Dear Sailors and Friends,

ALFRED ROWING CLUB TALKS – Friday 6th March at 6pm

The bar will be open from around 6.00pm, we will start around 6.30pm, and after a short update on Alfred’s by Martin we will go into the talk by Liesl & Niki.  The cost for attending the talk is R50 per person. There will be the usual raffle, and Rochelle will provide dinner at around 8.00pm.  The cost of dinner is R60 per person – menu to be advised.
Please let me know if you can make it for the talk and if you want dinner on bhunkelerbrown@gmail.com.
Thanks! Nigel

In the next in the series of Alfred Rowing Club talks related to Zeekoevlei, two authors join in conversation to share their experiences at Zeekoevlei.
Martinique Stilwell and Liesl Jobson are familiar faces at the vlei, Niki, as she is better known, sails a 420 with her husband Bryant, and Liesl is most often seen in Hunch, her single scull.

Martinique Stilwell is a doctor and writer, who lives in Rondebosch. When she is not performing anaesthetics, she is writing feature articles for the Mail & Guardian andGetaway Magazine. On weekends she surfs and sails or scales rock faces in the Cedarberg. Once, however, Niki was a young girl living on a yacht and sailing the high seas with her family and their poodle Pepe. Thinking Up A Hurricane is a memoir of that salty childhood. It is published by Penguin.

Liesl Jobson is a senior correspondent for Books LIVE and an occasional bassoonist. She is also the author of 100 Papers (flash fiction), View from an Escalator, (poetry) andRide the Tortoise (short stories). Her work has been translated into Italian and she most recently turned her focus onto the rewarding genre of writing for children. Her most recent book, A Fish and a Gift, explores issues of fatherhood, family and fishing, as experienced by the treknet fishermen.

These two authors will share their experiences of writing and the influence of the water that underpins their various narratives. They welcome questions from the audience, and their books will be on sale afterwards.

ARGUS CYCLE TOURSunday 8th March 2015
We would like to wish all our members cycling in the Argus a safe tour!

See you all down at the Club this weekend.

Best wishes,
on behalf of ZVYC,
Anna, Kathryn & Ron