False Bay Yacht Club


31 MAY 2022


"It is our collective and individual responsibility, to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live."
Dalai Lama



Club Championships scheduled for Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th was postponed to Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd. Due to very light wind, we only managed one race on the Sunday which saw Scottische in 1st, Prion 2nd and Strega 3rd. We will be completing the Championships on either the weekend of 11th/12th or 18th/19th June.

Wednesday 18th June – The SCONE SHACK Autumn Twilight Series 2, Race 6.
1st Firefly, 2nd Jabulani and 3rd Panache.

Wednesday 25th June – The SCONE SHACK Autumn Twilight Series 2, Race 7.
1st Jabulani, 2nd Firefly and 3rd Panache. This brought the series to an end.
The Overall Results are: 1st Jabulani, 2nd Firefly and 3rd Panache.
Well done to all that sailed and a massive thank you to our Sponsor, The SCONE SHACK.

Sunday 29th June – The Medium Distance Race was cancelled.


Wednesday 1st June – The SCONE SHACK Winter Twilight Series 1, Race 1.

Saturday 4th June – Double Handed Series Race 3.

Wednesday 8th June – The SCONE SHACK Winter Twilight Series 1, Race 2.

Saturday 11th June – Either a Youth Race or Possible Club Championships on the Saturday and Sunday.


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.


Rowing continues to draw enthusiastic newcomers
to our part of the South Peninsula.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our two newest members, both locals who are engineers and avid sea-faring ocean lovers.

Professor John Lazarus, who from now on will be known as JohnL, coincidentally was a past tutor of CCRC Vice Captain Peter Goosen at UCT in Hydraulic Engineering. A keen sailor and watersport enthusiast, with years of wind and kite surfing, paddling, and stand-up paddleboarding experience.
Another warm welcome to John Martheze now JohnM, recently retired civil engineer and former 1st Muizenberg Sea Scout, sailor, windsurfer, rower, and paddler.

We wish you both many happy strokes in rowing as you complete the learn-to-row programme, with coach master Derrick Read and others, to join us on club outings soon.

Together with John W (Watermeyer) that brings us to the total sum of three Johns in the club!
Coaching in all forms and manners at present with another group of enthusiasts, our Grade 10 students who eagerly attend their coaching sessions on Fridays and Saturdays, now all kitted out with new water shoes thanks to a member donation.
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Well done to Lawhill Maritime Institute who so generously grant us the privilege to interact with these young adults, as they discover the endless benefits of ocean sport.
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All systems go for our next club tour to the West Coast in August, awaited with great anticipation.

In the meantime, we enjoy following Jeremy Bagshaw’s incredible commitment to his dream. Go Jeremy, you are admired from afar while we take lessons, and wish you the very best on your voyage ahead!

From all of us at Cape Coastal Rowing Club


Great White Shark
Click on the button below to read an interesting article on Great White Sharks:
Letter: The Great White Shark Mystery – I Think Not! By Jack Walsh


Please click on the button below for a letter from SADSAA-Chris Schorn, regarding the sale of fish by recreational anglers.


Click on the button below to download the Launch and Parking Protocol

FBYC Weighing Station

Let's help keep the environment clean! Weigh your catch and dispose of your fishing line in the tube provided.
Fish Weighing Station


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.



Alessandro De Maddalena poster with photo

World Environment Day 2022 is the biggest international day for the environment. Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and held annually since 1973, it has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach. It is celebrated by millions of people across the world.

World Environment Day 2022 is hosted by Sweden. “Only One Earth" is the campaign slogan, with the focus on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”.

Click on the links below for some interesting reading.

Why Bees are essential to people and the planet >

A leap forward for environmental action >

World Oceans Day – 08 June 2022 >


Please recycle glass bottles, cans, plastic and paper in the appropriate recycling bins available on Club premises.
The black general waste bins are for all other trash.

Help us to keep the environment cleaner and greener, to save the planet for future generations!

Note the Baboon-proof straps on bins.
FBYC Recycle-02
INTASURE DRAW Notice 03 June 22

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.

Members, please take note:

As you may have noticed, we are busy with renovations at the club. Thank you for your patience while we upgrade our premises.
We're doing some renovations - please be patient

PIER 23 Contact details:

Please note that the contact number for Pier23 is 066 063 5280.
Please be considerate when walking through the clubhouse as it is dangerous to other persons if you leave the floors wet.

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.
Guests of bonafide 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.

Covid-19 Protocols


Please continue to wear a mask whilst inside the clubhouse.


Please remember to sanitize your hands often.

We encourage you to get the vaccine as this is your best defence against Covid-19.


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

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