False Bay Yacht Club


25 JANUARY 2022


"Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air."
Ralph Waldo Emerson



Liquor licence:
The club has an on-consumption liquor licence therefore members and their guests may not bring their own liquor onto the club premises, as this is regarded as an offence in terms of the Liquor Act.
Arrangements to pay corkage can be set up with Carl when you want to bring your own wines for a function, provided that the wine is not already on the wine list.

Guests of bona fide members of the club must report to the main gate of the club, where they will be required to sign the guest register.
Guests must be collected or accompanied by the member at the main gate, and their entry in the guest register must be countersigned by the member.
The member will be responsible for their guests at all times, whilst on club property. Please be considerate of other members around the club to ensure that you keep your belongings safe and in one area whilst using the club facilities.
Please be considerate when walking through the clubhouse as it is dangerous to other persons if you leave the floors wet.

COVID Clause:
All members & guests must complete the access control forms and follow the usual COVID protocols (wearing of masks/have temperatures taken/ sanitize hands/ social distancing).
Members and guests to also note COVID signs in and around the clubhouse regarding bar rules and closing times.

Environmental Clause:
FBYC takes pride in its Marina. Please help us to maintain this by ensuring the use of environmentally friendly (biodegradable) decorations/catering containers and by avoiding single-use plastics on the premises.

Thank you
MEMBERS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE of the Glencairn 3km Open Water Swim on the 29th of January 2022.


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!


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.


We are really delighted at the new space that has been created upstairs. THANK YOU to Cape Point Rigging and Paintsmiths Noordhoek for their contributions. Another THANK YOU goes to those members that also contributed.
Cape Point Rigging
Paintsmiths Noordhoek


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


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


Once again the South Easter claimed a race, that being the last of the Summer Twilight Series 1 Race 6.

We held our first Club RTC Series over the weekend of 15 – 16 January. What an event with a wet bridge start! Steve Casey and I braved the elements and sat out on the bridge boat in the heat. We managed to get in four races and the competitors seemed to have great sailing/fun. Tony, surname not mentioned, made the Springbok swimming team.
That brought us to the first race in the PAINTSMITHS LONGBEACH Summer Twilight Series 2. Fourteen boats joined in and although the very unpredictable wind proved to be a challenge, we completed the race.

The Double Handed Series Race 1 was held on Saturday 22 January. Again, the very unpredictable wind conditions made for some interesting sailing, to say the least. Out of twelve boats six retired and we had six finishers.


Wednesday 26th January – PAINTSMITHS LONGBEACH Summer Twilight Series 2 Race 2.
Saturday 30th January - Medium Distance Series Race 1.
Wednesday 2nd February – PAINTSMITHS LONGBEACH Summer Twilight Series 2 Race 3.
Saturday 5 / Sunday 6 February – Club Racing / Cruising Weekend. This means that there will either be a race or if the weather is looking good, I may arrange a cruise and possible raft up at a predetermined destination, so look out for this one.

Paintsmiths Noordhoek

A big thank you to PAINTSMITHS LONGBEACH for their continued support of our club.

With the waters at IYC being condemned and no sailing allowed, it’s been great to see them using our waters as an alternative. We welcome them with open arms.

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.



Off to a good start says Commodore Sasha Planting!
Beautiful weather! That is what the year 2022 has brought rowers and paddlers alike. Of course, the glorious days are interspersed with bouts of South Easter ... which suits downwind paddlers and restricts rowers to the Bay, but we're not complaining.

The year holds much promise, not the least of which is the easing up of the Covid pandemic.

We have an adventure-filled calendar for the year, kicking off with a comedy and auction fundraiser, a fun regatta in February, a tour up the West Coast in March and the epic Robben Island Freedom Paddle in April with more thereafter.

In between we are out in our boats, enjoying the magnificent coastline and hoping for sightings of sunfish, sharks, humpback whales and other extraordinary creatures.

In February/March our Lawhill rowing programme will commence, and we are always ready and willing to teach beginners keen to learn to row.

See you on the water!


Comedy night and auction

Please join us for a fun evening at The Simon's Town Country Club with our famous local comedian Mark Sampson, joined by another famous person in our rowing midst, Thato Mabelane - Atlantic Ocean crosser and local comedian who keeps us entertained on boats
and land!
Where: The Simon's Town Country Club
When: Saturday 12 February 2022
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Contact: Anna-Marie Smith via Whatsapp on
083 274 5073
Tickets: R150 per person R75 under 12 years of age. Payable to CCRC - Cape Coastal Rowing - Nedbank Limited, Account 2007079747, or cash.

Booking essential for seats and food.

More about Mark Sampson

Mark Sampson was founder of the Cape Comedy Collective in 1999, mentoring Loyiso Gola, Riaad Moosa, Kurt Schoonraad, Kagiso Lediga, Nik Rabinowitz and many others before MC’ing the CCC show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2003.

He toured three solo stand-up shows to theatres nationally and was the top-selling comedian at the Grahamstown Festival from 2005-11. Before he left to go Africa Clockwise, he performed at COP17 in Durban for the EU, hosted the world’s largest sustainability conference and launched the City of Cape Town’s Climate Smart Campaign. In 2016 he was voted best presenter at the 18th SAASTEC Conference (SA Association of Science and Technology Centres) in KZN.
In 2013, the Sampson family left Cape Town to drive clockwise around Africa on waste vegetable oil.

Six and a half years, 38 countries and 47000km later, their Big Green Truck became the first carbon-neutral vehicle to circumnavigate the continent without using fossil fuels.

"SA's funniest stand-up comedian by some distance" The Star

"It’s stand-up comedy at its finest, a man with something to say and a fabulous way of saying it." Daily Maverick.
Mark will entertain the crowd with his hilarious comedy show, and host an auction, the first of its kind for CCRC, in support of the Lawhill Maritime Centre’s developmental rowing and sailing programmes, as well as upgrading of the large CCRC green container, and purchase of water shoes for our 2022 students.

Come and join us for a much-needed laugh, as Sampson puts the fun back into fundraising with this evening of family-friendly entertainment!

NB - we are looking for 10 quality items / donations to go on auction. Please support!
Contact: Anna-Marie Smith on 083 274 5073

Look forward to seeing you there, thank you!


Please take note of the 30th Annual Carrycat Offshore Classic to be held at Gordons Bay Boat Club from 30th April to 7th May 2022.


Overfishing diagram

Current Biology

Overfishing drives over one-third of all sharks, rays and chimaeras toward a global extinction crisis.

More than three-quarters of tropical and subtropical coastal species are threatened.


Tri-Facet Interprovincials Interclub

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




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.

Crow’s Nest Bar:
Open from 15h00 on weekdays and 11h00 on weekends & public holidays. The bar will close at 23h00. Members to please settle all tabs and leave the premises once the bar is closed.
Pier 23 Restaurant:
Open to all from 08h00-20h00 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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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