Clubs, Classes, Results

Vacant Position – Sailing Manager/Trainer

Vacant Position Sailing Manager/Trainer Hout Bay Yacht Club are offering an exciting job opportunity for someone to take responsibility for, and promote, their full sailing programmes including: • Youth Development Training • Controlling and increasing the racing calendar • Managing the use and maintenance of the clubs dinghy and keelboat fleet. The successful applicant will report to, and work closely with, the club’s Flag Officers. The successful candidate will require good organisational and communication skills in addition to personally conducting ... Read More »

LTC Phoenix Admirals Regatta

Hout Bay Yacht Club will be hosting their annual LTC Phoenix Admirals Regatta for the 26th year from 20 – 22 April. This prestigious annual sailing event is one of the classic regattas in the Western Cape Yachting Calendar. Founded in 1991, the regatta’s name has a rather interesting history: The Round Table organisation of Hout Bay decided to run a major fundraiser in 1986. The idea was to proclaim Hout Bay a “Republic”. The idea was daring and promised ... Read More »

Extra Western Cape Champs 2018

by Patrick Loydell There was a large, competitive Extra fleet that consisted of 15 boats on the water. This is by far the most Extra’s that I have lined up against during any regatta, we even managed to get our very own General Recall!!! Among the old (regulars) were three new faces, Gail Wheeler, Taariq Jacobs (managed to get a couple of race wins under his belt) and Sean Mackay . Hopefully we are going to build on these numbers ... Read More »

Tera Class National Champs

by Malcom Osborne The 2018 National Championships for the RS Tera class of sailing dinghies was hosted by Pine Lake Marina at its Swartvlei Lagoon venue. The event attracted 17 boats in the smaller sail Tera Sport category and ten in the Tera Pro category. Participants came from as far as Richards Bay, with good support from Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, to boost those from Knysna, Mossel Bay and George. Knysna Yacht Club fielded 4 boats in the Pro ... Read More »

RCYC Seniors Pursuit Race

by Neil Gregory The talk of the sailing season, The Seniors Pursuit Race, was sailed this past Saturday. With the entry list at 43 boats , a number of very prominent sailors were seen, Rick Nankin , Etienne Van Cuyck ,Teddy Kuttel, JJ Provoyeur and many others arrived to an immaculately prepared hall with all the prizes for the day on display. A special thanks to both Judy Provoyeur and Judy Alison for securing so many prizes and for setting ... Read More »

J22 Mpumalanga’s 2018

by Paige Haddock What was predicted to be a light wind sailing weekend, with the forecast averaging between 2 to 3 knots, turned out to be just that. Light winds, but as eventful as only J22 sailors can make it. Racing started on Friday the 30th – Race Officer Ronnie Gurnell managed to get three races in before calling it a day. This was when the fun began; 3 boats did not make the start of the first race – ... Read More »

Redhouse Coca Cola Inter Schools

by Phillippa Stephenson In March we celebrated the 42nd Coca Cola Inter schools regatta at Redhouse. Who would have thought that this event would live for such a long time. Admittedly the numbers are not what they used to be, but happily, this year we were slightly up on last years entries. The weather played ball and it was as much fun as it has always been. The biggest fleet were the Teras with a cheerful mixture of Pros and ... Read More »

PYC Easter Regatta & Hobie 16 Regionals

by Sophie Thompson The father and daughter team of Peter and Sarah-Ann Hall were crowned KZN champs this weekend at the Easter Regatta hosted by Point Yacht Club. The pair racing in the Hobie 16 Regionals notched up five wins, a second, a third and a fourth in the nine races held offshore of Durban over the three day regatta. Their one race discard was a ninth position in the first race on day two where they battled with a ... Read More »

Eden District Inter Schools Regatta

by Malcolm Osborne George Lakes Yacht Club hosted the 2018 S.A. Sailing Eden District Inter Schools Regatta at its Island Lake venue over the past weekend. It was well supported by nine High Schools and five primary schools, coming from Mossel Bay, Knysna and George. The High Schools fleet had 31 boats and the Primary Schools fleet had 16. On Saturday, there was just a very light, patchy breeze to get the fleets going for the first race. This then ... Read More »

Cape Sportsboat Circuit Race

by Luke Scott The Cape 31 fleet dabbled with its first foray into Club Series racing, by entering the RCYC Summer Series. What’s in store for club sailing is very positive and exciting in that strong race officer and general race-management skills will be present on course in the form of the experienced and respected Doug Alison and his team. Every effort will be made to include and encourage new and young race officers, mark layers and bridge crew to ... Read More »

LTC Phoenix Admirals Regatta 2018

This is open to all dinghies, keelboats and small catamarans! The 2018 LTC Phoenix Admirals Regatta will be sailed in Hout Bay from 20-22 April and will incorporate Hout Bay Water Week with various water sports enjoying the picturesque playground that is Hout Bay – paddlers, nippers, SUPers and power boaters. This year, the LTC Phoenix Admirals Regatta promises to be a fantastic three days of sailing, with acclaimed South Africa Race Officer Doug Alison, running racing in all the ... Read More »

FBYC Youth Training Programme

False Bay Yacht Club have established a youth training programme that sources students from the Lawhill Maritime school, Fish Hoek High School and Reddam House to name just a few. Despite the weather not playing ball in recent weeks and sailing being blown out for most of our training weekends, the students have been kept busy learning various important sailing skills, such as: • winch maintenance • swimming a hull clean • maintenance and care of an outboard motors • ... Read More »

RCYC Double Handed Race

by Andrew Collins The best sailing format in the club (in my biassed opinion), delivered another excellent race on Saturday. As summer slowly fades, we had sublime typical winter conditions, perfect for short-handed racing. A flat sea and a consistent 12 knots of westerly, except for a brief lull when the wind dropped to about 6 knots. This allowed the fleet to enjoy a wonderful afternoon on the water. As always, we had a good turnout of 20 boats. Class ... Read More »

Mossel Bay Yacht & Boat Club Inter-Club Regatta

by Malcolm Osborne Mossel Bay Yacht & Boat Club hosted its annual Inter Club Regatta at the end of February. This year, the event also incorporated the Western Cape Championships for the Tera Class. There were three fleets competing – a 6 boat Catamaran fleet (4 Darts and 2 Mosquitos), a 14 boat `Rating Under 1200’ fleet (10 Lasers, 2 Dabchicks and 2 420s) and a 31 boat ‘Rating over 1200’ fleet (16 Tera Sport, 4 Tera Pro, 4 Optimists, ... Read More »