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ZVYC News 28 June 2018

Dear Members and Friends,

We wish our ZVYC Team Tiletoria safe travels to Durban. The team will be leaving early next week to partake in the 65th Lipton Cup Challenge to be held at Point Yacht Club. You can follow them on their Facebook page and read more information on the Lipton Website


Kai Leslie is off to Poland to represent South Africa at the 2018 ILCA Laser Under-21 World Championships 1-8 July. Training with Sonja Stock, Cullen & Sara-Jane, it’s been loads of dedication and an incredible journey to get this far.
Sara-Jane Deary & Cullen Keytel with coach Stefano Marcia – are off to sail for South Africa at the Youth Worlds in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, 14th-21st July. 
65 countries & over 400 sailors are taking part in the 48th version of the Youth Sailing World Championships, as the stars of the future are born once again. 
But before they do that, they’re warming up at the US Laser Nationals in Houston, Texas 29 June – 03 July.
Cullen & Sara-Jane, being the top ceded Laser Radial sailors in SA have been on an incredible journey to get this far…

Go grab the dream guys … we’re right behind you and so proud of you!

From left: Cullen Keytel, Stefano Marcia (coach), Craig Leslie, Kai Leslie and Sarah Jane Deary


July 6th – 13th: Lipton Cup, PYC, Durban, KZN
Sunday, 22nd July: Frostbite Series 1 – 11h00
Saturday, 28th July: Clubhouse booked for a wedding at 16h00
Sunday, 29th July: Frostbite Series 2 – 11h00
Thursday, 9th August: Open Day & Class Potjiekos Competition


2018/2019 Annual Subs are due now. Thank you to our members who have paid and received their early settlement discount. This 3% discount is valid until 30th June (Saturday) and applies to subs and boat parking, levies do not allow for discount. We do have a nine month payment plan on offer for members who wish to pay their subs off. Please contact Anna on
For full membership pricing structure click HERE
Members wishing to resign in good standing from the club are asked to please mail the club before our Opening Cruise on the 1st September. Should we not receive your written resignation, you will automatically be billed for the new season. See the Club Constitution HERE

Jungle Gym
We are on the lookout for a second hand jungle gym. Do you know of one (yours/your friends/family) that the kids have outgrown and needs a great new home? Please consider donating to the club to make plenty of children very happy for years to come.

420 Equipment
Our plans for the coming season to revive the school sailing programme are alive and well!
ZVYC won the tender for the 4x 420s (previously used by Sailpro) which was made possible through the donation from Joan Mallinson in memory of Noel. There is some budget left for them to be fixed up and Lotto grant to buy a few new racing sails. The boats have been cleaned & scrubbed by the Slater boys, but they are lacking in rigging and other items. If any members have any 420 bits or pieces that you could spare (sails, spars, foils, harnesses, trapeze wires … anything), we would be very grateful if you could drop it with us for our new fleet.

ProSec Security: Please note that the Pro-Sec guards will be patrolling the Zeekoevlei weir from 16h00 to 17h00.

Social Media, We are doing very well in this department.
Social media is a brilliant marketing tool – you can help make our ZVYC story go so much further if you follow/like us,  comment on and share the posts.

Twitter: @zvyc
…and now our very own YouTube Channel

Eliza on Xcellerate SA
Karen on Sports Federation TV


Lastly, join us in the Upper Deck tomorrow night between 17h00 to 19h00 for “see you later” drinks with me, Kathryn, as well as my opportunity to thank you for giving me 3 1/2 wonderful years at the club. I have laughed, shed tears, met amazing friends (adults and children alike), learnt skills for life and will leave with very fond memories 🙂 Also, come and meet Muriel, who will be taking over from me next month…

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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