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Youth Olympics – RSA Sailing Team report

Rob Holden reports The opening ceremony was amazing with a great atmosphere. We got home at23h00 and were up to have breakfast at 06h00 and on the bus at 07h00. We arrived at the venue at 09h00 and rigged boats in a promising 6 knots, but with a bit of rain. The plan was for a practice race at 13h00 and by the time we got onto the course the rain had stopped and we had a steady 6-7 knots ... Read More »

Hobie World Cat 2014 – Dodds’ 3rd

The Australian Hobie 16 team of James Wierzbowski & Pip Pietro Monaco have won the Hobie World Cat 2014. Second was the Danish team of Daniel and Nicolaj Björnholt with Blaine & Roxanne Dodds from South Africa third. This was after 11 races. On the third day the teams in the top ranking were highly motivated as for ‘team Dodds’ conditions were similar to the South African conditions they are used to. But the Germans and South Africans were unable ... Read More »

The Top 10 Hobie 16 Sailors meet

The Hobie Cat World has brought together the 10 best Hobie 16 teams to a regatta on the popular island of Sylt off Northern Germany. Ten thousand of spectators come to the beach of the island Westerland to watch exciting races live in the waves of the North Sea. The Hobie World Cat is an invitation regatta in which teams from all over the world can apply. The organizers will then decide which team will get one of the famous ... Read More »

4th Entry for Vasco da Gama Race

Interest in the Vasco da Gama Race from Durban to Port Elizabeth is growing steadily, with interest from all around the country. The race starts on 25 April 2015. The 4th entry to be received is from Point Yacht Club Honorary President, Vernon Goss who will be sailing his Hanse 43 Bellissama. Goss is no stranger to this race, having done numerous Vasco races to East London, and more recently from Maputo to Durban. His son James, a well known ... Read More »

Gordons Bay Yacht Club Gaul Regatta – enter now

The annual flagship event of the Gordons Bay Yacht  Club is the popular Gaul Regatta, this event will be held on the 5 – 7 September 2014. The regatta is once again being generously sponsored by Riso Africa. The event makes provision for the IRC fleet, as well as club division 1 and 2. Many prizes are up for grabs as well as a lot of fun to be had both on and off the water. We would like to ... Read More »

Round Britain & Ireland Record Broken

Sidney Gavignet and the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 trimaran crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race with an elapsed time of 3 days, 3 hours, 32 minutes, 36 seconds – a record breaking time by a mere 16 seconds. What’s more, the record was held by the 140-foot Banque Populaire 5, so Gavignet and his crew, which included South Africa’s Jan Dekker, beat a record set by a boat twice their size! ... Read More »

Youth Olympic Games – 2 South Africans competing

Two South African sailors, Calvin Gibbs and Megan Robertson, are competing in this event. Rob Holden reports: Team RSA arrived at the youth Olympic Village at 17h00 yesterday after a long flight to Hong Kong and a 2 hour delay on the apron at Hong Kong. The SASCOC team has been great in their organisation and dealing with problems. They always go beyond the call of duty to assist us if we have problems. Each code manager gets a sim ... Read More »

505 Worlds – Who will be the 505 King of Kiel?

With more than 170 teams entered from 16 nations, including 6 from South Africa, the SAP 505 World Championship will be one of the toughest challenges on the international sailing circuit this year. Racing started on 13 August, and is being hosted by Kieler Yacht Club on the site of the 1972 Olympic Regatta. The South Africans are: Alexander & Warwick Ham Peter & Thomas Funke Jonathan Ham & Arne Lanatowitz James Largier & Richard Hutton-squire Anthony Parker & Ferdinand ... Read More »

South African Sailing (SAS) AGM – this Saturday

SAS holds it AGM on Saturday 16 August 2014 in Johannesburg at Victoria Lake Club (VLC) at 11h00. If you are interested in finding out more about what SAS does for you as a sailor, the documents below give good insight. SAS AGM 2014 SAS Chairmans report 2013-2014 SAS AGM 2014 REPORT OF THE SAILING MANAGEMENT STANDING COMMITTEE for 2013_2014 SAS AGM 2014 Inland and Offshore Annual Report 17 July 2014 SAS AGM 2014 High performance report 2014 Read More »

Sandefjord : Her Voyage Around the World – DVD Available

This DVD is now sold in aid of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI). The cost is R100 per disk – and orders can be placed by e-mailing: or This DVD tells the story of six spirited adventurers – five young men and a woman – who refitted a battered 50 year old ketch in Durban and sailed her westward; through the islands of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian; around the world in 627 days. The disk is ... Read More »