Royal Cape Yacht Club Newsletter - 10 March 2017

The RCYC Cable - Vitor Medina & Luke Scott

Summer Sailors

It's time to play!

The upcoming week features two sailing events that are all about fun and your participation.

The Flag Officers Twilight Team Race next Wednesday encourages you to come out for a jolly team race, sailing for the flag officer of your choice; but limited to four yachts from each division in each of the 5 teams. We've had a really enjoyable Lufthansa Twilight Series. The prize-giving, and the lucky draw for a pair of return Lufthansa business class tickets to Europe, will take place after racing next Wednesday. You have to be there to claim the lucky draw prize, otherwise it gets redrawn!

Next weekend, the end of Summer Fin de la Saison will offer a fun and relaxed weekend of sailing in Table Bay and surrounds. A perfect end to a busy summer.

Concluding on a more serious but still uplifting note, we are constantly looking to improve every facet of the club and its operations, specifically with regard to social transformation, environmental responsibility, management efficiency and future planning. It's a team game. Feel free to give your positive input, initiative, ideas and effort.

Sail on!

Vitor and Luke

News From The Sailing Office - Toni Mainprize

So the 27th edition of the Mykonos Offshore is done and dusted. The southeaster again escaped up, but switching wind most of the way up meant that boats could strategically keep moving. Continue reading...

Cruising Report  - Simon Hamer


Saturday 4 March saw the annual Saldanha Raid taking place in absolute perfect weather on the day. Continue reading...
Good Seamanship & Safety at Sea
There have been a number of reported incidents and accidents at sea in the last week. Safety at sea is a cornerstone for a successful sailing club and community. There is a responsibility placed on all skippers to ensure they are adequately qualified and prepared, both boat and crew, to undertake any envisaged voyage. Rescue services like the NSRI are available to assist in the event of life threatening situations, but should not called upon at a whim, especially when a skipper has viable alternatives. Safety at sea is extremely important, and we need to work together to ensure we up our game as a club. Make sure your boat and crew are shipshape. If you have any queries or concerns, please talk to a member of the safety at sea committee.
The Fin de la Saison Regatta is Royal Cape's ultimate summer season ender, featuring Fun Sailing! Taking place 18-19 March, and incorporating race date 2 of the Club Summer Series, racing will be based on fresh formats and offer an alternative to conventional windward leeward short course racing. Some ideas for races include, but are not restricted to:
The Sprint
In the Spirit of the Club Summer Series, this is a short dash to warm up. The Start and handling are key.

The Lighthouse Family
A Bay Race visiting some or all of the lighthouses in Table Bay (Mouille Point; Robben Island; Milnerton)

The Dassen Duster
A 70 mile race to Dassen and back, with the option to shorten course and finish at Dassen and return under non racing conditions.

The Bokpunt Blaster
A 44 mile race to Bokpunt and back, with the option to shorten course and finish at Bokpunt and return under non racing conditions.

The Vulcan Rocker
A 26 mile race to Vulcan Rock and back in a westerly or southwesterly breeze.

The Floater
Rather than stay ashore and wait, this is a no wind scenario raft up at Granger Bay or Clifton with on water entertainment. Anyone of the other races could follow on if weather permits.

The Navigator
A mystery bay race to stated waypoints to test the navigators

In all cases, suitably shorter courses may be set for smaller and slower (or all) yachts, with the emphasis on fun sailing.
There will be a cocktail party for all on Saturday night.

RCYC Sailing Academy

New Sailing Academy Manager 

The RCYC is excited to welcome Lindani Mchunu to our team.

Lindani is our new Sailing Academy Manager and we wish him a long and happy stay!

Click here to read more about Lindani 

Getting To Know Your Fellow Members


How did you get into Sailing?
“I come from a family of Sailors, my Grandfather was a long standing member of False Bay Yacht Club as well as Commodore.”
How old were you when you started Sailing?
“I was 6 years old, I was given an Opi for my birthday and I sailed out of Zeekoevlei” Continue reading...

Sailor of the Month


March Sailor of the Month goes to Lord Irvine Laidlaw, owner of Cape Fling II  on winning the ORC Div1 during the 2017 Fling Regatta.


Book Now

 Tickets R200 - Ladies Only

25 March 2017

and join us for the Commodore's Wife's Dinner


C and the fight against the harmful impact on the Environment!
The Royal Cape Yacht Club goes through an average of 100 Straws a DAY, 3100 a month, 37,200 a year. Continue reading...
Kraalbaai Langebaan Action Group [KLAG] Update
The matter of KLAG interacting with SANPARKS is receiving the attention of attorneys to chart the way forward.

10 March 2017 

Double Handed Series with Excelsior

Next Race

11 March 2017

Briefing at 12h30

Sign up on the RCYC Notice Board or enter online

Race Start 14h00

Flag Officers Twilight Race 


Prize Giving

15 March 2017

Club Summer Series

This series is part of the 2016/2017 Club Championships.

Saturday, 18 March

First Race starts at 13h00

Enter Online

Fin de la Saison

18th – 19th March

The Fin de la Saison Regatta is Royal Cape’s ultimate summer season-ender, featuring Fun Sailing

Enter Online

Admiral’s Regatta

25th & 26th March

Click here for more information
For our Full Sailing Calendar click on the picture below


This Week

R 5 000

CONGRATULATIONS to Jennifer Hutton on winning last Friday night’s lucky draw

The draw takes place around 19H45 every Friday evening in the club bar. You have to be a fully paid up RCYC member and present at the time to qualify for the win.

Robertson & Caine
are selling R500K worth of boat parts Brand New where the products are no longer being fitted to our current models.
Brands include:
And many more.
Please can you spread the word. Everything must go. All offers will be considered. All parts sold as is without warranty, COD, first come basis.
to Cape Town sailor and extreme water sportsman Chris Bertish for successfully completing a world record breaking non-stop solo unassisted trans-Atlantic SUP crossing!
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