Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club hosted the 2008/09 season’s SouthernSpars Spring regatta on the weekend of the 6th September 2008. With just two races sailed on the Saturday in light South Westerly’s and the Sunday being blown out, the event was postponed to 24th and 25th January 2009. While originally 84 boats entered, when the regatta resumed on the 24th a further 44 boats.
The second weekend saw some good sailing with eight races (ten in total for the regatta). Moderate southerly winds prevailed, providing ideal conditions for most of competitors and only the last two races were sailed in freshening southerly winds.
On Saturday all the sailors were once again treated to a borewors roll and a free drink as they came off the water, while Sasha entertained all with his music. More drinks were drunk while sailors and their faithful supporters braaied and debated the days racing. It was great to see the club continue to encourage the social aspect of the sport – something many clubs appear to neglect.
The duty officer (Alan Keen) and the race officer (Lynn Keen and her crew) did a great job in getting the fleets through all the races and the club’s support staff (Lorna, Millicent and the galley) provided excellent back-up with their sterling work. All the prize winners in all the classes were presented with wonderful prizes from the regattas generous sponsor, SouthernSpars.
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