Sunday, May 30, 2010

Winter Series 7

Winter Series 7 was sailed at 10am on Sunday in a fair South Easter, fresh under chappies, but generally great conditions. Megafreight took the honours, followed by Nandi, Faraway, Shosholoza and Savannah. Next race is on Sunday 5 June at 15:00.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cockles and Mussels alive alive-o! and Bubbly of course!

Super 14, Oysters, Mussels, Bubbly at the club! Woah!
More than enough "gees" to go around!
For some it started at lunchtime at Peter and Cathy's open day . . .
Oyster station, with peri-peri chicken!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Caution: Bumper Weekend Ahead!

Firstly, we have Open Day on Saturday (29 May) with Peter and Cathy at Hout Bay Vineyards! As always this is a great social event and a chance to taste some amazing Hout Bay wines! See the invite from Peter and Cathy here. Dont miss it!


Later in the afternoon, we have the Oyster and Mussel Festival at the club, along with the S14 final. What can I say? (Remember to book for this one - no oysters for those who haven't booked)

On Sunday morning, Racing is at 10am, with clear skies and a decent South Easter (15kts or so). Dont miss it! Plus the Turkish Grand Prix later for those who havent had enough.

And did I mention the Friday Night Draw - its about R4-500 now. . . . they've thought of everything . . .

Thursday, May 20, 2010

World Champion Parking!

This has nothing to do with sailing - other than I've seen boats parked much the same - but have a look at this video on YouTube . . . .

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jibsheet 2010/1

Latest Jibsheet can be read in the newsletter section. Download it from here . . . .

Oktoberfest at HBYC! 9 Oktober 2010.

Oompah music und busty frauen mit bieren! Yum!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tales around the Fire! - RYAN SANDES Thursday 17th June at 7pm

Our world famous Capetonian Desert Runner - Ryan Sandes - will be hosting next Fireside tales at the club on Thursday 17 June at 7pm. This is an exceptional event not to be missed by anyone with an interest in extreme achievers, fitness and stamina. We are expecting a large turnout.
For more info on Ryan Sandes see

Marinas for Sale (updated 15 May)

See the link for "Boat Jumble incl. Marinas for Sale" for the latest list at any time.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

HBYC Oyster and Mussel Festival (and bubbly!) – SATURDAY 29th MAY

Remember to book your spot now, as numbers will be limited. Kindly advise the club office, bar or fill in form on notice board with details of those wishing to attend. Further details to follow, including time of event which is dependent upon that of the Super 14 Final – picture the scene; scoffing oysters and champagne while watching your favorite team playing the final – NOT TOO SHABBY IS IT?!

Knysna Webcam is back!

We have re-established the link to the Knysna Webcam. It was removed at one stage by a general request on the site - that other sites dont link to it. However this was subsequently clarified to say that linking to the site itself is encouraged, but linking directly to the picture to bypass the advertising was not allowed. Anyway - its a great site. It was established to show visiting boats the state of play in the heads, to avoid incessant calls to the volunteers that advise by radio and phone.

This is the state of the heads as at about 16:45 on Wed. Would you go through?

Find the link on the "site map" on the right hand side, or click here if you wish . . .  

Monday, May 3, 2010

Winter Series 3

Winter series 3 was sailed on Sunday 2 May, in light but generally excellent conditions in the bay. We amanaged to squeeze in 2 races - Race 1 was won by Faraway, Megafreight 2nd, and Savannah 3rd. The second race was a fun race just between Megs and Faraway, with Megs taking a convincing lead in the second race.  What a brilliant weekend after the bike ride as well . . . . the marina boat has a nice new pair (of engines) and we used it as a committee boat. Peter R brought some good refreshments and we had a great time officiating the race - in future races this may be the place to be . . .

The Beast!

Jeremy and team have done it again! "The Beast" was a great success with twenty bikes turning up for the ride, including breakfast and the spit-braai! There were huge tourers, choppers, cruisers, delivery bikes, large offroaders, and even a few scooters, including Peter Roeloffzes three Vespas! What a procession! The tour included a few stops for refreshments in a dodgy establishment in Kommetjie (befitting these dodgy looking bikers), and also a stop in Noordhoek at "The Toad". No accidents reported, no protests and no requests for redress.  . . . makes you think doesnt it! I hope we have another one soon!

Thanks to Janet for the pics. See the rest here.