False Bay Yacht Club

DOLPHYN DIARY #475 | 9 January 2024

Photo by Simon Mcdonnell





No Racing was held over the festive period.


Wednesday 17th January – PAINTSMITHS Summer Twilight Series One, Race 4.
Start time 18h00.

Saturday 20th January – RTC Series, Race 4. Start time 14h30.

Wednesday 24th January – PAINTSMITHS Summer Twilight Series One, Race 5. Start time 18h00.

Sunday 28th January – Medium Distance Series, Race 4. Start time 11h30.
Pier 23 will be offering the following specials on Wednesday night racing:
2 X Jack Black Draught R 80.00
2 X Castle Light Draught R 60.00
2 X Windhoek Draught R 70.00

You will still receive your 10% members discount over and above these prices.



Clipper race – Ryan Gibson continues to do very well in the race. He is in first place overall and our FBYC members continue to follow and support him.
The next race starts at 15h00 UTC in Newcastle, Australia and finishes in Whitsundays, Australia.
You can follow the race at www.clipperroundtheworld.com.

ORC Certificates
It’s coming up to that time of year again when the ORC Certificates have to be renewed. An email has been sent out to all those that have a current certificate to confirm if you want to continue. I have received many replies but there are still a few outstanding. Please note that the club will pay half the fee on condition that you race in a minimum of six races a year. Please be advised that if you require any re-measuring, that there is a cost for this that must be paid to the measurer, and you should arrange this with one of the official ORC measurers.

For those wanting to join in the racing and do not have an ORC Certificate, you can contact an ORC Measurer (names available on the SA ORC webpage) to get your boat measured. There is a cost for the measuring, but your first ORC Certificate is free of charge.

Billy Liesegang is stepping down as our local FBYC ORC measurer.

Racing Marks – Our new racing marks, together with the new lights should be in place for the first race of 2024.


Philip Lamb and Paul Dennett are qualified and available to do SAS (COF) surveys on sailing boats. Paul Dennett can now do LGSC surveys. They can be contacted through the Club.

Members can contact the club for LGSC’s



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 the Club Office on 064 621 3180 or email admin@fbyc.co.za to request to be added to a group.



Dear Members,

We hope this message finds you well and your lines tight! The latest fishing updates have brought a wave of excitement, and we can't wait to share the news with all our fellow fishing enthusiasts.

1. Chokka Galore in Simon's Bay:
Simon's Bay has been buzzing with activity lately, and our anglers have reported an abundance of chokka! The waters are teeming with these cephalopods, providing a fantastic opportunity for those seeking a thrilling chokka fishing experience. Grab your gear and head to Simon's Bay for a memorable day of angling and chokka action!

2. Yellowtail Spotted in Fishoek:
Fishoek has also been delivering some pleasant surprises, with reports of a few yellowtail catches. While they may be a bit elusive, the thrill of hooking one of these powerful fighters is worth the effort. Be sure to use your favorite yellowtail lures and techniques to increase your chances of a successful day out on the water in Fishoek.

3. Tail Heaven at Struisbaai:
Struisbaai continues to be a hotspot for tail enthusiasts, with plenty of action on the horizon. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Struisbaai offers an ideal setting to target tail. The waters are alive with activity, making it a fantastic destination for those looking to reel in some impressive catches. Don't miss out on the tail extravaganza – make your way to Struisbaai for a fishing experience like no other!

As always, we encourage responsible and sustainable fishing practices to ensure the longevity of our beloved sport. Be sure to share your fishing tales and photos with the club, so we can celebrate your successes together.

Tight lines and happy fishing!

WPDSAA 2024 Calendar

If you are interested in fishing for WP please contact Gareth Decker on 076 6854835 so that we can make sure that you are affiliated, and we can get you fishing for FBYC.
Download the calendar HERE >

Small Vessel Surveyor for Power Driven Vessels

Brent Miller is a SADSAA appointed Small Vessel Surveyor (Sport & Recreation vessels of less than 9 meters in overall length).

Contact details: Brent Miller
Mobile: +27 711437454
E-Mail: brent.southernskippers@gmail.com

Sale of ice tickets

Please note that the FBYC General Committee agreed to cease the sale of ice tickets to non-members.

Only FBYC members may purchase ice tickets and may take a maximum of 5 bags of ice per boat, per day.


Please contact the Club Office on 064 621 3180 or email admin@fbyc.co.za to request to be added to a group.



Dear Members,

We hope this message finds you well. As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the community experience, we would like to bring to your attention a few important guidelines regarding the use of our braai area and the consumption of alcohol on-site.

1. Booking for Club Facilities / Braai Area:
To ensure that everyone has a fair opportunity to enjoy our communal braai area, we kindly request all members to make a courtesy booking in advance. This helps us manage the space efficiently and ensures a pleasant experience for everyone. Booking can be done through the admin office, if you would like to book for a party of up to 20 persons.
Please be mindful of your fellow members.

2. Alcohol Policy:
In an effort to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment, we would like to remind all members that bringing personal alcoholic beverages on-site is strictly prohibited. We have a fully stocked bar that offers a variety of drinks for your enjoyment. The Club has an On-Consumption Liquor Licence.

Please support our Club community by making use of the on-site bar facilities. This policy is in place to ensure the well-being and comfort of all members and guests. If you have any specific requests or preferences for the bar, feel free to reach out to the management team, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Your cooperation in following these guidelines is greatly appreciated and contributes to fostering a positive and inclusive community atmosphere.

Thank you for your understanding and support in making our community a vibrant and welcoming place for all.


We have an important update regarding our Facebook page. To ensure you receive all the latest updates and stay connected with the False Bay Yacht Club community, we kindly request that you unfollow our old Facebook page and follow our new one. Here's how to do it:
1. Following a New Page: https://www.facebook.com/FalseBayYachtClubSA

  • Click on the link to the new Facebook page.
  • Once on the page, look for the "Follow" button.
  • Click on "Follow" to start seeing updates from the new page in your news feed.
2. Unfollowing an Old Page: https://www.facebook.com/FalseBayYachtClubSimonstown

  • Click on the link to the old Facebook page you want to unfollow.
  • On the page, find the "Following" button (which might already say "Following").
  • Click on "Following" and select "Unfollow" to stop receiving updates from the old page


Please adhere to the signs which have been placed in the clubhouse.


PIER 23 Contact details

Please note that the contact number for Pier23 is 066 063 5280.
False Bay Yacht Club

King George Way
Simon's Town, 7975
021 786 1703 / 064 621 3180

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