Dear Sailors and Friends,

LAST WEEKEND

Sunday was the perfect day for the rowers in the morning followed by Autumn sailing. We had 9 boats out on the water, including 3 girls sailing their Lasers, enjoying the mild afternoon breeze. Whilst on the subject of sailing, we are very pleased to announce that after last weekends rains, the water level has come up at least 100 mm and the bridge boat is once again floating. So no excuses at all!
 

Finn Nationals, Mykonos 30th March to 1st April 2016
Congratulations to Greg Davis 2nd place, and Philip Baum 3rd place, who sailed in the recent Finn Nationals at Club Mykonos after the Easter weekend. It was a superb event organised by Morgan Evans.

THIS WEEKEND

Junior Training & Autumn Series Sailing – Sunday 10th April 2016
Junior training resumes this Sunday from 09h30 and Autumn Sailing from 11h00. Tuck shop and Galley will be open.
The MDM Series has been postponed to Sunday 24th April 2016.

CoCT: Biodiversity Database – Friday 8th April 2016, starting at 19h00
Topic – CoCT: Biodiversity Database
When – Friday 8th April 2016, starting at 19h00
Where – Zeekoevlei Yacht Club
Cost – Free entry however feel free to make a small donation to Friends of Zeekoevlei Action Group
This interesting talk is about an interactive online database that collects and displays all the biological information about our local nature reserves. It also has the Site Calendars for nature reserves, displaying when events and management activities are going take place. Residents and the public can get information or posts sightings of biodiversity that they may see at Zeekoevlei or elsewhere at nature sites in cape Town.
This is a FoZR event and donations to FoZR are welcome. (The Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei). FoZR is grateful to the ZYC for allowing us to utilise their premises for this talk and have informed us that their Upper Deck bar will be open for patronage from 18h00 with meals available from Rochelle’s Kitchen: Veg Soup and Roll or Ham & Pea Soup with Roll (R30) and Black Eye Bean Curry & Rice (R40).

FOR YOUR DIARY

April 8th, Friday: CoCT hosts a South African Biodiversity talk, Upper Deck, 19h00. Bar open from 18h00 and food available.
April 10th, Sunday: Junior Training resumes at 09h30 & Autumn Series Sailing at 11h00
April 12th, Tuesday: ARC hosting a dinner at ZVYC for international guests from 16h00
April 16th, Saturday: Birdathon Walk at False Bay Nature Reserve, 07h30 registration. Upper Deck hired for a Members function from 18h00
April 17th, Sunday: Junior Training at 09h30 & Autumn Series Sailing at 11h00
April 24th, Sunday: MDM Series 10h30 & Junior Training 09h30 and awarding of Junior certificates at 13h00
April 27th, Wednesday: Drawdown at the weir followed by a bring and braai at ZVYC.
All Welcome.
April 30th, Saturday & May 1st Sunday: SA Rowing Championships at Roodeplaat

OTHER NEWS

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. 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

Boat Parking Security
We have had a couple of complaints recently about missing boats parts, dolly wheels and spars etc from our boat parking, we believe we cannot at this stage upgrade our security any further and  it is up to us members to report any suspicious activities we even believe some members are giving after hours access to non members as well. Further some of the boats affected have not even paid the boat parking fees thus giving the impression of abandoned boats. Members, please notify the office of any suspicious activity.

South African Sailing Call for Nominations for representation of RSA Youth Sailors at World Sailing Emerging Nationals Program 2016
Some homework for your U19 club members this weekend: The motivation request must be received by the clubhouse before 12h00 noon Monday 11th April 2016 so we can support your nomination.
See the attached link for the parameters and requirements: SAS_World_Sailing_ENP_Clinic_2016.pdf

Best wishes,
on behalf of ZVYC,
Kathryn & Ron