False Bay Yacht Club


22 JUNE 2021

Live in harmony

"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe." Marcus Aurelius


Members, please note:

Whilst you are on Club premises, please adhere to all Covid protocols. The wearing of masks is COMPULSORY.



Important notice to 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 to 30 June 2022 will be sent out on 1st July 2021 and are due by 1st August 2021.

Due to the hardships experienced by many members, the subscriptions were not increased last year. However, due to inflation on the costs of running the club, it is necessary that the coming year’s subscriptions be increased by 5% in order to cover this increase in the club's expenses. The affiliation fees to SAS and WPDSA have also increased marginally and will be reflected on your invoice accordingly.

A small discount will be granted to all members paying by 31st July.
Members may, by arrangement with the club, request for payment terms to pay by 30th September.


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


Friday 22 June - ON HOLD

The General Committee has made a decision to postpone the Friday Night Draw
until further notice.

We have to remain cautious
during this 3rd Covid wave.

Safety Notice to Members

Please be aware of your surroundings and practice safety first when swimming or snorkeling in the marina. Divers are to follow protocol with the use of a diving buoy.

Weight Calculation & Ad Hoc Inspection

Please take note of the SAMSA notice with respect to the increase in crew weight calculation. Weight calculation is now based on an average of 82.5kg per person.

Read Marine Notice No. 3 >

Please note that SAMSA will be doing random spot checks on small craft fitness, safety equipment and COF at all launching sites. All pertinent paperwork must be on board including VHF radio license receipts.

Kayak/Surfski Racks

Members, please note that the kayak rack hire fee will be increased to R500 per annum, with effect from 1 July 2021, when the annual billing takes place.

Those members who are currently hiring racks until 30 June 2021, are to please let the club (admin@fbyc.co.za) know whether they will be renewing for the next year.
Please note that there is a long waiting list for availability of racks, and only members who are regular paddlers should retain their racks.

We need to be fair and give all members a chance to utilise this facility.




Youth Day Race

The Youth Day Race held on Youth Day – Wednesday 16 June – was a tremendous success!

Congratulations to all our helms under the age of 30, Isla Middleton on Grace (our youngest helm at age 7!), Emily Wilson on Canasta, Oscar van Rensburg on Moonraker, Faye Kula on Kayo, Cleo Langley on Coppelia, Matthew Breedt on Prion, Whitney Tenant on Olleanna who came third, Mia Leisegang on Stella who came second, and Liam Montagu-Fryer on Makers Mark who won the race!
Isla Middleton (7) the youngest helm in the race!
Mia Leisegang on the helm of Stella
Liam Montagu-Fryer Our Youth Day Race winner!
Pier 23
Many thanks to Pier 23 for sponsoring the prizes for the Youth Day Race.

Youth Sailing

Our Youth Sailing, which usually happens on a Saturday morning, was replaced with a maintenance session. Many thanks to our Commodore, Rob Newman, for showing the youngsters how to strip and repair the outboard engines of the club L26’s.

Many thanks to RheeceMoonjava.Art for the awesome illustration!

Upcoming Sailing & Important Announcements

Wednesday sees us give our Winter Twilight Sailing Series race 1 another go. The start will be at 17:45.

On that note, please will those of you who enjoy being involved in yacht racing, but aren’t that keen to get cold and wet (!) consider helping out on the bridge.

Please contact Nikki – 082 974 4389 – if you’re able to volunteer your time on Wednesday evenings or over the weekend.
It is a fun way to stay involved!
Attention all Yacht Owners who may want to race in the upcoming season. It is ORC renewal time.

Please can all those boat owners who would like to renew their ORC club certificates, or be measured for one, send Nikki – sailing@fbyc.co.za – an email.

Thank you!


SA Marine Fisheries


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
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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