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.
Sailing results: Wednesday 18/10/2017:Spring Twilight Series – Race 7. Wednesday had 11 entries and 9 finishers. What was meant to be a quick race turned out to be veery slow with the wind dropping shortly after the start. 1st Jabulani, 2nd Pure Magic, 3rd Little Wing. Saturday 21/10/2017:Single Hander. Saturday saw a great turnout of 9 entries and 8 finishers which was pleasing to see. 1st place Illusion, 2nd, Jabulani, 3rd Pure Magic.
Upcoming Sailing Events: Wednesday 25/10/2017:Spring Twilight Series – Race 8 of 10. Start: 18h00
Panini’s on sale after the race- R25
Talk by MIKE SMITH: (a FBYC member now living in Newcastle, Australia, but still owning a house in Noordhoek) is busy building (using rather modern techniques) a replica of Suhaili for, next yearâ€™s Golden Globe Race. He will be giving a talk on the project after Wednesday’s sailing.
Sunday 29/10/2017:Medium Distance – Race 1 of 4. Start 11h30 Wednesday 01/11/2017:Spring Twilight Series – Race 9 of 10. Start: 18h00 Saturday 04/11/2017:Round the Cans – Series 1 Race 2 of 4. Start 14h30
Youth sail training has started up again and we are out sailing regularly on a Wednesday night and Saturday, with Friday afternoons being maintenance sessions to ensure the boats are kept dry and in working order.
The new sailing calendar is now available on the website at:
FBYC is the host club for the Bay to Bay race on the 10-12 November and the False Bay start point. HBYC will be the Atlantic start point and their fleet will start simultaneously with ours … heading down to Cape Point … passing each other and then rounding the start buoy in the opposite clubs and sail all the way back from the point and home again. Has all the makings of a great race.
Note the starting time is 5pm (17h00) on FRIDAY 10 November 2017.
Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 See More | Do More | Live More
With only 5 weeks until the Volvo Ocean Race touches our shores in Cape Town weâ€™ll be there to welcome the fleet at the end of a 6, 300 mile journey as they greet the familiar V&A Waterfront with open arms.
VOLVO OCEAN RACE Cape Town: 24 NOV – 10 DEC 2017. Cape Town Bound – Volunteers needed.
Yachtsmen and women from around the world, their families, tourists and locals, will all visit the V & A Waterfront for the Cape Town Stopover in your city. The Volvo Ocean Race will bring various activations, displays and MORE to attract visitors; there will be pop-up restaurants, entertainment and other events for the duration of the Stopover for schools, professionals, adults and kids alike – and most of it will be for FREE! In order for all of this to happen, we will need VOLUNTEERS!
Volunteers are an integral and vital part of any event and this one is no exception! Volunteers are an essential crew member of this Race, hence they will be called the â€˜Port Crewâ€™. Port Crew Volunteers will be needed for the 16 day Stopover to cover 2 shifts per day in order to guide the public and facilitate the activations, schools program, entertainment areas, media, Sail Team zones, operations team and more. Whether you can give weekends, hours after or before work, or you can take some time off work to help out – we would love to have you. The volunteer roles will suit students, men, women and retirees. All that I ask is that you be over 16 years of age and physically able.
PLUS you get to be part of this wonderful history making event in your City for free, make new friends and gain new experiences.
There will be a number and a variety of roles available. I am presently working with each Manager to finalise their needs. Some of the roles available will be:
Task Force Runners (a group which will help out everywhere)
Race Experience Team (inter-active activities open to public)
Spectator Services Team
Volunteer Centre Team
Wisdom Mascot and Assistant
Throughout the Stopover, there will be 2 shifts per day of approximately 4-5 hours each.
The draw Friday, 27th October 2017 is for R3200.00
Remember you have to be there to win. Draw takes place at 19h00.
Saturday: The Crow’s Nest is booked for a private function in the evening.
FBYC has once again been awarded Blue flag status on 04 Oct.
Earlier this year all applications for the Blue Flag eco-label were reviewed through a rigorous multi-stage approval process involving both national and international assessments, by a South African and International Jury Panel.
The Western Cape has achieved the highest number of Blue Flag sites, with 28 of the beaches, all eleven boats and six of the seven Blue Flag marinas falling in the province. This shows an increase of three Blue Flag boats from the previous season, and one additional marina.