Tuesday, April 18, 2017

R.I.P. - Tony Neil

Thanks to Alasdair McArthur, former HBYC commodore, for writing this piece:

Tony Neil

I have just learned over the weekend of the passing away of Tony Neil - a past flag officer in our club. Tony was a personality, with great presence, and one who attracted many sponsors and new members to the beach sailing side of our club. He undoubtedly helped build our club in to one of the best in the Cape at the time.

A great pal of the water and competitor on, he was greatly missed when he decided to return to Perth Australia in the late eighty’s, where he still indulged in his golf and sailing a Hobbie 18.

It is sad that we wont hear the voice of Australia again. Fair winds Tony.

Alasdair Mc Arthur

Thursday, April 6, 2017

HBYC New Committee

The AGM was held last week, and a new committee inaugurated. 

President: Chris Sutton
Commodore: Paul Dalton
Vice Commodore: Taffy Bowen
Treasurer: Mark Hainsworth
RC Keelboats: Paul Tomes
RC Youth Sailing: Greg Townes
Social: Dee Wallace
Safety: Athol Allenby
Marina: Peter Roeloffze

Its a great complement, and I think the first time in some years we have had every position filled, and with great candidates at that.

Many thanks to all who have made themselves available to serve the club another year or two!

The contact details have been updated here.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Admiral's Regatta - 25, 26 March 2017

 Admiral's Regatta - 25, 26 March. 

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Forthcoming Club Events

Sat October 29 - Dick's Wine Tasting

How does it work? – Each person participating in the tasting is required to bring  one bottle of any type of wine of less than R80 in value – (the club must be paid R20 corkage for each bottle brought onto the premises.)These bottles will all be placed on a tasting table together.
Each person/couple to bring enough snacks for themselves. These will all be placed on a communal table for everyone to enjoy
At exactly plus or minus 17h30??? Upon command ---ALLTHE WINE will be opened at the same time
Whereupon everyone is then entitled to taste ANY wine they like until it is all gone!!!!!!!
Any further drinks must be bought from the HBYC pub
When ? –    Saturday afternoon   29 October 2016
Where ? –    In the pub (wif music)

Time?-          17h00 for 17h30???--- For all corks/caps off ----may the tasting begin!!!!!!!

5,6 November - HBYC Keelboat Champs 

12,13 November - Dinghy Regatta

18 November - Keelboat Prizegiving Dinner @ 18h30

Venue: Hout Bay Yacht Club
Dress: Smart Casual/Team Gear
Yacht crews are advised to book tables.
  • Booking Essential:
  • Email bookings and proof of payment to hbyc@iafrica.com
  • Please indicate if you would like to book a table or be seated on the “large table” as well as the number in your
  • party.
  • Payment can be made to:
  • Account Holder: Hout Bay Yacht Club Bank Standard Bank Constantia
  • Branch code 025309 Account 271601574
  • Reference: “PG2016[your surname]”

Big Screen

SAT 5TH       - BARBARIANS vs S A at 17h00
SAT 12TH     - ENGLAND vs S A AT 17h00
SAT 19TH     - ITALY vs S A AT 16h00
SAT 26TH     - WALES vs S A AT 19h30
Galley will be open

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sunday Race Results

Following are the detailed race results for Sunday 28 August:

1. Race 1 
2. Race 2
3. Race 3

(For some reason the results show the races numbered as 4,5,6. If this matters, and if anyone can explain it, please let me know!)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

HBYC Entry second overall in Lipton 2016!

We are very very proud of Theo Yon and his team for coming second in Lipton this year! As often the case, the event was won by Greg Davis driving for RCYC, a long time veteran winner of this race. We are equally proud of Lorenzo Yon, driving the old JML-3, for coming in at 11th! You guys have done us proud, and it is a very rewarding result to the years of work that have gone into the HBYC Junior Sailing Programme, starting about 12 years ago. Well done to all who sailed, all those who raised the money, and many thanks to our sponsors.

The full results can be seen here.

Regrettably I don't have photos of the Hout Bay entry at time of writing - however there are many of the regatta on Trevor Wilkins site

Monday, June 13, 2016

Cancelled: Lipton Cup Auction Friday 1 July 2016

UPDATE: Due to unforseen circumstances this auction has been cancelled for 2016.
Venue: Hout Bay Yacht Club
Time: 6:30 onwards
Great Food at great prices!
All proceeds to fund the HBYC 2016 Lipton Cup Campaign

All goods donated for auction very gratefully received.
Be there and bring your wallet please!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sunday Race Results, 5th June 2016

A light but steady Southerly, very calm sea and pleasant conditions. Nice to see "Reaction" back on the water, complete with fishing line in tow etc!

1. Megafreight (pipped Faraway by a few seconds!)
2. Faraway
3. Aquamaniac
4. Reaction

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sunday Race Results, 29 May 2016

A very pleasant race around Vulcan, in light but steady conditions. Welcome to a new L34 "Windrush"!

1. Megafreight
2. Faraway
3. Windrush
4. Aquamaniac

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hout Bay Dinghy Regatta, 14-15 May 2016


Hout Bay Yacht Club is holding a dinghy regatta this coming weekend, 14-15 May 2016. Participants invited to contact Theo Yon on 072 448 3235 or email him at theoyon@gmail.com.

The prize-giving will be on the Sunday at 5 p.m. Last Race will be held at 4 p.m. weather permitting. Queries to the club at 021 790 3110.

Attache below are the Poster, Nor, Registration form and Sailing Instructions.

All invited to come down and watch!


Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions