Dolphyn Diary #252: 03 April 2018


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


Entry forms will be published this week. Please let Linsay know if you intend entering in order to book moorings at HBYC. (sailing@fbyc.co.za)
Bay to Bay



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.


Gunnery firing exercise will take place from 06h00 - 14h00 on 03 - 06 April 2018. Southern False Bay Area all vessels requested to keep clear, potential danger should vessels enter range unnoticed.

Gunnery firing exercise will take place from 07h00 - 10h00 on 05 April 2018. Lower North Battery Range Area, vessels requested to keep clear, potential danger should vessels enter range unnoticed.

Pet owners are advised to take precautionary measures.


Brass Bell Easter Regatta

Day 1
We had the Seal Island Race which we dedicated in memory of Pam Ghillino who passed away last week.
We have had a fantastic turn out for this regatta with at total of 21 entries - a record number we have seen in a long time. The race was delayed as we were waiting for the wind to swing round from North West to South East and settle in. Race started at 11h16 with two boats OCS who had to turn round and restart once they managed to get clear of the fleet. Despite the slow start to and around Seal Island, the wind picked up and the fleet had a good breeze to the finish.

Day 2
RTC Race was abandoned due to winds reaching 35 knots. The evening was enjoyed with a bring and braai, followed by The Dusty Rhodes Band playing for us - a great evening was had by all who attended.

Day 3
"Whittle Rock Race"due to the rough sea state and strong winds a mark was not laid for Whittle rock. However a medium distance race around the bay was set and off the sailors went in a dying breeze. Race course was shortened as many got stuck rounding the first mark and time limit was extended by discretion of the Race Committee.

Prize giving was hosted by the Brass Bell in the Bikini bar, what a great way to end a great regatta. Everyone enjoyed the array of snacks and live music.


Line Honours Seal Island Race - Avatar
Handicap winner Div 1 Seal Island Race - Avatar
Handicap 2nd Place Div 1 Seal Island Race (No trophy) - Felix the Cat
Handicap Winner Div 2 Seal Island Race - Garmin Fiesta
Handicap 2nd Place Div 2 Seal Island Race (No trophy) - Illusion

Line Honours Whittle Rock Race - Felix the Cat
Handicap winner Div 1 Whittle Rock Race - Avatar
Handicap 2nd Place Div 1 Whittle Rock Race - Felix the Cat
Handicap winner Div 2 Whittle Rock Race - Scottische
Handicap 2nd Place Div 2 Whittle Rock Race - Number 19

Overall Winner Div 1 - Avatar
Overall 2nd Place Div 1 - Felix the Cat
Overall Winner Div 2 - Illusion
Overall 2nd Place Div 2 - Garmin Fiesta

Well done to all the sailors and a huge thank you to our sponsor Brass Bell Restaurant.

Brass Bell Easter Regatta 2018


Wednesday, 04 Apr 2018
Autumn Twilight Series Race 5 of 10
Start time: 18h00
Saturday, 07 Apr 2018
RTC Series 2 Race 3 of 4
Start Time: 14h30
Wednesday, 11 Apr 2018
Autumn Twilight Series Race 6 of 10
Start time: 18h00
Saturday, 14 Apr 2018
Bay 2 Bay Race
Start Time: TBA

Admirals Regatta 2018

Incorporating Hout Bay Water Week
20 - 22 April at HBYC
Venue: Hout Bay Yacht Club, Cape Town
Dates: Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd April 2018
Racing area: In-shore and offshore of Hout Bay
Classes: Keelboats – ORC and PHRF offshore racing class
Keelboats – PHRF cruising class
Small keelboats – inshore PHRF racing class
Senior dinghy classes (single or double handed)
Senior small catamaran classes (single or double handed)

NOR and online entry


Date: Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Time: 10h30
Place: Clovelly Country Club

Please note offices will be closed during this time.
Pam 15 Dec 2015
Message from Pam's daughter Debbie below.

"Anthony and I would like to thank you, the members, committee and Commodore so very much for the beautiful flowers that arrived for mom.

We really appreciate your kind gesture. FBYC was mom’s home away from home for a very large part of her life, and she really did have an amazing amount of knowledge about the club and its members in her head. Some of which may have helped her with the general knowledge quizzes!

We will miss her terribly, and always look across the bay at the swaying mast heads of the yachts with great fondness.

Kind regards
Debbie Ghillino


Social moment at Cape Point
A social moment at Cape Point

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.

Cape Coastal Rowing Club, Alfred Rowing Club and Oldenburg Regatta March 2018.03.27

The weather gods smiled on Cape Coastal Rowing Club's 2018 "Oxford-Cambridge" boat race on March 24, with ideal conditions for the 1.4km circular pursuit race (10 sec gap between boats) from the club slipway around the swing moorings. The fastest boat of the day was rowed by a composite crew comprising two members each of the visiting Oldenburg Rowing Club and CCRC, although Alfred Rowing Club took the overall inter-club competition. And there were two firsts for the Lawhill development crews who are coached by CCRC - a victory for the boys against Grassy Park Rowing Club, and a creditable performance by the girls in their first ever regatta.


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.
Youth Training Programme Term 2 2018
CTDF 2018 Poster Med
Discover Scuba

This year’s dive festival will once again have a PADI DSD (discover scuba diving) program to run alongside the regular festival dives. With the help of local PADI Instructors and dive schools we aim to get 100 DSDs done over the 2 days of the festival and thereby introduce 100 new scuba divers to Cape Town diving. The cost of a festival DSD is only R200 (it’s normally around R1 000) or R100 for scholars or it’s free to FBYC members. All the equipment you need is included.

We will start running DSD groups at 9am on the Sat & Sun of the festival with small groups and their instructor getting kitted-up and heading out every few minutes.

To book a DSD spot please contact our DSD co-ordinators Sarah and Steve at Dive Action info@diveaction.co.za or phone (021) 511 0800 or phone or WhatsApp 082 881 1660.

Beautiful picture of the local heron on Legacy.



Friday, 06 April 2018

Winner of last week’s draw was Dale Kushner R5400.00 – roll over as he was not present.
Remember you have to be there to win. Draw takes place at 19h00.


1. 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.

2. The National Treasury has officially increased 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.

The club is a marine protected environment. Please be on the lookout and report suspicious activity to the office.


Wedding Jared Wilson Saturday 7th April starting @ 16h00. The Crow’s Nest and braai area are being used.

Sunday 8th April 12h30 Baden Reed braai.
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.

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
NOW OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING- the a-la-carte menu plus a delicious selection of curries.


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 R95 000.00 incl VAT – for more information please contact Teresa – info@fbyc.co.za

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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