Clubs, Classes, Results

KZN Halcat Championships

Held over 21/22/23 March in Durban Bay by Island Sailing Club a disappointing turnout of 14 boats entered. Friday sailing was held in a good breeze of 12-18 knots near the container terminal. Unfortunately breakages were the order of the day with 5 boats retiring with collapsed masts and torn sails! Saturday saw 3 races sailed, and sailing stopped early in the afternoon due to 20 knot plus winds. Again breakages of several boats occurred. After seeing the ISC lawn ... Read More »

National Judges Seminar: Durban: 28 – 30 March 2014

Lance Burger and Alan Keen, International Judges, will present a National Judges Training Seminar on the weekend of 28 – 30 March 2014. Contents of Seminar The purpose of the seminar is to train people to become more proficient at judging and serving on protest committees and to train people, for those so inclined, to develop the skills to become International Judges.  Participants will have an opportunity to participate in case studies and practice writing up protests. Presenters Alan Keen ... Read More »

Vasco Taverna Mac 24 Hour Endurance Challenge 2014

The 17th MAC 24 hour sponsored by Vasco’s Taverna was held on 15 and 16 March at Milnerton Aquatic Club. There were 26 entries, 4 more boats than last year, with over 225 sailors competing in shifts, sailing for 24 hours. Racing started at 12h00, and at 22h00 a meeting was called as the wind was  averaging over 25 knots, so racing was postponed and restarted again at 04h30 when the winds had moderated. See the pics from Angela Gray ... Read More »

Message from the President of SA Sailing

I would like to clear up a misunderstanding about the “Pathway” document that was posted on the SA Sailing Facebook wall on 14 January under the heading “Here is the new SAS class structure.  Open for comment.” This particular document as it appeared did not in fact reflect a “new SAS class structure”, and had not been approved by the SA Sailing Council or any of the Regional EXCOs.  It was actually one of a number of “work in progress” documents ... Read More »

Hobie 16 Nationals – entries close Friday 7 March

18 Days to go!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Come on – get your entries in. NB: Early entries close this coming Friday, 7 March – if you enter after this date you will be paying an additional R100.00 – we need you to enter to facilitate our organising and finalising numbers – it is extremely difficult guessing! The 2014 Boardwalk Hobie 16 Nationals – Thursday 20 March 2013 to Sunday 23 March 2013 (Friday 21 March is a Public Holiday) We are once ... Read More »

Mykonos Race 2014 – results & pics

From all accounts another great event. Despite the wind not playing ball on Friday and the bulk of the fleet retiring due to no wind (there were 10 finishers) the pursuit race on Saturday made up for it. Results for the race are below, as well as links to pics from Trevor Wilkins. https://plus.google.com/+TrevorWilkins/posts/LSwbjJTKE5q?gpinv=AMIXal8uj–vzPtFvT3B11x7Q4CsoddvP4wRlP1tX4ArCfdkHySAo_IN5OdNTIpZnegdtjLnbqPnX5WqZ6qzAmcyJoTqm-mZNGvSgAqu3KZiyNyPbmmEjuU&cfem=1 https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5985816084150978673 https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5985896394246914929   RESULTS mykonos Class_Results mykonos Division_OA mykonos Divisions_Results Mykonos_PHRF_Overall mykonos Division_OA mykonos Class_Results mykonos Divisions_Results Read More »

Southern Charter SAS Western Cape Inter-school regatta 2014

by Damian Gibbs results 2014 WC Inter-schools Results JUNIOR results 2014 WC Inter-schools Results HIGH Wynberg Boys High took top podium position at the 2014 SOUTHERN CHARTER SAS WC Inter-schools at Imperial Yacht Club last Sunday. It has been 18 years since they last had their name on the winning high school trophy. The fresh to strong conditions over the two day event challenged the sailors but they ousted Westerford and SACS with strong sailing in the Laser 4.7 fleet. ... Read More »

South African Sailing (SAS) Classes & the Olympic Pathway

Guidelines for SAS Classes Preamble: All Government funding, National Lottery grants, Funding from SASCOC (our national Olympic committee) and the International Olympic committee relies on South African Sailing having an Olympic pathway and a clear development of sailors in that pathway. Development of all classes is the responsibility of the class associations and SAS is there to assist classes with that development. Smaller classes will benefit from being a supporting class in that they will easily be able to organise ... Read More »

First edition of Finn Masters Magazine published

The Finn Class has published the first ever edition of the Finn Masters Magazine and Yearbook. During discussions at the 2013 Finn World Masters in La Rochelle, France, the idea of a dedicated magazine for the ever growing number of Finn masters was put forward. Eight months later the first edition has just been published. This exciting new direction for the Finn class comes at a time when Finn masters numbers are escalating worldwide as aging Finn sailors come to ... Read More »

RC Laser – Impromptu Durban Regatta

Good Day RCLaser Sailors, I think more “Impromptu Regattas” are called for with yesterday proving to be a very enjoyable & competitive morning. Results: Sailwave results for RCLaser Impromptu Regatta 16th February 2014 at The Pond at Blue Lagoon 2014 Some stats from the day 11 entries on the start line, biggest fleet since the Nationals Light north easterly picking up during the morning with some big switches to the east that were great if you got them right! Hot ... Read More »

Midsummer Fling Regatta – Mount Gay Al Wins

  The Midsummer Fling regatta once again provided some excellent racing in Table Bay, with Mount Gay Al winning 5 of the 6 races in IRC. Their sponsor hosted a Mount Gay party to launch the new brand in RSA, with pretty girls serving this delicious rum. In Division 1, JJ Provoyeur took the honours on After You just a shade ahead of Ray of Light (Michael Kavanagh). For results follow this link: http://sailing.co.zamidsummer-fling-regatta-2014-results/ Follow these links to pic by ... Read More »