False Bay Yacht Club

Dolphyn Diary #399: 08 June 2021

"The single common denominator of men and women who achieve great things, is a sense of destiny."
Brian Tracy

Members, please note:

Whilst you are on Club premises, please adhere to all Covid protocols.
The wearing of masks is COMPULSORY. NO MASK, NO ENTRY



The winner of last week's draw was, David Parry Davies,
R 4 100.00.
Rollover as the member
was not present.

Notice from STMC


The Sling Lift will be out of operation from Wednesday, 9 June 2021 for two weeks.

This is in order to replace a wheel shaft and to complete some modifications to the steering arm.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

For any queries, please contact the STMC office:
021 786 3853.

A hearty welcome to Nikki

Please welcome

Nikki Berry as our new

Sailing Manager



Unplugged music to get your feet tapping

UNPLUGGED Trio - Nielen Prinsloo (ex Blacksmith), Rob Anderson
(ex Shanty) & Ben Hetherington. Guitar, tenor banjo, 5 string banjo, double bass, mandolin and lots of vocals.
Bluegrass/country/folk music with a few sea shanties and sea songs.


10th June

18:30 to 20:00

Come down and enjoy the evening!


We've once again put together a few articles you may find interesting, including some interesting reading relevant to World Ocean Day on the 8th of June 2021.


Autumn Twilight Sailing Series Closing Cruise

The last of the Autumn Twilight Sailing Series races was held on Wednesday the 2nd of June. Congratulations to Andre Baas and crew aboard Firefly who took first place. Second was Basil Langley and crew aboard Coppelia and third was Guy Bury, Geoff Olive and crew aboard Prion.

With it being the last of the series there are some overall results to announce. 7 races were sailed, which allowed for one discard. Congratulations to Andrew Edwards and crew aboard Stella for taking the overall win. Second was Firefly, third Coppelia, fourth Prion, fifth Salamander, sixth Moonraker, seventh Sir Henry, eighth Jasper, ninth Olleanna and tenth Big Boat. Well done to all those skippers and crews that took part.

Photographs courtesy of Simon McDonnell
The Closing Cruise was a fantastic success. Rowers, paddlers, powerboats and a large chunk of our sailing fleet took to the water to thank our Commodore, Flag Officers and Committee for a job well done over the past sailing season.
Thank you all, you couldn’t have organised a better day for it! I’m not sure my words will do it justice if I try to paint a picture of what it was like for those who weren’t here, hopefully, the pictures say it all!

Commodore fights back!
Photograph courtesy of Kim Kensley (nee Goddard)

Commodore fights back
Back on shore in the afternoon the Van der Mentals (https://www.facebook.com/vandermentals/) had us rocking and rolling (and dancing!) the day away.

Many thanks to all of those who made this day a success and all those that were here.

The Winter Twilight Sailing Series starts this week on Wednesday the 9th of June, start time 17:45.
We look forward to seeing you all out on the water!

There is also a Fun Sailing Weekend scheduled for this weekend – Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of June. Details will be announced via the FBYC Racing Sailors WhatsApp group.


Pier 23

Open Monday to Sunday

08h00 – 16h00

Wednesdays and Fridays

08h00 – 20h00

The restaurant bookings number

066 063 5280

SRC Marine Radio Course and Exam
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.
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.
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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