False Bay Yacht Club


20 JULY 2021


"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." Napoleon Hill


Members, please note:

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



URGENT notice to Members

Members, please note Club Rules under Adjusted Lockdown Level 4

Curfew: 21h00 until 04h00

Masks are to be worn at all times whilst on club premises. NO MASK – NO ENTRY.

Hand sanitizing and temperature checks will be conducted at the entrances.

All members to sign-in on the Covid Access Form or preferably use the FBYC Covid App.

Crow’s Nest Bar: The bar is closed.

Pier 23 Restaurant:
Sit down meals allowed, but no alcohol to be served. Open from 08h00 to 16h00 every day.

Clubhouse, Braai, Lawn & Swimming:
The clubhouse is closed and all social gatherings are prohibited. Please adhere to proper social distancing and Covid-19 protocols.

Thank you - FBYC Management

Important notice to Members

Renewal of Subscriptions:
Member subscriptions invoices for the period July 2021 to June 2022 have been sent to members on 01 July 2021. If you have not received your invoice, please let us know urgently. accounts@fbyc.co.za / admin@fbyc.co.za

These invoices are due for payment by 1st August 2021, as stated in the Club Constitution. A small discount will be granted to all members paying by EFT, the deadline is 31st July. Members may, by arrangement with the club, request for payment terms to pay by 30th September. Please contact Natasha manager@fbyc.co.za

Early Bird Discount:
Please remember to deduct the early bird discount amount stated on your invoice if you are going to pay by EFT only.
The deadline for this discount is 31 July 2021. Note that your payment has to reflect in our bank account on 31 July or you will not qualify for this discount.

Kindly note that in terms of the Club's Constitution, should you not wish to renew your membership, you were obliged to advise the Club (Yvonne admin@fbyc.co.za) before the end of June. We will accept resignations received up to 30 July, but any received after then will incur pro-rata subscription fees up to the date of resignation.

Temporary Contractors Access Control

Members may arrange for temporary contractors to work on their vessels provided that the member informs the club admin office in advance via email, admin@fbyc.co.za, or by calling 021 786 1703.

Temporary Contractors may not be on the premises unless they have been contracted by a member to do the work. They may only work during club office hours; 08h00 to 17h00.
This person has to be signed in by the member at the admin office and may remain with the member for the period without paying a temp contractors fee.
Should the person arrive without the member, it has to be queried by our Customer Service Officer at the point of entry and the person has to be escorted to our admin staff downstairs for verification.

Thereafter the contractor's register must be signed and a temporary contractors fee of R20 must be charged, per person, per day.

During Covid lockdown, we are not implementing the use of a safety contractor's vest for health protocol reasons.

Off-site Contractors

Please note that offsite contractors who have been signed up for a year/duration of the project, and paid for by members in advance, would have been issued with off-site contractor access cards and do not need to follow the process above.

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.

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.

Eco Bricks Whale

Members, please note that the Eco Bricks Whale has been taken down for maintenance and we will therefore not be collecting eco-bricks until further notice.

Kayak/Surfski Racks

Invoices have been sent out for kayak rack hire and those members who have already paid can collect their stickers from the front office.


It may seem like things have been quiet on the sailing front, but I can promise that lots has been happening in the background!

Most exciting from this last week has been the acquisition of some racing marks on loan from the SA Navy.

Many, many thanks to our harbour master – Captain Francois Roux – for making this possible and to our very own Steve Casey for making this happen!

Upcoming Sailing & Important Announcements

And … (saving the best news for last!) … we’re going racing again!

Our understanding being that the Government Gazette allows for non-contact sport. Please note though that Covid protocol must be adhered to at all times. No one is allowed to be in the club and no one may gather anywhere (aside from at Pier 23, if they are open).
All of the racing that we do at this time will not form part of any series. Each race will be a stand-alone event so that no one feels compelled to participate.

Looking forward to seeing you on the water this coming Wednesday (21 July) for a twilight race, starting at 17:45, and a Medium Distance Race on Sunday (25 July), starting at 11:30.
Please click on the Sailing Calendar below to download a PDF version.
Mossel Bay Race 2021
Visit www.mosselbayrace.co.za for Notice of Race and Entry Forms or just click on the poster above!
Double Cape Race
Click on the poster above for Notice of Race and Entry Forms.

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 (021 786 1703 or email admin@fbyc.co.za) to request to be added to a group.



Coastal Skipper's Course

Small group tuition to ensure personal attention. Our course is very much practically orientated – once the work is explained you will know it.

The course consists of:
a) Day 1: Wednesday, 28 July (Theory)
b) Day 2: Saturday, 31 July (Exam & Practical)

a) Existing Cat.C/B COC
b) Sea hours (Day - 100 + Night - 50)

Venue: Magson Marine Yamaha,
190 Main Road, Strand, Cape Town, 7140 https://goo.gl/maps/UQsvWehzwtsTeFBJ8

Content: Navigation + Lights

08h00: Registration
08h30: Lecture: Navigation
10h30: Tea break
13h00: Lunch
13h45: Lecture: Lights
16h00: Exam arrangements
Cost: R 3 450
Enrol now in order to be ready for this season!

Download the registration form HERE >

Your SAMSA skipper license is valid for life.

Look forward to meeting you!

Regards, Pieter Welgemoed BA (LO), HOD, M.Ed.

WhatsApp Group

Please contact Colleen at the Club Office (021 786 1703 or email admin@fbyc.co.za) to request to be added to a group.


Simons Bay Mile 2021 - 8 August 2021
The Inaugural Simon's Bay Mile Open Water Swim is scheduled to take place on Sunday 8th August 2021 (lockdown restrictions permitting) in the scenic Simon's Bay.
Entries for this Women Only swim have Sold Out and if the event is postponed it will take place at a later date in 2021. Any Event enquiries to be sent to swimcapetown@gmail.com
Pier 23

Open for sit down
or take-away

No alcohol to be served.

Monday to Sunday: 08h00 – 16h00

Contact Pier 23 on:

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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