Monthly Archives: October 2014

Notes from RYC  29 October 2014 – 110Years old !!!!

Hello to you all.

Unfortunately the weather seemed to let us down this weekend in PE and to a certain extent at George Lakes. There was no sailing or many members at RYC this Sunday but there was some good racing and breakages to be had at George Lakes. RYC had 6 members sailing there and a good time was had by some. Frans came 3rd overall in the senior division with his son crewing for him. Colin in 8th place with Lauren managing to stay in the boat for most of Saturday ( her mother is not sure how) and then handing over to Sophie on Sunday ( Sophie sailed the first race on Saturday and was lying 2nd when it went horrible pear shaped with 15 capsizes think that might be a record!!!) and if all accounts are true beat Frans in 2 races, so Tim you had better watch out Colin is on a roll. Trevor came 11th with Patrick just behind in 12th, Pierre came 15th.

Redhouse won the Sonnet Interclub Trophy made by Frans, see pic attached some happy faces there.

We came second in the Senior Interclub with only the host team ahead of us. Well done to you all .

A bit further afield we would like to congratulate Sarah Arnold on receiving her varsity sailing colours from Stellenbosch Well done !!

This Sunday sees our 110 year luncheon and it will be good to see some faces that haven’t been around for awhile. Lunch at 12-00 and hopefully some sailors will sail races 1 & 2 of the summer series afterwards.

The upstairs room has been converted into a chill area for all our youth and is looking quite spruced up , thanks to the Benadie and Jones’s families, but they are looking for old couches, bar stools and chairs if anybody has any they don’t want please let Tim know.

That’s all for now folks see you on Sunday 🙂

Fairweather Pam

NEWS from RYC – 14 October 2014

Very successful short tactical races were held on Sunday 5 October in a great (for some) easterly with a good turnout of boats, with more breakages happening, hopefully they will all get sorted before we start our season in ernest. Like this coming Sunday when we will be sailing the Spring Series as many races as possible ….. me thinks there might be a bit of wind 🙁 . Please note the starting time of first race will be not before 12-00 and not as stated on the calendar.

While some of us were flying across the river a few of our members were braving the swells and waves at Mossel Bay not much wind by all accounts but all who went enjoyed it. Pierre coming 5  in the standard Laser fleet, Colin x Lauren coming 5 in the Sonnet fleet and our great new wonder girl Sophie coming 4 in the Tera Pro and also the getting the cup for 1st girl. Well done to you all !!! and the shore crew.

Our first training camp took place last week in the great wind that was  blowing around and all seven kids had an absolute ball I believe !!

On the 2 November the club will be having a cold buffet luncheon to celebrate our 110 year at 12-00, the invite will follow these notes please let Es know ASAP if you are coming, how many etc, we need the numbers for catering. The races for that day will start at 14-00 after the lunch. So please come along and support your club.

That was the nice part, on a more serious note please can you pay your club subs if you haven’t already done so, as a list of non payers will be placed on the notice board at the beginning of November as per our constitution. Remember if you haven’t paid, you won’t get you SAS card and can’t sail in regattas.

Well that is all for now, remember the party and maybe see you on the water on Sunday.
Fair Weather Pam 🙂