ZVYC News 30 January 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends,

For your Diary

Alfred Rowing Club talk evening and supper set for Friday 13th February. Liz Day, a member, will be speakingabout the general water quality, amongst other topics, in Zeekoevlei. Drinks and supper from 18h00. R50 attendance and R50 for meal. The Bar will be open for fundraising for the ARC Boat.
SUNSAIL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 14th/15th Feb (yes, St Valentine’s Day)
All the social activities are planned for Saturday after the racing (Entry fee R50 per member and R100 per non member) this includes a meal for all helpers and competitors, live music and the Sunsail Overseas charter draw.
First race on Saturday not before 14h00 and on Sunday 10h30.
Volunteers are needed for rescue and bridge. Come guys, it is only 2 days per season, we do need help!!
Southern Charter Grand Slam Round Slam 3 Hermanus Yacht Club
at Hermanus Yacht Club 31st Jan/1st Feb. Good winds and weather predicted. Safe journey to Hermanus and back.
Click the link to enter: http://sasgrandslam.co.za/?page_id=2
Southern Charter Interschool’s
at IYC on Sat/Sun 28th Feb/1st Mar. Information to follow.
Other News

Rowing News
We wish all our rowing members good luck and a enjoyable Regatta at Elgin this week when they compete in the Western Province Rowing Championships.

Junior Training
Last Sunday was our first training day for the Juniors. What a gorgeous day it was. Parents: There will be no Junior Training at the Club this Sunday due all coaches away at the Southern Charter Grand Slam at HYC.  We will be sending out a mail next week confirming all training dates for this Term.

Fling Keel Boat Regatta Table Bay

 We are wanting to charter out the Laser Duck for the 3 days (Fri, Sat, Sun, 5th/6th/7th Feb) for this event, it is the premier keelboat racing event on Table Bay. If you have a skipper’s ticket, want to be close to the action and enjoy the lavish RCYC entertainment, please contact Ron at the Office. ASAP!
The  Gate again
When using the fingerprint reader pleeease remember to close the flap again, the sun baking on it all afternoon certainly is not good for it.
We are currently experiencing gate problems the technicians are working on it. So if your finger or mobile is not working, jump out of your car as it may be on manual. But please remember to close it again straight away. Many thanks.
Reciprocity 
 One of the benefits of being a member of ZVYC is reciprocity. We enjoy reciprocity with Knysna Yacht Club, which means to all our members who were on holiday in the Southern Cape, you could have gone to KYC and have enjoyed full membership status. For this, all you must do is show your ZVYC membership card.
A list of all the Clubs we enjoy reciprocity through out the World are:
Victoria Lake Yacht Club, Germiston
Transvaal Yacht Club, Hartebeespoort
Point Yacht Club, Durban
Bluff Yacht Club, Durban
Redhouse Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth
East London Yacht Club, East London
East Rand Yacht Club, Boksburg
Knysna Yacht Club, Knysna
John O’Gaunt Rowing Club, U.K.
Swartkops Rowing Club, Port Elizabeth

Club 420’s
Club 420’s have had bits borrowed from them by us sailors! Please keep lookout and if you have our spare parts please return them:
2 bungs, 4 trailer axel pins and 1 mainsheet block.

See you all down at the Club next weekend!

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