Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hout Bay Vineyards Open Day 28 November 2009

On recommendation from the webmaster - an event not to be missed! Peter and Cathy have this annual event at their home/estate above Grotto Way. Hout Bay's own prestigious winery! My personal favourite is their Cap Sec bubbly which is outstanding - but all their range is fantastic. Click here for more info! 
(I would also mention Peter and Cathy have offered some of this great produce as prizes for the club champs)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CROCS Summer Regatta at RCYC

DO YOU KNOW THAT ENTRIES FOR THE ABOVE PRESTIGIOUS POPULAR REGATTA CLOSE ON FRIDAY WEEK (4th Dec 2009)?
Format similar to previous years with flexibility to try to set better racing courses, loads of entertainment and “freebies” all details on our website or at Reception.
Great CROCS prizes.
*ENTER WITH OUT DELAY *
Regards, Ron Keytel, Sailing Office, Royal Cape Yacht Club
Tel 021 421 1354 Fax 021 421 6028 Mobile 084 450 8450
E-Mail: ron@rcyc.co.za Website: www.rcyc.co.za

Great Sailing Pics (2)

Ben Ainslie with the JP Morgan Extreme 40 sailing team sail the Extreme 40 catamaran on the River Thames to celebrate Ben Ainslie's triple Olympic gold medal success on September 5, 2008 in London, England.

Great Sailing Pics (1)

The 100-strong fleet sail past the historic three-masted clipper "James Craig" after the start of the annual 628 nautical mile Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, 2008.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wed night sailing cancelled tonight 18 Nov

 . . . due to 40+ kts of South Easter ripping across the bay, forecast to increase by this evening. Come down to the club anyway and enjoy the pub anyway . . . .

UPDATE: Wind is now at 60kts or more in the marina at 20:00. Complete mayhem. Deep Blue Guard Hut is horizontal. Marina entrance portal has lost its roof. Wild spray right over the North and South moles. Yachts are heeling violently and the walkways are snaking around all over the show. Fortunately the swell is moderate as the wind has not gone East yet. Advise all boat owners to check for damage soon.

This poachers dinghy came adrift and washed up in the middle of the beach. Lifejackets courtesy of FV Alistair!

Guard hut blown over, roof of marina entrance has sprung a small leak I think.

Another guard hut went over. Actually a more comfortable angle for a bunk . . .

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday Fun Race

Congrats to Megafreight and Irish Mist who were the only boats to finish as the wind died. It was great to see eight boats on the water for this one!
Race 1 Start Time 14-Nov-09 15:00:00 Race Officer: Mark Hainsworth
Coarse o-s-o-s-f Distance 9.57 nm
Wind WSW Speed 8
Sea 2.5m SW swell
Irish Mist Peter Roeloffze 0.955 0.963 1 14-Nov-09 16:15:49 1.000 4183 7.57
Megafreight Jeremy Nel 1.090 1.000 2 14-Nov-09 16:07:23 2.000 4407 8.52
Savannah Keith Geffen 0.910 0.886 3 14-Nov-09 DNF DNF 9.000 0.00
Shosholoza Dick de Kroon 0.925 0.966 4 14-Nov-09 DNF DNF 9.000 0.00
Quest Justin Phillips 0.840 0.921 5 14-Nov-09 DNF DNF 9.000 0.00
Nandi Nick Fairley 1.005 0.936 6 14-Nov-09 DNF DNF 9.000 0.00
Umanda Charles Howell 0.850 0.946 7 14-Nov-09 DNF DNF 9.000 0.00
Faraway Chris Sutton 1.130 0.930 8 14-Nov-09 DNF DNF 9.000 0.00

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Friday Night Draw now R4400!

FRIDAY NIGHT DRAW FROM 19H00 - PRIZE NOW R4 400!!
BE THERE TO QUALIFY
NO WINNER LAST WEEK (BRUCE BODMER WAS DRAWN)

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSOR FOR PRIZES LAST WEEK
CIRCE LAUNCHES
CENTRAL BOATING
JURGEN DUNCKER
NEIL SLOANE

Algoa Bay Yacht Club closed for now

Algoa Bay Yacht Club is in a bad state after the hurricane about 2 weeks ago.
Please guys, this is serious - they are still receiving yachts from clubs who have not informed their members that ABYC is closed. There are no moorings and they have to raft against fishing boats. These boats start fishing next week and there will be chaos. Please bypass ABYC to either St Francis or East London who have really lovely moorings/clubs.
Your co-operation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Regards, Dee
Algoa Bay Yacht Club
041 5854058

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wed night Sailing cancelled tonight (11 Nov)

Strong N/Wester, rain, and big seas. Yugh.
We will schedule a fun race for Saturday at 15:00. See you then!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Synoptic Chart is back!

SA Weather cunningly hid their best product from all and sundry. Chris found it and now it is back on the weather site, complete with 4 most unusual winter "lows" all around us . . . .

New Google Group for HBYC keelboat sailors

We have created a Google Group (email dist list) for the keelboat sailors. This will be used to advise race times, changes etc etc. If are already receiving these emails you will have been added to this group automatically and will receive an email invite to "accept membership". If you are not on the list, but would like to join, send an email to justin.phillips@mweb.co.za.

Wanted 2nd hand, Furuno Navigator GPS, also 12 volt Mini Hookah.

WANTED 2ND HAND, Furuno Navigator GPS, also 12 volt Mini Hookah. This is a miniature diaphragm compressor with reg and hose for shallow diving, eg anode replacement.
Tony Beks, sv Ragin Cajun. Hout Bay. 0791 500 990
 
See "Boat Jumble" on the Site Map for this and other sale items.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

HBYC Club Champs Regatta Postponed

The regatta originaly scheduled for 7,8 Nov is postponed until further notice due to 40kt Northwesterly winds sweeping the bay. A new date will be advised soon. Thanks to those who put a lot of effort into this so far. Watch this space!

The pic below was taken on Sat 7/11 at 15:00 showing spray lifted off the swells on Hout Bay Beach.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Friday Night Draw now R4300!

FRIDAY NIGHT DRAW
FROM 19H00. PRIZE NOW R4 300 - Be there to qualify!
No winner last week - (JORG VON GERHARDT-WEBER WAS DRAWN)
Thanks to the following sponsors for prizes last week.
CIRCE LAUNCHES NEIL SLOANE JACK HAMMER

Latest Sailing results (Wed 4 Nov)

HBYC Racing Results (NINE BOATS IN THIS RACE!)

Yacht Skipper PHRF Handicap Skipper Position Finish Time Points Corrected Knots Speed

Shosholoza Dick de Kroon 0.925 0.958 1 18:56:07 1.000 2983 9.73
Irish Mist Peter Roeloffze 0.955 0.966 2 18:56:43 2.000 3139 9.63
Aquamania Tojan Winterbach 1.000 0.961 3 18:55:00 3.000 3170 9.93
Megafreight Jendo Ocenasek 1.090 0.928 4 18:53:08 4.000 3226 10.28
Quest Justin Phillips 0.840 0.922 5 19:10:11 5.000 3262 7.78
Faraway Chris Sutton 1.130 0.938 6 18:52:21 6.000 3329 10.43
Enigma James Beaumont 1.170 0.892 7 18:54:48 7.000 3430 9.96
Umunga Charles Howell 0.850 1.000 8 19:20:00 8.000 4080 6.83
Savannah Keith Geffen 0.910 0.929 9 19:22:28 9.000 4184 6.62
Ragtime Dudley Turner 1.000 0.926 10 DNS DNS 16.000 0.00