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 –...

ZVYC News 29 September 2017

Dear Members and Friends, Laser Nationals – Aeolians Club Vaal Dam Well done to Alistair Keytel coming 4th out of 18 entries in the Laser Standard class, and Cullen Keytel, 2nd with Sarah-Jane Deary in 4th for the Laser Radial class out of 20 entries. Full results HERE. Cullen and Sarah-Jane and other youngsters from our club have been part of the SA Sailing High Performance coaching team; we would like to thank sponsors of them which are RaceAhead and DCAS (Department of Culture and Sport of the WC Government) for their assistance and sponsorship of these youngsters. Finn Nationals – Swartvlei, Sedgefield 9 of our club members took part in the regatta which had 35 entries. Top sailors were; Paul Allardice coming in 2nd, Greg Davis 3rd and Morgan Evans 4th! Well done Zeekoevlei!!! THIS WEEKEND Junior Training Registration, Sunday from 08h30 Parents, see attached Junior Training Indemnity Form HERE and medical conditions form HERE if you would like to register from home and email the form to the club (manager@zvyc.co.za). Coaches will be here from 09h00 please ensure you are registered and rigged by 09h30. Dabchick training to start from Sunday 8th October. Eastern Cape Provincials and Sonnet Nationals are being organised for this weekend. Good luck to our members partaking and safe travels. FOR YOUR DIARY Friday, 6th October: TGIF from 17h00 Upper Deck Saturday, 7th October: First Aid Course at ZVYC, clubhouse hired for a wedding starting at 16h00 Sunday, 8th October: Quiver Sponsored Regatta – 11h30 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...

ZVYC News 20 September 2017

Dear Members and Friends, LAST WEEKEND We had over 50 young sailors, including beginners, on our sail training sleepover weekend from Friday to Sunday. The wind was very strong on Saturday but the high performance division run by RaceAhead continued to do their training. On Sunday the weather was ideal with a light South-Easter with all participants on the water enjoying themselves. We also managed to attract new members to the club. For pictures from the weekend, see ourFacebook page. THIS WEEKEND Safe travels and fair winds to our members participating in the Finn (Swartvlei) and Laser (Aeolians) National Regattas taking part this weekend. The club will be closed on Saturday and Monday. Members still have access to grounds and toilets in the alley to the right of the braai area. If you do not have change room keys, please arrange to collect during office hours at R40 a key. Sunday – Heritage Day; The clubhouse will be open from 09h00 to 14h00, tuck shop open from 09h00 to noon. There is no planned club racing, members are encouraged to sail, gate starts are great and the buoys will be in the water. FOR YOUR DIARY Sunday, 24th September: National Heritage Day, club cruising/bring & braai/ tuck shop open from 09h00 to Noon Monday, 25th September: Public Holiday Sunday, 1st October: Junior Training 09h00, registration from 08h30 Friday, 6th October: TGIF from 17h00 Upper Deck Sunday, 8th October: Quiver Sponsored Regatta – 11h30 OTHER NEWS Well done to Cullen Keytel on your nomination for WC Junior Sportsman 2017! False Bay Spring Regatta Results HERE. Well done to our members who took part. Trailers – Since hosting the Classic event we seem to have...

ZVYC News 14 September 2017

Dear Members and Friends, THIS WEEKEND We have over 40 participants in the youth camp and today is the last day to register: please find the Indemnity/Entry Form HERE. See our website for more information: http://zvyc.co.za/event/training-camp/ For the training camp kids on Friday night 19h00 we have Olympic Rower, Ursula Grobler, chatting about athletic goals and Saturday night at 20h00 we have 29er World Champion, Alex Burger, being interviewed by Olympian Roger Hudson.  Please remember to pack sleeping & training gear (mattress, pillow, blankets etc also, don’t forget to pack hats, sunblock, sunglasses, wet-suit, warm clothing etc for your child) as the kids are sleeping in the clubhouse. Parents are encouraged to join us before prize giving on Sunday which starts at 14h00 for Novice and 16h00 for advanced. Galley is open from 13h00 for lunch.       FOR YOUR DIARY Fri, Sat & Sun, 15th, 16th & 17th September: Youth Training Camp Sunday, 24th September: National Braai Day, club cruising/bring & braai/ tuck shop open from 09h00 to Noon Monday, 25th September: Public Holiday Sunday, 1st October: Junior Training 09h00, registration from 08h30 NEXT WEEKEND Saturday – Alfred’s Head Regatta has been postponed and will probably take place early in the new year. Further advice in due course. The club house will be closed on Saturday, however, members still have access to grounds and toilets in the alley to the right of the braai area. If you do not have change room keys, please arrange to collect during office hours at R40 a key. Sunday – Heritage Day, or rather, National Braai Day; The clubhouse will be open from 09h00 to 14h00, tuck...

ZVYC News 7 September 2017

Dear Members and Friends, Southern Charter Classic 1 What can we say? Perfect weather makes a perfect event. Everything went off smoothly and it was exciting to see all the activity at the club. Problems were few, check the results HERE. Grateful thanks to Southern Charter for their sponsorship and all the numerous helpers and volunteers for keeping the sailors happy! THIS WEEKEND Bishops Rowing Club is having a family morning at the club on Saturday followed by a private kiddies sailing party in the afternoon. Club office will be open from 10h00 to 13h00. Upper open from 11h30 to 14h30 for rugby: RSA vs Australia. Sunday – there is NO junior training this Sunday. Junior Training will start onSunday 1st October. You can register your child on that day. YACHT RACING: We do have our Spring Series this Sunday (races 1, 2 & 3), first race at 11h30 and 2 races after lunch. Then celebrate Rochelle’s birthday with her at the braai after sailing – Bring & Braai! FOR YOUR DIARY Sunday, 10th September: Spring Series races 1, 2 & 3, 11h30 (No Junior training) Fri, Sat & Sun, 15th, 16th & 17th September: Youth Training Camp Saturday, 23rd September: Alfred Rowing Heads Regatta Sunday, 24th September: National Braai Day, club cruising/bring & braai Monday, 25th September: Public Holiday Sunday, 1st October: Junior Training 09h00 NEXT WEEKEND    Please find the Indemnity/Entry Form HERE. See our website for more information: http://zvyc.co.za/event/training-camp/ OTHER NEWS Team Sailing League Day of fun and thrilling racing as Team Sailing League (TSL) launches in Cape Town. Sailors from across the country will converge on MAC as provincial teams battle it out...

ZVYC News 31 August 2017

Dear Members and Friends, A Fantastic Opening Cruise was held last Sunday in the morning and was well attended by many members. The rowers did their row past in the morning and the sailors at lunch time. The day culminated with the last 2 races of the Frostbite series. Full results HERE. See our Facebook page for pictures! THIS WEEKEND TGIF – Friday, the upper deck will be open from 17h30, iPod music and samoosa’s available or bring & braai. WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS for this weekend: Safety Skipper & Crew, Committee Boats, Time Recorders! We are REALLY desperate! Please contact Kathryn at the club 021 705 3373, manager@zvyc.co.za Southern Charter Classic 1 This two day regatta will be held on Saturday and Sunday, so ALL are welcome to come down to the club and see the fun. Competitors are advised to check the website as Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions and Course Card will NOT be handed out at registration but it will be displayed on the Regatta Notice Board. Saturday – 2nd September 2017 8:30 – 10:30            Registration 8:30                           Regatta helpers meeting 10:00                         Skippers briefing 10:30                         Boats leave shore 11:30                          First Race 16:00                         Boats off the water 16:00          ...

ZVYC News 24 August 2017

Dear Members and Friends, THIS WEEKEND Saturday: Alfred’s is hosting Cape Coastal Rowing for a Heads Race at 07h30 followed by a braai at 11h00. The club office will be open from 10h00 to noon should members needs access. Sunday: ZVYC Opening Cruise – Order of Proceedings 08h00 Club & all facilities open 09h00 Rig Boats 09h30 Upper Deck – Croissant’s & Pimm’s Cocktails 09h45 Row Past with Salutes 10h15 Welcome by Commodore & Guest Speaker 11h00 “Breaking of Burgee” followed by opening of Barry Barbour Room with refreshments 12h00 Galley & Upper Deck Open 13h00 Sail Past & Salute 14h00 Frostbite Final followed by prize giving at the braai FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday, 26th August: Alfred’s & Cape Coastal Rowing, Heads Race 07h30; Clubhouse hired for a wedding, 14h30 using East lawn Sunday, 27th August: ZVYC Opening Cruise 09h30; Frostbite Final 14h00 Friday, 1st September: TGIF, Upper Deck open from 17h30 Sat & Sun, 2nd & 3rd September: Southern Charter Classic 1, discounted entries close this coming Monday (28th Aug) Sunday, 10th September: First Junior Training session 09h30 (register from 08h30) Sat & Sun, 16th & 17th September: Youth Training Camp NEXT WEEKEND Southern Charter Classic 1 – ZVYC, 2nd & 3rd September Early entries close on Monday! Get yours in now so you don’t miss out on the savings! Click HERE to enter online. Notice of Race HERE. Registration at the club on Saturday 2nd September from 08h30 to 10h30. First race 11h30. Entries are pouring in… OTHER NEWS Lipton Cup – Team Tiletoria Our ZVYC team finished 6th today and overall are in 7th position after 5 races. Full Results click HERE. We welcome back our teams of junior sailors who...

ZVYC News 17 August 2017

Dear Members and Friends, THIS WEEKEND The Lipton Cup kicks off from Saturday at RCYC. We wish our ZVYC Team Tiletoria all the best! Go Girls!!! Follow them on Facebook Team Tiletoria Alfred’s will be training on Saturday and Sunday and have their committee meeting at the club on Sunday morning. The tuck-shop & clubhouse will be open on Sunday from 09h00 to 14h00. There is no organized sailing this Sunday. The Frostbite Final is next weekend after our Club Opening Cruise. To see the Frostbite results Races 1 – 4, click HERE. NEXT WEEKEND ZVYC OPENING CRUISE – ORDER OF PROCEEDINGS 09h00 Rig Boats 09h30 Upper Deck Croissant’s & Pimm’s Cocktails 09h45 Row Past & Salute 10h15 Welcome by Commodore Guest Speaker 11h00 “Breaking of Burgee” Opening of Barry Barbour Room Tea & Cake 12h00 Galley & Upper Deck Open 13h00 Sail Past & Salute 14h00 Frostbite Final followed by prize giving at the braai FOR YOUR DIARY 18th to 25th August: Lipton Cup at RCYC Saturday, 26th August: Alfred’s is hosting Cape Coastal Rowing for a Heads Race 07h30; Clubhouse hired for a wedding, 14h30 using East lawn Sunday, 27th August: ZVYC Opening Cruise 09h30; Frostbite Final 14h00 Sat & Sun, 2nd & 3rd September: Southern Charter Classic 1 Sat & Sun, 16th & 17th September: Youth Training Camp Sunday, 10th September: First Junior Training session 09h30 (register from 08h30) Southern Charter Classic 1 – ZVYC, 2nd & 3rd September Entries now Open – Click HERE.  The Notice of Race HERE. Registration at the club on Saturday 2nd September from 08h30 to 10h30. First race 11h30. Obiturary Deepest sympathy to Simon, Melanie & family on the tragic loss of...

ZVYC News 10 August 2017

Dear Members and Friends, We are expecting good rains here later today, into tomorrow and Saturday! Keep up with your rain dancing! Alfred’s will be training on Saturday and Sunday at the club from 08h00. FROSTBITE SERIES – Races 3 & 4 THIS SUNDAY New Start Time: 14h00 Last week we had 31 entries for the first in our Frostbite Series! For last weeks results, click HERE. Will we have more Lasers, Sonnets, 420’s or Finns this week? Where are our Extras? Clubhouse and Tuck-shop open from 09h00 to 18h00, Galley will be open for lunch from 13h00, Upper Deck open from 15h30 to close. Please get your hot drinks and cake at the tuck-shop and meals will be available after sailing from the galley! WELL DONE to Alex Burger and Benji Daniel (KZN) for coming FIRST in the 29er Worlds!!! FOR YOUR DIARY Sunday, 13th August: ZVYC Frostbite Series, races 3&4 – 14h00 18th to 25th August: Lipton Cup at RCYC Sat & Sun, 19th & 20th August: SA Sailing Safety Boat Course at ZVYC Saturday, 26th August: Alfred’s is hosting Cape Coastal Rowing for a Heads Race 07h30; Clubhouse hired for a wedding, 14h30 using East lawn Sunday, 27th August: ZVYC Opening Cruise 09h30; Frostbite Final 14h00 Sat & Sun, 2nd & 3rd September: Southern Charter Classic 1 Sat & Sun, 16th & 17th September: Youth Training Camp Sunday, 10th September: First Junior Training session 09h30 (register from 08h30) Southern Charter Classic 1 – ZVYC, 2nd & 3rd September Entries now Open – Click HERE.  The Notice of Race HERE. Registration at the club on Saturday 2nd September from 08h30 to 10h30. First race 11h30. OTHER...

ZVYC News 3 August 2017

Dear Members and Friends, FROSTBITE SERIES – Races 1 & 2 THIS SUNDAY Are you boats ready for season? We are kicking off sailing this Sunday with the first of our Frostbite Series. 2 starts from Committee Boat in Stormy Bay, last finish in front of clubhouse off the jetty. There will be an entry sheet at the office and results will be captured on Sailwave. The prize giving will be held at the braai after Race 6 on the 27th Aug. *We are looking for 2 safety boat drivers and Committee Boat help for each of the August Sunday’s. Please contact me at the club manager@zvyc.co.za. Clubhouse and Tuck-shop open from 09h00, Galley will be open for lunch from 13h00, Upper Deck open after sailing! We are also preparing our Optimist Dinghy’s for season: Parents, come down to the club on Sunday morning, bring the kids, we need to get the Opti’s out on the water so we know which need attention and which are good to go!  The weather forecast is looking good (slightly overcast) with a Southerly wind, 4 to 10 knots and a high of 14 deg C. 29er Class World Championship 2017 – July 29th to August 5th Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, California ZVYC member, Alex Burger, along with Benji Daniel from KZN are currently 3rd out of 129 entrants! Well Done guys! For the website, click HERE. 420 Worlds – excerpt from sailing.co.za “Asenathi Jim & Elsje Dijkstra made the Gold Fleet and while their results were inconsistent, they had some good ones just outside the top 10 in 3 of the 6 Gold Fleet Races. They finished...