Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club

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ZVYC provides training programs for multiple ages and levels – the most popular being the junior courses. To find out more about these programs please contact us.

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ZVYC News 26 April 2016

Dear Sailors and Friends, LAST WEEKEND Participants for the MDM Team Slalom Event were greeted by idyllic conditions when they arrived at the club this past Sunday, unfortunately it just wasn’t great for sailing as the Vlei was like a milk pond. So with no wind, sailors and volunteers got to lounge around the clubs lawns, enjoy the views, Rochelle’s Breakfasts and watch the rowers making the most of their ideal conditions, not a bad way to spend the morning. Skippers briefing took place on time @10 and the relaxed skippers were briefed on the format of the day and split into 2 equal teams and Captains allocated, the teams were as follows: Class Red Team Rank Blue team Rank Optimist Alex Falcon (Capt) 1 Matt Ashwell 2 Thomas Slater 4 Hamilton Slater 3 RS Tera Shane Josephs 2 Ashley Rudolph 1 Dean Topass 3 Amir Yagyha 4 Laser Std Alan Keen 1 Lance Burger 2 Andrew McFarlane 4 Simon VanNirop 3 Laser Radial Elsje Dijkstra 2 Kai Lesley (Capt) 1 Campbell Tylie 3 Patrick Jackson 4 Total Red Rank 20 Total Blue Rank 20   The wind filled in from the North West at about 11h30 and the race organizers quickly got out on the water to lay the course in front of club, with 2 slalom courses required, which included 17 marks it was no small feat, yet it was done fairly quickly. In the meantime the teams finished “strategizing”, got themselves on the water and once on the water started practicing their gybes on the slalom courses. Shortly after, the wind changed direction to the West, which meant a course change, the mark layers were unamused but... read more

ZVYC News 21 April 2016

Dear Sailors and Friends, Last weekend was quiet as our junior members were at IYC participating in the Southern Charter Interschools Regatta. For results click here: Southern_Charter_SAS_WC_Interschools_2016 THIS WEEKEND MDM Team Slalom Sponsored Event – Sunday 24th April 2016        Skipper briefing 10h00 and 1st start 10h30. Slalom course in front of the clubhouse. Teams will consist of Lasers, Finns, Opis, Sonnets, Sailing Centre boats (Sonnets Tera’s 420’s) So expect a phone call soon asking you to compete, we really want you to sail but only commit to us if you can definitely sail Fantastic prizes for winning team plus spot prize (Prize Giving @14:00) Free lunch for all competitors and volunteers! See proposed Sailing Instructions and course card for event details: MDM_Course_Card_2016.pdf  &  MDM_Sailing_Instructions_2016.pdf FOR YOUR DIARY April 21st, Thursday: SRA are meeting at the club house 18h00 April 24th, Sunday: MDM Series 10h30 & Junior Training 09h30 and awarding of Junior certificates at 13h00 April 27th, Wednesday: Drawdown at the weir followed by a bring and open braai at ZVYC. All Welcome. April 29th, Friday: ZVSC are using the Club house for a fundraiser, 18h00 April 30th, Saturday & May 1st Sunday: SA Rowing Championships at Roodeplaat May 7th, Saturday: club house hired for a wedding 15h00 May 8th, Sunday: Mother’s Day Lunch at ZVYC, 3 course meal for R150.00. Details to follow. May 15th, Sunday: Alfred Rowing Club AGM, Upper Deck OTHER NEWS Annual Zeekoevlei Weir Draw Down – Wednesday 27 April 2016, Freedom Day The Weir gates will be removed to flush the Vlei out on Wednesday 27th April 2016 at 10h00. Members and friends are invited to view... read more

ZVYC News 14 April 2016

Dear Sailors and Friends, LAST WEEKEND Junior Training & Autumn Series Sailing – Sunday 10th April 2016 Junior training was active even with a lack of wind. We brought out our new training sails sponsored by the National Lottery Commission! Though there was no formal racing, we had a number of boats out on the water. Rowing proved to be a wonderful morning for Alfred’s as the water was like glass! With the Rowing Champs coming up at the end of April, training in such conditions was ideal!   THIS WEEKEND Saturday: The club house will be open from 08h30 to 15h00 on Saturday with John Salway on duty, then again from 18h00. The upper deck is hired for a function. False Bay Nature Reserve Birdathon Walk – Saturday 16th April 2016 Members: why not join BirdLife South Africa, the Cape Bird Club and the City of Cape Town this Saturday and see the exhibitions, take part in the fun athletic events and more importantly, see the development on the Eastern shore… FALSE BAY NATURE RESERVE BIRDATHON Sunday: Junior Training resumes from 09h30 and Autumn Sailing from 11h00. Tuck Shop and Galley will be open. FOR YOUR DIARY April 16th, Saturday: Birdathon Walk at False Bay Nature Reserve, 07h30 registration. Upper Deck hired for a Members function from 18h00 April 17th, Sunday: Junior Training at 09h30 & Autumn Series Sailing at 11h00. ARC to hold a meeting upstairs at 09h30 April 24th, Sunday: MDM Series 10h30 & Junior Training 09h30 and awarding of Junior certificates at 13h00 April 27th, Wednesday: Drawdown at the weir followed by a bring and braai at ZVYC. All... read more