Clubs, Classes, Results

Finn Winter Challenge at Pretoria Sailing Club

The weather is always unpredictable in August, but sailing conditions are usually good. This year a minor cold front was passing to the south of Pretoria, resulting in a stiff and gusty northerly berg wind on Saturday, which dissipated overnight and left behind a light and fluky north-westerly on Sunday. Sixteen Finns took part in the regatta; a smaller turnout than usual, but it was a very competitive fleet. Only two ‘Classics’ were on the entry list this time; all ... Read More »

Hobie Legends Party

Hobie Western Cape are hosting a Hobie Legends Party as part of the upcoming H16 Nationals which are being sailed from Hobie Beach Club Mykonos. The legends party is on Sunday 1 October 2017 at the Boesmanland Restaurant – Hobie Beach Club Mykonos @ 18h30. So who are the Hobie Legends? Let’s have your thoughts – MAIL HERE Enter the Hobie 16 Nationals HERE Event Info HERE Read More »

Sprog News. Nationals at Midmar in December

by John Wright It is all go for the Sprog Nationals to be held at the end of the year at Henley Midmar Yacht Club. There has been some positive reaction and several boats have already conveyed there intention to enter. I would like to thank the following people that responded to my last News Letter:- Mark Statham, David Long, Kevin Bingham. Steve Kruger, Steve Hegestroom, Peter Clayton, Myles White, Peter Marcia, Dave Hudson, David Hayes, Andrea Giovannini and last ... Read More »

Georgou Divaris – Eden District Sportsman of the Year

by Malcolm Osborne Annually, the Eden District (formerly SWD) Sport Council convenes the Eden District Sports Awards. All the 50 sporting federations in operation in this district are invited to make their nominations in the various categories, most prominent of which are Sportsman and Sportswomen of the Year. Georgou Divaris was nominated by SA Sailing Eden District for Sportsman of the Year, in view of his achievements in the Laser and Fireball classes over the past year. Just prior to ... Read More »

NKA Grand Prix Series. Alan Foden Cleans Up

by Kathy Manten And we’re off. The first sailed event of the 2017-2018 NKA Grand Prix Series has been completed after the Presidents Race in May was abandoned due to no wind. It was a perfect day for sailing. Balmy sunny weather, a gentle breeze and twenty boats on the start line. It was wonderful to see so many sailors out there. I am sure the majority of the sailors out there would have preferred the wind to pick up ... Read More »

Old Flying 15 Gaffers make a Gaff!

By Richard Crockett The Old Gaffers of Campbell Alexander and Jeremy Kriek made a real hash of things on Tuesday after failing to read the Sailing Instructions carefully, and did not go through the start line each round! “We were first round every buoy today in moderate to fresh breeze with nice chop or wave, but didn’t read the SIs properly, so was DSQ in first race. Things are a bit quirky here, and I just didn’t expect that clause ... Read More »

Durban Flying 15 ‘Old Gaffers’ UK Campaign

Two Durban sailors, Campbell Alexander Jeremy Kriek, are campaigning in the UK at the moment as part of the F15 70th anniversary celebration , and Cowes Week Their first regatta over this last weekend was the Flying Fifteen Southern Area Championship, run by the COWES CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB, and which included the 70th Anniversary race. In a fleet of 39 boats our ‘flying Durban duo’ finished 12th overall with a best finish of 8th in the final race. This week, ... Read More »

Inter-Varsity Match Racing- Stellies Wins

by Sophie Thompson Defending their title, the team from University of Stellenbosch made it two in a row claiming the title of the Inter-Varsity Match Racing Champs hosted by Point Yacht Club this week. In a replay of last year’s finals, Stellenbosch met their nearest rival, University of Cape Town. Helmed by Iliana Boura, who drove the boat for Stellenbosch for the second year running, the deserving team took the win 2 – 1 in the best of three finals. ... Read More »

Point Yacht Club – Inter-Varsity Match Racing

by Sophie Thompson Nine University teams will take to the water to participate in the second Point Yacht Club’s Inter-Varsity Match Racing event this week. On the back of the highly successful Americas Cup held in Bermuda, Durban will see fifty sailors from various universities from around the country, competing in this exciting, tactical format of yacht racing. The nine teams hailing from UCT, Wits, TUKS, Rhodes, Durban University of Technology, Stellenbosch and University of Kwa-Zulu Natal will compete on ... Read More »

GLYC Prize Giving

by Malcolm Osborne On a warm winter’s day, George Lakes Yacht Club held its annual Prize giving and AGM at its Island Lake clubhouse. For the prize giving, as well as the awards of the club trophies awarded to the winners of the various season series, the prestigious club trophies were awarded. The Angus Hay trophy for the member who for the year has made the greatest contribution to the Club was awarded to Tony Bowen. The Peter Grant trophy ... Read More »

Hobie 14 Nationals; Flying Fifteen and Laser Provincials

The June 16 – 18 long weekend was characterised by three days of light winds which tested the fleet of 48 yachts in the Hobie 14 Nationals incorporating the Flying Fifteen and Laser Provincials hosted by Point Yacht Club offshore of Durban. In the main fleet of Hobie 14s, a small but competitive bunch took to the water with 27 boats. There was absolutely nothing between the top two contenders, Blaine Dodds and Garth Loudon, with both of them ending ... Read More »

SAS. 2017 Youth Selection Event

8 – 11 July This event is open to all youth (in the NORs listed classes) for participation only. i.e. any youth wishing to get in some practice/training and/or gauge themselves against the 2017 squad with views to doing a campaign in future years may participate. Kindly note that participation at this event does not afford entry into the 2017 Youth World Selection process, as the date for entering for this year’s selections process has already past. Race Documentation for ... Read More »

Boating World Sponsors RCYC Youth Regatta

Boating World is proud to be a sponsor of the RCYC Youth Regatta, which will take place over the weekend of 24 and 25 June in Table Bay. The annual regatta was first launched in 2012, aimed at allowing young people aged 25 and under to come together and sail in a keel boat regatta. The RCYC Academy, the team which is the driving force behind the regatta, aims to contribute toward the country’s social imperatives of transformation by facilitating ... Read More »

Point Yacht Club Host Hobie 14 Nationals and Laser, Flying Fifteen Regionals

Offshore Durban: 16 – 18 June by Sophie Thompson Dinghy sailors from around South Africa head to Durban to compete in the upcoming Hobie 14 Nationals incorporating the Laser and Flying Fifteen Regionals over the long weekend. The three-class regatta hosted by Point Yacht Club will be taking place offshore of Durban with three days of hard-core sailing expected in gorgeous winter conditions. Leading the team of Hobie sailors representing the Point Yacht Club is Garth Loudon, who is keen ... Read More »