ZVYC News 3 August 2017

Dear Members and Friends,

FROSTBITE SERIES – Races 1 & 2 THIS SUNDAY
Are you boats ready for season? We are kicking off sailing this Sunday with the first of our Frostbite Series. 2 starts from Committee Boat in Stormy Bay, last finish in front of clubhouse off the jetty. There will be an entry sheet at the office and results will be captured on Sailwave. The prize giving will be held at the braai after Race 6 on the 27th Aug.
*We are looking for 2 safety boat drivers and Committee Boat help for each of the August Sunday’s. Please contact me at the club 
manager@zvyc.co.za.
Clubhouse and Tuck-shop open from 09h00, Galley will be open for lunch from 13h00, Upper Deck open after sailing!
We are also preparing our Optimist Dinghy’s for season: Parents, come down to the club on Sunday morning, bring the kids, we need to get the Opti’s out on the water so we know which need attention and which are good to go! 
The weather forecast is looking good (slightly overcast) with a Southerly wind, 4 to 10 knots and a high of 14 deg C.


29er Class World Championship 2017 – July 29th to August 5th

Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, California
ZVYC member, Alex Burger, along with Benji Daniel from KZN are currently 3rd out of 129 entrants! Well Done guys! For the website, click HERE.

420 Worlds – excerpt from sailing.co.za
“Asenathi Jim & Elsje Dijkstra made the Gold Fleet and while their results were inconsistent, they had some good ones just outside the top 10 in 3 of the 6 Gold Fleet Races. They finished 24th out of 77 boats.
Michaela Robinson & Sibusiso Sizatu were unable to make the Gold Fleet cut, yet did not disgrace themselves in any way as they finished 53rd overall in a fleet of 77 boats.”

 

FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday, 4th August: Proposed MTN Tower Discussion, 18h00 Upper Deck
Saturday, 5th August: Lions VS Crusaders, Upper Deck open from 15h30
Sunday, 6th August: ZVYC Frostbite Series, races 1&2 –  14h30
Sunday, 13th August: ZVYC Frostbite Series, races 3&4 – 14h30
Saturday, 26th August: Alfred’s is hosting Cape Coastal Rowing for a
Heads Race 07h30; Clubhouse hired for a wedding, 14h30 using East lawn
Sunday, 27th AugustZVYC Opening Cruise 09h30; Frostbite races 5&6 14h30
Sat & Sun, 2nd & 3rd September: Southern Charter Classic 1

Southern Charter Classic 1 – ZVYC, 2nd & 3rd September
Entries now Open – Click HERE.  The Notice of Race HERE.
Registration at the club on Saturday 2nd September from 08h30 to 10h30. First race 11h30.
Single Handed R280 (late entries R380)
Double Handed R460 (late entries R560)
Free Camping at the club

OTHER NEWS

July Statements – we will be sending out the statements tomorrow and thank you all for your payments to date. *A reminder that payments are due by Opening Cruise, Sunday 27th August 2017.

SA Sailing
President & Chairman’s Report for 2016/2017 HERE.
Notice of AGM – The South African Sailing AGM will be held at Bluff Yacht Club on Saturday 26th August at 13h00.

Overberg District Sports Awards
Congratulations to Cullen Keytel for winning the Western Cape Government, Overberg District Sports Awards, and to Tristan Tomlinson for being nominated – Junior Sportsman of the year 2017.
Congrats also to Bruce Keytel for his Lifetime Achiever Award!

Saturday – Lions VS Crusaders @ 16h00
The upper deck will be open from 15h30
“It’s bigger than an All Blacks game,” said Lions chief executive Rudolf Straeuli about Saturday’s Super Rugby final. Straeuli confirmed that the 61500 sell out crowd is a Super Rugby record!

Best Wishes,
on behalf of ZVYC,
Kathryn