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ZVYC News 1 October 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends,

Corrected Results for the Southern Charter Grand Slam Series 1 at ZVYC
Optimist A (16 entries)    1st Alexander Brooks    2nd Matt Ashwell (not Hall) 3rd Jemima Baum

ZVYC members, Matt Ashwell and Jemima Baum, are representing South Africa currently in the 2015 African Optimist Championships in Algeria. We wish them fair winds and good luck!

Pictured: Jemima Baum, Coach Claire Walker & Matt Ashwell


Sunday was a lovely day at ZVYC with good sailing and a 10 knot wind. 3 Lasers and 5 Optimists took part in racing. Results on the website.


Big Screen TV
Unfortunately due to a private function at the club on Saturday, we will not be showing the RSA game!

Sunday, 4th October 2015

No Junior Training – School Holidays
Club Racing: Spring Series Round 2 – Start Time 10h30

The tuckshop will be open from 09h00 and the Galley will be open for lunch on Sunday with delicious meals available from 13h00 prepared by Rochelle (meals from R20). Let’s support our caterer!

Country Chicken Soup w Roll
Grilled Lamb Chops w Potato Wedges & Veg
Chicken Wraps w Salad
Butternut & Feta Bake


Saturday, 10th October – Cape Town Boat Show

Volunteers are needed for the above exhibition to man the SAS display from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October.

Your help is required in 3 hour shifts:
09h00 to 12h00
12h00 to 15h00
15h00 to 18h00

What they will offer you is free entrance, a boat show/SAS golf shirt, and after you have done your duty, you may browse around the show for your own interest. You will need to apply to Bev Le Sueur, Chairman of SASWC, Telephone: 082 439 7799 and setting out your preferences and availability.

Sunday, 11th October 2015
BIG EVENT – MDM SERIES Round 1 (Slalom racing)
The MDM Sponsored Racing Days this extremely popular series is about to happen soon, the series will be held over 2 weekends  Sun 11th October (Slalom Racing) & Sun  10th Apr 2016 (Starters Racing),  this is what we are planning:
1st Round Slalom racing
2 rows of 5 or 6 buoys will b set up showing a windward/leeward course in front of the Club. Teams will seeded and balanced by the Sailing Committee, we are anticipating each team will comprise of  3 Optimists, 3 Sonnets, 4 Laser Radials, 2 Laser Standards and 4 Finns (16 boats per team).
The course will be Start, Boat on Boat, beat up wind and return to the Start/Finish Gybing/tacking around each buoy, starting gaps at 3 mins. You must gybe at each Buoy downwind, cannot just sail downwind by the lee to avoid gybing. Coloured vests will be supplied to help identify the teams.
As usual the generous sponsorship of Keith Morris and MDM will give prizes to the winning team after the 2nd weekend and a “free lunch” to all competitors and helpers each Sunday.
What we need to know is whether you will be participating to enable the organisation of this great event. PLEASE email us NOW
Incidentally, if the internet weather forecasts show strong winds the events will be swopped with a Starters Cup being sailed 1st.



(Schools Rowing and Fund Raiser)

The clubhouse will be open from 07h00 and we expect the rowing to start at 08h00. The Tuckshop, Galley and Upper Deck will be open.OTHER NEWS

Boat Parking
Thank you to all our members who have registered and received their boat parking stickers. From next month, we will be moving unidentified boats into the Bene Bibi plot where we will take photo’s and post them in our newsletters for identification purposes. Should the boats not be claimed, we will be selling them off. If you have not yet registered your boat, please do so with urgency.

Alfred Rowing Club
Hi Crew, Some interesting reading about rowing faster, don’t get too hung up on the technical stuff but it’s worth a read. Captain Kirk 2002 Moving Rowers

Lost Laser Rudder
All Laser sailors from the Southern Charter Grand Slam, we are looking for a Laser Rudder that belongs to Di Meek. Please have a look to see if you may have accidentally packed away the incorrect rudder. It was last seen in the open boat parking area. Should you find it, please return it back to us here at the club. Many thanks!

See you down at the club this weekend!

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

Sail at ZVYC

ZVYC provides training programs for multiple ages and levels – the most popular being the junior courses. To find out more about these programs please contact us.

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