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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. 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 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 »

Mac 24-Hour Race

15-16 March at Milnerton Aquatic Club (MAC). Information from:     Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – Sun setting on Maserati’s Race

Maserati and Giovanni Soldini continue to lead fleet 180 miles off Rio de Janeiro Arrival forecast for morning of January 15th Well within Cape2Rio record time Exactly 10 days after casting off from Cape Town (SA) at precisely 12h00 GMT on January 14th, Maserati is making a speed of 16 knots 180 miles from Rio de Janeiro and the finish-line of the Cape2Rio Yacht Race. The current record for the longest race between two continents in the southern hemisphere (3,300 ... Read More »

Cape to Rio race – Day 10 results and positions

Day_10_Tuesday__140800GMT_Daily_Position_Report_PRINT_EMAIL All eyes are on Maserati as she should power into Rio soon – and if she does she will not just break the record, but will smash it. The last 60 to 100 nautical miles is always light and exceptionally testing, although this is unlikely to affect her record chances significantly. Soldidni has sailed a great race and positioned his trusty steed really well all race. Of interest is the fact that the entire fleet in now west of ... Read More »

Cape to Rio race – Maserati will finish within 24 Hours

Maserati is just 500 miles out of Rio de Janeiro Arriving in Rio on evening of January 14th or morning of 15th Maserati’s pace slowed overnight, but she continues to hold a solid lead and still has 500 miles to cover to get to Rio. Her nearest rivals are now lagging well behind: the Australian 52’ Scarlet Runner is a good 700 miles in her wake Explora is a further 50 miles back. “There was much less wind than forecast overnight,” ... Read More »