False Bay Yacht Club


3 AUGUST 2021


"If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up." Norman Vincent Peale


Notice of AGM_3 AUG V2--

Members, please note:

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


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We regret to inform you that Sonny Greyling passed away on Sunday 25 July 2021. Sincere condolences to his wife Anna and family during this difficult time.

Members, please note Club Rules under Adjusted Lockdown Level 3

Curfew: 22h00 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 and clubhouse will close at 21h00 and last rounds will be called at 19h30. Members to please leave the premises by 21h00.

Braai, Lawn & Swimming:
Large social gatherings are still prohibited, but members may use the club facilities, following COVID regulations.

Please call the office (021 786 1703) if you wish to use the braai/lawn facilities, bearing in mind capacity limits of 50 persons indoors, including the restaurant area.

Please be considerate as we can only allow a maximum of 100 persons outside of the clubhouse with proper social distancing.

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. 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:
The deadline for this discount has expired on 31 July 2021.

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.

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.

Event Awareness - Please take note

Please take note that although the Inaugural Simon's Bay Mile Open Water Swim is scheduled to take place on Sunday 8th August 2021, there is a chance that this event may be postponed to Monday the 9th of August 2021.
To all water users this weekend ... please take note of the swim route below.

Any Event enquiries to be sent to swimcapetown@gmail.com
Simons Bay Mile 2021
Simons Bay Mile Swim Course



At last, we got to go sailing!

Wednesday’s Twilight Race was enjoyed by a few keen competitors (apologies to those who didn’t get off the water in time to get a drink at the bar!). Many thanks to Ingrid Baigrie for running the bridge and congratulations to Prion’s skipper and crew for taking the win, Sir Henry second place and Apple Pie third.

On Sunday the breeze played ball and ten boats took to the water for a Medium Distance Race. Many thanks to Hedley Prince for manning the bridge and to Pier 23 for sponsoring the prizes. Congratulations to Smidgin’s skipper and crew for winning the race! Second was Prion, third Snowgoose, fourth Firefly and fifth Strega. Please note that we are looking for sponsors for our club racing. There is a minimal cost involved for a lot of advertising potential! Please contact Nikki – sailing@fbyc.co.za or 082 974 4389 – if you, your company or a friend are interested in marketing their company to yachties.

Upcoming Sailing & Important Announcements

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.

Sailing Calendar

Please click on the Sailing Calendar below to download a PDF version.
FBYC Sailing Calendar 2021 - July to December - updated 3 Aug
Weather Routing with Nick Leggatt
Mossel Bay Race 2021
Please visit www.mosselbayrace.co.za for the Notice of Race and Entry Form or click on the poster above and navigate to the Race Documents tab.
Double Cape Race
Please click on the poster above for the Notice of Race and Entry Form.


International Angler July 2021 Issue

Team participation during COVID 19

It is confirmed that all participants and support staff of tournaments held over multiple days, at the same venue, must have a PCR Covid test 72 hours prior to participation. This applies to all participants, whether they have been fully vaccinated, or had Covid previously, or not. Read more >

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.



Greetings from CCRC!

A lot more than just regular rowing and fun took place at FBYC and Long Beach Simon's Town over the past four weeks! Our club successfully completed our training, and awe-inspiring participation in the selections of four SA rowers to compete in the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Portugal this coming October.
This exciting first for our club, driven by Captain Estelle was hugely supported by committee members, club families, False Bay Yacht Club, and flat-water enthusiasts.

Participants were:

LADIES: Thato Mabelane, Payton Jefferies, Estelle Wiid and Nikita van Rooi.

MEN: Chris Hale, Jared Day, Ivan Heesom-Green, Kobus Huisamen, Pete Goosen and Geordie Kohler.
In Captain Estelle's words:

'I want to say a huge thank you to all the CCRC supporters this past weekend, on and off the water. You are all so appreciated!

Kudos to our boatman Bryne, thank you for the time and energy that you put into our boats.
And of course, a big thank you to Derrick, our inspiration, coach, and mentor.

Congratulations to all participants, especially our champs Thato and Chris. Super proud of us all!
With this successful trial run behind us, we would love the whole club getting involved going forward.'

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Of course, none of the above would be possible without the sheer enthusiasm and diligence of Coachmaster Derrick Read, who commented:

'What a simply fantastic display of rowing, adaption skills, and team spirit to be seriously admired! Cape Coastal you are amazing, embracing our extremely youthful competitors and their coaches as our own. Our competitive spirit and rowing standard were World Class, competing against youngsters three to four times younger than us. We outrowed them in the Endurance events by far and led by our own youthful Chris, Ivan and Thato, we rowed the pants off them in the Sprints. With Kobus, Pete, and Stellie being only seconds away from victory to repeat the endurance results.

The support of our club members too was quite emotional, having crews watching and supporting from the water and members cheering from the beach. The display of club spirit of a special kind. Not to mention the work of Bryne and our maintenance team to prepare the sculls and doubles for a faultless performance of our equipment. Kobus and the logistics team with FBYC support in the organisation made for a faultless performance.

What an amazing club, thank you, CCRC and False Bay Yacht Club!’
Our next adventure this coming long weekend is a three-night club tour to our beloved Knysna waters. We plan to row on the Lagoon, to the Heads, up the Knysna River, and on Swartvlei Lagoon to Swartvlei Beach via Sedgefield.

Lastly our best wishes to Graham Heard, our sorely missed right-hand man for a speedy recovery.

All the best from all of us at CCRC!


Pier 23

Open Monday to Friday

08h00 – 16h00,
and until 18h00 on Wednesdays

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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