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ZVYC News 22 October 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends,

Members: Please park your cars diagonally down both sides of Governors Walk. This enables more parking places to be used especially on our busy weekends. Please do not park in the spaces provided for the Commodore, Secretary & Caterer.

We have started to move unidentified boats out of the boat park to the Bene Bibi plot. Beginning with boats which are the most derelict boats (see the pictures below).
Please would the owners come forward and identify your boats with management, and make arrangements to either remove them from the club property or comply with the new boat park regulations.
Boats not identified after a 6 week period will be sold off to cover costs of arrear boat parking fees. Pictures of these boats will also be posted on the club notice board.
If you have not yet completed the new boat park form and placed stickers on the transom of your boat and dolly, please attend to this as soon as possible. The Club need’s the cooperation of all members in the drive to put proper controls in place for the boat park, which is to the benefit of all members. This applies to the Covered, Open, Dabchick and Optimist boat parks.

Please let the next set of pictures not include your boat!


ROGER HUDSON & ASINATHI JIM have qualified South Africa for a place for the 470 Racing Dinghy at the Olympics next year. Also speaking of Olympics, Lance Burger, has been selected to serve on the International Jury for this event. The full stories can be read on Gybeset on this link: gybeset
Congratulations and well done to all!


Junior Training resumed after the school holidays. Though the wind was a little strong, the juniors had theory training and a safety boat outing. Much fun was had by all!

Plenty Lasers, Opti’s, a Finn and Sonnet sailed the Spring Series Round 4 & 5 (2 races) and the results are on the website. Just note that invariably the Sonnet sailors are looking for crew during the Spring Series Racing. Come on down to the club and partake in the race! Be here early to secure your spot!

Spring Series Results 18 October 2015
Class                  Name                        Rnd   4       Rnd 5
Laser Std           Alistair Keytel                   1              1
Laser Rad          Thomas Baumgartl          1              1
Laser                  Brian Hallock                    2              dnc
Laser                  Dealtry Pickford               dnc           2
Laser                  Patrick Jackson                3              3
Laser 4.7            Kai Leslie                          1              1
Finn                   Morgan Evans                   1              dnc
Sonnet               Roger Klein                       dnc           1
Optimist            Alex Falcon                       1              dnc


Saturday, 24th October 2015

Western Cape Rowing Spring Regatta
With an estimated 200 rowers expected, Saturday will be a busy day at ZVYC. The Upper Deck will be open from noon to end of the RSA vs NZ game. Galley and Tuckshop will be open for meals.

RSA vs NEW ZEALAND – Semi Final 1 – KICK OFF 17h00
Come and join us for the RSA / New Zealand game starting at  17h00! Go Bokke!!!

Sunday, 25th October 2015
Junior Training to resume from 09h30
Club Racing: Spring Series Round 6 – 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 12h00 prepared by Rochelle (meals from R20). Let’s support our caterer!

Grilled Chicken w Roasted Veg / Beef Lasagne & Salad / Wheat-Free Spinach Quiche


“ A team of four South Africans competed in the 2015 African Optimist Championships sailed in Andalouses near the Port of Oran, Algeria. Duncan Hawksworth and Keegan Nel hailing from Gauteng and Matt Ashwell and Jemima Baum from the Western Cape made a big impression in a field of 72 from 12 countries.
A young team saw three of the four South Africans sail in the Gold Fleet. Jemima finished 15th overall and was the second girl home (Silver medal for 2nd place), Matt finished 28th, Duncan 34th and Keegan 49th.
The first four races took place in extremely light and fickle conditions but the subsequent six races were all in good breezes. The penultimate day blew a leg stretching 18 to 20 knots in the final two races . This was Jemima’s best day with a  9th and 7th although the following day in light conditions she  got another 9th.
The South Africans made many friends regardless of cultural and language barriers. They won the colouring in competition, and also big in the beach games and table football. It was a happy, integrated bunch of sailors ably supported by Shellee Nel as manager and Claire Walker as coach.”
Philip Baum


October 24th, Saturday: WP Rowing Schools Regatta 08h00 to 13h00. Club open from 08h00, meals available, upper deck open from noon. World Cup Rugby RSA vs NZ kick off at 17h00
October 25th, Sunday: Junior Training 09h30 & Spring Series Racing 10h30
October 30th, Friday: Upper Deck & Braai Area hired for private Member function 17h00
October 31st, Saturday: Club House hired for private wedding 15h00 with East Lawn(members have access to the outside change rooms, boat parking, sailing and pool area)
November 7th, Saturday: Club House hired for a private wedding 15h00 with East Lawn (members have access to the outside change rooms, boat parking, sailing and pool area)
November 13th, Friday: Club House hired for a private day time function. Upper Deck Hired for Alfreds Rowing Function from 18h30
November 14th, Saturday: Club House hired for a private wedding15h00 with East Lawn (members have access to the outside change rooms, boat parking, sailing and pool area)

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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