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Cape to Rio race – day 16 results & position reports

Day_16_Monday_200800GMT_Daily_Position_Report_PRINT_WEB For images of Scarlet Runner finishing go to: http://www.cape2rio2014.com/index.php/item/210-photo-s-of-scarlet-runner-crossing-the-finish-line Getting to Rio is proving to be a lot more difficult than some may have envisaged. Overnight Scarlet Runner crossed the line after a highly frustrating 24 hours of little to no wind.Her elapsed time was 15 Days, 5 Hours, 1 minute and 53 seconds, which puts her firmly in second spot overall. The light winds simply extrapolates to lower average speeds and shorter days runs. Despite her size Explora ... Read More »

King of the Vaal (or Queen of the Vaal) – open to all keelboats

25 and 26 January 2014 Incorporating Middle Of The Dam on Sunday 26 January 2014 Venue      Deneysville Aquatic Club Date          25 & 26 January 2014 Classes    Open to all Keelboats King of the Vaal Entry form 2014 King-of-the-Vaal NOR 2014 King of Vaal Sailing Inst 2014 King of Vaal Sailing Inst 2014 King of the Vaal Entry form 2014 Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – day 13 results and position reports

Day_13_Friday_170800GMT_Daily_Position_Report_WEB It’s still light out there and probably very frustrating too as one has to really concentrate hard to get the moving well in light winds. Add the heat which always appears worse when its light, and there are likely to be some unhappy yachties in the middle of the South Atlantic. The only boat to have possibly escaped the light conditions is Scarlet Runner which managed a 24-hour run of 219nm at an average speed of 9.13 knots. With ... Read More »

J22 – 2013 National Champs – FINAL Results

2013 Approved J22_nats_final results right click to open the above file     8 January 2014 Hi All Good news! we have received the final decisions and results of the 2013 J22 Nationals so I can now officially communicate it to you all. The email was received via Wendy from the Chairman of the SAS Sailing Management Committee with the final decision  on 19 December 2013. Our Chairman was already on holiday with no internet communication and she was the ... Read More »

MDM All-Comers Series at ZVYC

The proposed format is as follows: 3 weekends of racing 2 races per Sunday – morning only 26th Jan; 16th Feb; 2nd Mar All class regatta Portsmouth handicap – with adjustment Anybody and everybody welcome Any sailing boat welcome Start and finish at the clubhouse Read More »

ZVYC Open Day – 19 January

ZVYC Open Day – 19 January Don’t forget that on 19 January Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club is hosting an open Day and a dinghy boat show from 09h00 to 15h00. The aim is to have a showcase of the popular and exciting dinghies is South Africa. So, if you have thought of sailing but never got around to finding out about it, now is the time. This open day is for everyone, young and not so young! We will be ... Read More »

ISAF – Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS)

2014 Supplement To 2013-2016 Case Book Published The 2014 supplement to the 2013-2016 Case Book – Interpretations of the Racing Rules has been published on the ISAF website. The 2014 Supplement to the Case Book contains ten new cases that were approved at the ISAF Annual Conference in November 2013. http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/20132016ISAFCaseBookSupplement2014-%5B16130%5D.pdf Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 11

16 January 2014 by Richard Crockett The intention of ‘Talking Sailing” is to occasionally cover topical issues in the sport of sailing, however difficult they may be. So expect some hard-hitting editorials and even controversial observations and comments. But most importantly it will all be about sailing, so your feedback and items of interest are welcome via e-mail. Readers are welcome to forward this on to friends and acquaintances who have an interest in sailing, or get them to send ... Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – Day 12 results and position reports

Day_12_Thursday_160800GMT_Daily_Position_Report_PRINT_EMAIL Todays reports show one thing very plainly and very simply – there has been little wind for the last 24 hours. Of the top 7 boats, Privateer has clocked up the most mileage of 204 nautical miles in 24 hours at an average speed of 8.5 knots. The slowest has been Yolo which covered just 85 miles. How frustrating for all these guys. This also interprets into one harsh reality check, and it’s simply this – none of the ... Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – Rotary Scout Day 10 news

Day 10 – Tuesday 14 January. By Grant Chapman. The early morning watch gradually gained on what appeared to be a yacht off the port bow which we discovered was Mike and Sally Bowker on Jacaranda of Carrick when we finally caught up with them later in the morning. The Bowkers were sailing around the world double-handed in a Van der Stadt Madeira 44 and were including the Cape to Rio race in their 2 year circumnavigation itinerary. The wind ... Read More »

Cape to Rio race – Day 11 results and position reports

Day_11_Wednesday_140800GMT_Daily_Position_Report_PRINT_EMAIL We all really knew that Maserati would, bar any serious mishaps, take line honours in the Cape to Rio race. Few believed that she would break the record in such emphatic style though Her official elapsed time was 10 days; 11 hours; 29 minutes and 57 seconds. On the course there is still much to race for as the overall handicap honours are still up for grabs, although those wanting to win this race will have to buck up ... Read More »

Cape to Rio race – Maserati Takes Line Honours

Maserati finished at around 02h00 GMT this morning with an unofficial time of just under 10 days and 12 hours. The official elapsed time has still to be issued. She sailed a great race and will now have a long wait to see whether she can get the double by adding overall handicap honours to her achievement as well.   Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – Rotary Scout Day 9 news

Day 9 – Monday Evening 13 January. By Grant Chapman. We decided to hoist the big purple spinnaker when the wind was a constant 10knots from behind but not giving enough attention to detail and ensuring that the genoa was tightly hauled in first we made a horrible mess of the whole procedure and managed to tangle the spinnaker around the front halyard and genoa. We hadn’t managed to get the anti-wrap device up before hoisting the spinnaker and the ... Read More »

Round the Island Race 2014 – we want the dinghies back!

Round the Island Race 2014 Hosted by LDYC, Deneysville, Vaal Dam 31 January – 2 February www.ldyc.co.za No gate entry fee for sailors who enter by 15th January. The 56th annual LDYC Round The Island Race Weekend Regatta takes place at Lake Deneysville Yacht Club (LDYC) from Friday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February. Competitors are urged to register before 18h00 on Wednesday 15th January to avoid paying the R100 gate entry fee per person. Entry forms are available on ... Read More »