False Bay Yacht Club

DOLPHYN DIARY #423

21 DECEMBER 2021

FBYC-Chirstmas

"You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights'." Maya Angelou

NOTICES

Happy-Holidays

HOLIDAY SEASON TRADING HOURS

CLUBHOUSE OPERATING HOURS:
Friday 24 December: Offices close at 13h00
Saturday 25 December: Club is closed
Sunday 26 December: Admin office closed
Monday 27 December: 9h00-15h00
(Admin office)
Friday 31 December: Offices close at 13h00
Saturday 1 January 2022: Admin office closed
Sunday 2 January 2022: Admin office closed
PIER 23:
Friday 24 December: Closing at 17h00
Saturday 25 December: Closed
Saturday 1 Jan 2022: 11h00-19h00 (bar only)
STMC:
Friday 24 December: Closed
Monday 27 December: Closed
Fri 31 December: Closing at 12h00
DRM Steelworks:
(Available for emergency work)
Saturday 25 December: Closed
Sunday 26 December: Closed
Monday 27 December: Closed
Saturday 1 January 2022: Closed
Sunday 2 January 2022: Closed
SOUTHERN POINT MARINE:
Closed from 22 December 2021 until
3 January 2022. Opens 4 January 2022.
GLEN'S DIESEL SERVICES:
Closed from 22 December 2021 until
4 January 2022. Opens 5 January 2022.
CAPE POINT RIGGING:
Operating off-site - call Marcello on 0722948348
THE CHANDLERY:
Closed from 23 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022
DYLAN THOMSON:
Available for work in December & January
NYE

Please join us for a

MEMBERS-ONLY NEW YEAR'S EVE BRAAI

Tickets will be R50.00 per person
DJ Beaumont will be playing from 18h00 to 22h00
Midnight will be celebrated at 22h00
Club will close at 22h30

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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SAS SAFETY OFFICERS

To all boat owners please see the latest document regarding SAS Safety Officers' responsibilities.

BIOBLITZ - 78 SPECIES FOUND IN OUR MARINA

October 2021

78 Species were spotted in our marina in October this year, one of which has only been seen once before in False Bay, and another of which is a tropical species that was first seen here around the time of the City Nature Challenge earlier this year.

If you'd like to see how Cape Town faires in the Bioblitz (Southern Hemisphere only) you can look here for information about the overall project:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/great-southern-bioblitz-2021-umbrella

and for the Cape Town specific project, you can go here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/great-southern-bioblitz-2021-cape-town
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Purple-spotted Dorid -only ever seen once before in False Bay.
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Blue Speckled Nudibranch laying eggs.
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Crevice Sea Squirt

FBYC BOAT TRAILER PARKING & LAUNCH PROTOCOL

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Members with trailer boats are reminded of the parking protocol.
Members are reminded to park their vehicles and trailers in a responsible manner at all times!

ADVERTISING

Advertising has been re-allocated to the FBYC Classified Group and the Commercial notice board at the club.

RENOVATIONS ARE COMPLETE!

We are really delighted at the new space that has been created upstairs. Pop in sometime and have a look!

CLUB DRESS CODE

Smart casual attire. Men may wear short trousers.
NB: No bathing costumes or fishing boots allowed and please wear shoes or sandals.
This applies to the entire 1st floor, including the deck, Thank You.
INTASURE FRIDAY CLUB DRAW

ROWING

DEC-21-10B

Cape Coastal Rowing Club – last word for 2021

All COVID and other challenges considered we’re most grateful to have had a wonderful year, at every level possible!

The fact that our recent, way overdue Annual General Meeting was so well attended in person, preceded by a fabulous tour of our NSRI home base, followed by the customary year-end family braai, is good enough reason to not only acknowledge our privileges but celebrate those pleasures.
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A good set of books and thankfully no major disasters to report, the direct result of the commitment of our entire team, from the managing committee and sub-working teams to every member and rower.

Together we welcome our visitors, coach students and newbies, support those in need of any sort and form, maintain boats, face challenging weather conditions, tour together, all for the love of ocean rowing.
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DEC-21-2B
Our tours went exceptionally well this year, thanks to the energetic and resourceful teams who went beyond the call of duty on every occasion. Together we enjoyed scenic day tours, beach sprints, regattas, weekend tours to Stilbaai and Knysna, and the last tour of the year with our German friends to the Eastern Cape. What a roaring success, thank you Pieter and helpers!
So far, CCRC’s calendar for 2022 looks good.
Should international travel restrictions relax sufficiently by March, we currently look forward to welcoming the overdue German group visiting us from Crefelder Rowing Club. We sincerely hope that interest shown from other areas, including Dutch and Belgium rowing clubs will materialise into actual tours next year. Local tours to the Breede River, West Coast, and Stanford/Hermanus are lined up with sufficient gaps for exciting day tours, events, and visitors.
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DEC-21-5B
From boat maintenance and building perspective, and with the inability to ever replace the expertise of our dear Bryne and Graham, we now have a maintenance committee dedicated to boat needs and sourcing of new suppliers. Thank you everybody for your generous efforts!

We once again look forward to coaching new and existing Lawhill Maritime Institute students from homebase, and to this year share some fun events with our closest kayaking neighbours.

It is with pleasure that we announce our 2021 committee, sadly minus Bryne. All who by majority vote agreed to roll over in their 2020 portfolios to continue with their superb efforts and guiding. To our Treasurer, Ivan Heesom-Green always at the ready to balance a superb set of books, thanks from all of us!
Commodore – Sasha van der Kroll
Captain - Estelle Wiid
Vice-Captain - Peter Goosen
Coachmaster, Tours - Derrick Read
Strategic planning Boats, Events - Kobus Huisamen
Tours, Social Media - Anna-Marie Smith
Finally, enormous thanks goes to False Bay Yacht Club, Rob Newman, Natasha Fish and teams for a magnificent home base, clubhouse, and restaurant that never ceases to make us proud.


Our best wishes go with you for a chilled and safe festive season!

From all of us at Cape Coastal Rowing Club

SAILING

The wind has seriously affected our racing calendar, but we have managed to get some races in.
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SAILING FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

Wednesday 21st December: Summer Twilight Series 1, Race 4
Wednesday 5th January: Summer Twilight Series 1, Race 5

From the Sailing Team, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!

Christmass Yacht
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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
on 021 786 1703 or email admin@fbyc.co.za
to request to be added to a group.

ANGLING

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Dear All

Christmas is a special time to enjoy with all your loved ones, spreading divinity and cheer around! Wishing you and your family a blessed Festive Season! May your Christmas be filled with the true miracles and meaning of this beautiful time.
May 2022 bring you and your family much health, joy & peace.

Stay Safe and tight lines!

Best Wishes
WPDSAA EXCO

WPDSAA MERRY CHRISTMAS

WPDSAA CALENDAR 2022

(Click on the calendar to download)
WPDSAA 2022 CALENDAR
NOTE FROM DANIEL HUGHES: "As a result of there being so many tournaments we were not able to get all the events on the calendar. The anglers that are or want to participate in other tournaments will need to follow up on the SADSAA tournament calendar and adjust accordingly! I am aware that there are still a few tournaments whose dates might be changed or are outstanding so there will still be changes but the anglers can do these changes as and when we are informed about them".

2021 BILLFISH INTER CLUB – Richards Bay

24th to 27th February 2022

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

READ MORE >

SADSAA NOMINATION CALL:
2022
GAMEFISH & BOTTOMFISH NATIONALS

Please note the SADSAA Tournament Officers nomination call for the 2022 Gamefish & Bottomfish Nationals, to be held at Zinkwazi Beach between 17th April - 22nd April 2022.
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All nominations to reach WPDSAA office by 5th January 2022.

WhatsApp Group - FBYC Angling Group

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

COVID-19 MANDATORY INFO

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

Members, please note Club Rules under Adjusted Lockdown Level 1,
following normal COVID protocols such as wearing of masks (no mask no entry), sanitizing,
temperature checks, and signing in at the main access point.

Curfew:
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.
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Simon's Town, 7975
021 786 1703

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