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Dolphyn Diary #335: 18 December 2019

CLUB REMINDERS & NOTICES

REMINDER:

NO FISH IN THE TROLLEYS WITHOUT SEALED FISH BINS

(NO DRAINAGE HOLES)

THE HARD IS A NO PARKING ZONE, PLEASE OFF LOAD AND GO.

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FESTIVE SEASON CLOSING DATES

FBYC Clubhouse:

Closed 25th December

FBYC Office:

Closed 25th and 26th December

Closed 1st January

FBYC: Crow’s Nest Bar:

19h00 24th December

Closed 25th December

Simon’s Town Marina Company:

Closed 16th December

Closed 25th to 29th December

Closed 1st January

Chandlery:

Closed 20th December to 6th January

Neptune’s Galley:

Closed 25th December

Closed 1st January

NAVIGATION & WEATHER WARNINGS

No navigation warnings were received this morning, but please check the Safety at Sea notice board, next to the bathrooms - Red Light will be on if there are further Navigation and Weather Warnings for the day.
Strong SE winds forecast for Tuesday 17 December - Thursday 19 December.
PLEASE ensure your boats are secure

ANGLING

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MEMBERS' DRAW

R 3 100

Fri, 20 December 2019

Winner of last week's draw was,

CATHI GREENWOOD

R 3 000.00

- roll over as member was not present.

Remember you have to be there to win. Draw takes place at 19h00.

Congratulations!

Fri Night Mini Draw Winner - 13 Dec 2019 of R470 was Dan Pienaar. This Friday the draw is going to be larger than usual. Pay R50 for 5 tickets and win thousands!
Dan Mini Draw Winner
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OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY EVENING- the a-la-carte menu.
PLEASE NOTE:
THE ICE MACHINE HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FOR AN OVERHAUL.
THERE WILL BE NO ICE UNTIL THE MACHINE COME BACK (HOPEFULLY BY CHRISTMAS)

ENTERTAINMENT

For more info on our events below or to make a booking please email bookings@fbyc.co.za or click on a poster.

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We welcomed the cruisers to the club with a perfect summers day. Alan and Shelley set the mood for a very chilled afternoon. A few members prepared delicious potjie pots that burst with flavour, thank you.
The cruisers were most impressed with the spread that was put on for them and the warm welcome.
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There will be a wine tasting in the Crow's Nest from 5pm on Friday 20 December before Karaoke.
(Robertson Sauv/blanc light, Merlot light, Pinotage rose light)

The ancient Japanese art of KARAOKE is alive and well! Karaoke is one of the best activities to partake in. Come and release your inner superstar! All members and their guests are welcome.

Karaoke Poster
NYE Poster - Final

PADDLING/ ROWING

Members please note that all kayak racks are booked for hire at the club office and paid for on an annual basis. The small kayaks and rubber duck in the pictures below are being stored illegally and will be removed if not done so by the owners.
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We’re delighted to have our regular visitors with us at this time of the year. Good to see our annual visitor Martien de Block from de Hoop Rowing Club in Amsterdam, who once again returned to the warm waters of False Bay just in time for our annual family braai.
Another warm welcome to Kevin and Coral Thorpe from Milnerton who joined us for their annual weekend in Simon’s Town, seen in the photograph with our coach master Derrick and Alyson Read, and grandchildren Robyn and Kerry.
Soon to be seen on a CCRC boat is our ex rowing member Gavin… visiting from Dublin, good to have you back Gavin!
Last but not at all least, is a big welcome to all our students who join their families and fathers on boats during university and school holidays. You are always welcome on board a CCRC boat!
Next on the programme is our pre-Christmas night row and picnic at Windmill Beach as soon as the wind comes to a lull this week.
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EVENT CALENDAR

ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO USE THEIR CLUB FACILITIES DURING FUNCTION TIMES.
Thu, 19 Dec 2019
Still Shoot -
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Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Still Shoot -
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Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Karaoke & Welcome New Members - Crow's Nest
19h00
Karaoke Poster
Sat, 21 Dec 2019
(PRIVATE) Braai -
Braai Area
14h00
Thu, 26 Dec 2019
(PRIVATE) Braai -
Braai Area
11h00
Tue, 31 Dec 2019
New Year's Eve Party -
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19h00
NYE Poster - Final
Sailing times have been corrected for the twilight races.
Apologies for the confusion.

SAILING

COMPASS ROSE OFFERS UP A LOT OF EVERYTHING

Time on the water, no wind, honking gale. You are likely to get it all.

The Compass Rose race takes the fleet around the four corners of False Bay – Buffles Bay, Rooi Els, Gordon’s Bay and back to Simon’s Bay (for FBYC fleet and GB for the GB fleet). Every year the 50+ nm race, which starts at 6.00 pm and runs through the night, has a different set of challenges. This year, John Lesley allowed skippers to determine their own course, as long as all marks were rounded.

The forecast was for a moderate South Easter, dropping through the night and swinging to Westerly in the early hours of Saturday morning. This lead to the majority of the fleet choosing a clockwise course. The wind picked up just before the start and Alegria headed briskly for the horizon with Cape Flyer and Prion in pursuit and Nebulae bringing up the rear. Sir Henry had different ideas and took the anti-clockwise route.

The sail to Gordon’s Bay was brisk, with perfect reaching conditions. Unfortunately the wind died completely in the bay and the fleet drifted slowly toward the Gordon’s Bay mark, which was just off the harbour wall. Heading out of the bay, Alegria maintained her advantage and drifted out through the middle of the bay with Cape Flyer and Prion having closed the gap. Nebulae took advantage of a gentle wind change to the North, which enabled a run back out of the Bay, allowing her to cut the corner and pop out ahead of Prion and Cape Flyer.

Meanwhile, Sir Henry’s gambit appeared to be paying dividends as they had already rounded Rooi Els and were heading into Gordon’s Bay with a huge distance advantage.

The drift toward the Rooi Els mark and constant flogging of sails took its toll and Cape Dancer and Prion called time out and headed for home.

3 hrs later, Sir Henry, tiring of the pretty Gordon’s Bay lights called it quits, leaving Alegria, Nebulae and the sole Gordon’s Bay yacht, Libre, on the course. Fortunately, the forecast Westerly wind picked up from around 5.00 am leaving a long beat for home for Alegria and Nebulae, and presumably a run for Libre.

In complete contrast to Gordon’s Bay, the final leg from Buffels to the Castor buoy was sailed in a typical Westerly conditions - gusting well into the thirties.

Alegria finished at 06h20, Nebulae at 10.30 and Libre at 11h30. On adjusted time, Alegria beat out Nebulae by 7 minutes for a well deserved win.

Thanks go to Linsay and John for organising the event, which is always a challenging and rewarding experience. It would be great to see a bigger fleet from Gordon’s Bay and False Bay competing on the water next year.

Gary Moss
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