Clubs, Classes, Results

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 »

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 »

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 »

Finn Masters Worlds – follow the South Africans

A fleet of 224 Master Finn sailors have gathered in Poland, and included in that number are two South AFricans. Greg Davis is currently 10th overall and Philip Baum 136th. Follow the progres of Greg Davis and Philip Baum at: http://www.finnworldmaster.com/ Read More »

L26 Class Rules – revised 29 May 2014

L26 Class Rules 29 May 2014 The L26 Class Rules were revised 29 May 2014, so take note of the info below: Please take important note of the attached L26 Class Rules as revised and approved by the vote of the L26 Class Owners’ Association Members on 29 May 2014. It should be noted that these are the class rules that are applicable for Lipton Cup 2014, as per the Lipton Challenge Cup 2014 Notice of Contest. The Class Rules ... Read More »

Fun Sail Weekend in Richards Bay

Are you a dinghy sailor or just interested in spending a great time in the warm winter climate of Richards Bay? You are hereby cordially invited to join us at the Zululand Yacht Club!!! Please see the attached poster for your information. This event is for those who like the thrill and challenge of racing as well as those who want to have fun on the water with their boats and friends. Please contact the Zululand Yacht Club on 0357880256 ... Read More »

The Three Ships KZN Masters Regatta

by Bruce Edward Well, the Natal Laser Masters has now well and truly “morphed” into the Three Ships KZN Masters. It is still for the old bullets (35+) who want to have fun sailing, but it now includes cats (primarily Halcats and H14’s) as well as Lasers. Run in the Durban harbour by Island Sailing Club over the 17th and 18th May, this year’s KZN Masters saw the usual informal fun for which the Regatta is known. We were unable ... Read More »

SA sailors take on the world in Portugal

Johannesburg sailor Emma Clark is relishing the prospect of facing the toughest competitors in her class when she represents South Africa at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Tavira, Portugal from 12-19 July. Clark, who competes in the Laser Radial class, is one of a team of eight sailors announced by SA Sailing. And although she’s just 17, the talented teenager is no stranger to international competition. “I first represented South Africa in 2011, when I was in grade ... Read More »

The MAC Club Champs 2014

By Angela Gray The MAC CLUB CHAMPS held on the 17 & 18 May was a great success with the weather playing ball at long last.  16 boats participated over the weekend & they enjoyed moderate wind conditions along with the much appreciated sun shine. The sailors enjoyed a marvellous weekend of sailing & the beaming faces was testament to that.  We were thrilled to have two Dabchick National Champions sailing at MAC that weekend, namely Jonathan Kukard, who sailed ... Read More »

SAS Dolphin Nationals Championships 2014

Follow this link to the results: dolphin nationals 2014 RESULTS by Marius Fourie The 2014 Dolphin Nationals was hosted by Pretoria Sailing Club at Rietvleidam from 26 – 28 April 2014. The Regatta was fairly well attended with 14 Dolphins competing for the National trophy. The event was well organized by the Dolphin Class Association and the hosting club, PSC. Much appreciation goes to those that took the effort to find sponsors, enabling everyone to receive a token of gratitude ... Read More »

PE’s famous wind abandons sailors

The Port Elizabeth based Algoa Bay Yacht Club sails it’s annual prestige regatta – ABYC Week – annually before the close of the sailing season. Traditionally the regatta has been one that offers mixed sailing conditions, keen competition and loads of laughs. In this year’s regatta it was the idyllic windless conditions over four days that had the most laughs, though. Held over four days from 1 to 4 May 2014, the ‘racing’ was frustrating for sailors used to high ... Read More »