Monday, July 30, 2012

Lipton Auction 2012

The Lipton Auction has returned in 2012 after a break over the last two years. Returned with avengeance I should say! Over R20k was raised to support the club's youth-sailing campaign for Lipton 2012, hot on the heels of their brilliant success at the PicknPay Youth Regatta (previous post). I understand the hangovers were also at least on a par with the Mexican Party, and the general clowning-about hit a new record too! Thanks to Jeremy and all members who contributed the pictures - not bad for cellphones in low light I think!
Click on them for full size!
Tony of RCYC handing over the trophy to HBYC's JML team.
How cool is that!

The obligatory picture of Jurgen who gets into every slideshow somehow!
Must be his cheerful face!

HBYC paying attention. Can only be prizes, money or wet T-shirts . . .

The "Mystery Prize" that Robin Parker very kindy bought for R450, thus saving the club the need to display it in the entrance way. . .

Wow - a wave jumper! Look out for this one next year.

The Auction chief conspirators, (acting) el-Commodore Jeremy, and Robin Parker (also acting). Would you buy a used teapot from these two?

More next year! Meanwhile, well dne again to JML-3 and all the best for Lipton 2012!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Great Results for HBYC Youth Sailing!

News just in: HBYC receive the official JML trophy from the PicknPay Youth Regatta! Ha!
Click on the pics to see full-size.
Miles of Smiles!
Sam is the proud looking man on the left!
What a team! You go guys!
See the rest of these great pics on Trevor Wilkins excellent galleries here.
HBYC Youth Sailing team came 3rd overall, 3rd in the L26 class, and first of the JML boats in the recent PicknPay Youth Regatta at RCYC. This is an outstanding first result for this new team! All credit to Sam and the others involved in supporting them. We seem to have some great momentum for Lipton next month. Please remember to support them generously at the Lipton Auction on Friday 27 July!

Full results on RCYC website here:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Development Sailing gets a boost!

We have a lovely example of an 09er hanging above the fireplace in the club. it is part of a fund-raising initiative to incerase the numbers in the club fleet, now that we have an active development sailing team, and great facilities for storage.

250 Raffle tickets are for sale at R100 each - that would raise a nice sum to get some flash new dinghies! Plus there are some fun rules where you can fine your mates for sundry misdemeanours - they have to chuck some change into the hull of the boat then!

Don't forget to bring stuff for the Lipton Auction - its back again and we want to do everything possible for the junior sailing campaign! Thanks already to Debbie of Face Place who has donated a full body massage and Ian and Barry of MICA for kind donation.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tequila Sunrise, almost . . .

 Tequila Sunrise . . .
El Commodore and Party!
 Tequila Mockingbird?
Tequila da Bull?
If you want tequila some time, there are another 120 odd pics
(very odd pics at that) in the slideshow and gallery.
Click on the slideshow or the Photos Link to enter at your own risque. . .