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Dolphyn Diary #345: 02 March 2020

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CLUB REMINDERS & NOTICES

Cape Town Cycle Tour : Club Office Closure
Members please note that the Club’s Front Office will be closed on Sunday 8th March and the Crow’s Nest Bar will open at 13h00, due to road closures during the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Dear Members,
After the budget speech in Feb, our suppliers have increased the cost of alcohol.
Unfortunately this means that the club bar prices will be increasing this week but we continue to strive to keep those prices low.

Notice to Owners of SA Sailing Listed Vessels Moored in Marinas or Yacht Clubs Hull Inspections

For many years, SA Sailing managed to persuade SAMSA that yacht owners could be relied on to conduct
thorough hull inspection of their own when their vessels come out of the water for antifouling. (Read more)
Click button below for full article.

NAVIGATION & WEATHER WARNINGS

NO weather or 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.

THE PATHS OF TWO LEGENDS OF SAILING CROSS IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Susanne Huber-Curphy, s/v Nehaj, and Jon Sanders, s/v Peri Banou II, take a break at False Bay Yacht Club in Simon's Town, South Africa.
By Daria Blackwell - 27/01/2020
Piracy in the Middle East has turned South Africa into a major stopover for bluewater cruisers who are circumnavigating the world by sea and need an alternative route. Ocean Cruising Club Port Officers on both the Indian Ocean and South Atlantic shores have been increasingly busy welcoming visitors, often on the last legs of their journeys. ....READ MORE

ANGLING

Not much been happening lately, a few mackerel in Simonstown, a few but good size chokka off the quarry and Fish Hoek when weather has allowed.

Point cold and fish scarce.

Good Kob and Elf have been taken from the shore from Strandfontein down to strand, not much from boats.

No tuna arrived as yet, but the good ship Beluga with skipper Steve Potter has been targeting marlin quite successfully. Any day now…..

2020 Leg 1 for First Offshore Tuna League date is set for the weekend 14 or 15th March.

Any boats interested in fishing this WP offshore league for FBYC this year please contact me or the WP Tournaments Officer.

We have successfully run a radio test at FBYC so that we can utilise Ski-Boat Mobile’s Channel 71 repeater in case of emergencies and for general assistance often needed by visiting yachts and our small craft. Hopefully we can afford to do that soon.

Ski-boat mobile is a voluntary service operated by Dave Melley and Andrew Perrins. Sponsorship and contributions are welcome.
Please remember to call on channel 71 and chat on 69, help keep 71 open.

Regards,
Bryan
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ENTERTAINMENT

St. Patrick's Day with a Potjie! - FB

PADDLING/ ROWING

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Our Stanford tour this weekend was a heap of fun that blew away any romantic notions we may have held of quaint windless villages. What it did teach us was to row better, start the party earlier, and appreciate the calm by Sunday morning.

The Klein Rivier and town remains a charmer of note, magnificently depicted by drone, thank you for the footage Tommy! So much to see and explore along river paths, the Friday night community market, art galleries, and restaurants.

Saturday afternoon inspired a couple of wine tastings at Sir Robert Stanford, topped by spectacular scenery at Stanford Hills Estate. Tried and tested accommodation at the old favourite River House, and new discovery at Osborne Cottages lived up to expectations, already booked for our Belgium visitors in September.

A huge thank you everyone, and to Captain Estelle for towing our 11 seats in the wind, what an experience!
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SAILING

Action this week -

Wednesday 18h30 - Crow's Nest Bar @FBYC - Luke Scott the ORC South Africa Chair will be hosting a Q & A session, (The Twilight Race scheduled for Wednesday evening has been postponed to a future date). After the Q & A we will open an online Club Sailing survey to the boat owners or their representatives where a few club sailing ideas will be asked to be voted on.

This coming Saturday we will be running our annual FBYC - GBYC Pursuit Race - The GBYC harbour entrance is dredged so there are no problems getting in or out - Please let the sailing office know sailing@fbyc.co.za if you are planning to participate in the Pursuit Race by Wednesday evening latest as we need to advise GBYC re: the number of competitors
ORC Talk - FBYC
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MEMBERS' DRAW

R 4 200

Fri, 06 March 2020

Winner of last week's draw was,

Karl Odendaal

R 4 100.00

- roll over as member was not present.

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

Fri Night Mini Draw Winner - Amanda Stocks (R400).

Congratulations!

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OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY EVENING- the a-la-carte menu.

EVENT CALENDAR

ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO USE THEIR CLUB FACILITIES DURING FUNCTION TIMES.
Mon, 02 Mar 2020
STCA Meeting -
Committee Room
16h00
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Wed, 04 Mar 2020
Ekaya Productions Still Shoot -
Under Deck/ Marina Area
07h00
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Wed, 04 Mar 2020
(Private) Meeting -
Committee Room
18h00
Wed, 04 Mar 2020
ORC Talk by Luke Scott -
Crow's Nest
18h30
ORC Talk - FBYC
SAT, 07 Mar 2020
GBYC Crossing Pursuit Race
TBA
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Sun, 08 Mar 2020
Cape Town Cycle Tour
OFFICE CLOSED
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Mon, 09 Mar 2020
New Members Interviews -
Committee Room
17h00
Welcome New Members
Tue, 10 Mar 2020
Simon's Town Movie Club -
Crow's Nest
19h00
JoJo Rabbit
Thu, 12 Mar 2020
Eco Talks -
Crow's Nest
19h00
ECO TALKS
Thu, 12 Mar 2020
STCA Meeting -
Committee Room
17h30
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