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ZVYC News 25 January 2018

Dear Members and Friends,

*Special General Meeting – Tuesday 30th January 2018, 19h00 at ZVYC:
Members are reminded of the club Special General Meeting next week Tuesday at the club.
SGM 30 January 2018 – amended
Probus Amendments NPO Status
Proposed New Clauses from Gen Comm 2018
Constitution Housekeeping 2018 1 NB

Bishops Shed Drawings


The North Sails sponsored Club Champs was a fantastic weekend with 61 entries and wind to challenge all our members and competitors! Saturday saw much capsizing and fast racing, compared to Sunday, less wind and more skill involved!
A BIG thank you to Rick Nankin of North Sails for sponsoring the wonderful prizes as well as the champs! And also to thank ALL our volunteers (25 in total) in safety and committee boat who made the racing possible! Lastly a big thank you to Rochelle and her team for her delicious catering for all our hungry sailors and families 🙂

The results are on our website (see them HERE, thank you Nicki Stock) and please see our Facebook page for the images (thank you Karen Slater). The barrel tog-bag draw was won by Ross Mackinnon, well done Ross!

Announcing our Club Champs Winners:
420 – Alex Falcon & Hamilton Slater
Dabchick – Amber deDecker/Max Hall
Extra – Ian McRobert
Finn – Constantin Hatzilambros
Laser 4.7 – Keenan Mills
Laser Radial – Cullen Keytel
Laser Standard – Alan Keen
Optimist A – Matt Ashwell
Optimist B – Isabella Keytel
Sonnet – Davey & Riley James

Alfred Rowing Club News
The first rowing regatta of the season saw four intrepid Alfred’s ladies set off under dark skies with wild wind driving them along the coast road. As the sky lightened, the dawn clouds looked like a jellyfish – the way we felt – and a dragon, blowing it into the next life. We had entered in the quad, doubles and singles events – the latter being a particular source of nerves for the two novices in the crew.
Getting to the start line offered a substantial challenge with white horses crashing over the boats amplified by the wake from the umpires boats racing up and down. Happily, we returned with medals for the doubles (Cassar & Jobson) and the quad (Jobson, Cassar, Dugmore and Smith-Marrs).
We were helped most graciously by the Grassy Park team of Thaakir Sulayman, Kaamil Adams and Duncan Hager, who de-rigged, packed and helped us to rig. The youngsters who raced were our cheerleaders, helping us carry our boats to the water, assisting in other ways, and improving the weather with their sunny cheer and good humour. Huge gratitude to Jacques du Plessis for towing our boats.
Liesl Jobson
Alfred’s Ladies Captain


Junior training for Novice/Intermediate will continue at 09h30 on Sunday and we have the first of our Summer Series (races 1, 2 & 3) with scheduled start at 10h30. Any volunteers welcome.
SACS are having their Ergothon Open Day from 07h00 in the Barry Burton Barbour Room, pop over and have a go on the Ergo!
Tuck shop open from 08h30 and Galley lunch served from 13h00
*Beer available at the tuck shop.
Rochelle’s menu as follows:
Tuck shop
Bacon & Egg Rolls R25
Breakfast Wrap R35 (wors and scrambled egg)
Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla with Wedges  R70
Mushroom Quiche & Salad R70
Meatballs in a Tomato & Basil sauce on Spaghetti  R70
Kid’s Pizza & Chips R30
Kid’s Meatballs & Spaghetti R35

We wish all our members partaking in the Port Owen River Race safe travels and fair winds.
Port Owen River Race: 27 & 28 January. Read more HERE


Sunday, 28th January: Junior Training 09h30; Summer Series 10h30; SACS Ergathon 07h00
Tuesday, 30th January: Special General Meeting at ZVYC, 19h00
Saturday, 3rd February: Alfred’s Harvest Regatta 07h00; Club hired for wedding at 14h00
3rd & 4th FebruarySouthern Charter Classic 3 @ HYC; No Junior Training
9th & 10th February: Mykonos Offshore
Sunday 11th February: Junior training 09h30 & Club Cruising
Friday 16th February: TGIF
Sunday 18th FebruaryMDM Sponsored Regatta

Southern Charter Classic 3 at HYC: 3 & 4 February. Have you entered online ??? Read more HERE

Mykonos Offshore Regatta: 9 & 10 February. Read more HERE

Knysna Yacht Club InterClub Regatta: 10 & 11 February. Read more HERE
ZVYC competitors did very well last year, let’s see if we can do it again this year!

Best Wishes,
on behalf of ZVYC,
Ron & Kathryn

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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