LATEST – 17 April 2014
The event has attracted 16 boat entries and about 50 people.
The inclusion of quite a few new H23 owners who self proclaim to be
novices, but who would like to enter, has added another dimension to this event.
We have included a “rally” segment which means that all starts will have a
racing start, but those who wish to follow as non-competitors will be
totally accepted as rally participants, alleviating all the pressures
of racing. I think this has drawn quite a few more entries as the title
MASTERS can be quite misleading. As one novice put it – “give me a dozen
beers and a stop watch and i’ll show them who the master is”
We have 2 non-H23’s (Me-Shell and Windkat) two monster cats shadowing the
event and joining in the social parties that are laid on after each days
sailing. We let them come along so they can carry all the heavy stuff like
30 dozen beers and charcoal etc, we also need their dingies. Lol
13 entries so far and counting, it going be a BIG one.
Remember to enter now!
Still deciding to enter or not watch this and see what you have missed in the past.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-ffL45IZ9s ( Kirsten Veenstra)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBOxgMF0oOg&feature=share (Marna Cilliers)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGYGA0XdFMA (Farid Essack)
Also go to http://www.holiday23.co.za/H23%20on%20You%20Tube.htm for a collection of more Holiday 23 video clips.
Join Facebook and go to the Holiday 23’ers Group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/118839208126218/
Holiday 23er’s – the VAAL DAM MASTERS is an exclusive bi-annual event specially designed for the Holiday 23 family.
History predicts that the Vaal Dam Masters normally attracts about 15 – 20 boats with growing numbers at each meeting. No convincing is needed for those who have been at previous events, but for the new participants, just expect to have fun for a full 6 days with lots of casual sailing and social gatherings. We have also catered for those who prefer to get to the next destination first – so we have races. To keep things simple, there will only be one class – using genoas, furlers, spinnakers or non-spinnakers. Racing results will only indicate the first 5 boats as our main goal will be on fun sailing.
The itinerary is subject to weather conditions.
SATURDAY 26 April
11h00. Meet at Bayshore Marina. Visitors will be directed to allocated moorings. Launching assistance available for out of town guests (Marina sponsored)
11h30 – 13h30. Complementary orange juice at the clubhouse.
14h00. Casual sail to the other side of the big island for a ramp-up ‘n dop.
19h00. Clubhouse – bring and braai – salads and rolls sponsored. Clubhouse entertainment. Music and karioke
SUNDAY 27th April
08h30. Breakfast at clubhouse – sponsored
10h00. Race 1:- Bayshore to North Bay, around committee boat then finish at LDYC (full route subject to weather conditions)
13h00. Lunch at LDYC – sponsored
15h00. Race 2: LDYC to Bayshore
19h00. Dinner at Bayshore clubhouse – sponsored
MONDAY 28th April (public holiday)
08h30. Breakfast at clubhouse – sponsored Lunch packs for each boat – sponsored.
10h00. Race 3:- “Boere Bahamas Race” Bayshore to first power lines then motor/sail to Herberg Hotel Oranjeville
18h30 Ferry to Hotel for dinner.
19h00 Dinner at Hotel – sponsored. Anchor out for evening.
TUESDAY 29th April
Breakfast packs – fruit, home-made muffins, juice and yogurt -sponsored
10h30 Race 4 From power lines to Stilbaai.
13h00 Lunch at Stilbaai – sponsored.
15h00 Race 5 From Stilbaai to Bayshore
19h00 Dinner at Bayshore Clubhouse – sponsored
WEDNESDAY 30th April
08h30. Breakfast at clubhouse – sponsored.
10h30 Race 6 From Bayshore to PNYC.
13h00 Light lunch PNYC – sponsored (bar available)
14h00 Race 7 From PNYC sail or motor to second power lines Villiers route (optional).
Sail or motor to Bird Island.
18h30 Ferry to shore for a braai.- sponsored. Bring own utensils and camping chairs.
Prize giving around the campfire.
Anchor out for the evening
THURSDAY 1st May (public holiday)
Stock up your own pantry from here on – no further food will be supplied.
08h30 Leave Bird Island. Those that prefer can form a flotilla for the way back to the Vaal Dam.
13h00-16h00 Slipping assistance at Bayshore. (Marina sponsored)
For those that are staying on for the weekend, there is a group heading from Bird Island and going further on towards Villiers. Catering will not be sponsored hereafter although food will be planned for in advance.
Entry fee – R200 per boat and R250 per head (26 April – 1 May)
Entry cut off date :- 22 April 2014. Late entries will be accepted, but we will unfortunately not be able to sponsor the food.
Please advise vegetarian preferences on the entry form.
For further information contact:
Ina Vd Westhuisen – 082 610 1032
Allan Rosenberg – 082 410 1723