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ZVYC News 5 February 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends,

For your Diary

New Event this Sunday – Pursuit Race
Come down early and enjoy a Champagne Breakfast (spoil your wives)
Rochelle will be serving a delicious breakfast including a glass of Champagne from 09h00.
Warm Toasty Croissant topped with your choice of:
Smoked Salmon, Creamy Scrambled Egg and Chives
Bacon and Scrambled Egg with Rocket
Grilled Mushrooms, Tomato and Scrambled Eggs

Sunday Racing, the Commodore has offered a Magnum of High Constantia Champagne to the winner of the pursuit race to be sailed from 11h00 on Sunday; separate courses for Senior & Junior Classes.



Alfred Rowing Club Talk evening and supper set for Friday 13th February
Liz Day, a Club member, is set to give us a fascinating talk on the Vlei – origins, history, water quality, algal blooms, the effects of a stray Zeekoe on the nerves of rowers, etc – on Friday, 13 February.
At a cost of R50 per person I reckon that is fantastic value!  I hope we will be able to meet some of our sailing colleagues to boot – as  it applies to them as much as us!  Rochelle is providing dinner for another R50 per person, and the bar will be open from 5.30pm.  A good night is guaranteed!
Please mail Nigel at to RSVP

SUNSAIL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS  14th/15th Feb (yes, St Valentine’s Day)
All the social activities are planned for Saturday after the racing; live music and the Sunsail Overseas charter draw.
First race on Saturday not before 14h00 and on Sunday 10h30.(No race to start after 14h00 Sun)
Volunteers are needed for rescue and bridge. Come guys, it is only 2 days per season, we do need help!!
Max 8 races 7 to count, discard after 6 races
Final results of Spring Series (sailed last year) is scored as a race
Fleets with more than 6 starters separate results
Club marks
Open Regatta to all sailors
Non members R50.00 entry fee and unfortunately cannot be in Sunsail draw or win our Championship trophies
Down stairs SAB Bar
Rochelle catering from 12h00 noon Saturday through to 16h00 Sunday
Saturday – great suppers are available; live music (Marelyn Mason) from 16h00; Stormers rugby at 19h00
Sunsail draw 5 names on Sat and on Sun another 5, 10 into final draw at Prizegiving
Sunsail presentation after sailing on Sunday
Sun bar snax for prizegiving

Other News
Southern Charter Grand Slam Round Slam 3 Hermanus Yacht Club


A very successful happy event! Well done Southern Charter and Hermanus Yacht Club. Congratulations to all our members who did well!
Dabchick – 1st Sonia Stock
Laser Standard – 1st Alistair Keytel
Optimist – 1st Alexander Brookes
Laser Radial – 1st Mathew Allardice
Sonnet – 1st Mornay Harding/Luke Topas
Optimist B – 2nd Hamilton Slater (only his 2nd term of training)
29er – 1st Taariq Jacobs/ Neil Malan (also winner of Ipad draw)
Mirror – 1st Faud Jacobs/ & Shannon

For full results and more images click here :

ISAF World Cup Miami: RSA Mens 470 – best ever result
We congratulate our members sailing in the ISAF World Cup Miami regatta the RSA team of Asenathi Jim and Roger Hudson nailed a 4th place in the medal race in the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta.
They were hot on the transom of the world No1 and ahead of the teams finishing 1st, 3rd, 5th & 6th overall in this 44 boat fleet. This result gave them joint 7th overall on points with the crack French team of Bouvet and Mion, currently ranked 6th in the world. France’s win in the final race split the tie in their favour. This is by far the SA team’s best performance in a top grade ISAF World Cup event. Given that their express goal since London has been to make the medal race in Rio, it’s encouraging that they are approaching that level at this stage. It’s worth noting that this was a very nearly full strength 470 fleet. Only 4 teams in the current world top 30 were not in Miami (only 1 missing from the top 10 and 3 missing from the next 20).
The smiles In the pic says it all! Well done guys – you are both an inspiration and hope for our sport.


Rowing News
Alfreds acquitted itself well in the Champs, here are the results:
Masters quadruple sculls: 1st Alfreds stroked by Jean, with Adler, Baird and Vanlierde
2nd Alfreds stroked by Moolenschot with Innes, Brown , and Brummer
Masters Mens Single  Sculls: 1st Vanlierde Alfreds  2nd Moolenschot Alfreds 4th Baird  Allfreds
Masters Ladies Double Sculls: 2nd Alfreds Brummer and Jobsen
Masters Ladies Single Sculls: 2nd Alfreds Potgieter  4th Alfreds Jobsen
Mens Double Sculls:  1st Alfreds Hager and Dolman
Mens Single  Sculls:  1st Alfreds Jean
Masters 8+  1st Alfreds stroked by Jean , coxed by du Plessis and including Adler, Baird, Innes, Biscoe, Brown, Vanlierde, Dolman.
Martin VanLierde (Vice-Commodore)

Junior Training
Junior Training continues at the Club this Sunday from 10h00 with training provided for beginner adults, Laser 4.7, Dabchicks, Optimists and Opi B fleeters

Fling Keel Boat Regatta Table Bay
3 days (Fri, Sat, Sun, 5th/6th/7th Feb) for this event, it is the premier keelboat racing event on Table Bay. If you have a skipper’s ticket, want to be close to the action and enjoy the lavish RCYC entertainment, RCYC are frantically (as all Clubs and events) looking for power boat drivers to assist with this event as Mark Layers  please contact Ron at the Office. ASAP!

The  Gate again
When using the fingerprint reader pleeease remember to close the flap again, the sun baking on it all afternoon certainly is not good for it. Thank you for your patience and understanding through the difficulties we had with our gate. It all seems to be working again.

False Bay Nature Reserve has been declared a Ramsar Site!
On the 2nd February 2015, the Deputy Minister of the Environment, Barbara Thompson, handed over a Ramsar Certificate to the False Bay Nature Reserve.
The Ramsar convention was named after a town in Iran, where in 1971 an International Convention was entered into between countries to conserve wetlands of International Importance. Click the link to read the full story:

See you all down at the Club next 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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