False Bay Yacht Club

DOLPHYN DIARY #435

14 JUNE 2022

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May the dreams of our youth be the reality of their future.

Image courtesy of Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simon's Town School Facebook page

MEMBERS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE

Dear Members


Our financial year-end is 30th June and subscriptions for the coming year are due in July.

The General Committee would like to thank members for their ongoing support at the Club over the past year. Although Covid-19 has impacted everyone in the country and it has certainly not been easy for many of us, we are happy to tell you that the Club has survived and continues to operate on a sound footing.

Renewal of Subscriptions:

Member Subscription invoices for the year, 01 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 will be sent out on 1st July 2022 and are due by 1st August 2022.

Due to inflation on the costs of running the club, it is necessary that the coming year’s subscriptions be increased by a small percentage in line with inflation, in order to cover the increase in the Club’s expenses. The affiliation fees to SAS will remain the same as for 2021/2022.

Early bird discount: A small discount will be granted to all members paying by 31st July.
Members may, by arrangement with Natasha our GM, request for payment terms to pay by 30th September (3 months).

Resignations:

Kindly note that in terms of the Club’s Constitution, should you not wish to renew your membership, you are obliged to advise the Club (Colleen / Yvonne admin@fbyc.co.za) before the end of June.

If resignations are not received by end June, subs billing will automatically take place and will become due and payable. Any resignations received after that date will incur pro-rata subscription fees up to the date of resignation.

Please stay safe, we will see you around the Club!

SAILING

SAILING RESULTS

Wednesday 1st June – THE SCONE SHACK Winter Twilight Series 1, Race 1
1st Firefly, 2nd Prion and 3rd Stella.

Saturday 4th June – Double Handed Series, Race 3
1st Stella, 2nd Scottische

Wednesday 8th June – THE SCONE SHACK Winter Twilight Series 1, Race 2
1st Alegria, 2nd Stella and 3rd Elwing

Saturday 11th June – Youth Helm Race
Race was postponed to a later date TBA.

UPCOMING SAILING

Wednesday 15th June – THE SCONE SHACK Winter Twilight Series 1, Race 3.

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June – Continuation of FBYC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Wednesday 22nd June – THE SCONE SHACK Winter Twilight Series 1, Race 4.

Sunday 26th June – Medium Distance Series, Race 6.
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SAILING 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

RECALL- WPDSAA NOMINATION RE-CALL FOR 2022 TUNA INTER PROVINCIAL SHELLY BEACH

Please note, WPDSAA nomination RECALL for the 2022 Tuna Inter-Provincial from 7th July to 10th July 2022 to be held at Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club, hosted by Natal Deep Sea Angling. Please ensure that you nominate on time and that your club chairman and T/O have signed before submitting to WP Secretary. NB: For those that have already nominated for this tournament, you do not need to re-nominate.

Please note Nominations close on the 15th of June 2022 at 21h00

Click on the links below to download the documents
WPDSAA NOMINATION RECALL FOR 2022 TUNA INTER-PROVINCIAL SHELLY BEACH >
CODE OF CONDUCT WPDSAA-SAScoc >

CORRECT SUBMISSION PROCEDURE FOR ALL NOMINATIONS >
WPDSAA NOMINATION FORM >
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PLEASE TAKE NOTE: ANGLING PARKING PROTOCOL

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

FBYC ANGLING WHATSAPP 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.

CLUB NOTICES

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Saturday 11th June 2022 was a day to Celebrate “Nurturing Sea Fever” at False Bay Yacht Club.

The first 5 Students from the Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simon’s Town School qualified as Skippers Under 9m Category E. They were examined by Peter Daly and all passed their written and practical tests.

They have been trained for the last 10 months on Speranza by Ian Hare and during the last month on the RIB Sean Day by Digby Thomson.

After all tests were completed Category E under 9m SAMSA Certificates were awarded by Examiner Peter Daly.
After all the work was done a Braai was enjoyed by all at False Bay Yacht Club.
“Nurturing Sea Fever” is an endeavor by the General Botha Old Boys Association Bursary Fund to provide Sea Time and experience to Lawhill students to supplement what they are learning in the classroom.

To achieve Skippers Certificates is the Cherry on top.

Seen on the stern of Speranza wearing their newly awarded Speranza Tee shirts and GB Caps, and proudly displaying their Certificates are:
Alwande Sithole, Silvino October, Siphosethu Libalele, Anele May, and Xolisa Miggels.

Well Done and Bravo Zulu to all.

All new members 2020 - 2022

Please join us at the NEW MEMBERS WELCOME EVENING

Existing members, please join us in welcoming our new members.

FBYC Invitation to New Members

A VISITOR OF A DIFFERENT KIND – A SNOWY SHEATHBILL

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On Tuesday 07 June 2022, a rather frantic man came to the office and asked to be allowed to go onto the mooring to see a Snowy Sheathbill, which is apparently a very rare bird to have a sighting of in this part of the world.

While skeptical I agreed to accompany him and, as he put it, "a few of his friends”.

The group turned out to be rather more than “a few” and anyone who is or knows a birding fanatic can attest to the excitement and pleasure at the sighting of a very rare bird.

It had a rather large contingency of enthusiasts who had been chasing it all day!

The group was very grateful that they were given access to the mooring, and the opportunity to see and photograph the bird.

A SNOWY SHEATHBILL: Unique, stocky, and rather pigeonlike white bird (an aberrant shorebird) of the Antarctic Peninsula and islands. Migrates north in winter to Tierra del Fuego and southern Argentina, where a few immatures remain year-round at sea lion and penguin colonies. Typically unafraid; walks around boldly to scavenge and even eat faeces. The plumage is entirely white (somehow remarkably clean given its habits) with a naked pale pinkish face and a pale green and orange bill. Flies strongly with stiff wingbeats; does not alight on water but will hitch ships.

(https://ebird.org/species/snoshe2rides on)
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Photographs supplied by Michael Mason
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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.
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OUR CONDOLENCES

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We extend our condolences to the
family and friends on the passing of

Vivian Louwrens

08 June 2022

Wife of Derek Louwrens,
Past Commodore, and Honorary Life Member
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We extend our condolences to the
family and friends on the passing of

Margaret (Nita) Patrick

09 June 2022

Wife of the late Bill Patrick
INTASURE DRAW notice 17 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.

Covid-19 Protocols

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Wear-a-mask

Please continue to wear a mask whilst inside the clubhouse.

Sanitizer

Please remember to sanitize your hands often.

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

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

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