ZVYC News 14 January 2016

Dear Sailors and Friends,

Obituaries
It is sadness we report of some recent passing on of some of our members:
Don Ainslie, after a long illness, passed away last week. The Ainslie family who are long time supporters of the Club, particularly through the days of junior training with their 3 sons who all became excellent sailors. Don was also part of the Des Seinni Veteran crew, rowing every Sunday morning early in spate of the weather year in and year out. Condolences and sympathy to the extended family.
Alistair Peden, a Finn sailor and often a Race officer at major Cape events, who passed away suddenly at his favorite Club, Saldanha Bay. A memorial service will be held at Hout Bay Yacht Club next Wednesday at 14h00.

THIS WEEKEND

T.G.I.F. – Friday 15th January 2016
At our previous very successful TGIF, on the 4th December 2015, to discuss the end of the year, all agreed to have another to chat about the holidays. Well that day has arrived and it is going to happen this coming Friday! Upper Deck Open from 18h00, bring & braai (fires will be lit), and perhaps go for a sail?

Open Day/Boat Show/Junior Registration – Sunday 17th January 2016
Come on down to the club for a great day out! See some of SA’s Top Dinghies and speak with professional sailors! Galley, Tuck Shop, Upper Deck Bar all open! Big Screen TV’s, Games for the kids and go for a sail with our members! See you on Sunday – Free Entry!

FOR YOUR DIARY 

January 15th, Friday: TGIF series 18h00 – Come down and Sail, and join us for a Bring & Braai!
January 16th, Saturday: Braai/Pool area hired for a member’s kiddie party from 10h00 to 15h00
January 17th, Sunday: Open Day and Dinghy Boat Show. All Welcome! Protea Cricket action on our club TV’s, Upper Deck Bar Open
January 24th, Sunday: Summer Series, Round 1; Junior Training
January 30th, Saturday: Club house hired for a wedding starting at 17h00
January 31st, Sunday: Summer Series, Round 2; Junior Training
February 6th, Saturday: Club house hired for a wedding starting at 15h00; No Junior Training
February 6th & 7th: Southern Charter Grand Slam Series Rnd 3 – HYC
February 12th, Friday: TGIF series 18h00
February 13th & 14th, Sat & Sunday: Sunsail Club Champs & Sunsail Cruise Draw, you must be there to claim your prize
SunSail/Moorings Draw – a week of sailing anywhere in the world on a Catamaran! (For each race you sail in at any ZVYC Series, your name goes into the draw to win this wonderful prize). 

OTHER NEWS 

Cape Town Classic – 2016: 1st to 6th January 2016, Granger Bay, Cape Town

“The Cape Town Classic is a happy anomaly. A strictly informal training regatta that is all about racing. A special collaboration producing flexible and creative but hard-edged 470 racing for those who want to learn and improve, to test themselves and enjoy themselves.”
For more on this report from Roger Hudson, follow this link: Cape-Town-Classic-2016-Results.pdfFor images from this event: Trevor Wilkins Photography.google.com

470 Class Open African Championships,Cape Town from 11 – 17 January 2016

“South African Sailing (SAS) and the International 470 Class Association are proud to be hosting the first ever 470 Class Open African Championships to be held in Cape Town from 11 – 17 January 2016. The Championships will also mark the 470 Men’s African Continental Olympic Qualification Event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”
For more on this epic event, follow this link from SAS: 470_Class_Open_African_Championships.pdf

Port Owen River Race – 23rd & 24th January, follow this link for more information: PO_River_Race_Entry_Form_2016

Southern Charter Grand Slam Round 3 to be held at Hermanus Yacht Club Saturday 6th February and Sunday 7th February 2016. See the website for more information: southern-charter-grand-slam-3-hermanus-yacht-club/

Southern Charter Grand Slam Round 4 (SAS Provincial Championship) to be held at Saldanha Bay over the Easter Weekend (25 – 28 March 2016), accommodation is open ACCOMMODATION_BOOKING

MAC 24 Hour Challenge – save the dates, 12 – 13 March 2016Best wishes,
on behalf of ZVYC,
Anna, Kathryn & Ron