Monthly Archives: October 2015

Weekly News from RYC – 14/10/2015

Hello Everybody
What a great turnout we had on Sunday with 17 boats sailing their way down the river to the bridge and back to see how far it really was.( The Island Race was changed to the Bailey Southwell as there is a better tide on 7 February to sail the Island Race. Please note the change but will remind you nearer to the time.) The race started in strong wind with certain Laser sailors wondering about the rig they had chosen but as the race progressed the wind died down but everybody managed to finish within two hours. First round the mark at the bridge was Sherri with William PJ in pursuit but alas they lost out to some bigger sails and lighter boats with Andrew Butler taking the Seniors race from Rod Lockhead with 17 seconds separating them. The Junior race was won by Cameron Hills with Jamie McGillivray in second place.
This weekend and next weekend there is no sailing at the club, on the 24 & 25 October is the George Lakes Interclub regatta.
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The weekend of 31 October & 1 November sees Redhouse having it’s FIRST 24 hour challenge regatta at North End Lake, it starts at 12-00 on the Saturday and finishes at 12-00 on Sunday. More on this event to follow from Tim, but please if you are not going to sail we are looking for help in various sections so if you can help even for an hour or two please let Tim know.
This is a friendly reminder to all sailors if at the beginning of a race or for that matter during a race the bridge fly the “Y” flag ( red & yellow strips ) it means you must wear lifejackets for the whole race . Lifejackets should be carried on your boats even if you are not wearing them. This is a rule like all other rules and will be treated the same way for infringements. Here ends the first lesson.
See you all soon hopefully at North End Lake.
Cheers
Fairweather Pam

NEWS 7/10/2015

Hello to you All
 
It seems like there were a lot of interesting happenings at the club while I was away, but luckily nothing too major happened.
Pleased to see that some of the juniors are giving the seniors a run for their money.
 
This Sunday we will be sailing the Island Cup (wind permitting looks like could be a strong one…. so don’t forget your life jackets!! ) which is the long race to the bridge and round the bouys and then back home, it will be a pursuit race and will not start before 14-30.
Please come and support the club as this is our only race day in October owing to the awful tides this year.
See you all at the river on Sunday.
Here follows a report from Tim on the Eastern Cape Provincial which took place last weekend at Wriggeswade….. Cheers Fairweather Pam
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Redhouse was quite well represented in the end and featured very well in the medals. 
 
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Turn out was good in the Junior, Mirror and Fireball fleets but a bit disappointing in classes like Lasers and Sonnets (not a Finn to be seen and I was the only full rig Laser).
 
The venue is great with lots of space (we had 3 separate courses at times running concurrently) plus lots of camping space – facilities were basic but adequate and I will happily return, so those of you who missed out, put it on your todo list.
 
In terms of results here is a link to the full ones – notable results were:
 
Open Fleet :
 
1st Sonnet RYC John McGillivran Lise McGillivran
2nd Sonnet RYC Colin Bernadie Lauren Hynch
3rd Gypsey RYC Jon Theron Warren Sheil
4th Gypsey RYC Daniel Moore Alistair Barker

Mirror Fleet :

2nd : Sigi Bailes & Tamryn Bailes
10th : Bronwyn van Wyngaardt & Jenna Bailes
 
Laser Fleet :
3rd Tim Jones
Tera Pro :
Sophie Hynch
Tera Sport:
2nd Jamie McGillivray
3rd Meghan Jones