Dear Sailors, Rowers and Friends

LAST WEEKEND

Sunday Sailing
Junior Training carried on in spite of our Optimist’s being at the V&A promoting the Boat Show. Senior sailing with the Spring Series 3 continued with a great fleet of Finn’s and a couple of Lasers. The “Sunday Sailing is Fun” started a bit earlier than usual and successfully held two races with the same fleets as in the morning.

Alfred Rowing Club – Knysna Midway Regatta
Alfred RC attended he Knysna Midway Regatta and Knysna Head Race this past weekend and entered a Cox-less Quad and an Eight in the 1000m sprint Midway Regatta on the Saturday. Alfred RC comfortably won bothevents against Buffalo and Port Elizabeth Rowing clubs. This was a great start to the weekend and we were looking forward to the Head race on the Sunday. Sunday’s conditions were cold and windy with light intermittent rain. The Head race was over a distance of 4500m against Port Elizabeth RC. Head racing is timed over distance with crews starting 30 seconds apart. The row up to the start was cold and tough as we warmed up and shook off the previous evenings celebrations. ARC started ahead of PERC and got into racing stride immediately. ARC then settled to 28 strokes per minute and consistently opened the gap on PERC to win convincingly. The enthusiasm built on last season’s success has carried through to the new season and this made for enjoyable rowing as fitness levels and time on the water paid off. A big thank you to the WESPRO officials and organizing committee for a wonderful regatta. Many of the ARC members are involved in the organizing and officiating and we recognize their effort and dedication. Thank you John Innes, the Brummers, Lionel, Regan and Monique.  
The ARC Coxless Quad putting in the work. Stroke Peter Baird, Jaco Myburgh 3, Nigel Brown 2 and Capt Kirk in the bow.
The ARC Eight flying out of the 1000m start rating 39 strokes per minute coxed by Tweet Brummer, stroke Kirk, Mc Call, Myburgh, Baird, Innes, Brown, Brummer, Lacey
 

THIS WEEKEND

Dabchick Training
Come you Dabchick sailors, training will take place under the watchful eye of Patrick Loydell (SailPro Coach) from 09h30 on.

Junior Training, Spring Series Rnd 4, and the special Sunday Afternoon Racing scheduled for 14h30. Come on Lasers – Where are You!!!? The forecast should not cause any capsize problems or exhaustion!

Rochelle’s Kitchen will be serving Beef Lasagne, Spinach & Chickpea Curry and also Chicken Schnitzel with Potato Wedges from 12h30 at the Galley! Tuckshop open from 09h00. Afternoon Sailors, be sure to book your hunger buster at lunch time for after the racing! Upper Deck open from lunch time.

FOR YOUR DIARY

October 21st – 23rd: Bishops Sailing Weekend, Upper Deck Open as usual on Friday night
October 22nd, Saturday: Clubhouse hired for a function starting at 14h00
October 23rd, Sunday: Junior Training, Spring Series Rnd4 & Afternoon Racing
October 25th, Tuesday: SRA (Peninsula Security) AGM at 20h00 in the clubhouse
October 29th, Saturday: Kiddies Sailing Party from 14h00 using the braai/pool area
October 30th, Sunday: Junior Training, Spring Series Final & Afternoon Racing
November 27th, Sunday: North Sails Regatta Day, start making arrangements now so that you can attend this important event

OTHER NEWS

Trailer Park
Members please note that all the road trailers have been moved to the trailer park. Please contact the office if one is yours (the Open Boat Parking is for boats only). Also, have you renewed your stickers for 2016/2017 season?

African Optimist Championships
Congratulations to Matt Ashwell for finishing overall in 2nd place at the African Optimist Championships in Angola.

We will be welcoming RaceAhead back in the near future as they have decided to use ZVYC for some of their training!

Personal Belongings, Boat Fittings etc
There is a secure letterbox in the Secretaries door at the office where valuables can be placed if no one is present in the office or better still, lock it away in your car. It has also been brought to our attention, that items are being “borrowed” and not returned, or removed from member’s boats in the boat park. No-one should take / use anything that does not belong to them, unless they have obtained the express permission of the owner. Anyone, however, can make the honest mistake of forgetting to return a borrowed item, so if you have borrowed any boat or dolly parts, please return them.

Youth Selections
A Laser was left on dolly at MBYC. If any members are coming back that way and could help bring the boat back to ZVYC, it would be greatly appreciated.

Best Wishes,
on behalf of ZVYC,
Kathryn & Ron