is currently in the “blue” fleet, no actual results yet. Asenathi and Sibu are currently sailing in the 470 World Championships and after working their way through the early rounds and getting good results in the fleet they are now in the Gold Fleet where the standard is very much higher. Their current position is 24th. The club is currently applying, through SA Sailing, to be recognized as a training center. The conditions are fairly onerous but we hope to be through them by the time the inspection takes place. Two sailors fro the Sailing Center have applied to become recognized instructors and we will be making use of them in our training. You will notice from the diary below that the club is having organized sailing on the 6th & 13th August in the afternoons and our Opening Cruise has changed date to Sunday 27th August. During the Frostbite series, after the sailing; join us in the upper deck where Rochelle will have burgers/boerie rolls and/or hot “bowl” food available and warm up next to the fire with red wine/gluhwein in hand. FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday, 15th July: Club house hired for a birthday, 18h00 Saturday, 22nd July: Sonnet AGM, Upper Deck Saturday, 29th July: Club house hired...

ZVYC Opening Cruise – NEW Date

Dear Members and Friends, At our General Committee Meeting held last night at ZVYC, it was decided that this year’s Opening Cruise date will change to Sunday, 27th August 2017. Please diarize this date. Our club Frostbite Sailing Series is still due to kick off on Sunday, 6th August from 14h30, with races 1 & 2. The next of the series dates are Sunday 13th August (races 3 & 4) and again after Opening Cruise, Sunday 27th August for races 5 & 6 with a prize giving afterwards at the braai area. Also to make a note of the Southern Charter Classic 1 at ZVYC on 2nd & 3rd September, and the Youth Training Camp (Optimist, Dabchick & Laser) over the weekend of 16th & 17th September! Have a good weekend! On behalf of ZVYC Ron and...