Thursday, April 29, 2010

R4100 up for grabs on Friday . . . .

Come along for the draw at 7pm. No winner last week! R4100 could be yours to retire on an island  . . . .

This is what Dick and Sol missed out on recently because they were not present for the draw.

Ride the BEAST!!!

Calling all you closet motorcyclists, there’s still time to…… RIDE THE BEAST!!
(Breakfast Eating And Sailing Team)

Meet at HBYC for breakfast 8pm on the Public Holiday, Saturday 1st May, followed by a leisurely run towards Cape Point, via Red Hill and Simonstown (subject to route-changes and the odd refreshment stop, which are dependant upon weather and popular vote on the day), returning to the club for a BEAST on the Spit (Maybe bikes should be left at home at this point!)

The weather looks promising; forecast as partly cloudy (more sun than cloud) a high of 21 Deg, and 9Km/h north westerly. 30% chance of precipitation. In sailing and motorcycling terms – a beautiful day!

Kindly note that spouses, family and friends are encouraged to join albeit that they do not necessary wish to ride. Should you be interested in joining this event then kindly forward Jeremy Nel your details with number of Motorcycles, names of Bikers and/or non-participating diners (important to note either Breakfast or BEAST, or both) to . Also kindly include your contact details, e-mail and mobile.

As this is too short a notice to collect dues beforehand, we will take your e-mail advice as a commitment to pay The Galley on the day, whether you then decide to ride or not – we trust you accept this policy for ease of catering.

Cost is R30 for breakfast and R65 for the Beast or R125 all inclusive for the riders, with the small difference being a contribution to some prizes for the bikers. (Beware there might just be some fines too!!!)

See attached the list of entries thus far, some of whom have expressed interest, but not provided numbers and contact details – kindly revert with this ASAP – THANKS!!

Dick & Janet De Kroon
Jeremy Nel
Justin & Fiona Phillips
Chris Howell
Rob & Colleen Lea
Peter Roeloffze
Richard Cooke
Pat & Pat West
Jerry Rogers
Rian Turner
Dudley Turner
Dave Mills
Chris & Rosemary Sutton
Doc & Eleanor
Peter Ridley
George & Joyce Wenman
Jendo Ocenasek

Jeremy Nel

Monday, April 26, 2010

Stad Amsterdam visits Hout Bay!

Stad Amsterdam is a spectacular 250' clipper - following the voyage of Darwin's Beagle on a circumnavigation. See the website.

We were very fortunate to have this magnificent vessel spend Sunday morning in our bay over the past weekend. The Dutch contingent were much in evidence in smart orange blazers, and many out on boats. The heritage foundation fired a number of salutes from the historical cannons at East Fort, with a response from the Stad Amsterdam.

I will post more photos in the gallery as time allows.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Night Draw is R4000 tonight!

Notable celebrities who lost out recently include Sol Kerzner (yes!) and more recently our very own Dick de Kroon. Didn't stop him buying his bike though. Anyway - if you want a chance to win four big ones and a great night of food and fun at our great new club - be there tonight!

You could be rich and famous!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Marinas for Sale Updated 21 April 2010

See the link for Boat Jumble

Ride the Beast!!!

Hi Chaps

As part of our aim to show-case our club by appealing to a broader community, we have decided to host “Ride the Beast” (Breakfast Eating And Sailing Team). This is aimed at all HBYC members who have a bike stowed away somewhere, along with friends and family, so please spread the word. If you have interested parties outside of the club e-mail list, then please forward their details to me in order that I may keep them updated on not only this event, but future events as well.

As the Winter Sailing Series is underway, we are unable to run the event on a Sunday, as would be traditional for such a run, so it will be on Saturday 1st May (Worker’s Day)

The format being as follows:
Meet at HBYC for breakfast from 8.00am, to say 9.30
Depart for run around Cape Point, Signal Hill and Table Mountain, returning to HBYC for a BEAST on the spit at 12.30 (maybe bikes should be left at home at this point?!)

The Galley will provide the breakfast and the BEAST, with potatoes and salad, at cost of R120.00 per head.

Please let me know ASAP as we need to book a BEAST and obviously size thereof is dependent upon us knowing the numbers. Also please see the names above and if you should know someone with a bike who has been excluded, then kindly forward this mail accordingly. This mail will also be sent to all HBYC members under separate cover, so I appologise in advance for you receiving it twice, but this list includes riders outside of the club.

I look forward to hearing from you by return of mail with confirmation of numbers.

Jeremy Nel
Social Officer

(Webmasters trusty 125 to take on "The Beast")

Dick's New Bike

As I previously warned - our club has a rapidly growing motorcycle contingent. We will even have some bike "cruising events" this year according to our new social officer. What is it about yachts, bikes, sportscars and planes that attracts people? Can't be the prices . . .

Here is Dick with his splendid new BMW . . .  Shosholoza 2?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cape Town Sailing Week Broadcasts

Tuesday 20 April SS5 / SS5A / CSN 20:00 – 20:30
Wednesday 21 April SS5 / SS5A 19:00 – 19:30
Thursday 22 April SS-Action 01:00 – 01:30, SS1 / SS1A 07:20 – 07:50,  SS6 / SS6A 11:00 – 11:30
Friday 23 April SS5 / SS5A 14:00 – 14:30
Saturday 24 April SS-Action 11:00 – 11:30
Sunday 25 April SS5 / SS5A 07:00 – 07:30
Monday 26 April SS6 / SS6A 10:45 – 11:15
Wednesday 28 April SS1 / SS1A 22:00 – 22:30
Thursday 29 April SS2 / SS2A 18:00 – 18:30
Tuesday 4 May SS5 / SS5A 19:00 – 19:30

Updated Calendar

See the updated calendar for the year - with details of sailing, social events, rugby, F1, public holidays, regattas etc etc. For convenience a small window has been placed on the main page. For a full sized calendar, use the link on the right under "Site Map".

You can print your own by selecting the print icon. Note the "Agenda Tab" displays the events in an easy to read format. A hardcopy has also been placed on the club noticeboard - to be updated monthly.

Winter Series Racing is under way!

The first winter series race started yesterday (Sunday) in light but pleasant conditions. Results were:
1. Megafreight
2. Nandi
3. Faraway
4. Savannah
5. Umande DNF

Next race is on Sunday 25 April at 10 am. Note the time. See you there!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Winter Sailing is back!

Winter Sailing Series commences on Sunday 18 April at 15:00. See the updated calendar.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Night Draw resumes - R3800 to be won!

Graham Raynor would have been a winner at the last draw but he was not at the Club last time!
Tonight 7pm - Members draw and many other raffles

Calamari starter R18-00. Strips of calamari, rolled in our special coating and deep fried to a melting tenderness.
Hake R35-00
Fresh hake portions coated in seasoned flour and cooked to a golden finish.
Calamari R45-00
A full portion of calamari coated in our blend of fourteen different herbs and spices and deep-fried.
Chicken Supreme R45-00. Chicken breast stuffed with spinach and blue cheese, seared in lemon infused olive oil and then baked.
Chicken & mushroom pie. R40-00. A favourite among many. Tender chicken and mushroom in puff pastry.
Steak pie R40-00. Tender pieces of steak slowly cooked in a delicious stock and wrapped in puff pastry.
Thai roasted spareribs. R45-00. Icky, sticky succulent ribs, marinated in a Thai sweet and sour sauce, then roasted. This is the genuine finger licking food.
Chargrilled rumpsteak 200gm. R 65-00, 300gm. R 85-00. So, so tender and full of flavour, grilled over a flame the way you like them.

Hamburger R30-00
Chargrilled ground beef on a freshly baked bun.
Cheeseburger R35-00 - as above but topped with a large slice of soft, melting cheddar.
Chicken schnitzel burger R 35-00. A deep fried crumbed schnitzel with our homemade mayo on a freshly baked bun.
Steakroll R45-00 - 100gm sirloin steak chargrilled and served on a bun.

All the above dishes are served with chips, baked potato, rice or veges.

Pete’s special for the day -
Moroccan chicken with caramelized baby onions and pears. R 45-00
Garden salad R20-00
A selection of salad ingredients which the garden produces on the day.
Chips R15-00 ( medium) - R 30-00 ( large). Our chips are regarded as some of the best ever eaten. Cooked with their skin on, they are double fried in a carefully controlled temperature to ensure a crisp and tasty flavour.

Sauces -  Mushroom/ pepper/ mustard R10-00

Ice cream and chocolate sauce R15-00
Creamy vanilla ice cream with a chocolate topping.
Chocolate mousse ice cream R15-00
( see specials board also )
Coffee Filter R10-00
Irish R25-00

Please ask to see what other specials are available. Credit cards welcome.
We do not serve fast food, only fresh food. Please be patient as good food always takes time to prepare.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cape to Rio is back!

The old Cape to Rio is back!       Jan 15 - Feb 11, 2011.

Click here for more details!

Sailing Photos

Relevant HBYC and other Sailing Galleries:

HBYC Gallery
Trevor Wilkins Galleries

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Marinas for Sale

Click here to see the listing of marinas for sale at the moment (in the Boat Jumble Section). This list will be kept updated as new options become available.