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ZVYC News 5 November 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends,

Our condolences to our Commodore, Mark Thompson, on the passing of his Mother, Benita. Benita was a wonderful lady who was cherished by everyone who knew her. May she rest in peace.

SAS – Race Officer Course – 28th November @ RCYC
Click here to find out more: Race_Officer_Course

SAS – Youth Nationals – 13 to 18 December 2015
Wriggleswade Dam, Stutterheim, Eastern Cape
Follow the links for NOR and Entry form:
NOR_Youth_Nationals_2015 & Entry_Youth_Nationals_2015


Junior Training
Last Sunday was pouring with rain and wind gusting, yet the Junior Training Theory resumed within the Clubhouse. Our coaches kept the juniors warm and interested.

Rebirth…..Growing pains….Excited confusion……Unsure of direction….Calm, serene one moment… all hell let loose the next.

Spring sailing at Zeekoe Vlei in a nutshell!
The mountain chain perfectly reflected on a breathless mirror surface…..morphs into a raging monster howling from all directions ….. followed by a sweet and steady eight knot breeze.

Good morning Zeekoe Vlei!

Those of us who have taken advantage of racing the Spring Series have had a ball. Several Spring Series still to go. Betterer and Betterer……….as the hectic variety of Spring slides into the prevailing South Easters of Summer. Watch your calendar for details.

See you on the water!
Patrick Jackson


Saturday, 7th November 2015
The office will be open from 08h30 to 15h00

Sunday, 8th November 2015
Junior Training resumes from 09h30
Club Racing: Spring Series Round 8 – Start Time 10h30
Calling all sailors – don’t miss out on additional chances in our wonderful SunSail/Moorings Draw – a week of sailing anywhere in the world on a Catamaran! (For each race you sail in the Spring Series, your name goes into the draw).
The tuckshop will be open from 09h00 and the Galley will be open for lunch on Sunday with delicious meals available from 12h00 prepared by Rochelle (meals from R20). Let’s support our caterer!


November 7th, Saturday: Club House hired for a private wedding 15h00 with East Lawn (members have access to the outside change rooms, boat parking, sailing and pool area)
November 13th, Friday: Upper Deck Hired for a fundraising function, Alfred Rowing Club, from 18h30 , all welcome
November 14th, Saturday: Club House hired for a private wedding 15h00 with East Lawn (members have access to the outside change rooms, boat parking, sailing and pool area)
November 21st, Saturday: Club House hired for a private wedding 12h00 (members have access to the outside change rooms, boat parking, sailing and pool area)
November 28th, Saturday: Club House hired for a private wedding (members have access to the outside change rooms, boat parking, sailing and pool area)
November 29th, Sunday: North Sails Regatta


Zeekoevlei Weir
From Monday 9th November the weir guard times will be from 5pm to 6pm. Please note that there may be circumstances which prevent the guards doing duty at the weir and residents should check that the Guard On Duty sign is on display at the entrance to the weir road. The SRA Committee

There are 56 days remaining until the end of the year!!!

See you down at the club this 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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