Dolphyn Diary #251: 26 March 2018

Our clubhouse grounds will be renovated starting on Monday 26 March. The area in front of the main entrance leading from the marinas will be cordoned off for the first phase.

Members are asked to please use the entrance to the club which is next to the front office. Please exercise caution throughout this renovation process and bear with us for a while.


Sailing Results:

Wednesday Autumn Twilight Series Race 3 of 10 - There's no better way to end off a public holiday than exercising your Human Rights and sailing into the sunset. We had a fleet of just 5 sailors but all had a great time on the water.

1st Jabulani
2nd Snowgoose
3rd Felix The Cat

Sunday - WOW!!! We finally got a Medium Distance race in and what a great sail the fleet of 5 had to Seal Island and back. The final results on corrected time were very close with just 9 seconds between 1st and 2nd.

1st Strega
2nd Little Wing
3rd Nebulae
MD 1

Upcoming Sailing Events:

Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018
Autumn Twilight Series Race 4 of 10
Start time: 18h00
Friday, 30 Mar 2018
Brass Bell Easter Regatta
Seal Island Race
Start Time: 10h00
Saturday, 31 Mar 2018
Brass Bell Easter Regatta
RTC Racing
Start Time: 12h30
Sunday, 01 Apr 2018
Brass Bell Easter Regatta
Whittle Rock Race
Start Time: 10h00



Reminder for Kayakers & Surfskiers:
Informal paddle, Saturday 7 April at 10am on the water

The 'First Saturday of every month'
You must be a member of FBYC, must have your own kayak, a life jacket and preferably have a safe place to keep your cell phone.
NOW OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING- the a-la-carte menu plus a delicious selection of curries.

Youth Sail Training

Have a look at the article published in the online Sailing blog.


Our youth sailing has come to the end for this term, but we will be back at the start of Term 2, running from Friday 13 April 15h00 - 17h00.

Below is next Term's programme.


St Helena Tourism is inviting WC yacht clubs to tender for hosting the start of the race to be held in December this year. We have no further information on this event at present but more information can be found HERE


Brass Bell Easter Regatta Poster 2018 -new
Click on the image to enlarge
NOR, Sailing Instructions and Entry form are on the website: www.fbyc.co.za

If you are unable to sail the whole regatta remember each race is scored individually, so you can still win great prize hampers sponsored by the Brass Bell and trophies if you do just sail one day.
Saturday evening entertainment by:






Friday, 30 March 2018


Remember you have to be there to win. Draw takes place at 19h00.


  1. Weekend club admin office hours extended to 3pm effective 03 Mar:
    Sat/Sun 09h00 - 15h00
    Mon-Fri 08h30 – 17h00
  2. Access control– electronic membership cards:
    We currently have a drive going for all members to change to the electronic membership card. There is a nominal charge of R60 to upgrade. The grey tag will eventually be phased out. This will ensure that access control is managed seamlessly, at all points in the club. Crow’s Nest discount offered from 05 Mar 2018 is working well. Please show your electronic membership card when making purchases at the bar, in order to receive your member discount. Send an electronic ID photo to Teresa info@fbyc.co.za if you do not have the electronic card yet.
  3. The National Treasury will officially increase VAT from 14% to 15% as of 1 April 2018. As our services are subject to VAT, there will be an adjustment to your membership fee and any variable invoices on services rendered.
CTDF 2018 Poster Med

Private Functions:

There is a private function booked for Monday 2 April at the braai area from 12h00 – member David Staniforth.

Members are reminded that they are still welcome to use these facilities.
  • The Braai Area and/or grass area may be booked by Members and Neptune’s Galley, only if the dates and times do not conflict with any other activity at the club, e.g. the regular sailing calendar.
  • Attendees at the function must adhere to the access policy as detailed for Visitors in the case of members and Patrons in the case of Neptune’s Galley bookings.
  • The member and/or a Neptune’s representative must be present at the event and will be responsible for the conduct of the attendees.
  • Members please make bookings via the office if you intend having a function downstairs in the braai and/or grass area, for 20 persons or more, over the age of 18yrs. Function hire fee to be paid prior to the function.


Power boat for Sale
Regal Medallion 1850 in immaculate condition for sale.

This is a classic American built power boat with a 4.3litre V6 Mercruiser inboard motor.
Bow rider with walk-through windscreen. 5.30m overall length. Boat has a current buoyancy certificate dated 11/10/2017.
Includes a fold-down bimini and a full boat storage cover in waterproof vinyl. Also a high speed trailer in excellent condition.
Bargain at R115 000.00 incl VAT – for more information please contact Teresa – info@fbyc.co.za


Due to upgrades at the Clovelly Substation, the supply to the club will be shut off for the following period:
7 April 21:00 - 8 April 11:00
What time is it?

Happening in Simon's Town:

St George Dragon Festival: 28 April 2018, 4pm - 9pm
E-BANNER, St George's Festival, 2018-01

Members please note that the showers will be closed from 09h00 to 18h00 daily due to severe water restrictions.

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