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ZVYC News 8 September 2015

Dear Sailors and Friends,

The end of September is the deadline for all members to have registered their rowing and sailing craft and trailers for Boat Park Allocations. During the Grand Slam the club office will be making itself available to assist members in this regard and for those who have not yet done so, PLEASE come down to the club and complete your application form and identify your parking bay.
During the month of October, boats, trailers, dollies etc which do not reflect the new annual boat park sticker will be moved to temporary storage facility on the club premises where they will be photographed and the pictures will be posted on the notice board and Facebook site for 6 weeks. Thereafter the club will dispose of them to defray cost.
Please assist our office staff in our efforts to bring order to the boat park and club grounds which is a benefit to all members. ZVYC Boat Parking Storage and Conditions
Craig Leslie

10 – 13 September at Hazewinkel, Belgium
Dear Martin and Lionel,
On behalf of the Alfred Rowing Club I would like to wish you guys all the best and good luck for the Masters World Championships. We are very proud to have you representing us in your double scull and know you will fly our club colors high during this event. Strength to your oars and speed to your boat.
Kind regards
Gavin Kirk – ARC Club Captain

Alex Falcon – North Vaal Provincial Championships
Victoria Lake, Germiston Johannesburg

Alex ended up third. The wind in all 9 regattas was very light (3-6 knots) and shifty so all the regattas were very technical and Alex seems to be very happy about the result.
Duncan Hawksworth was the winner, second was Keegan Nel both from the Northern Region.
From all the Members and Committee at ZVYC – WELL DONE Alex!!!


Junior Registration
Despite the gusty winds on Sunday, we had a good turnout for the new term of Junior Training Registration. You may still register this coming weekend if you missed out! Optimist_Training_Sep2015.pdf


Junior & Youth Sailing Camp
Saturday 12th / Sunday 13th September 2015
If you haven’t already registered, bring the children to register for our Sailing Camp here at ZVYC from10h00 this SaturdayCamp Fee R500.00 per child.
This camp is open to all Juniors.
It includes all training by our excellent coaches, 3 meals and free camping in the clubhouse.

Click this link for the entry form: Sleepover Camp 2015.pdf

Please bring your children to the club from 09h00 on Saturday. Please pack a mattress, sleeping bag and pillow.
Join us for lunch on Sunday before fetching your children, who will be finishing up in the afternoon.

LASER TRAINING SAILORS – This is your Training Line Up for this weekend:

11th September from 17h30

The Upper Deck will be open this Friday from 17h30 with Live Music, meals available and full bar. It is our caterer, Rochelle’s birthday, so please come and wish her a happy year ahead!


Southern Charter Grand Slam 1 at ZVYC – 19 & 20 September 2015
Friday, 18 September: Provisional Registration (electronic entries are still required). The Upper Deck will be open with light meals available from Rochelle’s Kitchen. We will have the rescue boats out for practice and training and Camping is Free!
Come and watch the Opening Ceremony of the Rugby World Cup on our BIG SCREEN TV from around 19h30 with the first game starting at 21h00! England VS Fiji
Saturday, 19 September: Registration continues where you will receive your Southern Charter Regatta Goodie Bag (look inside for your meal/drink vouchers). 11h30 is the proposed start of the first racing with separate courses for “big boats” and “small boats”. 3 races scheduled.
The Galley will be open all day as well as the Upper Deck Bar and Speed Bar downstairs. Live Music by “Just David” in the early evening and Big Screen Rugby World Cup RSA vs JPN to kick off at 19h00. We will have the Jumping Castle, Volley Ball, Foosball, Table Tennis, Darts and Pool for kids entertainment.
Sunday, 20 September: 09h30 “Bart’s Bash” registration and entry with mass all class start sail against the Rest of the World (bartsbash). It will be a very short race {don’t even come ashore} but afterwards go to your starting area for the first race of the last day’s racing. For this you need to pay a R10.00 entry fee (enter and do this at registration). All entries get a free champagne orange juice or Coffee and a muffin. ALL ENTRY FEES FOR THIS EVENT GO OVERSEAS TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SAILING! RSA was an recipient of funds last year.
Grand Slam racing continues with another 3 races. No race after 14h00, Prize giving 16h00and lucky draws, afterwards snacks and drinks at the Upper Deck!
Look out for Mr Coffee for all your coffee specialties over the weekend!
Click here for the Southern Charter Grand Slam Series website: sasgrandslam

OTHER NEWSCongratulations to Kirsten Veenstra & Ian MacRobert on the birth of their son -Corbin Paul MacRobert! 

Grobler & McCann Get Their Medal
Johannesburg – After narrowly missing out in 2014 the lightweight women’s doubles crew of Ursula Grobler and Kirsten McCann finally got their medal when they finished third at World Rowing Championships in France on Saturday.

Read more about it here: Grobler-McCann

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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