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ZVYC News 12 May 2016

Dear Sailors and Friends,

ARC AGM – Sunday 15th May 2016
Alfred Rowing Club are having their AGM on  Sunday, 15th May 2016, Upper Deck 10h00. All members are welcome. As usual, Upper Deck will be open from 11h00.

ZVYC AGM – Thursday 19th May 2016
Dear members, please be advised that our AGM will be held on Thursday 19th May 2016. Pre-drinks at 19h00, upper deck, or tea and coffee from the galley, followed by the meeting to start at 19h30. The final notice of the AGM with the Annual Reports, will be mailed later this afternoon to all members, and please note that the financials are still not available and when they are, we will advise you electronically and you may request copies should you require. The Financials will be available at the AGM.
The opening of bids for the SunSail Prize (won by Hilary Gardener) will also be made at the AGM. Please make sure that you submit your sealed bid to Kathryn before the AGM commences. There is a reserve of R5000.00. Hilary has done a fair amount of investigation of this prize and you may contact her through the club if you wish to know more.


Sunday, 8th May – Mother’s Day
A warm winter’s day and Rochelle’s special menu was enjoyed by all who came to the club to celebrate Mother’s Day.


May 12th, Thursday: ZVYC General Committee Meeting 18h30
May 13th, Friday: Club house hired for a function at 17h00
May 14th & 15th: Hout Bay Winter Dinghy Regatta
May 15th, Sunday: Alfred Rowing Club AGM, Upper Deck, 10h00
May 19th, Thursday: ZVYC AGM, 19h30 in the main hall of the club house
May 26th, Thursday: SRA Meeting at ZVYC, main hall 18h00
May 27th, Friday: Upper Deck Bar open from 18h00, food available or bring & braai
May 28th, Saturday: Club house hired for a function 16h00
June 3rd, Friday: SAS meet & greet of Commodores and Members of SAS at ZVYC, 17h00
June 4th, Saturday: SAS Council Meeting 08h00 to 15h00, Upper Deck
June 4th, Saturday: Club house hired for a function 15h00
June 5th, Sunday: Galley Open for lunch 12h00


Chief Executive Officer for South African Sailing (SAS)
We are very excited to be calling for applications for a full time CEO of South African Sailing.  This role is crucial for the continued growth of our sport especially at the current time with many new opportunities and initiatives under sasway.
The successful applicant would ordinarily be a contender for a material corporate role in the private sector with general management and fund raising experience.  It is not necessary for the CEO to be a sailor or to have had a career in the marine sector.
The full role specifications are detailed below.
Please circulate this as widely as possible to ensure we find the best candidate for our sport.
All candidates are to submit their CV together, with a covering letter detailing their suitability for the role, to Wendy Adams at South African Sailing –  Closing date for application is Tuesday 31 May 2016. Please see link for detailed specifications: SAS CEO_PDF.pdf
Peter Hall
Chairman – South African Sailing

World Sailing (formally ISAF) Youth World Trials
At the recent regatta held at Zululand Yacht Club (ZYC), our members did well.
Optimist: Matt Ashwell 1st, Alex Falcon 2nd and Tristan Tomlinson 3rd
Laser Radial: Kai Leslie 1st, and Sarah-Jane Deary was the 1st girl
Let’s hope that the SAS selection committee takes note of these results. 7 of our members made the onerous trip to Richard’s Bay and back! We admire your enthusiasm and well done to our members.

Western Province Colours Awards (SASWC)
The awards were held at Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) on Monday 9th May 2016. We have still not managed to get hold of the list of awards or the SAS National Trophy awards, but these members did get colours for the last season: Greg Davis (Lipton Cup), Matt Ashwell & Zander Brooks (Optimist) and Paul Allardice (Finn). The SASWC Rob Meek Memorial Trophy was awarded to Matt Ashwell, first time presented; and Jimmy Baigrie, deservedly got the SAS National Stan Jeffrey Trophy, for services to yachting.

Best wishes,
on behalf of ZVYC,
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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