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 – 237 – 11 December 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/  FBYC SAILING Click on the image to open in larger formatSailing results: Wednesday 29/11/2017: Summer Twilight Series –  Race 2 of 10. This evening saw wind in excess of 35 knots, needless to say there was no racing. Pure Magic braved the wind and went for a sail to Castor and back.   Friday –Read 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 – 236 – 4 December 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/  FBYC SAILING Sailing results: Wednesday 29/11/2017: Summer Twilight Series –  Race 1 of 10. Unfortunately this race was blown out.   Saturday 02/12/2017: Compass Rose Race. Compass Rose race was a great success. We had 11 entries. Weather conditions were near perfect for a fast race. There were reports for stronger breeze readings of 35 knots. WeRead More →

DOLPHYN DIARY – 235 – 27 November 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/  Simon’s Town Marina Company: Mast need craning? There is a large cat currently on the hard that will be bringing in a crane on two occasions in the near future to remove and then replace the mast. If anyone has mast plans, now is the time to jump in and share costs. Contact Spilly at the Marina office. marinamanager@stmc.co.za 021-786 3853 Office hours FBYC SAILING Sailing results: Wednesday 22/11/2017: BOAZ Talk. There was a great turn out of members, public andRead More →

  DOLPHYN DIARY – 234 – 20 November 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/  Simon’s Town Marina Company: Mast need craning?There is a large cat currently on the hard that will be bringing in a crane on two occasions in the near future to remove and then replace the mast. If anyone has mast plans, now is the time to jump in and share costs. Contact Spilly at the Marina office. marinamanager@stmc.co.za 021-786 3853 Office hours FBYC SAILING Sailing results: Wednesday 15/11/2017: Spring Twilight Series – Race 10/10 and Prizegiving. We’ve had a greatRead More →

DOLPHYN DIARY – 233 – 13 November 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/  FBYC SAILING Sailing results: Wednesday 08/11/2017: Spring Twilight Series – Race 10/10 and Prizegiving. The race was cancelled due to strong winds but we had a talk on racing rules by Dave Hudson. This talk was very well attended and I am sure all learnt a lot and left knowing their rules a little better. We will definitely be doing more of these in the future.   Saturday 11/11/2017: Special Round the Cans  Due to the postponement of the Bay to Bay raceRead More →

DOLPHYN DIARY – 232 – 6 November 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/  FBYC SAILING (Click on the image for a larger view) Sailing results: Wednesday 01/11/2017: Spring Twilight Series – Race 9 saw another great fleet of 10 boats out on the water, all enjoyed the quick race, being in before dark, set up by Ken. 1st Jabulani, 2nd Pure Magic and 3rd Number 19. Saturday 04/11/2017: Round the Cans – Series 1 Race 2 of 4 Saturday saw 10 boats racing. 1st Jabulani, 2nd Pure Magic, 3rd Number 19. Upcoming Sailing Events: Wednesday 08/11/2017: Spring TwilightRead More →

DOLPHYN DIARY – 231 – 30 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/  FBYC SAILING Tomorrow being Halloween, here are some sailing superstitions for you: (click on the image to open a larger version) Sailing results: Wednesday 25/10/2017: Spring Twilight Series – Race 8 This was a great quick race, with the racers coming in just in time to miss getting wet by the much needed rain that poured down. The sailors came off the water to a warm fire, panninis and a talk by MIKE SMITH: (a FBYC member now living in Newcastle,Read 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 – 230 – 23 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/  COMMITTEE NOTICE The General Committee welcomes Simone Balman effective immediately, being co-opted in the role of PR/Social Media/Website liaison and Sailing Admin. Simone is no longer an employee of the club but will have valuable input on the Committee. FBYC SAILING Sailing results: Wednesday 18/10/2017: Spring Twilight Series – Race 7. WednesdayRead 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 – 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 – 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 →

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 →

  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 →