Clubs, Classes, Results

The Sturrock Shipping Cape Point Challenge

12th / 13th April at Fishhoek Beach Sailing Club This turned out to be a wonderful event with some excellent ‘calls’ by the race committee. I think everybody underestimates the amount of work that goes into organising an event like this. Generous sponsorship once again by Sturrock shipping enabled FHBSC to donate over R 20,000 of our entry fees to the NSRI. The NSRI were on standby on both Saturday and Sunday and if you saw how quickly that the ... Read More »

Hobie Triple Crown – Langebaan

The final round of the Triple Crown Series was held in Langebaan on Saturday 5th April. It was good to see our newest Tiger Owner Sydney Jacobs and son Steven Sailing. Also there was Danie Snyman sailing a Tornado which proved fast in the lighter stuff. The fleet got away in a variable ESE wind on a falling tide at 12.00 noon with a Le Mans Start from the beach. Alan Lawrence standing in the water with his spinnaker already ... Read More »

2014 J22 World Championships – update

This years J22 Worlds is on the Vaal Dam as international competitors seldom sail on the sea and apparently are not keen on the conditions this can sometimes present. Consideration of this factor has secured entries from the Cayman Islands and Germany. So far there is a total of 29 confirmed entries. The Jury is made up of ISAF accredited judges from Germany, United Kingdom and South Africa with Dave Rushton as the Race Officer. With Denysville having three established ... Read More »

Southern Charter Grand Slam Easter Regatta – ENTER NOW

southern charter easter regatta ENTRIES 20140403 Entries for GS4 Entries currently stand at 82 – with the full list attached. Optimists lead the way with 15 entries closely followed by Full Rig Laser (13) and 29er (11). Are we going to see Extras, 505, Hobie Tiger, or Hobie 14 at the event? Sonnets, Tera and Finns bring up the bottom of the entry list with 2 each – I am sure we are expecting far bigger fleets in these classes! ... Read More »

Hobie Hout Bay Haul

As can be seen from the poster and the picture, this will be the revival of an event that was last held in the 80’s! Many people perceive Hout Bay to be a fluky sailing venue, however the south-westerly as well as the northerly and north-westerly’s offer fantastic racing in the bay with clear, steady breezes. Should the wind be out of the south, we will have an informal race off the beach to the bridge boat which will be ... Read More »

Margo Mackay night race 2014

I had the pleasure of sailing the Margo Mackay night race this past weekend. After arriving nice and early at SYC, I managed to carry out some maintenance on my “magic ‘Pora Fly” I was ready to launch by 14h30. Due to crew issues my colleague Ben Mienie, who had just finished launching his Krokodil, suggested that we “join up” and sail on one of our Dragonflies. So after having my Dragonfly on the slip way, I returned it to ... Read More »

Hobie 16 Nationals – Results

Results as of 8:36 on March 24, 2014 Overall Sailed: 9, Discards: 1, To count: 8, Entries: 30, Scoring system: Appendix A Rank BowNumber SailNo Club HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Nett 1st 25 888 KYC Blaine Dodds Roxanne Dodds 1.0 (8.0) 4.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 13.0 2nd 24 1001 KYC William Edwards Lucinda Edwards (3.0) 1.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 15.0 3rd 15 109132 FHBSC Belinda Hayward ... Read More »

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 »