Dear Sailors and Friends,
2016 has not been a good year for the club so far. We have recently lost some great members. It is with sadness that we inform you of Barry Barbour’s passing on Sunday 31st January. Barry had been ill for sometime now and moved on peacefully on Sunday evening. Barry’s funeral/memorial date has not been announced yet and we will let you know as soon as possible. Barry, as you know, was an Olympic sailor in the Flying Dutchman Class and a champion Finn sailor.
Beva Runciman (mother of Alex) passed away a couple of weeks ago.
Condolences to the families.
Summer series round 2 continued with a fleet of 8 boats. Congratulations Neil Armitage the winner, and we welcomed the Zeekoevlei Sailing Centre who sailed a sonnet in the racing.
Almost 30 kids on the water today at Junior Training! We got 9 new sailors on the simulator to do some land sailing. Then on the water with a saftey rope! Intermediates were improving their skills – they’re almost there to start racing regattas! The A fleet has also grown this term. They’re training hard as 2 of them have made the SA team to sail Optimist World’s & Africa’s
A great day sailing!
Alfred Rowing Club News!
Well done to Brian Christie and Richard Moolenschot on their victory at VLC in Joburg over the weekend! They came home with 2 gold medals each!! And congratulations to ARC member, Celina Gruber, who won 2 of her events! Here is a piece from Brian:
“We entered two events: the Masters first 2X and Masters 8, where we combined with six Vikings (they wanted us for our age!). We had a very tough row in the 2X, it was one of those rows that just didn’t flow and we were both blown at the end. Beaten by Bakker VLC and Meyer Vikings. We had particularly wanted to beat the Meyer crew, but they took us by a length. We won on handicap, however. We were a division older than Meyer, and the Bakker crew averaged 51. Lots younger than us. The 8 was a great row, well stroked by Nic Meyer, who took it up to about 38 for the finish. We finished a length behind Wemmer, but were well ahead on handicap. VLC is a well organised and structured regatta and we were very kindly hosted by Vikings and by Ravens, who freely lent us their boats. It is worth considering for next year.
For the results, follow this link: http://www.regattaresults.co.za/
This weekend we hope to see you all at Southern Charter Grand Slam round 3 at Hermanus Yacht Club with the first race starting at 10h30 on Saturday morning. Safe travels to you and your family!
There is no junior training but we have scheduled club cruising on Sunday at ZVYC. The club house will be open however the galley will be closed. John Salway will be in office for any queries from 08h30 to 14h00.
Good Luck to our Alfred Rowing Club members in Elgin for the Harvest Sprint!
FOR YOUR DIARY
February 6th, Saturday: ARC Harvest Sprint Racing, Elgin
Club house hired for a wedding starting at 15h00
February 7th, Sunday: No Junior Training, Club Senior Boats Cruising
February 6th & 7th: Southern Charter Grand Slam Series Rnd 3 – HYC
February 12th, Friday: TGIF series 18h00 and the first of club cash draw
February 13th & 14th, Sat & Sunday: Sunsail Club Champs & Sunsail Cruise Draw, you must be there to claim your prize. Junior Training resumes at 09h30
February 20th, Saturday: ARC racing “8’s” at the V&A
February 21st, Sunday: Junior Training at 09h30
February 27th, Saturday: Club house hired for a wedding starting at 15h00
February 28th, Sunday: Junior Training at 09h30 and Triathlon Bone of Contention
Southern Charter Grand Slam Round 3 to be held at Hermanus Yacht Club this coming Saturday 6th February and Sunday 7th February 2016. See the website for more information: southern-charter-grand-slam-3-hermanus-yacht-club/
T.G.I.F. Friday 12th February 2016
Come on down to ZVYC for our second TGIF! Bring & Braai after your sail (fires will be lit)and the Upper Deck Bar will be open! Come and enjoy a sunset sail after a long week of work and catch up with friends! Bring your boats down to be ready for the Sunsail/Moorings Club Champs which will be the next day.
The club will be having the first of our TGIF draws to win R500.00. You must be a paid up member and be at the club to win the draw. If the name drawn is not present, the money will roll over to the next TGIF!!!
Sunsail/Moorings Club Champs – 13 & 14 February
This season’s club championships will be held over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday). Saturday racing to start at 14h00 and Sunday at 10h00. Live music is arranged on Saturday evening and Rochelle’s Kitchen will be open for the weekend. More to follow…
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 2016
on behalf of ZVYC,
Anna, Kathryn & Ron