Monthly Archives: February 2014

Newsletter 27-Feb-2014

Hello Everybody
Firstly an update on the Knysna regatta kindly sent to me by various members! Would like to congratulate Steve du Toit and Sarah Arnold on coming first in the senior class yah ( and if you are wondering Steve sailed for Redhouse) good result for a Sonnet beating Fireballs etc and Redhouse came third in the Interclub Senior event.
On a lovely Sunday last week we sailed Autumn series 1 & 2 with a morning start we had a good turnout and great to see some sailors out for the first time this year including Ralph on his Finn that seems to be more riverworthy than his Enterprise, a braai was held after enjoyed by all who stayed.
On to this weekend it is the big long one. The Bailey Southwell on Saturday which is to the bridge and back and Island Cup on Sunday which is also to the bridge with a few bouys included before we are allowed to head for home. The start is 15-00 for both days and they are pursuit races. So please all sailors come and sail these two great races, hopefully the Sunday weather will go else where.
Please make sure you remember the dates 15 & 16 March 2014 which is the Eastern Cape Interschools hosted by Redhouse so please all come and support and help where you can, more hands make light work. Of course we expect to see all our own scholar members and friends they have conned into sailing for their schools.If you haven’t let Michelle know that you might sponsor in the brochure please let her know now as time is running out
All for now, see you on the water this weekend.

Newsletter 19-Feb-2014

Hello to you all
Well it seems four of our sailors made the trek to the Lagoooon and a good time was had by all. Sophie came 3rd out of 20 in the Junior fleet.Frans x Tanya Loots came 12th, Andrew Martin 18th and Colin Benadie x Debbie Arnold 20th (fancy your crew Colin hope you got some hot tips!) out of 43.
We also beat ABYC in the overall scores for Interclub, well done to you all. The report was given by one of my roving reporters thanks 🙂
This weekend sees us sailing Autumn Series 1 x 2 with a 11-00 start, there will be a bring and braai after sailing.
Also there will sailing school before racing from 9-30.
The the following weekend we have the long hauls( to the bridge and back with some extra bouys thrown in just for good measure), Bailey Southwell and Island Cup on Saturday and Sunday 1 x 2 March with a 15-00 start both days, there will be a bring x braai on Saturday night, also Sailing School on Sunday morning. It would be good to see some of our student sailors out sailing practicing for Interschools on 15/16 March.
 I hope you have all sent your ID numbers to Benno as he asked for, if not this is a friendly reminder to do so.
Michelle has asked me once again to reminder you that we have space for advertising in the Interschools brochure, Full page R500-00, half page R250-00 and quarter R125-00. For Individuals/ families there is a bargain price of R50-00 per page, so if you forgotten to tell Michelle or wish to advertise please let her know soonest as we haven’t got long to go at
Well that’s all for now .
Hope to see you all on the water on Sunday wind doesn’t look tooooo bad at this stage.

Successful Interclub/Gypsy Africa’s regatta

Well a very successful Interclub/Gypsy Africa’s regatta was held on 25/26 January we had a entry of 40 boats was good to see some of our members we don’t see often on the water but also sad that some of our other members couldn’t make it. There was wind for all and it would seem everybody enjoyed themselves.
This Sunday we sail Special Trophy 11 races 3 & 4 with a 14-00 start the wind doesn’t look too bad at the moment. The following weekend there is no sailing at the club and some of our sailors are off to try lagoon sailing at Knysna. Good Luck to you all !!! and try and win the Interclub.
This is a second reminder to you all that we will be sailing our long races to the bridge and back etc namely Bailey Southwell and Island Cup on Saturday and Sunday 1 & 2 March please make a note to come down and sail these.
The Interschools regatta is on the 15/16 March so please try to get our school students down to sail this it is a great weekend. If any of you are still interested in advertising in the Interschools brochure please contact Michelle on 041 5038669 for prices and space available, all for a good cause.
That’s it for now see on Sunday at the river.