What a great afternoon and evening was had by all that were on or by the river on Saturday.
We sailed one race to complete the NSRI/ Frostbite regatta with a gusty wind and not too much water . The winner in the Laser Fleet and largest class was Frank. The Finns were won by Andrew and the Sonnets by Tim with Lauren and Brigitte helping at the front on different races. The Tera Sport class was won by Jamie and the Open B by Jenna Bailes on a Tera Pro. Well done to you all.
After the race we reintroduced the Sail Past, it was great to see the boats sailing past the Commodore and saluting him. Luckily afterwards he changed as he got a bit of a wetting from some of our members.
We then got onto building the burger night which was enjoyed by all from all accounts we also made more money than our target which is great. The raffle is still continuing until the 22 May if anybody wants to still buy tickets at R10-00, some very nice prizes and remember it is for the junior team going to the J22 Junior Nationals at TYC. If you would like to buy some please contact Tim @ o827811770.
Our Junior Team going to the J22 are Justin Harth, Patrick Butler, Sophie Hynch and Jamie McGillivary with their coach Darryl and some spectating/ driver parents.
Well that is all for now folks.
Will let you know of anymore news and those lucky people who won the raffle.
Remember the AGM on 28 June at 11-00 notice to follow later.
Hello to you all
Last weekend saw a number of our sailors join the keelers to sail in Algoa week. They seemed to have fun and learnt all about big boat sailing. In fleet 1 line honours and 1st on handicap was Nemesis skippered by Tony x Sigi Bailes with Andrew Martin on board. The Arnolds were on their boat Adamo skippered by Steve and included Debbie, Sarah, also Colin Benadie and Sophie Hynch. On board Malgas was William Fraser and on Wild Thing was Justin Harth and Cameron Martin. A good selection of our senior and junior sailors.
After a recalculation of the overall results for ABYC Interclub held the weekend before it was confirmed that RYC won overall ( this is the addition of Senior and Junior fleets) Yeh, Yeh !!!
This Saturday sees us return to the river for the last sailing of the current season to sail races 3 x 4 of the NSRI/ Frostbite series. The first race will not be before 14-30.
After the racing it will be time to party when we will be having the build a burger evening with craft beer, this is the only fund raiser for our Junior Team who will be taking part in the J22 Interclub Youth Nationals in June at TYC. The burgers will be R25-00 and with a craft beer it will be R55-00 so please all of you come and support your club and the juniors that will represent it. There will also be a raffle with some great prizes of nights at the City Lodge and also breakfasts at a mere R10-00 a ticket that is great value, so bring lots of money with you.
On Saturday morning the Blue Water Bay Canoe Club will be holding time trials but they will be off the water before we start sailing, this is just a friendly note in case you arrive and think you are at the wrong club.
Rhona has Thule Roof Racks for sale if anybody is interested and they will be at the club on Saturday for viewing.
Well that’s it for now folks, see you all on the river on Saturday ( it looks like a great day for sailing) and afterwards at the party J
Hello to you all.
Hope you all had a great Easter, although the weather wasn’t very pleasant, glad there was no sailing on Sunday.
Would like to congratulate the winners of the Autumn series, in the Laser class Sherri Drake hotly pursued by Dad Ken. Finn class Andrew Martin, Sonnet class Tim & Brigitte Jones and last but not least the Open B class Meghan Jones with Jamie in second place. Go girl power.
This Sunday we will be sailing races 3 & 4 of Special Trophy II series with the first start not before 11-00, at the moment it looks like being a great day for sailing on the river so see you then.
The season is drawing to an end and we only have three more Sundays to sail so hope you will all come to make use of the river which is quite full after all the rain !!!!
Cheers for now
Hello to you all
Some good racing was had on Sunday for races 3 & 4 of the Autumn Series, although Frank has still not got the measure of Ralph yet. It would appear that everybody enjoyed the shorter courses. There were a few sailors that borrowed boats which made for interesting sailing. With my view from near the back it was great to watch Ken suddenly try and sail a bit harder when he found Sherri was on his tail. But I think the best was when the Arnold’s (with the help of a coach boat—– I would fire them if I was you) decided to stop for tea or were they looking for the Easter Bunny on their own quite large island of water hyacinth after much (#@$$#) they managed to free themselves and finished the race
I think we would all like to Congratulate Justin on being awarded his full colours for sailing from Grey High, well done Justin !!!!
On Sunday 12 April we will be sailing Special Trophy II races 3 & 4 with a not before 11-00 start.
All remains is to wish you all a Happy Easter and for those travelling safe journey and see you back on the river.
What a great turnout we had for Class Champs this past weekend, it was good to see some faces that haven’t been around too much ( hope you will continue to sail now the bug has bitten again ). Have a look here for loads of pictures : click
With 22 boats on the water it was a good sight. We had the launching of the Arnold’s new Sonnet ( enjoy sailing her when you have learnt how ) and also the Commodores wife sailing a race all the way down to E but then forgot to go round X but a great effort Michelle… next week you will finish !!
The results are as follows : 1st in the Laser class ( on a radial ) Trevor Kitson, 2nd on a full rig Frank Collier ( and so the battle carries on !) In the Open B 1st Sophie Hynch and 2nd Jamie McGillivray both on Tera’s. In the Finn class it would seem nobody could beat the old man 1st Ralph Hodgen and 2nd Pierre Goosen and finally in the Sonnet class Tim Jones with numerous female crews and 2nd Steve x Debbie Arnold well done to you all and everybody else who sailed with some very weird winds on Saturday and good on Sunday but seems sand banks were the order of the day !!!!
This coming Sunday sees us sail Races 3 & 4 of the Autumn Series with a start not before 12-00. The following weekend is Easter so you can all have a rest and try and find the Easter Bunnies ( I have found one or two in the front boatsheds so guess there are more somewhere else).
PLEASE NOTE the following changes to the sailing calendar write them done now ( I will remind you later )
12 April 11-00 start will be Special Trophy II races 3 & 4
There will be no sailing on Saturday 18 April or 2 May . We are combining the two regatta’s to form NSRI Frostbite Regatta which will be sailed as follows: Sunday 19 April a start of not before 14-00 races 1 & 2. On Sunday 3 May a start also not before 14-00 races 3 & 4. And after racing we will have the close of season party.
In closing I would like to know if anybody has or knows of a Laser 4.7 bottom section that their kid has grown out of and wants to sell.
That’s all for now folks, see you on the river on Sunday.
A downscaled Fairweather Pam
Hello to Everybody
A gusty south westerly was the order of the day on Sunday and it appears was not too popular with some sailors in the village, hence a few capsizes happened notably Ralph who felt he really didn’t want to lose his boat so sat in the water till the wind pulled him and it back upright losing a few places in the process, Big Andrew went over and filled up with water reminding him that he really should fix his boat before sailing this weekend. It was good to see 8 boats on the water and Justin sailing his sonnet singlehanded when sister bailed out ( in my experience there are certain combinations that don’t usually work on the boat and that is one of them !! )
It was good to see the juniors out on the water at Darryl’s sailing school and even one Dad got back onto the water after not sailing for years ( the bug never leaves you) and raced a Gypsy.
This weekend sees us sailing Class Champs races 1&2 on Saturday with a 15-00 start and Sunday races 3&4 with a 14-00 start. This series is done on a scratch scoring system. Hope that you can all make an attempt to get out onto the river to race. A little birdie has told me some good sailors will be sailing. Also remember the Rose Bowl Trophy ( best three sailors in a family ) is also up for grabs. Perhaps this is why we saw Michelle Martin cruising in a laser on Sunday the plot thickens.
For all Sonnet sailors or any other sailors that might be interested Stephen du Toit will be at our club on Saturday from about lunchtime (Colin will confirm this time later) to help the Sonnets rig their boats talk about sailing them and even take photos and discuss the finer points after the races, this I think would be of interest to all sailors. So please come and support him, I also heard that a new Sonnet is going to be launched that day …….. roll on the bubbly J
Rhona has asked me to let you know that she will be serving a pasta bake supper on Saturday night @ R25-00 for sit down or take away after racing.
The following weekend sees us sailing races 3 & 4 of the Autumn Series on Sunday with a start not before 12-00.
All for now hope the wind gods will be kind and I can see you all on the river.
Cheers for now.
Hello to Everybody
This Sunday we will be sailing Special Trophy 11 as many races as we can before we lose the water etc. The start is not before 14-00, so please come and get back on the river.
We have received good readings from the samples that have been taken by the club. So barring something awful happening it looks like all systems go for Interschool’s.
Darryl will be holding his FUN training weekend on Saturday and Sunday, if anybody is still interested and have not contacted him please do so, it starts at 14-00 on Saturday and the whole of Sunday. The cost is R250-00 per person for the weekend and doesn’t include food. See attached flyer for details.
The galley is still looking for people to help serve teas and lunches etc. , for Interschool’s if you can ,give me a call so I can add you to Rhona’s list
041 3732345. It is only for about 2 hours a shift.
That’s it for now folk’s
Notes from RYC
Hello to you all.
First and foremost a great big CONGRATS to our 16 sailors that won the Senior Interclub at KYC this past weekend and to Sophie who gave RYC a second in the Junior fleet Interclub !!!!!
It is great that we beat some clubs in their own back yard. Our best placed sailors in the top 10 senior fleet were:- 5: Andrew & Angie Ward, 6: Tim & Meghan Jones and 8: Trevor Kitson ( Ed: I notice we are now downsizing since moving to St Francis J )out of 50 entries and Sophie came 7 overall in the Junior fleet out of 30 entries. The full results are on the KYC website. By all accounts it was a great fun regatta , with good wind and a few spills and some disasters just like a normal regatta. Thanks to all of you for going and keeping Redhouse flag flying high.
On the local front it appears that the river is getting cleaner especially near the club, a reading taken last week came back as 4/100ml, way below the 130/100ml allowed, which is great news.
On the subject of Interschool’s, Michelle is still looking for sponsorship only R50-00 per page for members and families, let her know if you can michelle.martin[at]southcity.co.za thanks to all of you that have already sponsored. Rhona is also asking for volunteers to help in the galley, don’t have to do the whole day just lunch or tea time when it gets busy, if you can help please give her a call 041 463 1611.
There is no sailing this weekend as the tides are bad, but hopefully all will be fine for the 1 March when we will sail Special Trophy 2 start not before 14-00 .
Darryl will be holding a training camp on 28 Feb/1 March for all kids needing some practice before the next weekend Interschool’s or for new kids to come and learn so if you know of anybody please let them contact Darryl garner.darryl[at]gmail.com . The cost is R250-00 per child for the weekend.
That’s all for now folks.
Hello to you all.
A good Sunday was had last weekend with the completion of Special Trophy 1. The Sonnet class was won by Tim and Megan Jones and the Finn class by Andrew Martin. It was good to see these two classes on the water, but what happened to the Lasers only 2 on the water !!!!!
On Sunday 8 February we are holding a work party as stated last week to clean up and paint shed doors to date William has heard from no members as to whether they are coming and what help they can bring please let him know ASAP, it is from 9-00 to about 15-00 with wors rolls and liquid refreshment for sale. Williams cell no:072 997 6968.
Also we have only had two sponsors for the Interschools magazine, please contact Michelle at michelle.martin(at)southcity.co.za with your kind sponsorship.
For those of you going to KYC Interclub in two week’s time the NOR etc is on their website.