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ZVYC News 17 May 2018

Dear Members and Friends,

The Club has been alive the past couple of weeks and great energy has been flowing in and out of the grounds! 

Alfred’s kicked off the new season with their AGM which was held on Sunday 6th May. A warm welcome to Alfred’s new Committee for the upcoming season:
Commodore – Martin Vanlierde
Club Captain – Iris Henkel
Treasurer & Assistant Captain – Lionel De Nicola
Training – Duncan Hagar
Boat Master – Richard Moolenschot
Assistant Boat Master – Dane Cherry
Membership & Communication – Liesl Jobson
Coastal Liaison – Tommy Brummer
Secretary – Liz Day

ZVYC held their AGM on Thursday 10th May with a wonderful turnout of members and a quorum was reached. Welcome to the Committee for the upcoming season:
President – Rick Nankin
Vice President – Mark Thompson
Commodore – Craig Leslie
Vice Commodore – Felix Scheder-Bieschin
Rear Commodore Rowing – Martin Vanlierde
Rear Commodore Sailing – Millicent Keen
Treasurer – Gavin Ashwell
House & Grounds – Tommy Brummer
Safety – Robert Slater
Juniors – Martin Duys
Development & ZVSC – Marvin Sampson
We are still on the hunt for a club Entertainment Representative.. Please forward any suggestions/nominations to the office:

Karen Slater, our Waterside Manager, held a Learn To Sail program at the club over a duration of 2 weeks and had 6 newbies all from Islamia Primary sailing in Home Bay on Optimists by day one!
Thank you to SA Sailing for affording us the opportunity participate in this LEARN TO SAIL within SCHOOLS PROJECT (a funding Grant by the Department of Sports).



Mother’s Day was a fabulous day (sun, water & fun) and thoroughly enjoyed by Mum’s, Dad’s and kids alike. Rochelle served up a delicious 3 course meal while Mum’s enjoyed their Warwick First Lady Dry Rose. Well done to Janet Taylor-Hall for winning the magnum of Warwick Cab/Sauv! See our Facebook page for images from the day.


ZVYC is proud to announce, after a long process of getting procedures & action plans in place for training and safety, SA Sailing has awarded us our Certificate of Accreditation with the status of RECOGNISED TRAINING CENTRE for Learn to Sail Dinghy programmes. Thank you to all those that gave so much of their time & energy to get the club ready for the inspection.
We look forward to proudly flying the SA Sailing Training flag while bringing many new sailors through our sailing programmes


Sunday, 20th May: Office open from 09h00 to 13h00
Saturday, 26th May: Club house hired for a wedding, 16h00
Sunday, 27th May: Office open from 09h00 to 13h00
Saturday, 9th June:  Club house hired for a wedding, 11h00


Renaissance Reinsurance Junior Gold Cup Optimist Regatta – Bermuda 9-12 May 2018
Matt Ashwell finished in 10th of 35 entries! Well Done Matt! For full results, click HERE


Admin will be invoicing members for the new season 2018/2019 this month. For the subs, as agreed at the AGM, please see our website:
Please settle any oustanding amounts from 2017/2018 as soon as possible.
Members are entitled to take a 3% discount off subs & boat parking should you settle the full amount by June 30th, 2018.
*Members, should you be resigning from the club, please notify the office of this in writing prior to the Opening Cruise.

Lastly, to mention that CoCT dropped a notice that the Zeekoevlei area will not have electricity on Tuesday 22nd May from 08h00 to 16h00. The club gate will be on manual from 09h00 on that morning until such a point that the electricity is restored.

Best wishes,
on behalf of ZVYC,
Kathryn & Karen

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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