Dear Members and Friends,

Welcome to 2018 and an exciting year ahead!
We kicked the year off with a well attended Open Day on Saturday and junior training welcomed new members yesterday and saw our coaches, kids and parents enjoying a wonderful day (fab weather) at the club and on the water! See our Facebook page for pictures.

Please see our website for the updated sailing calendars for January to April 2018
http://zvyc.co.za/zvyc-calendar/

THIS WEEKEND

North Sails Sponsored Club Champs – Saturday and Sunday (20&21 Jan)
Saturday:
11h30   Registration
12h30   Skippers Briefing
13h00   Committee Boat/Safety Boats leave the dock
14h30  1st race of 2 races (last race finishing in home bay)
17h30   Hunger Buster from Galley
18h00   Happy Hour & North Sail tog-bag lucky draw (Upper Deck)
Sunday:
08h00   Tuckshop open
10h00   Racing Continues (2nd race finishing in home bay)
12h30   Galley open for lunches
14h00   Afternoon racing to start (last race to finish in home bay)
16h00   +- Prize-Giving Upper Deck, Snax and Bar Open

Enter before 17h00 on Friday 19th January for an extra entry into the Lucky Draw for a North Sails barrel tog bag! (FREE ENTRY) Email manager@zvyc.co.za to enter. All (EARLY entry) sailors and volunteers receive a hunger buster on Saturday after racing. Upper Deck, tuck shop and galley open! Games and Jumping Castle for the kiddies! See you at the club this weekend!

Junior training for Novice/Intermediate will continue at 09h30 on Sunday.

FOR YOUR DIARY

20th & 21st JanuaryNorth Sails Club Champs; Saturday first race 14h30, Sunday first race 10h00
Sunday, 21st January: Junior Training, 09h30
Sunday, 28th January: Junior Training 09h30; Summer Series 10h30; SACS Ergathon 07h00
Saturday, 3rd February: Alfred’s Harvest Regatta 07h00; Club hired for wedding at 14h00
3rd & 4th FebruarySouthern Charter Classic 3 @ HYC; No Junior Training

OTHER NEWS

Alfred Rowing Club News
Rowing South Africa (RowSA) initiated annual awards which aims to recognize and celebrate all facets of the Federations – clubs, athletes, coaches, volunteers and administrators. The awards committee received several nominations from all members of its Federation – school, juniors clubs, universities, senior clubs, provinces, constituent members.
Our own Brian Christie has two nominations – for Masters Rower of the year and (with Mike Scott and the rest of their crew for the World Masters) for Performance of the year. As well as Jacques du Plessis of Grassy Park Rowing Club, having been nominated for the Transformation Award. Congratulations to our members!

SA Sailing 2017 Awards – Final voting by 22 January 2018
Please find the final voting form containing all finalists. As per the earlier timetable the voting by SA Sailing members (note that votes by members who do not have a valid SA Sailing number will not be counted as valid) closes at midnight on Monday 22 January 2018 with the winners being announced at the SGM at VLC on the evening of 8 February 2018.
Link for votes – https://goo.gl/forms/3YfDb2eQ3GVerMam1
Kindly distribute this email to your membership to allow all SA Sailing members to cast their vote.
Regards to all
Wendy Adams, SA Sailing

SA Sailing: Notice of Special General Meeting to be held at VLC, Lake Road, Germiston, 8th February 2018 at 18h00
If SA Sailing members require more information, please contact the office. SGM_Notice_20180102.pdf

Port Owen River Race: 27 & 28 January. Read more HERE

Knysna Yacht Club InterClub Regatta: 10 & 11 February. Read more HERE… ZVYC competitors did very well last year, let’s see if we can do it again this year!

Best Wishes,
on behalf of ZVYC,
Ron & Kathryn