False Bay Yacht Club


17 AUGUST 2021


"If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can't hear them anymore." Michele Ruiz


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The Agenda with all relevant attachments/reports will be sent to members via email this week, along with instructions on how to link up to the Zoom meeting.

Members, please note:

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




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.
No alcohol can be served after 20h00 – this is in line with the current liquor license laws, which could put the club in jeopardy if not adhered to. 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

Safety at Sea

Vessel owners are reminded that their vessels must have a valid Certificate of Fitness (COF/LGSC) & insurance, and skippers must have valid certification.

Copies of the above should be sent to the office admin@fbyc.co.za for the club records.
Refer FBYC By-Laws below;
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New Application process for Vessel & Skipper's Certification

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Dear Boat Owner and members wanting to make application for Skippers Tickets. Please note that the new process to apply and pay for Vessel Certification and Skipper's Tickets is via the SA Sailing Website.

Visit the SA Sailing home page www.sailing.org.za then click on the Information Library button, for the certification application you wish to apply for. In order to be able to make an application, you need to either be a member or have an SA Sailing profile/user account and be logged in.
  • Non-members of SA Sailing can request a profile by clicking here.
  • For Members, SA Sailing membership can be applied or renewed via our member registration page.
    (Please note membership will only be activated on receipt of payment made on your behalf from your club).
When the application is completed, you will receive an invoice for payment, which will include a reference number and banking details. There is also an option to do an immediate payment by credit card.

To apply for a:
Certificate of Listing Click here
Certificate of Fitness Click here
Hull Inspection Click here
Skippers Ticket/ICC Click here
Should you require any assistance, do not hesitate to contact our office.

Regards, SA Sailing

Dear Members,

Please note that Yvonne Macdonald has tendered her resignation from FBYC, with her last day of service being 30th September 2021. Yvonne has decided that she would like to retire ... and sit back and enjoy the club as a member, amongst other things. We will certainly miss her in the office!
Yvonne, wishing you the very best for the new adventures that life has in store for you!

See below advert for the available position and note that a full job description is available on request to manager@fbyc.co.za
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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.


Sailing News

On Wednesday the 11th of August, a fleet of twelve yachts headed out into the bay for a Wednesday Twilight Race.

Well done to Kayo and Makers Mark for sharing the win – quite a thing to end up with exactly the same corrected time on handicap! Third place was Stella, fourth Jabulani, and fifth, Sir Henry.

Many thanks once again to Ingrid and Margaret for taking charge of the bridge.

Unfortunately, the Ladies Day Race scheduled for the weekend had to be postponed – too much wind on the Saturday and too little on the Sunday!
Looking to the week ahead, the first of the Winter Twilight Series racing is planned for Wednesday evening. This will be the first time that we will be using the new ORC ratings to calculate the results. Please note that we will be using the ‘All purpose, Time on Time’ rating found on the second page of your certificates.

The Ladies Day Race that had to be postponed is happening on Saturday – start 14:30 – please do have a lady on the helm if you can! In an effort to give back, we will be collecting handbags and toiletries to donate to Rape Crisis.

Please bring whatever you can donate along on the day or drop off any donations at Yvonne’s office during office hours.

Thank you ladies for paying it forward!
For those keen to keep up with other sailing news, do check out this article about our very own Jeremy Bagshaw:

Many thanks to our partners and sponsors

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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.

Upcoming Sailing & Important Announcements

Please click on the Sailing Calendar below to download a PDF version.
FBYC Sailing Calendar 2021 - July to December - updated 3 Aug

Intasure Spring Regatta entries are now open!

Please find the Notice of Race, Entry Form, and Crew List HERE >
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.



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.


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Our club is grateful to have enjoyed a fabulous tour to Knysna last weekend.

We managed to make the best of superb conditions before the rain set in on Monday. Three whole days of bliss, with 13 seats in two quads, a double and single, all in magnificent surroundings. Delighted with superb reciprocity at Leisure Isle Yacht Club, where we set off on the traditional Friday afternoon row of 7km to the heads.

Saturday took us along 15km of scenic crossings, to Knysna Yacht Club for lunch, and back through the canals at Thesen Island. Sunday's outing of 27km was a first for the club as a whole. We loaded and launched from Trails End at Sedgefield, and rowed on the Swartvlei Lagoon past the village for a picnic at Swartvlei Beach.

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All things CVID considered, with parties spread out in different accommodation setups, and chilly outdoor braais, it was both a privilege and fun!

Thank you to all our organisers, kindest trailer loaders, towers, guides, hosts, supporting families, friends, and hosting yacht clubs, for making this yet another unforgettable CCRC tour.

Best wishes 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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