Clubs, Classes, Results

Southern Charter Grand Slam 3 – enter now for this weekends racing

A reminder that you need to enter online for the Southern Charter Grandslam at Hermanus Yacht Club this weekend! Follow the link to complete the Entry Form: This is a great regatta and looks like is going to be fun for the whole family. Here’s a whole lot more amazing reasons to be there! * Great Multihull and Dinghy Fleet expected! * Friday afternoon optional training from 16h00 for all classes * Friday bring and braai and DJ * ... Read More »

2014 J22 World Championships – updated news

from Sharin Richmond A highlight in any Class’s sailing calendar is a “world championship” and in 2014 South Africa can certainly stand proud regarding these events. The last J22 World Championships were held in 2007 in Durban and succeeded in putting South Africa on the map in the J class for good organisation, competitive, well administered sailing, great conditions and, as always, friendly SA people. The interest this year has shown that 2007 has not been forgotten. With 3 SA ... Read More »

Hobie 16 Worlds – RSA Team right up there

William & Lucinda Edwards 2nd overall after 3 races with Blaine & Roxanne Dodds 6thDay three of Hobie 16 Masters Class delivers! The third day of racing started with perfect conditions for Hobie sailing, getting the boats in the fourth race off beach at 9:30 to take advantage of the 15-20 knot winds. Former Hobie 16 World Champion, Blain Dodds and daughter Roxanne Dodds were 8th at the first weather mark. At the second weather mark they moved into third ... Read More »

Mosquito Catamaran National Championships 2013

By Saskia Stemmett The 2013 Mosquito Nationals was held at Hermanus Yacht Club from 14-16 December, a first for the Mosquito Class.  We were all looking forward to sailing at a different venue with the challenges that came with it.  There was a worry that the shallow water would prove problematic however the amazing venue and beautiful surroundings proved an overriding factor and was a great draw card for competitors, with two boats travelling all the way from Mossel Bay ... Read More »

RC Lasers Valentines Regatta

report by RCL 120 After some debate about the possibility of rain before sailing yesterday it was decided to ‘give it a go’ which was the correct decision. The rain in general held off with maybe a drop or two in one of the 9 races that were sailed. The wind was from the south west with the strength being from a little nose diving on the run to complete drifting and everything in between. The shifts couldn’t be called ... Read More »

PSC Charity Regatta and Finn Highveld Champs

by Tim Addison On the 25th and 26th of January Pretoria Sailing Club held its flagship event, the multi-class Charity regatta. This regatta is in aid of the National Sea Rescue Institute, and has been on the calendar since 1964. In past years there have been more than 100 boats on the water, but on this occasion there were about 70. The regatta also hosted the Finn Highveld Championships, and attracted an entry of 21 Finns. This was an excellent ... Read More »

Hobie 16 Worlds – strong RSA Teams compete

South African sailors have a rich heritage of success in Hobie 16 World Championships – so let’s see if our teams can add to this impressive list at the 20th Hobie 16 World Championships. These are being sailed 139 Kilometres south of Sydney in the small tourist town of Huskisson which nestles at the entrance of Currambene Creek on the edge of the pristine waters of magnificent Jervis Bay. The spectacular regatta location is the white sandy Huskisson Beach. The ... Read More »

Flying 15 Provincial champs

The Flying Fifteen team of Steve Hegerstrom and Siya Vato ended the fourth day of racing victoriously claiming victory from the duo of Patrick Harris and Jeremy Kriek who have dominated the class over the last decade. Finishing third were Myles White and Estelle Buys with Martin Zimmerman sailing with Neil Yelland driving their classic FF hard to finish fourth in a competitive fleet. Thirteen races were sailed in total over the four days of the Flying Fifteen Regional Class ... Read More »

MDM All-Comers Series at ZVYC

Round’s 1 & 2 of the MDM All-comers series was held this past weekend.  The moderate southerly wind made conditions ideal for pursuit racing The fleet was split into two classes senior and junior.  The seniors first race (in a mildly freshening 10 to 15 knot breeze) was dominated by the three 470’s who took out a whopping 9 minutes on the three Lasers and lone Sonnet beating them by 3 minutes over the line.  The 470assault was lead by ... Read More »

Hobie 14 Western Cape Provincials – 2014

The Hobie 14 Provincial Champs can only be described as ‘Fantastic’ – 12 races, a dream race officer Neville Norton, winds ranging from 8 to about 15 knots, warm water, sun, TSC hospitality and good company. Neville had to tell us to go home after 6 races each day! The results below and attached do not tell the whole story. The racing was close, very close with only 3 to 5 minutes separating first to last at the end of ... Read More »

Port Owen River Race

report by Kirsten Veenstra This past weekend saw the annual Port Owen River Race, a regatta in the Western Cape Dinghy Epic Series, which includes the non-conventional, round-the-cans regattas. The event is becoming a firm favourite due to its fun nature of sailing on the river and dealing with very strong tides and the combination of river and St Helena Bay sailing in a picturesque setting. The weekend was a beautiful and hot West Coast summer weekend – and saw ... Read More »

Middle of the Dam Series – Vaal Dam

2013-2014 NKA MOD Summer Series 2014 King of the Vaal 2014 J22 Practice Series 2014 King of the Vaal 2014 J22 Practice Series Report by Kathy Manten Great fun on the water on Sunday the 26 January. Middle of the dam racing was held at the end of January as the Round The Island will be held on the first weekend of February. 13 boats participated with six J22s in the fleet. The J Sailors are starting to get their ... Read More »

Hobie Class – Richards Bay to Durban Long-haul

Saturday 25 January 2014 Looking at the long range weather forecasts the record of 6 hours and 30 minutes set in 2012 by Lee Hawkins & Ollie Burnett on a Hobie Tiger could be under threat as strong south westerly winds are due to blow from the start all the way to the finish. The race starts on Saturday. So far the entry is as follows: 4 Hobie 16s 5 Hobie Tigers 1 Tornado 2 Nacra F20 Carbon The SAS ... Read More »