ZVYC News 26 November 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends,

North Sails Sponsored Regatta – Sunday 29th November 2015
The North Sails sponsored regatta is scheduled for a 10am start with 2 races in the morning and 2 in the afternoon followed by a “free boerie roll and drink” at the prize giving upstairs at approximately 16h30.
We suggest everyone who is involved is at the yacht club here between 08h30 and 09h00 to ensure that you are able to enter and rig timeously.
We once again thank Rick and his staff of North Sails for the generous sponsorship and assistance. Geoff Meek, Rick Nankin and World Champion David Rae from North will be on the water coaching the Optimist Groups and in addition may be sailing the Saldanhas.
This club event brings with it additional requirements. We are hoping to find volunteers to assist on the bridge and crew on the safety boats. We would appreciate it, that if you could help us, please contact the office.

LAST WEEKEND

Spring Series – Race 9 & Junior Training
LASERS
1st – Perry Harrison-Hyde
2nd – Alan Keen
3rd – Alistair Keytel
This concludes the Spring Series and the final results are on our website. These results will be taken through and shown as one race in the Sunsail/Moorings Club Championships.
This weekend also ends this term for Junior training! The beginners have certainly picked up sailing skills which we are sure will be developed further next year! Certificates will be handed out at the North Sails Prizegiving

THIS WEEKEND

Friday, 27th November 2015, The Gantouw Project – ALL welcome
Please join us tomorrow, Friday 27th November 2015, to listen to Petro Botha (the project supervisor) talk on the Gantouw Project (Eland already at Rondevlei).
Upperdeck Bar will be open from 17h30 and the talk will start at 19h00. Food will be available from Rochelle’s Kitchen before the talk and during the evening: Chicken Wraps R40 or Butternut & Lentil Roti R40.

Zeekoevlei Sailing Centre – Sat 28 November 2015
ZVSC will be having an open day where they are hoping to attract members of the local communities and interest them in the joys of sailing.

FOR YOUR DIARY

December 1st, Tuesday: Alfred Rowing Club are hosting a braai for international guests at the club from 17h30
December 4th, Friday: Members Festive Get Together, upper deck, 18h00
December 5th, Saturday: Club House hired for a private wedding 14h00 using the East Lawn and Front lawn (members have access to the outside change rooms, boat parking, sailing and pool area)
December 11th, Friday: Kiln Contracts are having a year end function at the braai area from11h00 to 15h00
December 12th, Saturday: from 10h00 to 13h00 Club Member Kids Sailing Party at the braai & pool area
Club House hired for a private wedding 14h00 using the East Lawn
December 13th, Sunday: Upper Deck and Braai Area hired for a Club Member Year End Function 11h30 to 16h00

OTHER NEWS

National Lottery Commission Grant (NLC)
We are ecstatic to announce that the club has been allocated an amount of R195 000 by the NLC board the majority of which will be replacing our aged safety boats and engines. Well done to Nikki Stock and the staff who assisted on this onerous task. Incidentally we have again submitted to the NLC board application for 2015/2016 and we are hoping for a further allocation for us and Alfred’s

End of Year Get Together before the Festivities get too hectic
A whole bunch of members have requested that we arrange a get together to discuss all matters concerning the vlei, sailing and whatever. And this will happen on Friday the 4thDecember. Upper deck open from 17h30. Please “bring and share” a plate of substantial snacks.

See you down at the club this weekend!

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