Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wednesday night racing results

1. Megafreight
2. Faraway
3. Skebenga

They drifted around the course in very light but very pleasant conditions, producing some great scenery in the bay!

Detailed results here.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

LTC Phoenix takes it again!

Wednesday Sailing Results, 25 November 2015

1. LTC Phoenix 
2. Megafreight No 3 
3. Faraway No 3 
4. Skebenga 
5. JML 2 

Detailed results here.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

HBYC 2015 Club Champs Results!

No surprises, Theo Yon and team made the most of the light conditions on the Saturday to comfortably win the event! 

Although the forecasts showed gale-force winds for the weekend, Saturday was extremely light and we worked hard to get the minimum of three races completed! Nevertheless it was pleasant out on the water and the racing was very tight amongst the front of the fleet. Crews were back in good time to watch the RWC final in the clubhouse. 

Sunday was completely blown out with a gale-force black South Easter, and most of us were happy to stay at home until the prize-giving dinner that evening. More on that event will follow later today!


1 LTC 
2 Megafreight
3 Faraway
4 JML2
5 Skebenga
6 JML3

Detailed results here.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wednesday Summer Series Opens!

Results of Race 1:

LTC Phoenix 
JML 2 

Detailed results here

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Summer Opening Cruise, and Club Champs coming soon!

Dear Members,

Our commodore is pleased to announce the Opening Cruise will be on Sunday 25 October! This is always a fun day out, please note the times below. 

Schedule of Events:
12h00    Guests to meet in bar area
13h00    Boats to be on the water
14h00    Sail past and salute to Commodore
15h00    Return to Harbour and the Club. Fires will be lit, braai packs will be on sale.
15h30    Presentation by Theo Yon on his trip to China (30 mins)
17h00    Rugby World Cup semi-final  


Club Champs will be on Saturday and Sunday 31 Oct and 1 Nov 2015.
The Keelboat Prizegiving Dinner will be on the Sunday evening (1 Nov).

Club Champs NoR

Club Champs Prizegiving, Notice and Booking Form

N.B. Booking is essential for the Prizegiving Dinner - see the links above for details.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sunday Racing Results

Last Sunday afternoon race of the season! Wednesday night racing resumes again in early October.

Close racing in a 10 Kt Westerly, saw 1,2,3 all finish within two minutes of each other!

1. Megafreight
2. Faraway
3. Skebenga
4. JML2

Detailed results here!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sunday Racing Results

A small fleet in cold and variable conditions!

Well done to JML, Skebenga and Faraway, in that order!

See full results here.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Theo and Team finish 3rd overall in Quingdao!

The original brief Press Release:

"Local Sailor goes to China
Hout Bay Yacht Club’s Youth Development Trainer, Theo Yon, has been selected to represent the Western Cape to sail in the Qingdao International Regatta from 12-16 August.

Over 60 applications were received but only one team of 5 were chosen so this is a great honour for Theo who has risen up from our junior ranks to now being our youth Sail Trainer and represents our Club at all major regattas.

Due to the generosity of the Club’s Members, Theo departs with R3500 pocket money for extra expenses, plus a new underwater video camera to captures events at the Regatta. On his return, Theo will give a talk at the Club and share his experiences with his colleagues and Members. The camera will then be used for sail training."

More than this, Hout Bay Yacht Club can be extremely proud of this as a pinnacle achievement of its Development Sailing Programme, which continues to thrive. So many members have played a part in this over the years it would be foolish to name any. The spirit and generosity of the members has been fantastic, and I might add Theo has been a well deserved champion in the midst of it. To my mind this is such a good news story at a time when we all need a bit of cheering up!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sunday Racing Results

Five boats turned out in the very light but pleasant conditions!

1. Megafreight No 3 Jendo Ocenasek  4395 
2. Faraway No 3 Chris Sutton  4593 
3. Skebenga Paul Dalton 6093

Full Results here.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

HBYC Christmas in July!

Santa Parker and his Fairies!

Feast in Progress

Glamour Page!

Jurgen was practising his "event photography" here.

Boys will be boys, except these it seems....

This was a great event and very well managed! The food was astonishing  by any standards, never mind the very reasonable ticket price! Lots of folk were involved - a real club effort, lead by the usual suspects, as usual! Attendance was limited to sixty people as I recall, and every seat was taken. Nice to see we still know how to have a good party!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sunday Racing Results

1. Megafreight
2. Aquamania
3. Faraway

Full results here....

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

HBYC Lipton Campaign (HBYC wins first race!)

Heck - what a surprise this morning when I saw HBYC won the first race of Lipton, and are currently lying 1st!!!! Although this is only the first race in a long regatta and anything can happen, this is a small miracle and a story that needs some telling when time allows!

At time of writing, the official provisional results page shows HBYC in #1, ahead even of RCYC, POYC and FBYC. I am blown away! This from our dedicated and talented Theo Yon and crew. This is the culmination of a long series of events one could just about make a movie about - success against all odds, and a fantastic team effort from so many people. I hope we find a journalist to take this one onboard.

Well done to all! Keep it going guys!

See Trevor Wilkins Photos here.

Theo and team on LTC Orion

JML-3 and LTC Orion

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday Racing Results

Sunday 7 June
1. Aquamania Paul Tomes 
2. Megafreight No 3 Jendo Ocenasek 
3. JML 2 Richard Evans
4. Skebenga Paul Dalton

Sunday 14 June
1. Aries JML 3 Lorenzo Yon 
2. Megafreight No 3 Jendo Ocenasek 
3. Faraway No 3 Chris Sutton 
4. Skebenga Paul Dalton

Friday, June 5, 2015

Updated Checklists for CoFs

Please note the vessel Certificate of Fitness checklists have been updated and are available on the SAS website directly - with this easy link.

Alternatively, the link is also published in the Safety Section of this website, via the menu on the home-screen.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

R.I.P. Mike Lundy!

Mike Lundy, far right of the pic, at 2014 "HBYC Orphan's Lunch"
Rest in Peace Mike. 

Mike was a damn fine bloke - that I gathered very quickly from the various times I chatted with him at the yacht club. A gentleman, a great conversationalist, a well known hiker and author of some twenty books on hiking etc, member of the various Cape town hiking clubs etc. He ran a very successful business disposing of insurance assets etc, and was a popular and well known resident of Hout Bay, and in fact of Cape Town.

I suspect he had a lot of other credentials but sadly I was not well enough acquainted with him to say much more - hopefully other club members will supply further info for the website. Certainly he will be remembered as a true gentleman and a thoroughly decent guy, what else can one ask for?

Sincerest condolences to his family.

He is sadly missed at H.B.Y.C.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sunday Sailing Results

Sunday 3 May 2015:

1. Megafreight No 3 Jendo Ocenasek  
2. Aquamania Paul Tomes 
3. JML 2 Richard Evans  
4. Savannah Keith Gemmell  
5. Skebenga Paul Dalton 

Full results here.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

RCYC takes the Sword, Corum gets the Dagger!

Admiral's Regatta 2015


Team Results
Regatta Results
Series Results
John Coles Sprint
The race fleet under "Little Chappies" 

Light and pleasant conditions on the Sunday

L26s battled it out race after race...

More photos here.

RCYC Yacht Corum sailed an absolutely superb regatta to win the Admiral's Dagger. Brilliantly skippered by Paul Vivian, they crossed the line first in every race, whilst also achieving a good number of handicap wins to win the regatta overall, including the John Coles Sprint event! 

Royal Cape Yacht Club was awarded the sword as the leading team.

Despite a relatively small fleet of thirteen entries, sailing conditions were very good with a mix of sailing conditions. Courses were set off Noordhoek beach with steady winds that varied from light to quite fresh. The final race on the Monday was undoubtedly the most memorable in a fresh South Easter off Noordhoek Beach with windspeeds building to over 35 knots at times. Race officer Tom Ambrose set a generous olympic course off the beach which made for some truly spectacular sailing and scenery. The two leading L26s - skippered by Greg Davis and Theo Yon - astonished the fleet by arriving 2nd and 3rd at the first leeward rounding, not too far behind Corum, and ahead of the two Simonis 35s! Another L26 - Macatini - astonished the fleet too with a spectacular broach just after setting their bag at the weather mark. For a short while the keel was in the air but they recovered promptly and sailed on!

A great feature of the regatta was the unofficial class racing between the four L26s, the two Miuras, and the two Simonis 35s. It was great to see HBYC's young Theo Yon sailing excellent races on L26 LTC Orion, often beating the L26 Coordination skippered by the mighty Greg Davis! If it were not for a DSQ due to a poorly executed penalty turn, Theo would have taken the Admirals Dagger and won the regatta!

Hout Bay Yacht Club laid on a lovely lamb spit roast and some music on the Saturday night, and a delicious lamb curry for the prizegiving on the Monday. 

Many thanks to all those from Royal Cape Yacht Club who made the effort to support this event - comments were very positive all round and I am sure we can expect an even batter event in 2016.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Sailing Results

Nice turnout, light breeze - and it seems we have a sponsor for the Winter Series! Details to follow.

1. Megafreight
2. Skebenga
3. Aquamaniac
4. Savannah

Full results here

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Results of the last two Wednesday night races

28 March:

1. Megafreight  4447
2. Hot Ice  4662
3. Faraway  4870
4. Spectrum  5318

Full results here

1 April:

Megafreight  2005
Faraway  2051
Hot Ice  2067
Aries JML  2298
Aquamania  2409

Full results here

Friday, February 13, 2015

News in from SV Revelations, now in Salvador

From: []
Sent: 12 February 2015 08:04 PM
To: 'Hout Bay Yacht Club'

Dear Houtbay Yacht Club

Just to let you guys know;

Yacht Revelations and Yacht Entheos successfully completed the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race to St. Helena.
Revelations was 5 th to cross the finish line and ended up 2 nd in the multi hull class.

Both yachts stayed on for about 5 days in St. Helena and then departed for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
At about the halfway point, due to a high pressure zone - it was decided to rather head for Salvador.
Both yachts arrived safely in Salvador, Brazil on 2 and 3 February 2015 respectively  and we are now moored at Terminal Nautico Da Bahia.
We will be here for around 1 month attending to some repairs and then head off towards the Caribbean stopping at various places along the way.


Wiets Wilken

Monday, January 26, 2015

Spectrum wins 2015 Club Champs!

Megafreight, HBYC Club Champs 2015
HBYC Club Champs were held in almost perfect conditions over 24,25 January 2015. A reasonable turnout of seven very competitive boats was witnessed, with very tight racing in each race over the two days. A total of five races was held in the moderate Northwester that prevailed.

Racing was extremely tight, with two photo-finishes, two reasonable collisions, and a few occasions of competitors trading places during each race! There was a great social at the clubhouse on Saturday night - huge thanks to Shirley and Taffy - who organised great food and some live music to go with it.

Many thanks also to Richard Evans and Chris Sutton who put a lot of work into this event.

The final results, allowing 1 discard,  showed as follows:

1 Spectrum 4 1 1 1 1
2 Megafreight 9 3 2 2 2
3 Savannah 12 2 4 4 2
4 Aries JML 3 13 4 3 3 3
5 Aquamania 21 5 6 6 4
6 Skebenga 21 6 5 5 5
7 Faraway No 3 24 7 7 7 3

Individual race results can be seen here.