False Bay Yacht Club


12 JULY 2022


"The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind."
Bob Dylan



FBYC Closing Cruise 2022


Dear Members

Notice regarding Subscriptions for the year 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023

Thank you to many members who have been making payments for their subs! Payments have been streaming in.

A reminder that an early bird discount of 5% of your subs may be deducted by members who are paying by EFT before 31st July 2022. No discount for cash, credit card or cheques, unfortunately.
By arrangement with Natasha, fees may be paid over 3 months, in equal amounts.

Invoices have been sent to members during the first week of July 2022. If you have not received it, please let us know urgently.

Please take note that additional costs will incur between July and September if resignations do not reach us before end July.

Arrange with Colleen/Yvonne admin@fbyc.co.za

Dear STMC and FBYC Members

Please take note of increases effective as of 1 August 2022.

Click here to download the official notice >



Wednesday 29th June - SCONE SHACK Winter Twilight Series 1 Race 5
1st Alegria, 2nd Stella and 3rd Jabulani.

Saturday 2nd July – Double Handed Series Race 4. This Race was cancelled.

Overall Double Handed Series Results –1st Stella, 2nd Scottische and 3rd Hamba.

Wednesday 6th July - SCONE SHACK Winter Twilight Series 1 Race 6
1st Jabulani, 2nd Alegria and 3rd Coppelia.

Saturday and Sunday July – Continuation of The Club Championships
Race 2 – 1st Solus, 2nd Scottische and 3rd Hamba.
Race 3 – 1st Solus, 2nd Schottische and 3rd Hamba.
Overall Results – 1ST Scottische, 2nd Solus and 3rd Strega.


Wednesday - SCONE SHACK Winter Twilight Series 1 Race 7. Start time 17h30.

No Racing this weekend (Closing Cruise).

Wednesday - Winter Twilight Series 2 Race 1. Start time 17h30.

No Racing this weekend (Annual Sailing Prize Giving).

The Scone Shack - Proud sponsors of the Winter Twilight Series 1


Saturday 16th July – Closing Cruise, Start time 13h30 for 14h00 on the water for the Sail Past, 15h00 Live Music, Boerewors Rolls. PLEASE NOTE THIS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS

Saturday 23rd July – Annual Sailing Prize Giving, Start 18h00 in the Crow’s Nest.
FBYC Prize Giving 2022

A big THANK YOU to our sailing sponsors for their support

ZF Services
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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.


Click on the buttons below to read the articles.


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


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.




With winter solstice swims ticked off the list, we are met with more whale sightings and flower shows than expected!

While the season for travel to northern hemispheres may reduce seat numbers on our club rows, it also brings first-ever ocean rowing visitors to foreign waters.

Only a pleasure to show our guests how the African Penguin and Cape Fur Seal behave in their element. Without recent sightings of the brave little club Cape Clawless Otter who dragged his steal of a fresh Yellowtail right past our very eyes, we and our guests can relax without nibbled toes!

A quiet couple of weeks, while students enjoy their winter holidays and members enjoy warmer climates and rich cultural and rowing experiences in Europe, Mauritius, Canada and local regions.
Next on our calendar is the CCRC Annual General Meeting on Saturday 13 August, 2022 at False Bay Yacht Club. A big agenda awaits, with updates of boat building, new members, new committee election, a growing learn-to-row program, tour and events calendars.
Right now, we look forward to a fully booked, second tour for the year to see the West Coast flowers from our base at Langebaan at the end of August. As usual, at least one ‘new’ rowing destination will be added, depending on weather conditions, ideally to Saldanha Bay.
Most exciting is the customary flower viewing and picnic at Postberg Reserve.

Our loyal ‘land diens’ team of families and spouses will meet us with supplies after the long rows from Langebaan lagoon via Churchaven. Boats will be safely stowed at Club Mykonos harbour, and the usual reciprocity will be enjoyed at Langebaan Yacht Club, thanks to our homebase at FBYC.
Here's to our fabulous club, innovative members, and superb maintenance team, all with gusto and heart!

Safe travels everyone!


The people of Tristan da Cunha—the world’s most remote inhabited island, located 2,810 kilometres (1,750 miles) west of South Africa—have always relied heavily on local fisheries for food and income, and keenly understood the importance of sustained ocean health.

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Altlantic yellow-nosed albatross
An Atlantic, Yellow-nosed albatross sits on Nightingale Island in the UK Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha. James Glass
Decomposition at sea
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


Cecil Knipe (1927-2022)

Cecil Kipe Death Notice
"It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Cecil on 5th July. Cecil was a founder member, past-Commodore 1972 - 1974 and Honorary Life Member of FBYC. He was at the forefront of the establishment of the club in 1958 and the development of the clubhouse in the old bus sheds and the foreshore and slipway at Cole Point. On the sailing front, Cecil built his Buccaneer B2 Jumbo and owned it throughout his life. He was key in developing the Buccaneer as National Keelboat class and was always on hand to dispense valuable advice and help to those launching new boats and starting out sailing.

Cecil won numerous club races with Jumbo in the 1960s and, in the early 70s handed over the helm to his son, Peter who together with his school friends continued to win many more races. It was a tragedy for the Knipe family when Peter and his cousin Barry Lee were killed in the motor car accident, in which they had no fault, returning from the yacht club one night in April 1976.
Cecil did much in the 1970s to involve junior members in developing keelboat crewing skills from which me and my three brothers, amongst many others, benefitted. Cecil's sailing involvement extended beyond False Bay and was a crew member on Kees Bruynzeel's Stormy that won both Overall Line Honours and Handicap in the 1973 Cape to Rio Race.

In the mid-Seventies, FBYC had to relinquish use of the Cole Point foreshore for the development of the Naval Dockyard. Once again it was through the hard work and endeavour of members like Cecil that yachting could continue in Simon's Town. A new dinghy jetty and slipway were built and whilst the original slipway is now buried beneath the current skiboat slip, remnants of the concrete structure supporting the jetty are still visible from Berthas at low tide. Cecil spent many hours on the water on the wooden mooring barge laying or servicing moorings belonging to club members.

Cecil returned to race Jumbo with Derek Louwrens and Jeremy Walters as crew into the 1980s. They had great success in club, provincial and national championships. Derek, a nonagenarian, is living in Fish Hoek and actively follows FBYC happenings through the newsletters and social media.

Since the passing of his wife Dinky in early 2020, Cecil has been cared for by his son, Ian and daughter Diane. In the past year, he moved from the family home in Moss Street, Newlands to live with Ian in Veldriff and it was pleasing to visit earlier in 2022 when we travelled up the West Coast.

Cecil, another FBYC legend, will be missed - our thoughts are with the Knipe family. "

Dave & Vicki Staniforth
Shropshire, UK
INTASURE DRAW notice 15 July 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.

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.

We have reviewed the corkage fee facility and it will not be available in the Crow’s Nest Bar upstairs any longer.

The facility will still be available when you are ordering from the restaurant downstairs. 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.

PIER 23 Contact details

Please note that the contact number for Pier23 is 066 063 5280.


We have completed the renovations and the club is looking fantastic! If you have not had a chance to see what has been done, please do pop in and see it for yourself.

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

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