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Sailor of the Month for July 2014 is Asenathi Jim

Asenathi Jim is our Sailor of the Month. This young man is hot property. So is his sailing crew and mentor, Roger Hudson, and they are getting hotter and hotter the more they compete internationally. They have just won the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland, having made the medal race where they finished ahead of the London Olympic Silver medallist to take Gold. It is their best performance in a 470 regatta. Asenathi is just 22, and already into his ... Read More »

SAILING Magazine – July 2014 issue.

This is our 360th issue. yes, that’s 12 issues each year for the past 30 years! Featured on our cover this month are Roger Hudson and Asenathi Jim who won the 470 class division of Delta Lloyd regatta in Holland. What an awesome sailing team these two are! In this issue we interviewed Roger about this victory and where their campaign is taking them. Our cruise this month is entitled “The Captain’s Wife’s Guide to Charter Life”. We also have ... Read More »

Vasco da Gama Race 2014

by Sophie Thompson Gregg Hurter again took handicap honours in this year’s Vasco da Gama Race after a long hard slog from Maputo to Durban. This well-established highlight on the South African yachting calendar lived up to its reputation of being a gruelling race. On the first night the fleet were hit by a south- westerly cold front moving up the coast, and then were left with light winds and rolling swells for the rest of the race. Less than ... Read More »

Kiel Week – Hurter Brothers in top third of European 29er Champs

The Hurter brothers Euan and Sean appear to be revelling in the 29er European Championships at Kiel Week as they are lying in the top third of the 168 boat fleet in their first major international regatta. After 3 races they are lying 64th in the 168 boat fleet. Euan Hurter said: “There are 186 boats and 4 fleets. The fleets were re-organised and we are now in yellow fleet (47boats). The wind was very light, shifty, and all over ... Read More »

Kiel Week – SA Team take 2nd in Medal Race. 5th Overall

What an incredible result for a team sailing their first major regatta together. Asenathi Jim and Alex Burger finished 2nd in the medal race against some really tough competition – and in doing so raised their overall position from 7th to 5th. Well done guys – what an awesome results and an unforgettable debut on the international circuit for Alex Burger. Read More »

Formula One National Class Championship 2014

F1 nationals 2014 results Bridge Officers Report The event took place at the Vaal Dam on Saturday 14th to Monday 16th June 2014.   It was hosted by Lake Deneys Yacht Club (LDYC), which provided all the resources and hospitality. 10 Boats entered the event, but sadly only 7 competed, 7 of the scheduled 8 races were sailed affording competitors one discard.  Due to damage and crew availability only 6 boats completed 5 races and 5 boats completed the final two ... Read More »

Establishment of a Sailing school in the KZN Midlands

South African Sailing (S A S) with the assistance of the Department of Sports and Recreation together with the Henley Midmar yacht club and other generous sponsors intends establishing a Sail Training establishment at Midmar Dam.  This facility is to cater for those families who wish to introduce their children to the lifetime sport of sailing as well as to provide a platform for interested schools to have sailing as part of their official school sport programme. The instruction will ... Read More »

Kiel Week: 2014 Asenathi Jim and Alex Burger Make Medal race

Making his debut as a 470 crew on the international Olympic circuit is Alex Burger sailing with Asenathi Jim. They have sailed a really good series to qualify for today’s medal race in 7th place. We all deserve to be extremely proud of them and the way they have competed all week as they have fought back from some deep positions and stayed fast and positive at all times. It is fantastic to see Alex gaining this kind of experience, ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 19

  issue – 19 23 June 2014 by Richard Crockett Reader response is welcome. Feel free to forward this to your sailing mates. If you are interested in having a sailing holiday, think no further than Sunsail who have bases throughout the world. Click the links within their advert to get more information. 30 Years of SAILING Magazine Readers may be interested to know that the July issue of SAILING Magazine is its 360th issue – yes that’s 12 issues ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 18

      issue – 18 5 June 2014 by Richard Crockett   Reader response is welcome. As you can see “Talking Sailing” has attracted its first advertiser. So if you are interested in having a sailing holiday, think no further than Sunsail who have bases throughout the world, and support our advertiser. Asenathi Jim and Roger Hudson After a shaky start to their overseas 470 campaign, Asenathi and Roger celebrated three years on the road by winning the Delta ... Read More »

Interclub Youth Championship 2014

Congratulations to  Henry Daniels,  Iliana Boura,  Kirsty Clark on Vulcan Racing (RCYC) on their 1st Place, 2 points behind in 2nd Place BYC with skipper Ryan Robinson and crew Micheala Robinson, Keagan Tiquin and  Yvonne Gerber. 3rd Place went to the TYC J Hakahana skippered by Donovan Kruger with crew Jared Kruger and Tyrone Smith. Results: 2014 J22_youth final Read More »

NKA MOD Results

Provisional results for the NKA MOD Winter Series to date – 19 June 2014. 2014 NKA MOD Winter Series Read More »

KZN Hobie 16 Provincials 2014

KZN Hobie 16 provincials 2016, Point Yacht Club, Vetch’s Beach, Durban Warm sunny days, enough breeze to sail all three days and get in 10 races, a race officer who turned races over without delay, close racing, 20oC water, dolphins playing between the hulls and evening bonfires on the beach – what more could we want? Not much! The 18 boats which sailed had a great time over the June long weekend, following the also-successful Hobie 14 provincials at the ... Read More »

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Announced

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates will host the inaugural 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final through to 2017. The ISAF Sailing World Cup is the annual circuit of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors. Its centre-piece is the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. The Final will bring together the top 20 boats in each Olympic event providing them with an annual challenge to compete against the best of the best for the crown of ISAF Sailing World Cup Champion ... Read More »