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Dolphyn Diary #375: 01 December 2020

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DOLPHYN'S OBSERVATION
"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

Dec season operating hours for admin office;

Thurs 24 Dec 08h30 – 12h00

Fri 25 Dec Christmas Day – Club is closed

Sat 26 Dec Admin office closed

Thurs 31 Dec 08h30 – 13h00

Fri 01 Jan New Year’s Day – office closed

PLEASE NOTE:
The Kiddies Christmas Party (12 December) and The Potjie (16 December) have been cancelled. We will however be running the Yacht Grot - Marine Flea Market next Sunday 06 December from 09h00 - 12h00 (See poster below for more info)
FLASE BAY YACHT CLUB INVITES YOU TO JOIN OUR
New Years Day
Pier 23
Open
Monday to Sunday
08h00 till 16h00

Wednesday to Saturday Evenings from 16 December till 20h30

The restaurant has a new bookings number 066 063 5280.
INTASURE DRAW notice_Nov 2020
Fri, 04 December 2020

Winner of last week's draw was,
Heather Young
R 10 900.00
- Roll over as member was not present.

Remember you have to be there to win. Draw takes place at 19h00 downstairs to ensure all COVID - 19 protocols are followed.

EVENT CALENDAR

ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO USE THEIR CLUB FACILITIES DURING FUNCTION TIMES.
Sat, 05 Dec 2020
Sail & Power Radio Course -
Committee Room
09h00 - 16h30
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Mon, 07 Dec 2020
New Members Interviews -
Committee Room
09h00 - 16h30
Welcome New Members
Thu, 10 Dec 2020
STCA Meeting -
Committee Room
17h30
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ANGLING

TRAILER PARKING:

• Members are reminded that after launching, they may only park trailers & vehicles in demarcated bays. If no demarcated bays are available, separate your vehicle and trailer so that you can use single bays - please ensure that you do not cross bays. Parking is available on weekends and public holidays on the other side of the wall in the naval yard.

If you would like to join the FBYC Angling group please join by clicking on the button below.
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Two Oceans Tuna Derby 2020 Raffle (3)
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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

ROWING

With yearend upon us, November leaves little news but superb rowing on local waters, and many highlights of individual rowing tours away from home during the past weeks.

Our club syndicate sea double - van Hunks - fully kitted with a trailer for touring, has come into good use on two recent tours on newly explored water. The first being Pieter Coetzer and Derrick Reid, who with good Johannesburg rowing friends in fine boats along some of the way, embarked on a wonderful week of rowing on the Eastern Cape tidal and salty waters. They explored the Kariega, Busmans, Kowie and Keurboons Rivers, spotted some game at neighbouring reserves, and enjoyed the luxuries of riverside lodges and braai adventures. Rowing long stretches of between 15 to 30 km every day with their longest, a remarkable morning row of 37 km on the Kariega, meant early rising before the wind came up, every day. Congratulations on a first for our club and hopefully one of many to come!

Their tour was perfectly timed to leave the boat for the next tour party, Trevor Robinson and Anna-Marie Smith who collected van Hunks from Buffels Bay for their five-day Garden Route rowing and mountain bike tour. Fantastic weather conditions allowed good distances across the tidal water ways of the Knysna and Swartvlei lagoon in Sedgefield. Beating the tide from Leisure Isle Yacht club all the way up and through to sea at the Knysna Heads was undoubtedly the highlight and adrenaline rush of note. While on a coffee break at Knysna Yact Club, they were quickly spotted by a fine boat rower who showed great interest in our sea sculls, lamenting the absence of a rowing club in the magnificent surroundings of Knysna. Another first for them was exploring the scenic Knysna River, as far as they could go over a 24km return journey. From there they moved over to the Swartvlei Lagoon where they rowed to Swartvlei Beach for magnificent views of Gericke’s Point.

In the meantime, CCRC will be seeing off Zirk Botha, our fellow adventurer, who after much preparation has moved his boat Ratel from FBYC to Granger Bay on Monday. Zirk is ready for his Atlantic crossing departure on Thursday where weather allowing, our Cape Coastal Rowing fleet will be alongside to see him off. Wishing you an epic journey and safe return to all your families Zirk!

Cape Coastal Rowing Club
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SAILING

UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS

* Twilight race tonight (moved due to the strong winds forecast for Wednesday).

* Cruising Event for Sunday 06 December - planned for after the Marine Flea Market. (Please join the WhatsApp group to find out what event will be planned - weather depending)

Here is a link to our active WhatsApp Sailing group - this will be used for all racing/sailing.

FBYC Cruising

The cruising groups intention is to improve communication and share with fellow sailors who may not be involved or have an interest in the club's racing WhatsApp group. The objective is to grow the active community of sailors at the club and use this as a platform for sharing joint sailing excursions whether it be for an afternoon raft up braai off Longbeach or an overnight crossing to Gordon's Bay. Sailors are encouraged to share your planned sailing trips, experiences and ideas on the group, there will additionally be planned cruise events arranged by club sailing in coming months.

Please feel free to share your experiences, knowledge and most of all your passion for sailing.
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