ZVYC News 30 March 2016

Dear Sailors and Friends,

LAST WEEKEND

Southern Charter Grand Slam Round 4
What a great weekend and it was enjoyed by all. ZVYC did well and the following positions must be mentioned please check the detailed results below for other members individual positions:

Optimists A – 3rd Tristan Tomlinson, 2nd Alex Falcon
Optimist B – 3rd Lara Tomlinson
Dabchicks – 2nd Sonja Stock
Laser Radial – 3rd Matthew Allardice, 2nd Dylan Long, 1st girl, Sarah Jane Deary
RS Terra – 2nd Ashley Rudolf (ZVSC)
Laser 4.7 – 3rd Elsje Dijkstra, 1st Cullen Keytel
Laser Standard – 3rd Alan Keen, 1st Alistair Keytel
Finn Fleet – 3rd Philip Baum, 2nd Greg Davis, 1st Paul Allardice
Sonnet – 2nd Jemima Baum & Sibu Sizatu

For full results, follow this link: southern_charter_grand_slam_4_sas_wc_champs_results

Alfred Rowing Club News
The 27th of March saw the rowing of the 162nd Oxford vs Cambridge Varsity Boat Race. Cambridge men won by two and a half lengths and Oxford women won comfortably over Cambridge women, who survived an almost sinking, to complete the race in a determined show of courage and effort. If you missed it you would do well to watch the BBC clip of the race.
Every year to mark this event Cape Coastal invite Alfred RC to race against them on the boat race day. This year due to weather the race was moved to the 28th when fair weather prevailed and a great days racing was enjoyed. Alfred women won against CCR and for the second year CCR men beat Alfred. Alfred junior crews combined with Grassy Park and held off the Alfred second crew for a comfortable win. Drinks and a braai at the FBYC finished off a wonderful day.
Alfred RC and Grassy Park will be attending SA Championships at the end of April so training and crew selection is underway.
Regards
Capt Kirk

THIS WEEKEND

Autumn sailing on Sunday, no formal racing or junior training. Tuck shop open both Saturday and Sunday from 09h00 to 12h00.

FOR YOUR DIARY

March 30th to April 1st: Finn Nationals at Club Mykonos
April 2nd, Saturday: Club house hired for a wedding starting at 16h00
April 3rd, Sunday: Autumn Series Sailing
April 8th, Friday: CoCT hosts a South African Biodiversity talk, Upper Deck, 19h00. Bar open and food available.
April 10th, Sunday: Junior Training resumes at 09h30
April 16th, Saturday: Birdathon Walk at False Bay Nature Reserve, 07h30 registration
April 17th, Sunday: Junior Training at 09h30 & Autumn Series Sailing at 11h00
April 24th, Sunday: MDM Series 10h30 & Junior Certificate presentation at 13h00
April 27th, Wednesday: Drawdown at the weir followed by a bring and braai at ZVYC.
All Welcome
April 30th, Saturday: SA Rowing Championships at Roodeplaat
October 1st to 5th: Laser Nationals, Algoa Bay

OTHER NEWS

If any Laser sailors would like to sail at Swartvlei, Sedgefield this week coming Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (30th March – 1st April) we have the RS Tera National Selections which is also an Open Invitational.
A great chance to sail at Swartvlei and as the RS Tera is mostly a feeder into the Laser class it would be great to have some “big brothers/sisters” on the water.
All welcome and there are cash prizes for the Open fleet too.
Thanks
Alan Keen

False Bay Nature Reserve Birdathon Walk – Saturday 16th April 2016

BirdLife South Africa, the Cape Bird Club and the City of Cape Town will be hosting the fourth annual False Bay Nature Reserve Birdathon: Fun Walk and Festival on the 16th April 2016 at the False Bay Nature Reserve. The Fun Walk approach will once again have a continuous start from 08h00 – 09h30; as participants arrive they can immediately register and begin walking; allowing participants to slow down and enhance their learning experience during the walk. Whilst the Bird Festival component (from 09h00 – 13h00) will include many of the favourite exhibitors, such as Eagle Encounters, the Cape Reptile Association and “carnival”-like atmosphere at the picnic area on the Eastern Shore of Zeekoevlei.

FALSE BAY NATURE RESERVE BIRDATHON

Best wishes,
on behalf of ZVYC,
Kathryn & Ron