ZVYC News 27 October 2017

Dear Members and Friends, Last weekend, Saturday afternoon, the club was alive with UCT and their Rebel Tour Reunion. After 30 years, the old boys, current boys and Alfred’s competed with exciting finishes at the club jetty! Grant Kneal of UCTRC Alumni, wrote a wonderful piece, read it here: A Dream Come True On Sunday, SACS introduced new rowing recruits at their open day in the Barry Burton Barbour Room was in popular use A very lively morning with ergo competitions and Pimm’s Cocktails for both events! Club President, Rick Nankin, stepped into the gap and did training with our Juniors, we are sure they enjoyed sailing to different houses around the Vlei with breaks in between for a refreshment, while we had bigger boats enjoying the late afternoon wind! Sonnets, a Laser, Finns and an Extra all sailed. Sunday at the Cape Town Boat Show, we took our A & B fleet Optimist sailor’s to train at the V&A. The A fleet grabbed the opportunity of being out on the sea and launched from Granger Bay.The B fleeters sailed the brand new Optimists donated by Far East China from early morning having so much fun & learning lots in the process at the Waterfront! THIS WEEKEND Spring Series is back from 11h30 followed by 2 PM races; novice and intermediate Opti training from 09h30. Good luck to our sailors partaking in the MAC24 and safe travels to our Alfred’s members competing at Misverstand this weekend. FOR YOUR DIARY 28th & 29th October: Alfred’s weekend away at Misverstand Sunday, 29th October: Junior Training 09h30; Spring Series 11h30 (Races 7, 8, 9 28th & 29th October: MAC...

ZVYC News 19 October 2017

Dear Members and Friends, Bishops had a very successful sail training weekend at the club last weekend with SailPro and the boys partook in our Spring Series on the Sunday! Our junior training had a full fleet of A, B and Intermediates as well as Dabchick training. A very eventful, exciting weekend had by all. It is the Cape Town International Boat Show this weekend. Have you volunteered? Please contact Karen (karens@sailing.org.za) should you be able to help (it’s not too late). THIS WEEKEND UCT Rebel Tour Reunion – Saturday 13h00 to 17h00 @ ZVYC with Alfred’s “The Rebel tour happened in 1987, when sanctions prevented the South African crews from touring. The UCT crew decided to race at Henley Royal Regatta in London but under Thames Rowing Club. This year is the 30th year reunion and the crew wants to hop into boats and race our current 1st crew. We are making an event out of it and we are trying to get our club down to come watch the racing. Please bring meat and and some money as we will be selling Pimms, so it will be a very festive afternoon. (Tuck shop & Upper Deck open) Please pass this on to your members and we hope to see you there! Yours in Rowing Georgia Sabio” Junior Training – 09h00 Our A & B Opti Fleet will be at the Cape Town Boat Show, however, Novice and Intermediates will still have training from 09h00 to 13h00 as well as Dabchick training. The forecast is looking great at this stage with a southerly up to 11 knots. There is no organized club...

ZVYC News 12 October 2017

Dear Members and Friends, Quiver Outdoor Gear Sponsored Regatta Sunday was a fun day with Kevin Gaynor of Quiver Outdoor Gear who sponsored the day. We had 4 races, 2 morning & 2 afternoon. With 27 entries the Optimist fleet was the biggest. See our Facebook page for pictures and website for full results http://zvyc.co.za/results/ Optimist Class: 1st Alex Falcon, 2nd Chiara Fruet and 3rd, Jared Tyler from MAC 420 Class: 1st Theo Yon (HBYC) with Luke Topas (ZVSC) and 2nd Jennifer Burger & Leanne Wheeler Finn Class: 1st Constantin Hatzilambros and 2nd Ian Watkins Optimist B: 1st Isabella Keytel, 2nd Theo Scheder Bieschin and 3rd, Patrick Kessel THIS WEEKEND We have a busy weekend ahead with the Bishops Sailing Weekend run by SailPro. They will be hosting a braai at the club for Bishops on Friday night, and sailing all of the weekend. Junior Training for Optimist and Dabchick resumes on Sunday, please be ready and rigged by 09h30. We also have Spring Series on Sunday, first race 11h30 and 2 PM races. Please enter at the office on the day. We are always looking for volunteers for bridge and safety. Please come to the office on Sunday morning if you can help in any way. PLEASE pack warm clothing for after sailing. Cold weather and rain is predicted. FOR YOUR DIARY 13th – 15th October: Bishops Sailing Weekend with SailPro Saturday, 14th October: Clubhouse hired for a wedding; 14h30 using the East Lawn Sunday, 15th October: Junior Training 09h30; Spring Series 11h30 (Races 4,5,6) 20th – 22nd October: Cape Town Boat Show – Have you volunteered to help yet? Saturday, 21st October: UCT Rowing Day with...

ZVYC News 5 October 2017

Dear Members and Friends, Sonnet Nationals – Swartvlei Well done ZVYC! In 1st place as crew, Ashley Rudolf from ZVSC sailing with Stephen du Toit; 2nd Asenathi Jim and Elsje Dijkstra; 3rd Roger Hudson with Rivaldo Arendse (MAC); 4th Sieraj & Taariq Jacobs! For full results, Click HERE Eastern Cape Provincials And well done to Alex Falcon, 1st and Bryan Carstens 2nd in the Optimist fleet at the EC Provincials. THIS WEEKEND TGIF – Friday 6th October Weather Forecast is looking great for a late afternoon sail then join us in the upper deck for TGIF. Bar snacks available (or bring and braai), open from 17h30 Junior Training resumes on Sunday, please be ready and rigged by 09h30. Quiver Outdoor Gear Sponsored Regatta – Sunday 8th October Have you entered? First race at 10h30, pm race at 14h30 and prize giving at 16h00 in the upper deck. (Please register at the office on arrival) Fun, Home Bay racing – great for spectators! Open Class, Portsmouth handicap will apply for Sailwave results. We are still looking for volunteers for Safety and Committee Boat. Please contact the office if you can help. 0217053373 FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday, 7th October: First Aid Course at ZVYC 08h00; Clubhouse hired for a wedding starting at 16h00 Sunday, 8th October: Junior Training 09h30; Quiver Sponsored Regatta 10h30 13th – 15th October: Bishops Sailing Weekend with SailPro Saturday, 14th October: Reach for a Dream (Greg Bertish, Little Optimist) sailing function at 10h00; Clubhouse hired for a wedding starting at 14h30 using the East Lawn Sunday, 15th October: Spring Series Races 4,5,6; Junior Training 09h30 20th – 22nd October: Cape Town Boat Show –...