This mail is being sent to the members of FBYC. You may subscribe additional persons by clicking the link at the bottom. (Particularly if using Outlook) DOLPHYN DIARY – 229 – 16th October 2017 Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://www.fbyc.co.za/events/  Notice of immediate implementation of water rationing across Cape Town The City of Cape Town has activated water rationing to forcibly lower water usage in line with water restrictions across the metro as phase 1 of its critical water shortages disaster plan. Water usage remains dangerously high above required levels. Rationing will lead toRead More →

This mail is being sent to the members of FBYC. You may subscribe additional persons by clicking the link at the bottom. (Particularly if using Outlook) DOLPHYN DIARY – 228 – 9th October 2017 Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://www.fbyc.co.za/events/  Dear Members; In light of the serious increase of theft at the club over the past year, please be extra vigilant if you have boats on the marinas and the swings. Certain boats have been targeted out on the swing moorings over the weekend and items have been taken. Persons are possibly entering fromRead More →

This mail is being sent to the members of FBYC. You may subscribe additional persons by clicking the link at the bottom. (Particularly if using Outlook) DOLPHYN DIARY – 227 – 2nd October 2017 Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://www.fbyc.co.za/events/  URGENT WARNING TO BOAT OWNERS: All boat owners advising that there is an extra strong North Westerly gale forecast for tomorrow 03 October. Weather apps are forecasting gusts to 50 knots by late afternoon so boat owners should be advised to make sure (today) that their boats are well secured. FBYC SAILING Sailing results: WednesdayRead More →

  DOLPHYN DIARY – 226 – 26th September 2017 Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/calendar/.  STMC would like to thank all the boat owners who assisted in accommodating the Spring Regatta and Mossel Bay visitors. Without your co-operation our work would have been all that more difficult to carry out and our guests would have been a lot more uncomfortable. Your gasvryheid is appreciated!   Simon’s Town Marina Company FBYC SAILING Sailing results: Wednesday 20/09/2017: Unfortunately due to heavy winds the race was cancelled. Upcoming Events:  Wednesday 27/09/2017: Spring Twilight Series – Race 4.Read More →

  Dolphyn Diary – 225 – 19th September 2017  .  SAILING CALENDAR WEDNESDAY NIGHT: 20th September 2017 – Race 3 of the Spring Twilight Series. Start time:  17h45 – After sailing snack @ R25 – Neptune’s Surprise!!! Yours in sailing, Linsay Oberholzer Harbour Bay Spring Regatta – 2017 What an amazing Regatta!! The weather was tough with rain & strong winds on the 1st day. Strong winds on the 2nd day, finishing off with a excellent Sunday final day. The events on the ground live music & stalls made for an incredible atmosphere.A special thank you to our Sponsors Harbour Bay, Intasure, Sail+Leisure, Pick nRead More →

  DOLPHYN DIARY – 224 – 12th September 2017  .  SAILING CALENDAR Wednesday was the first race of our Spring Twilight Series and we had a lovely turnout of 7 boats. 1st place Bonnie Lass, 2nd Ariel and 3rd,Pure Magic. The conditions were tough but the soup at the end was well worth the wind and cold. This Wednesday 13 September is Spring Twilight Series Race 2 of 10 start at 17h45.Saturday was another breezy sail 6 boats entered. 1st Place Stella, 2nd DHL Blue Tango and 3rd Jasper. This weekend is Spring Regatta – wishing all our sailors fair winds. Yours in sailing, Linsay Oberholzer SPRINGRead More →

DOLPHYN DIARY – 223 – 5th September 2017  LIPTON CUP  Well done to our team – Please note the correction our Team came 6th not 8th Final results 1st Royal Cape Yacht Club – Skippered by Roger Hudson 2nd Hout Bay Yacht Club – Skippered by Theo Yon 3rd University of Cape Town Yacht Club – Skippered by Alex Burger 6th False Bay Yacht Club – Skippered by Daniel Lawrence WEEKLY SAILING CALENDAR CLUB RACING Wednesday 06th September 17h45 – start of the Spring Twilight Series Race 1 of 10. Saturday 09th September  11h30 – Spring Tune – up race. SAS NEWS SAS (ORC/IRC) Western Cape Keelboat Championship Circuit 2017Read More →

DOLPHYN DIARY – 222 – 29th August 2017 Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/calendar/.  SAILING There will be no sailing on Wednesday night as season is still closed. However!!! WEDNESDAY 30TH AUG 2017 in  “The Crow’s Nest Vice Commodre of RCYC Luke Scott will be joining us to discuss the ORC Rating system.   A great opportunity to ask questions regarding your boats rating. OPENING CRUISE Order of Proceedings 15h00 for 15h30 Arrival of Members and Invited Guests.  Congregate on the downstairs lawn area. Hospitality drinks offered. Welcome & Introduction of Commodore: By: Read More →

DOLPHYN DIARY – 221 – 22nd August 2017   Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/calendar/.  The 59th Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 24th August @ 18h30 the bulk mailing will go out tomorrow which will include all annual reports.  Lipton Cup Good Luck team Kayo we are right behind you!! visit:  www.liptoncup.com for more race information and photo’s. RESULTS:   https://liptoncup.com/portfolio/results-2017/ Friday 25th August sees us Welcoming another enthusiastic group of New Members. Come and join us to welcoming them into our FBYC family. 18th August – Friday Night Intasure draw nowRead More →

  Dolphyn Diary – Special Edition LIPTON CUP / ORC Ratings Talk The LIPTON CHALLENGE CUP 2017 starts tomorrow and our team have been training hard over the past months for this event. Good luck to our team sailing on Ziptrak Kayo (SA019):  Daniel Lawrence Daniel Spratley Marc Hiles Nick Ryall Menelisi Mkhize Chris Pearce The race is being tracked live via TracTrac: http://www.tractrac.com/web/event-page/event_20170820_CopyofLipt/1137/ Team FBYC in action last year.   Thank you very much to our sponsors ZIPTRAK and BUCO for their assistant with the LIPTON CHALLENGE CUP 2017 campaign. TIME CORRECTED: THE PROPOSITION FOR A NATIONAL KEELBOAT RATING SYSTEM Luke Scott from RCYCRead More →

DOLPHYN DIARY – 220 – 15th August 2017   Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/calendar/.  The 59th Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 24th August @ 18h30 the bulk mailing will go out tomorrow which will include all annual reports. FBYC SAILING Please come and drop your cell number off at the sailing office to receive the sailing SMS updates.  TWILIGHT SERIES Wednesday was a great turn-out being a public holiday and the weather was fantastic. We had 10 entries, live music and a lot of fun had by all. The overallRead More →

DOLPHYN DIARY – 219 8th August 2017 Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/calendar/.  FBYC SAILING Can all sailors come to the sailing office on Wednesday or Saturday to update their cell number so everyone can get the club sailing sms? Wednesday race 4 of 5 was unfortunately rained out. This Wednesday 09 August is a public holiday. Wednesday Twilight series 2 Race 5 of 5, racing will start at 14h30 followed by Drifter Breweries prize giving and live music. Stay and enjoy a braai with the crowd. ——————————————————————————————————————————– Saturday we had the LadiesRead More →

  DOLPHYN DIARY NO: 217 – 25th July 2017 Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/calendar/.  FBYC SAILINGWednesday night we had a lovely fleet of 8 boats out on the water. The wind was constant and allowed for a quick windward leeward course (Clan Stewart – Phoenix – Clan Stewart). The first three winners 1st Jabulani, 2nd Little Wing, 3rd Firefly each received lovely prizes from our sponsor Drifter Breweries Raffle winner was Reaction. You have to be in it to win these great prizes up for grabs from our sponsor Drifter Breweries. Saturday wasRead More →

DOLPHYN DIARY NO: 216 – 18th July 2017 Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/calendar/.  FBYC SAILING Wednesday 12th July – Twilight Series II – Race 1 was called due to extreme weather conditions. Saturday Racing also washed out due to the weather. Hopefully this week will prove to be better. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: DRIFTER BREWERIES – TWILIGHT SERIES II – Race 2 Race starts at 17H45 we will be trying out our new gas braai – boerewors rolls @ R25 each Come and support those on the water SATURDAY 22ND JULY – ROUND THE CANSRead More →

DOLPHYN DIARY NO: 214 – 4th July 2017 Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/calendar/.  FBYC SAILING: Wednesday we saw 5 boats competing in the racing. The breeze was very light and calmed as the fleet headed out to start. I had to make a difficult call and imposed Rule 10 (Time Limit) on the remaining fleet as the wind died. Wednesday is the last of the Winter Twilight 1 Series, let’s get a bigger fleet out and challenge first place. Have a look at the FBYC webpage for the latest race results: http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/results/Read More →

DOLPHYN DIARY NO: 212 – 19th June 2017 Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/calendar/.  FBYC SAILING: Well done to John Leslie on Little Wing who won the Round the Cans Race on Saturday. The winds were fairly light but the short course meant that the 7 boats that were out there enjoyed their sail and were back in time for the rugby. Wednesday is the 3rd race in the 1st Winter Twilight Series – Start time 17h45. Saturday – MEDIUM DISTANCE – Start time 11h30. We’ve moved this race from the usualRead More →

  DOLPHYN DIARY NO: 211 – 12th June 2017                                                          Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/calendar/. In memoriam: Jerzy (George) Pilatowicz I was saddened to learn that Jerzy (George) Pilatowicz passed away on Thursday 8th June.George will be remembered within the FBYC community for owning the Impact class yacht “Imp” during the 1990’s and more latterly building and racing the Mount Gay 30 “Titan 2000”. NeverRead More →

  DOLPHYN DIARY NO: 210  5th June 2017                   Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/calendar/. SEVERE STORM WARNING Please can all boat owners ensure that their boats are securely moored in anticipation of the storm due to make landfall on Tuesday evening. Swells are predicted to reach over 10m and wind gusts close to 60 knots during the course of Wednesday. New addition to the Team: We welcome Linsay Oberholzer as our part-time Sailing Manager!  We wish her well in this new adventure here with TheRead More →

DOLPHYN DIARY NO: 209  30th May  2017                   Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at http://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/calendar/. The Sling Lift will be undergoing some repairs starting on Wednesday 31st May. We hope to have it up and running by Monday 5th June or earlier, if we can. The tractor will also be having some repairs done, and will be out of commission for the same period. Wednesday: Race 5 of the DHL Twilight series plus prizegiving. Start time 17:45. Forecast: gentle westerly, no cloud – plus moonlight for “afters”. Flat water –  should be good. Not quite MiuraRead More →

  DOLPHYN DIARY NO:  208 – 23rd May 2017 Read your Dolphyn Carefully for all the Sailing & Club events on the Calendar. Wednesday: Race 4 of the DHL Twilight series of 5 races start time 17:45. Forecast: light northerly, with the possibility of some rain (YES,YES,YES!!!!). Flat water – should be good if there is enough wind, particularly for the smaller, lighter boats. Not quite Miura weather – again! Andrew MacK Sunday:  Medium Distance race  – start 11:30. Forecast: (very) light southerly. Sounds a bit like a repeat of last week-end!! The ORC (Offshore Racing Congress) measurement course at RCYC over the past weekendRead More →