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Dolphyn Diary #378: 05 January 2021

"Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows." - Michael Landon


Members Please Note Club Rules under Lockdown Adjusted Level 3, following normal COVID protocols such as sanitizing, temperature checks and signing in at the main access point:

Curfew: Between 21h00 and 06h00. No access to the Club during curfew hours.

Masks must be worn at all times – this is not negotiable because the wearing of a mask covering your nose and mouth is required by LAW. Access will not be granted to persons who do not comply with this regulation.

Crow’s Nest Bar: Sale of alcohol prohibited – bar is closed until further notice. Members may not transport alcohol to and from their vessels.

Pier 23 Restaurant : Open to all from 08h00 to 17h00 daily. No alcohol to be served.

Social gatherings are prohibited – No braais, No swimming, No picnics on the lawn, No gatherings under the deck and on the upper level of the club.

Sailing /Powerboating : Allowed. Members must sign in their guests who are joining them on their boats.

Rowing/kayaking: Allowed. Slipway Access for launching boats : Allowed, usual trailer parking protocols to be adhered to. All recreational fishing members must have a recreational fishing permit.

Boats on the hard standing : Members may work on their boats on the hard.

We have to watch the capacity of 100 persons outside of the clubhouse very carefully as we have to consider the numbers including contractors and staff working at the Club.
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Pier 23
Monday to Sunday
08h00 till 17h00

The restaurant has a new bookings number 066 063 5280.
The banking sector has made an announcement.
All payments by cheque will be discontinued industry wide, with effect from 01 Jan 2021.
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Dear Members

We regret to inform you that Baden Reed passed away on 25th December. Baden was a regular fixture at the Club for many years and his presence will be sorely missed.
Bernard Wallace-Bradley passed away on 29th December. Bernard was a long standing Life Member of FBYC.

We give our sincere and warm condolences to their friends and family during this difficult time.

The NSRI’s third ORC – which is currently in production at Two Oceans Marine – will be the first search and rescue Offshore Rescue Craft built entirely in South Africa, by South Africans.

This is an exciting new development for the NSRI and forms part of our fleet modernization and replacement strategy.

Our fleet replacement program will see the entire NSRI all-weather search and rescue fleet replaced with the new vessel over about 10 years, allowing for increased operational capability.

The third ORC was demoulded last month, see video below.The third ORC is scheduled for completion in June 2021.

We invite all our volunteer crew to follow the fascinating story of our journey as the new vessels come out of the mould and make their appearance at bases along the country’s coastline.

(The mould is coming of Hermanus’s boat and you can see our boat standing in the background.)

Click the button below to watch the video.
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If you are interested in joining the fishing league or would like more information please contact Bryan Fitchat 083 788 7130


• 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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This weekend is a Fun Sailing Weekend.

Forecast for the weekend:
Saturday 24 knots SE
Sunday 30 knots SE

Anyone keen to sail a pursuit race to Seal Island first start at 11h00 on Saturday?

Please let the sailing office know by Wednesday, 06 January, so start times can be calculated and published by Thursday. sailing@fbyc.co.za or join the WhatsApp group to keep up to date.
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A few ideas for the "FUN SAILING WEEKEND" always weather permitting.

Details will be confirmed 10 days before the proposed "FUN SAILING WEEKEND"

1. Saturday cruise – anchor night off Simons Town beach, beach braai, Sunday cruise
2. Saturday rally to Hout Bay overnight Sunday return
3. Saturday rally to Gordons Bay overnight Sunday return (harbour depth permitting)
4. Invite dinghies from Imperial to join us, swop crews boats etc.
5. Swop crew Weekend. Skippers enter, crew drawn from a hat and allocated accordingly
6. Invite to Imperial and Zeekovlei to crew on our boats to gain experience
7. Invite the navy weekend to sail with us.
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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