False Bay Yacht Club


25 AUGUST 2021


"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good, put together, that overwhelm the world." Archbishop Desmond Tutu


AGM Reminder

63rd FBYC Annual General Meeting to be held online via Zoom on Thursday 26th August 2021 at 18h00.

Please note that the clubhouse (including the upstairs bar) will be closed to members from 16h30 on the day of the Zoom meeting.
Voting rules in terms of the FBYC Constitution:
Voting: Except where otherwise provided in the Constitution, a decision or resolution of the General Committee of the club or of a General Meeting of the members shall be by majority of members in good standing, present and voting, there being no proxy votes allowed. Members under suspension for any reason at the time of voting are not entitled to vote. Members entitled to vote shall be Foundation Members, Ordinary Members, Life Members, Honorary Life Members, Senior Members and Special Members. In the case of Family Membership, only one vote per family is permitted.

False Bay Yacht Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


FBYC 63rd Annual General Meeting


Aug 26, 2021, 05:30 PM Johannesburg

Meeting ID: 759 842 3248
Passcode: FBYC21
Please note the following settings regarding the Zoom meeting:
There will be a waiting room, FBYC will allow you in, please be patient.
The meeting will be recorded.
  1. Default your microphone to 'mute' during the meeting to cut out background noise and only switch it on when you need to speak.
  2. As a courtesy to everyone else, please switch on your camera during the meeting, but switch it off if you need to leave your device for any reason as this causes a distraction for the speaker
  3. Advise your family members of the meeting so that they don't disturb you unnecessarily.
  4. Get as close to the Wi-Fi point as possible in a quiet area
  5. If you would like to raise a question wait for designated question time or indicate to the speaker by raising your hand ... it is impossible to see all so send your questions to me for inclusion or send an email after the meeting to get a response from us.

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

SAS Logo
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

Please take note of the SAMSA notice regarding extensions of Certificates of Competency.
15. The Small Vessel Interim Certificates of Competence which is valid for a period of six months, issued by SAMSA and external participants in the National Small Vessel Examination Regime are extended until 31 July 2022. Boaters that intend using expired interims need to keep a copy of this marine notice as proof that the certificates as mentioned before have been extended when confronted by enforcement officers, gatekeepers, or officials at launching sites.

The Handbag Project

Please drop off any donations at Yvonne’s office during office hours.


Sailing News

No news this week, hopefully, we will be back to normal next week!

Intasure Spring Regatta entries are now open!

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

As always, many thanks to our partners and sponsors

Pier 23
Paintsmith high resolution logo
Mugg and Bean

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.
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.


AMSOL Bursary Programme
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.

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Simon's Town, 7975
021 786 1703

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