Clubs, Classes, Results

L26 Nationals – Win for RCYC Lipton Team

by Kirsten Veenstra The L26 Nationals were held this past weekend at RCYC ahead of Lipton Cup and the L26 Class showed how well a two day-Nationals can work with good organisation and if the dates are right for the prevailing conditions at the venue. The event had 13 entries. Race Officer Jon (Spilly) Spillhaus and his wife Erika did an exemplary job of running smooth and efficient races – 7 in total. Saturday saw no wind in the morning ... Read More »

SAS AGM – request for agenda items

The SAS AGM is on Saturday 22 August 2015 at 12h00 at the Royal Cape Yacht Club. Proposed agenda items are required to be submitted with full motivation to the South African Sailing Office at  saswc@sailing.org.za  before 1200 on Monday 15th July 2015. See the preliminary notice of meeting here:  SAS Preliminary Notice of Meeting.doc Read More »

L26 Class Rules – revised 31 May 2015

The L26 Class Rules were revised by unanimous class vote on 31 May 2015. Please download the revised class rules on the L26 Class Website here Please note, that as per the Amendment to the Notice of Contest for Lipton 2015, these are the Class Rules that apply for Lipton this year For your information and understanding, the revised changes are: Revision 1: Delete Rule 3.1.2 which reads : “The main companionway cover and foredeck hatch cover shall be supplied ... Read More »

SAS KZN SAILING GRAND SLAM

sas kzn GP series Notice of Race – SASKZN Grand Slam 2015 SAS KZN SAILING has joined up with RNYC ,PYC, and ISC to host SAS KZN SAILING GRAND SLAM We are hoping this to be the biggest multi-class regatta in KZN. We are aiming to have at least 100 boats participating (already have +/- 50 committed). 150 is not unreachable. We promise: • GREAT FOOD • GREAT ENTERTAINMENT • GREAT PRIZES (LUCKY DRAW for GO PRO Camera )Many more ... Read More »

H23 ‘Worlds’

by Kirsten Veenstra The Distell Holiday 23 Fun Worlds were held last week in Port Owen. This event takes place every two years and is a highlight in the Port Owen and Holiday 23 Sailing Calendars, seeing many Holiday 23 owners travel from the Vaal and beyond to take place. This year’s Worlds saw 22 boats on the start line – six from POYC, three from RCYC, 1 from ZYC in Richards Bay, one from GBYC, one from FBYC, one ... Read More »

RSA 49er Olympic Hopefuls – Latest news

by Andrew Tarboton After a long winter of boathandling and essentially sailing by ourselves, we eagerly anticipated some great racing when we headed off to Weymouth for the first of the Spring RYA Olympic classes National Ranker Regattas. A chance to pit ourselves against the Team GBR squad who have been busy training together throughout winter in warmer climes. The forecast looked good, with around 15 knots forecast for both days and a chance to even see the sun! When ... Read More »

MAC 24 – great sailing, great memories

report by Andre Wollheim pics by Angela Gray The 18th MAC 24 Hour was sponsored by Vascos Taverna, Green Point, giving us the opportunity to entice early entries with a free t-shirt. This meant that with a week to go we have over 25 entries, a precedent for the event. By the Saturday morning of the race we had 32 entries, something we have not seen for a long time. The Milnerton Aquatic Club (MAC) were overflowing with tents and ... Read More »

Fireball Worlds to Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay will be the venue for one of sailing’s most exciting world championships when the international Fireball Class holds its most prestigious annual regatta here in December 2016. The event is expected to draw between 60 and 80 boats from around the world. The Fireball is a 16-foot mono-hull sailing dinghy that’s sailed by a crew of two. Organiser Anthony Parker, of the George Lakes Yacht Club, said that the event can be expected to bring between 200 and ... Read More »

Laser Nationals – offshore Durban

Durban: 30 April – 3 May The 2015 edition of the SA Laser Nationals will unfold offshore off Durban over the May Day weekend kicking off on 30 April until 3 May. The Laser is the most popular single-handed sailing dinghy in the world and the annual event is hoping that close to 80 boats from around the country will hit the water to compete. Top South African sailors along with a handful of international competitors will take to the ... Read More »

Vasco da Gama Race from Durban to Port Elizabeth – NEWS

Vasco da Gama Ocean Race 2015 START DATE            25 April 2015 HOST CLUBS            Point Yacht Club, Durban & Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth ENTRIES CLOSE     17h00 on 27 March 2015 FACEBOOK. Follow the race build-up, news and excitement surrounding this race on FACEBOOK at: https://www.facebook.com/VascodaGama2015 There is already a far bigger following for the race to Port Elizabeth that there has been in any of the previous races – so LIKE the page and ... Read More »

Youth Nationals – final day

Rod Ferris reports that race organisers are attempting to get one final race in before the event finishes. Conditions are very light and they may not achive this. Results to date are here: Sailwave results for 2014 Youth Nationals at Aeolians 2014 Read More »