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Gul Mirror Worlds. All RSA Teams Drop Places on Day 2

by Richard Crockett The harsh realities of international and world-class competition came home to roost on day 2 after the euphoria of day 1 when two RSA teams were in the top 10. Regrettably all RSA teams dropped in the overall rankings on day two. Despite dropping 2 places overall on day two, Howard Leoto & Shane White remain in the top 10 in 8th overall, and still with results all in the top 10 with the exception of their ... Read More »

29er Worlds. RSA Moving UP the Podium to 2nd Overall

by Richard Crockett After starting the event in 3rd spot after the first 3 races, our RSA team of Benji Daniels & Alex Burger have shown loads of BMT in this 129-boat fleet as they moved up overall on the scoreboard to 2nd after an additional 2 races on day 2. That’s a phenomenal achievement as the 29er is not a boat sailed in any great numbers in this country, so their ability to practice against others locally is seriously ... Read More »

The Offshore Racing Game

by Richard Crockett This is the title of an article in the very first SA Yachting magazine dated October/November 1957. It’s an interesting article for many different reasons. • It mentions the ocean race from Simonstown to Port Elizabeth at the end of 1956. This was organised by the Cruising Association of South Africa (CASA) in conjunction with he Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC). • That race was a follow-on to the Simonstown to Mossel Bay race held the year ... Read More »

Gul Mirror Worlds.  2 RSA Teams in Top 10

Day 1 of the Mirror Worlds ended well for the 6 RSA teams as Howard Leoto & Shane White were 5th overall after 3 races, while Paul & Polly Changuion were 10th. Once the wind had settled into the south west a windward – leeward course was set although the first start ended in a general recall. The fleet got away on the second attempt under a ‘P’ flag. Leoto was 6th and Changuion was 10th. Race 2 was set ... Read More »

29 Worlds. Benji Daniel & Alex Burger At the Top

by Richard Crockett After a really good 3d place overall in the 29er pre-worlds, the RSA pairing of Benji Daniel and Alex Burger continue to sail their hearts out and after the opening day of the worlds are on the podium in 3rd spot after 3 races. They finished 2; 3 & 10th on the opening day in a 131 boat event. With fickle winds, OCS were rampant, leading to black flags. By the final race of the day, 20 ... Read More »

August 2017 Sailor of the Month – Blaine Dodds

One simply runs out of superlatives with which to describe Blaine Dodds and his ability to always be in the hunt for major Hobie titles, irrespective of where he competes in the world. He also has too many podium finishes at world championships to be able to keep count! In the recent Hobie Multiclass Worlds in Holland, Dodds put in a very late charge to end up second in the Hobie 14 Worlds, a title he previously won in 2015. ... Read More »

New Product News. B&G Zeus EVO3

Recognising the need for sailors to be able to see their data from a variety of positions on the boat, the Zeus³ incorporates a high-performance multifunction screen in either 7, 9, 12, and 16-inch widescreen displays incorporating SolarMAX™ HD technology for brilliant daytime visibility and ultra-wide viewing angles. Featuring all-new SolarMAX™ HD technology, Zeus³ enables full use of the of navigation controls in all conditions and situations, and combines an all-weather touchscreen that works even when drenched by a wave ... Read More »

Georgou Divaris – Eden District Sportsman of the Year

by Malcolm Osborne Annually, the Eden District (formerly SWD) Sport Council convenes the Eden District Sports Awards. All the 50 sporting federations in operation in this district are invited to make their nominations in the various categories, most prominent of which are Sportsman and Sportswomen of the Year. Georgou Divaris was nominated by SA Sailing Eden District for Sportsman of the Year, in view of his achievements in the Laser and Fireball classes over the past year. Just prior to ... Read More »

Mirror Worlds Start Today

by Richard Crockett The 2017 GUL Mirror Dinghy World Championships are being hosted by the Restronguet Sailing Club which is located near Falmouth in Cornwall. Racing starts today with 4 races scheduled. The RSA Team is: Grant Ekermans & Helen Jansen Van Vuuren Heinie Wentzel & Mathew Francke Howard Leoto & Shane White Kuba Miszewski & William Gordge Marlon Jones & Lebo January Paul Changuion & Polly Changuion Many of the team competed in the British Nationals as a warm-up ... Read More »

RS Tera Worlds. 7 RSA Teams Competing

by Richard Crockett Yacht Club Carnac, Brittany, France is the venue for these World Championships which kick off with the first race today and runs until Friday. Carnac is one of the most popular sailing venues in northern France. Located in Quiberon Bay it offers the best of the Atlantic breezes, but is also sheltered from the Atlantic swell by the Quiberon peninsula. The RSA team is as follows: Henning Kock Tera Pro Cameron Clark Tera Pro Luke Weddell Tera ... Read More »