False Bay Yacht Club




"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take." Michelle Segrest



Club Wifi

Members, please note that we have changed our service provider.

The new password is available on request
from the club admin office.

FBYC Awarded Silver Status for the Clean Regattas Programme

We are thrilled to announce that False Bay Yacht Club has been awarded the internationally recognised Silver Status for the Clean Regattas Programme! Proudly the first club in South Africa to have received this prestigious award! Congratulations to everyone involved!
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Visitors to FBYC

On Sunday, 7th November, we had a surprise visit from Robert Kafel, Rear Commodore of Richmond County Yacht Club, Staten Island, New York.

Robert and his wife Amy were presented with a burgee and shown around our beautiful club.

Thanks for the visit Robert and Amy!


Welcome to the team!

Please join us in welcoming

Paul Dennett

to the team, as our new

Sailing Manager!

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Dear Members, it is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Smith.
Gary passed away from Covid19 in Guatemala whilst on his round the world cruise on their yacht Mystic Blue. His wife, Angela, is recovering from Covid19.
Our condolences go out
to Angela and their family and friends.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Angela with the enormous medical bills.
You can contribute at https://gofund.me/fe468fd4 Every little bit will help!

Bryne Fisher-Jeffes

12 August 1947 - 21 October 2021

A message in Memoriam

It was with sadness that we heard of the passing of Bryne Fisher-Jeffes. We first met him some 40+ years ago, when his recently built Galadrial joined the Flamenca fleet. It was at the time when FBYC was moving from the old bus sheds to the current location on the foreshore. In that era, much of the improvement work was undertaken by willing club members and Bryne was one who gave of his time (and more than most). In more recent years, he was to show the same drive and determination in establishing Cape Coastal Rowing Club at FBYC.

Bryne was a wily competitor in the Flamenca class and the FBYC trophy catalogue records his 16 race wins during the 80s.
During the WP or National Class Championships Galadrial would always have one or two excellent races which invariably affected the overall standings of the top 3 skippers, much to their chagrin. When not racing many hours were spent sailing and socialising on Mauritius 43 Tempest, at anchor off Miller's Point, or afterwards on the mooring in Simon's Bay.

In the past decade, as we have returned more often to visit family in the Cape, it was always great to reconnect with Bryne. He was a great source of the latest happenings around the club and his passion for coastal rowing shone through. It was also good to reminisce about the characters of past years over a beer in the Crow's Nest. Bryne will be sorely missed and we offer our deepest condolences to all his family and close friends.

Dave & Vicki Staniforth




Please note the WPDSAA nomination call for the 2022 Gamefish Inter-Provincial, to be held at Pennington Ski Boat Club between 3rd March - 6th March 2022 and hosted by Natal Deep Sea Angling Association.


10th JANUARY 2022 AT 21H00

2021 BILLFISH INTER CLUB – Richards Bay

24th to 27th February 2022

You are hereby invited to enter teams for the above-mentioned Tournament. Contact Anza at the Zululand office (zdsaa.office@gmail.com)


WhatsApp Group - FBYC Angling Group

Please contact Colleen at the Club Office (021 786 1703 or email admin@fbyc.co.za) to request to be added to a group.


CCRC friendship tour 2021

During October Cape Coastal Rowing Club finally welcomed back our 12 overdue German tour friends from Oldenburger Ruderverrein Club.
Off we went with three trailers packed to the hilt with three quads, five doubles - 25 rowing seats and 30 heads on pillows.
Our new Eastern Cape tour destinations - a welcome first for our foreign friends and many of us, plus our friends from Vikings Rowing Club. It brought great fun and new eyes for the spectacular scenery in this beautiful part of our country.

We spent eight nights away, in preparation and receiving our guests in Port Elizabeth at the start of their 14-day tour.

Kenton on Sea delivered a multitude of highlights on the Kariega and Bushman's Rivers, with game viewing and superb hospitality from all the locals.

Favourable weather conditions remained for our two Kowie river journeys. The second, on a sad yet perfect day to spread our flowers at the Halyards yacht basin in Port Alfred.

With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to our dear friend, no-nonsense boatman, superb rower, and joker of note, the late Bryne Fisher-Jeffes.

The good old Pig and Whistle in Bathurst treated us well before moving on to the banks of the magnificent Keurbooms river at Forever Resort in Plettenberg Bay. Another highlight and great joy for our visitors was the 10km hike in the Robberg Nature Reserve along this spectacular coastline.
A contented CCRC club and fleet headed home as our guests continued their journey via the Klein Karoo and Route 62, before joining us in Simon's Town for the last three days of their tour.
Thanks to the success of their second SA tour, we now have another invitation for our second friendship tour to Germany.

Huge gratitude goes to our tour committee, so professionally managed and executed with perfection by Pieter Coetzer, together with Derrick Read and Anna-Marie Smith by his side.

The luckiest organisers, with a more than a fantastic team of towers, supporters, partners, spouses, and our own Captain doctor. Not only before, but during, and after the tour. Well done everybody, you truly outdid yourselves!

Thank you to our ever-loyal False Bay Yacht Club and Simon's Town hospitality members, Grosvenor and Mariner Guesthouses, Celebration Cafe, and Pier 23 for yet again making us proud to be associated with the best home base and farewell spit braai any club could wish for!

In Memoriam for Bryne Fisher-Jeffes

Lastly, our job would not be done without sharing these heart-felt words written for Bryne by coach master and close friend Derrick who, with Allison Read, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with us that day on the Kowie River.
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'A very sad day saying goodbye to Bryne today in Port Alfred. A small wreath of red Hibiscus flowers in the coxn’s seat of his beloved Tata. We all tossed beautiful freshly picked Hibiscus flowers and the wreath into the calm bay at the Halyards, where tears rolled as the breeze embraced the flowers and blessed them off into our memories.

Bryne, you gave life to Cape Coastal Rowing Club from the very first day when Daggie towed Vince and Harry into the Naval Dockyard. With a simple cry for help, you brought bolts and tools to rig the boats till after dark without even knowing who you were helping.

Coastal was in your blood and without your passion and love for these crafts that tamed the bay and made rowing possible, Cape Coastal would never have been born.

Bryne, you helped build an amasing club from two “ acquired” boats and reject oars, where innovation and maintenance meant survival and growth. You found the truth in giving - pays back a hundredfold, and to your last days, you gave to ensure a fleet of boats would epitomise your love of these coastal rowing boats and the club you nurtured.

Bryne, you generated such a wonderful energy that brought so much love and respect for you, a handful of a character, so complex and caring, but loved and respected for being Bryne, innovative, skilled, loving, difficult, principled, daring, nightmare to a committee,

But always true to a club that cared for you.
Rest In Peace Bryne.'
Once again our sincerest condolences to Cheryl and the families.


Seamanship Race Report

A fun day of sailing was had by all competitors that took part in the Seamanship Race this past weekend. Seven boats entered. They each had to put in a reef, shack it out, complete a 360-degree turn, heave to, and finally do a man overboard drill, between marks. Some boats were better than others but generally, everyone did well. For those that couldn’t make it, I suggest that you start practicing for the next one.

Calendar for the
next two weeks

Wed 10th Twilight 9 – Start 18:00
Sat 14th Double Handed Race – Start 14:30
Wed 17th Twilight 10 – Start 18:00

Sailing Committee

Could all sailors come to a meeting to be held on Wednesday 17th November after racing to discuss sailing at the club and to nominate and vote for a sailing committee.

As always, many thanks to our partners and sponsors

Pier 23
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WhatsApp Groups

We have the following three 'Sailing' WhatsApp groups:
  • FBYC Sailing
  • FBYC Club Racing
  • FBYC Classifieds
Visit https://fbyc.co.za/fbyc-sailing/whatsapp-groups to find out more about each group.

Please contact Colleen at the Club Office (021 786 1703 or email admin@fbyc.co.za) to request to be added to a group.


SRC Marine Radio Course and Exam
SAMSA Skippers Licence
Pier 23

Open Monday to Friday

08h00 – 16h00,
and until 20h00 on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Contact Pier 23 on:

066 063 5280


Members, please note:

Whilst you are on Club premises, please adhere to all Covid protocols. The wearing of masks is COMPULSORY.



Members, please note Club Rules under Adjusted Lockdown Level 1,
following normal COVID protocols such as wearing of masks, sanitizing,
temperature checks, and signing in at the main access point.

Between midnight and 04h00. No access to the Club during curfew hours.

Crow’s Nest Bar:
Open from 15h00 on weekdays and 11h00 on weekends & public holidays. Last rounds will be called by 22h00 at the latest and the bar must close by 23h00. Members to have please settled all tabs and leave the premises once the bar is closed.
Pier 23 Restaurant:
Open to all from 08h00-16h00, and from
08h00 – 20h00 on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Braai, Lawn & Swimming:
Large social gatherings are still prohibited, but members may use the club facilities, following COVID regulations. Please call the office (021 786 1703) if you wish to use the braai/lawn facilities, bearing in mind capacity limits.
Your password is your membership number, which appears on your invoice/statement.
You may also call the club office to find out your membership number.
Members are encouraged to use the
FBYC Covid App for easy access at the entrance and to avoid having to touch the pens and paper.
How to save the Covid - App to your home screen.

iPhone :
1. Open the link in your Safari browser
2. At the bottom of your screen in the center is a square icon with an arrow pointing up, click on that.
3. Scroll up until you see the option Add to Home Screen.
4. You all set to go, just look for the FBYC logo. You might need to move it to your landing screen.

Any Android device:
1. Open the link in Chrome
2. On the top right-hand side of the screen, tap on the 3 dots.
3. Tap on Add to Home screen.
4. You all set to go.

King George Way
Simon's Town, 7975
021 786 1703

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