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ZVYC News 5 May 2016

Dear Sailors and Friends,


Alfred Rowing Club – SA Champs in Roodeplaat, 30 April – 1 May 2016
Alfred RC have just returned from a very successful SA National Championship held at Roodeplaat Dam, Pretoria. After preparing well and spending many hours training for this event ARC was rewarded with achieving some very good results. In the Senior Division Julia Du Toit rowed like a star in the Women’s B single sculls and after wining her heat convincingly went on to obtain a very impressive second place. Duncan Heagar competed in the Senior C men’s event and also won his heat and achieved a credible 3rd place in the final. Liesl Jobson and Tweet Brummer accomplished themselves well in the double and went on to achieve 2nd and 3rd place in the Women’s Masters single event.
Peter Baird had a strong row in the masters 3rd Division single scull against a fellow member, Abdussabur Kirke and they achieved a 1st and 2nd place respectively and Tommy Brummer coming in 3rd place in the second race. Dane Cherry and Peter Baird also came 2nd in the Masters 2nd Division double scull with Kirk and Adler and Vanlierde and De Nicola coming 4th and 5th in the 1st Division respectively. The ARC 2nd Division Quad had a tough race and finished 6th.
The Masters 1st Division coxless four was won by ARC in a new course record. The Masters 1st Division Eight was also won by ARC and was definitely the highlight of the championship for the club as many hours of preparation paid off.
Thank you to everyone for their enthusiasm and support.
Captain Kirk
For Results click here: SA_National_Champs_2016_Results

Left to Right: Martin Vanlierde, Lionel de Nicola, Captain Gavin Kirk, Dane Cherry, Commodore Andrew Adler, Rob McCall, Peter Baird, Brian Christie
Front: Kaamil Adams


May 7th, Saturday: Club house hired for a wedding 15h00
May 7th & 8th: MAC Club Champs
May 8th, Sunday: Mother’s Day Lunch at ZVYC, 3 course meal for R150.00
May 13th, Friday: Club house hired for a function at 17h00
May 14th & 15th: Hout Bay Winter Dinghy Regatta
May 15th, Sunday: Alfred Rowing Club AGM, Upper Deck, 10h00
May 19th, Thursday: ZVYC AGM, 19h00 in the main hall of the club house
May 27th, Friday: Upper Deck Bar open from 18h00, food available or bring & braai
June 3rd, Friday: SAS meet & greet of Commodores and Members of SAS at ZVYC, 17h00
June 4th, Saturday: SAS Council Meeting 08h00 to 15h00, Upper Deck
June 4th, Saturday: Club house hired for a function 15h00


Mother’s Day Lunch – Sunday 8th May 2016
Come and join us at ZVYC and spoil Mom this mother’s day with a 3 course meal by Rochelle’s Kitchen. Booking is essential. Please call Rochelle on 072 348 7223 or email

ARC AGM – Sunday 15th May 2016
Alfred Rowing Club are having their AGM on  Sunday, 15th May 2016, Upper Deck 10h00

ZVYC AGM – Thursday 19th May 2016
Dear members, please be advised that our AGM will be held on Thursday 19th May 2016, 19h00. The formal notice of the AGM, will be mailed later this afternoon to all members, and please note that the Financials and detailed Flag Officer reports will be ready next week and will be available from the office and at the AGM.
The opening of bids for the SunSail Prize (won by Hilary Gardener) will also be made at the AGM. Please make sure that you submit your sealed bid to Kathryn before the AGM commences.

Hilary has done a fair amount of investigation of this prize and you may contact her through the club if you wish to know more.

Lipton Cup
The club has had a request from a team of sailors to represent the club in the forthcoming Lipton Cup Challenge on 8th – 15th July 2016, Table Bay. Any other members wishing to put a team together must please submit a proposal for consideration at the next committee meeting scheduled for Thursday 12th May 2016.

Best wishes,
on behalf of ZVYC,
Kathryn & Ron

Sail at ZVYC

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