ZVYC News 14 June 2018

Dear Members and Friends, Alfred’s Rowing Club have taken delivery of their new Quad from Rob van der Merwe of John Waugh Racing. This is to replace “Rock Girl” that sadly had been written off. “I think that you will all agree that the finish which Rob has provided is superb in my opinion, extremely well made and at close to the minimum weight at 52,45 kg in quad rig.” Richard Moolenschot, Boat Master for Alfred’s More news from Alfred’s is the “Bergriver Long Row” which is situated 27km from Doornfontein Farm and a down-river row happening this weekend! A young ladies quad and a masters mixed double will be partaking. Results will follow 😉        ZVYC has Team Tiletoria entered into the Lipton Cup this year to be held at Point Yacht Club in Durban from 6th to 13th July. They are Heidi & Nicola Burger, Nina Pienaar, Gail Wheeler, Tia Makohliso and Robyn Patrick with Taariq Jacobs as their coach.  On to the Juniors and we are proud to say congratulations to our Optimist sailors invited to the team going to the Qingdao International Training Camp and Regatta, China, in August (8th to 16th)!! They are: Oscar Duys, Dean Carstens, Hayden Philander and Joe Groenhof. Safe Travels. On Sunday, a rowing clubs sub-committee will be formed for the upcoming season. All rowers from all the Zeekoevlei clubs are welcome to join. See the agenda HERE… FOR YOUR DIARY  Saturday, 16th June: Youth Day Sunday, 17th June: Rowing Clubs Sub-Committee Meeting, 10h00, Upper Deck Saturday, 23rd June: Club house hired for a wedding, 18h30 Sunday, 22nd July: Frostbite Series 1 – 11h00   OTHER NEWS Olympic Rower, Ursula...

ZVYC News 1 June 2018

Dear Members and Friends, June is here and the pouring rain last night has filled the Vlei up!!! Here is to a super 2018/2019 season!  Winter maintenance is “hotting” up and we are tidying up boat parks, storage sheds and fine tuning the safety boat engines (& updating COF’s) for the new season. There is a new storage system in the Opti shed for the masts, and the club Pico’s and 420 rigging will also be stored in their own shed behind the kitchen. Brian has arrived safely in Zimb and on behalf of Brian, we’d like to thank ALL of those members and Vleibours who helped with funding of Freddy’s repatriation. FOR YOUR DIARY   The club house will not be open every Sunday for the June and July. Should you need anything from the office, please contact us during the week so we may assist you. Saturday, 9th June:  Club house hired for a wedding, 11h00 Saturday, 16th June: Youth Day Sunday, 17th June: Rowing Club Meeting, 10h00, Upper Deck Saturday, 23rd June: Club house hired for a wedding, 18h30   OTHER NEWS The Finn World Masters was sailed in El Balis, Spain 18 – 25 May with first start on the 21st.  There were 341 entries; four of whom were from SA: Greg Davis RCYC/ZVYC – GGM, Philip Baum ZVYC – GGM, Arend Van Wamelen Pretoria Sailing Club – GM, Gerd Bohnsack  FYC – SL.   The first day of racing was to start on 21 May. The day’s forecast was not great, but a light wind came through late morning and the fleet was sent out on the water. Whilst launching the breeze looked promising but it...

ZVYC News 24 May 2018

Dear Members and Friends, Subscription payments are coming in, thank you! We are busy dealing with all queries and will revert to you in due course. The Vlei is filling up with all the wonderful rains and a bumper season is coming up! The Sailing / Rowing Calendar is almost complete for the upcoming season and is in final checks. Keep an eye on the website and newsletters to follow. FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday, 26th May: Club house hired for a wedding, 16h00 Sunday, 27th May: Office open from 09h00 to 13h00 Saturday, 9th June:  Club house hired for a wedding, 11h00 Saturday, 16th June: Youth Day Saturday, 23rd June: Club house hired for a wedding, 18h30 OTHER NEWS The Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei AGM FoZR are holding their AGM at Rondevlei tearoom on Thursday 31st May 2018 at 18h30. All welcome. For more, click HERE… Finally, our casual employee Freddy, who helped the Club on Sundays (particually with the boat launching) tragically had his life taken on Monday. Freddy was well liked and respected by members and Vlei residents. He is suvived by his wife Bonisiwe, and a young daughter, Thulelani. We are asking for any small donations or secound hand clothing for the family to give to his brother Brian to help take Freddy back home. Please contact the office should you be able to help. manager@zvyc.co.za   Best wishes, on behalf of ZVYC, Kathryn &...

ZVYC News 17 May 2018

Dear Members and Friends, The Club has been alive the past couple of weeks and great energy has been flowing in and out of the grounds!  Alfred’s kicked off the new season with their AGM which was held on Sunday 6th May. A warm welcome to Alfred’s new Committee for the upcoming season: Commodore – Martin Vanlierde Club Captain – Iris Henkel Treasurer & Assistant Captain – Lionel De Nicola Training – Duncan Hagar Boat Master – Richard Moolenschot Assistant Boat Master – Dane Cherry Membership & Communication – Liesl Jobson Coastal Liaison – Tommy Brummer Secretary – Liz Day ZVYC held their AGM on Thursday 10th May with a wonderful turnout of members and a quorum was reached. Welcome to the Committee for the upcoming season: President – Rick Nankin Vice President – Mark Thompson Commodore – Craig Leslie Vice Commodore – Felix Scheder-Bieschin Rear Commodore Rowing – Martin Vanlierde Rear Commodore Sailing – Millicent Keen Treasurer – Gavin Ashwell House & Grounds – Tommy Brummer Safety – Robert Slater Juniors – Martin Duys Development & ZVSC – Marvin Sampson We are still on the hunt for a club Entertainment Representative.. Please forward any suggestions/nominations to the office: manager@zvyc.co.za Karen Slater, our Waterside Manager, held a Learn To Sail program at the club over a duration of 2 weeks and had 6 newbies all from Islamia Primary sailing in Home Bay on Optimists by day one! Thank you to SA Sailing for affording us the opportunity participate in this LEARN TO SAIL within SCHOOLS PROJECT (a funding Grant by the Department of Sports).     Mother’s Day was a...

ZVYC Annual Report with Attachment

Dear Members, The Flag Officers of ZVYC held a meeting yesterday to discuss the budget proposed by the club Treasurer for the season 2018/2019, as well as to approve the Financials, and have agreed to the proposed subscriptions; as per attached Annual Report; to meet with the budget. This proposal will be put forward at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday night for approval as well at the attached Bishops Shed proposal. Due to unforeseen circumstances, these documents are regretably late. ANNUAL REPORT & SUBSCRIPTIONS Bishops_Shed_2018_Proposal.pdf   Kathryn Hartley Club...

ZVYC News 7 May 2018

Dear Members and Friends, Please be reminded of the Annual General Meeting this coming Thursday at the club. We are awaiting the final proposal of 2018/2019 subs and they will follow along with the proposed Bishops shed drawings prior to the AGM. Pre-drinks on the Upper Deck from 19h00, meeting to commence at 19h30 in the Main Hall followed by Tea, Coffee and Biscuits. Please make every effort to attend. FOR YOUR DIARY Thursday, 10th May: ZVYC Annual General Meeting, 19h30 Main Hall Sunday, 13th May:   Mother’s Day at ZVYC – Please book today! Saturday, 26th May: Club house hired for a wedding, 16h00 Saturday, 9th June:  Club house hired for a wedding, 11h00 YOUTH NEWS 2018 Youth Sailing Worlds Championships – 14-22 July 2018 We would like to also congratulate Sarah-Jane Deary,along with Cullen, on both being selected to sail in theLaser Radial Class in Texas, Corpus Christi in July! Asenathi Jim will be coaching. ZVYC is behind you ALL the way! The Optimist Selections event was run in conjunction with the KZN Provinsionals held at Richards Bay. The conditions varied with something for everyone and Western Cape sailors did fantastically – well done! KZN Provincials 1st Matt Ashwell 2nd Keagan Nel 3rd Chiara Fruet We are always scouting for good 2nd hand Optimists for our growing fleet, if you know of any for sale, please let us know so that we can share with our Oppie sailors. The SA Sailing Youth Nationals will be held in the Northern Region at Stilbaai Yacht Club on the Vaal 15th -19th December 2018 ALFRED’S ROWING NEWS The highlight of the year has undoubtedly been the National Championships last weekend, with the standout performance being Richard...