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ZVYC News 14 September 2016

Dear Sailors and Friends,

This is a last minute call to anybody that can assist (training will be given) on our Bridge Boats (3x) and our Safety Boats (8x) this weekend at our Southern Charter Classic Series. Certified Skippers will be provided where necessary and you will only be required to assist in support.
Time is of the essence so will you please contact me, the manager at Zeekoevlei Yacht Club: – 021 705 3373
Fax: 086 2080 473 – Mobile: 076 033 7661

Your help is REALLY appreciated.


Southern Charter Classic Series 1
Bring your boats to the club on Friday 16th September and enjoy a much needed TGIF!
Upper deck bar open with light meals, as well as bring and braai – fires will be lit!

Click the link to register online:
The website includes all information and will only include these 3 regatta’s; ZVYC, TSC and HYC.
Free camping will be allowed at ZVYC.
Bart’s Bash will be sailed on Sunday morning, registration is at the Southern Charter Classic Series.
The race will commence at 09h00.

SailPro Adult Sail Training at ZVYC starting Sunday 18th September from noon

Adults wanting to learn how to sail, why not join SailPro here at ZVYC starting this Sunday! Please contact Dani Jarvis

Members pay R2000, Non Members R2700 through to December.

Choose 6 out of 7 lessons to suit your diary!


Youth High Performance Training Weekend
The Training Camp started off with a BANG! Kids came from far and wide – as far as Durban.
We had hectic winds on Saturday which was great for the high performance sailors on Optimists, Dabchicks, Lasers & 29ers. Fri evening Dave Hudson gave a talk on Rules of Sailing.
Saturday evening ended with an inspirational talk by Olympian sailor just returned from Rio, Roger Hudson. Roger talked about Winners, Losers & being “just a competitor” and what the kids took away from Roger’s talk was: “never give up!” Sunday morning started with a run past the weir and beyond!
The Lasers had a session on downwind sailing with Alan Keen as well as their coaches Gareth Blanckenberg, Alistair Keytel & Chris Deary.
The best part of the weekend was that the light wind on Sunday allowed for the the Novice Optimists to get sailing solo!! They were having so much fun we couldn’t get them off the water to go home!
See you ALL next year!


September 16th, Friday: TGIF, 18h00 – Bring & Braai or Light Meals in the bar
September 17th & 18th: Southern Charter Classic Series Rnd 1 – Open Regatta

September 18th, Sunday: SailPro Adult Sail Training Program 12h45 to 15h00
September 24th, Saturday: Heritage Day
September 25th, Sunday: Junior Training 4th Term 1st lesson and Spring Series Rnd 1
In the afternoon the first of our Sunday Afternoon Sailing Events 14h30
October 9th, Sunday: Quiver Sponsored Sailing Regatta, will include Sunday Afternoon Sailing


Laser Nationals – 1st to 4th October 2016 – SWARTVLEI, SEDGEFIELD

We regret to advise that the finger print reader on Governors Walk has become faulty and been sent away for repair. It is however, an excellent opportunity for all members to record their cellphone numbers on the system which will give them access to the club facilities; it is also of no cost to you. Please make suitable arrangements with the office.

At last the toilets are reaching completion.
In the clubhouse – NO change
New Ladies Toilets/Changerooms: Key as before. These are now behind the clubhouse on the way through to the yard. If you do not have a key, please come to the office during office hours and purchase your own key for R40.00.
Unisex Outside Toilets: These are currently unlocked. Access is to the right of the braai area up the pedestrian walk to Peninsula Road.

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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