Dear Members and Friends,
Last weekend, Saturday afternoon, the club was alive with UCT and their Rebel Tour Reunion. After 30 years, the old boys, current boys and Alfred’s competed with exciting finishes at the club jetty! Grant Kneal of UCTRC Alumni, wrote a wonderful piece, read it here: A Dream Come True
On Sunday, SACS introduced new rowing recruits at their open day in the Barry Burton Barbour Room was in popular use A very lively morning with ergo competitions and Pimm’s Cocktails for both events!
Club President, Rick Nankin, stepped into the gap and did training with our Juniors, we are sure they enjoyed sailing to different houses around the Vlei with breaks in between for a refreshment, while we had bigger boats enjoying the late afternoon wind! Sonnets, a Laser, Finns and an Extra all sailed.
Sunday at the Cape Town Boat Show, we took our A & B fleet Optimist sailor’s to train at the V&A. The A fleet grabbed the opportunity of being out on the sea and launched from Granger Bay.The B fleeters sailed the brand new Optimists donated by Far East China from early morning having so much fun & learning lots in the process at the Waterfront!
Spring Series is back from 11h30 followed by 2 PM races; novice and intermediate Opti training from 09h30.
Good luck to our sailors partaking in the MAC24 and safe travels to our Alfred’s members competing at Misverstand this weekend.
FOR YOUR DIARY
28th & 29th October: Alfred’s weekend away at Misverstand
Sunday, 29th October: Junior Training 09h30; Spring Series 11h30 (Races 7, 8, 9
28th & 29th October: MAC 24
Tuesday, 31st October: Peninsula Security AGM, 20h00 at ZVYC
Saturday, 4th November: Alfred’s Sprint Regatta 07h00; club hired for a wedding using East lawn at noon
Sunday, 5th November: Junior Training 09h30; Vlei Rat Series 11h30
Friday, 10th November: TGIF – Upper Deck 18h00
Saturday, 11th November: Alfred’s single scull sprint regatta 07h00; club hired for a wedding at 18h00
Join Alfred’s on Sunday, 19th November from 17h00 and meet Braam Malherbe who will be talking on his extreme performance in rowing from Cape Town to Rio. Together with his rowing partner, Braam achieved his third world-first, rowing a 6.8m rowing boat from Cape Town to Rio. Entrance R50 at the door, snacks and cash bar available.
Read more: Extreme Flyer & Dream BIG
Members and Friends, should any of your contact details have changed, please mail the office with your new details so we can update our files, particularly if you want access to the Club through the security gate via your cellphone.
There have been some slight alterations to our club calendar. MDM regatta is now on Sunday, 26th November 2017 and the North Sails regatta has moved to Sunday, 4th March 2018; Our club sailing champs are now 20th & 21st January with the Triathlon moved to Wednesday (public holiday) 21st March 2018. Please download the calendar and make a note of the changes in your diary. https://zvyc.co.za/zvyc-calendar/
Members Year End Get Together!
Please diarize Friday, 8th December for our members annual get together! Before leaving for you well deserved December holidays, join us for TGIF, Upper Deck from 18h00 for your well rest and year end celebrations.
Lastly, we send our condolences to Neil Armitage and family on the passing of Carole, a life member at the club, for many many years Carole was a stalwart to the Club looking after all aspects of sailing and a star preformer on the Bridge. Carole’s memorial will be held at the Silvermine Retirement Village Chapel on Tuesday, 31st October at 14h30.
on behalf of ZVYC,
Ron & Kathryn