Dear Sailors, Rowers and Friends,

Laser Nationals – SwartVlei
Well done to all who took part. Fantastic entry with the biggest entry in over 10 years – 66 entries (across the 3 fleets) in total. Contrary to popular belief, it was a windy regatta, with consistent breeze; the lightest weather race 14knts and the strongest 28knts but majority of races sailed between 14 and 18knts.
4.7 Class – 12 entries: National Champion Cullen Keytel, 1st
Radial Class – 36 entries: Asenathi Jim, (1st); Dylan Long (3rd); Sarah-Jane Deary (7th, and first lady); Sonja Stock; Elsje Dijkstra; Ken Holliday (2nd GGM); Aubrey Price; Patrick Jackson
Standard Class – 17 entries: National Champion Alistair Keytel (1st); Alan Keen (4th); Pete Wilson (5th); Lance Burger; Ralph Thomas
For ALL results click here or see our Facebook page.

Optimist African Championships
Good luck to our members, Tristan Tomlinson and Matt Ashwell – also Chiara Fruet and Coach Claire Walker. Team Optimist SA on their way to compete in Luanda, Angola!

Alfred Rowing Club News
Alfred RC has started the new season with enthusiasm which has seen a good turn out at the club training sessions at 07:30 on Weekends and the new early bird midweek session at 06:00 on Wednesdays. The vlei is looking fantastic and getting onto the water early in the morning is a privilege. The focus at the moment is on preparation for the Knysna Midway Regatta which will be held on the 15th & 16th October. Alfred RC will be taking an Eights crew to row in this event. With the increasedinterest in Masters Rowing we will compete against Buffalo and Port Elizabeth Rowing Clubs who have entered masters crews. Rowing as a sport has received a major boost with the success of the crews who competed in the Olympic Games in Rio and Rowing South Africa has secured an amazing sponsorship from Rand Merchant Bank. The wonderful adverts with the theme “Pulling together” have raised the profile of the sport and this has had a positive impact at all levels of rowing. Rowing is a low impact sport that develops overall muscle tone and fitness and we are always looking out for new members as it is never to late to learn to row. If anyone is interested please make enquiries through the club or the rowing club website alfredrowing.co.za.
Cheers
Captain Kirk (Gavin)

THIS WEEKEND

Come Sailing at ZVYC in the Quiver Outdoor Gear sponsored regatta! The weather is looking fantastic! Bring your family and friends, swimming pool is open!
ALL CLASSES Welcome – last free weekend before school starts.
Three or four shorter back to back races in Home Bay, break for lunch, then in the afternoon, a longer race to tie in with PM Sailing. Prize Giving at 16h00.
Tuck shop, Galley and Upper Deck Bar open.
Great Prizes and Vouches to be won!

Junior Training to resume as normal this weekend!

 

 

 

FOR YOUR DIARY

October 8th, Saturday: Clubhouse hired for a function starting at 18h00
October 9th, Sunday: Quiver Sponsored Sailing Regatta, including PM Racing
October 14th, Friday: TGIF – Upper Deck from 17h30
October 16th, Sunday: Junior Training, Spring Series Rnd3, SailPro Adult Training & PM Racing
October 21st – 23rd: Bishops Sailing Weekend
October 22nd, Saturday: Clubhouse hired for a function starting at 14h00
October 23rd, Sunday: Junior Training, Spring Series Rnd4 & PM Racing
October 25th, Tuesday: SRA (Peninsula Security) AGM at 20h00 in the clubhouse
October 29th, Saturday: Sailing Party from 15h00 using the braai/pool area

LAST WEEKEND

Junior Training continued with our Novice & Intermediate fleet who learnt about capsizing in the pool. There was no Sunday racing (as members were at Laser Nationals) but some of our members enjoyed the beautiful weather and had some social sailing.

OTHER NEWS

The Finn Class enjoyed some Wednesday afternoon sailing yesterday practicing for the Quiver Regatta!

Change Room Lights
Members, should you be the last to leave the change rooms, please switch the lights off before locking the door.

SAS National Judges Seminar – 28 to 30 October at RCYC
Members are reminded of the SAS Seminar, click here for the notice. Please contact Karen Slater should you wish to attend karens@sailing.org.za

Best Wishes,
on behalf of ZVYC,
Kathryn & Ron