False Bay Yacht Club

DOLPHYN DIARY #486 | 11 June 2024

Photo Credit: Simon McDonnell




We have been asked, and we have listened!

34º South - FBYC is announcing our new menu offerings for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner which will be available this week featuring new developments and improvements from our renowned Chef Gary. Pop down for spectacular views, crackling fires and a sensational array of delightful dishes to satisfy your appetite throughout the day or night. Remember: Breakfast and Lunch are served Tuesday through Sunday and Dinner is every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled for more exciting offerings and weekly specialties set to launch at 34º South - FBYC from Saturday the 22nd of June onwards!

So, be sure to set your coordinates and sail on over to False Bay Yacht Club where you will find the freshest fare this side of Simon’s Town.

Call ahead or reserve your seat on Tel: 021 786 1703 ext 5.




The following Skippers obtained their colours in The EFSA Big Game International Competition.

SADSAA is very proud to announce that the following members have qualified to receive their SADSAA Skippers Colours

• Gareth Decker (WP)
• Michael Baines (WP)
• Alan Blacklaws (WP)
• Donovan Cole (WP)

Congratulations to them all, and we thank them for the time and enthusiasm they give back to our sport.

Ahoy Sailors! Appeal from Protect the West Coast

Protect the West Coast (PTWC), a not-for-profit organisation which aims stop to the illegal and destructive mining activities running rampant on South Africa’s West Coast.

Due to an avalanche of applications to mine and prospect for oil and gas, diamonds and heavy mineral sands that have been hastily granted ad hoc by the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), PTWC is fighting an urgent battle starting with legally tackling bad mining practices and approvals for individual mining operations that will lead towards PTWC’s medium-term goal of forcing a moratorium on all prospecting and mining on the West Coast until an all-in-one Strategic Environmental Assessment is completed.

The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy is legally obliged to the citizens of South Africa however their watchdog role they are mandated to provide is sorely lacking, while their mandate to promote mining has exploded into a situation where almost 500 km of coastline could be mined within a few years. A culture of non-compliance has crept into their processes, which puts the burden of their oversight role firmly on civil society.
PTWC has become the unified voice for concerned stakeholders and civil society playing the watchdog role. This is done through media advocacy, legal challenges and partnerships with communities and other organisations.

Successful Litigation

Following PTWC’s legal victory in the form of an out-of-court agreement with mining company Trans Hex (and a subsequent court order preventing them from mining in several sensitive areas of the West Coast, including the Olifants River Estuary), Protect the West Coast will continue to wield legal power in the courts to hold the mining industry and government truly accountable.

Wind in their Sails

The PTWC has approached False Bay Yacht Club to request donations of old sails which will be used to manufacture durable bags for sale to support their cause and vision for the protection of the West Coast’s rich biodiversity and cultural heritage.

For more information please visit www.protectthewestcoast.org.
Members’ Sail donations can be delivered to the FBYC Admin office.

Articles of Interest


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



Wednesday 29th May – THE SCONE SHACK Autumn Twilight Series Two, Race 2.
This race was cancelled.

Saturday 1st June – Double Handed Series, Race 7.
1st Firefly, 2nd Jasper and 3rd Strega.

Wednesday 5th June – THE SCONE SHACK Autumn Twilight Series Two, Race 3.
1st Cape Columbine, 2nd Jabulani and 3rd Hot Ice.

Saturday 8th June – Club RTC Series, Race 7.
This race was cancelled.


Wednesday 12th June – THE SCONE SHACK Autumn Twilight Series Two, Race 4. Start time 17h30.

Saturday 15th June – Over Sixty Helm Race. Start time 14h30.

Monday 17th June – Youth Helm Race. Start time 14h30.

Wednesday 19th June – THE SCONE SHACK Autumn Twilight Series Two, Race 5. Start time 17h30.

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June – Compass Rose Overnight Race. Start time 17h00 on the Saturday.


Lipton Cup Challenge | 27th – 31st August

Team FBYC on Bonita are preparing for the event. We wish them all the best for their campaign and will support them all the way.

Clipper Race

Ryan Gibson on Dare To Lead continues to do very well overall but has dropped to fourth place overall on 91 points, Zhuhai is third on 92 points, 2nd is Perseverance on 101 points and 1st is Ha Long Bay Viet Nam on 107 points. With three races to go it’s still anyone’s race. He finished in sixth place in Race 11.

Our FBYC members continue to follow and support him.
You can follow the race at www.clipperroundtheworld.com.

Compass Rose

With the Full Moon on Saturday 22nd June, please diarise the 22nd and 23rd for the Compass Rose Overnight Race.

Moorings for racing boats 26’ or less

FBYC together with STMC have re-introduced cheaper moorings that will be available to boats that take part in Club Races. These mooring are very limited and will only be given out with certain T’s & C’s. You can come to the Sailing Office to find out more.


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.




After a long and bravely fought battle with cancer, Colonel Lionel Dyck passed away peacefully on Thursday, 30th May.

Lionel was a Past Commodore and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Our deepest condolences to his family



Location: Simon’s Town, Western Cape

  • Minimum of 3 years management experience running a Restaurant/Bar
  • Computer literate on MS Office
  • FoH and BoH management experience
  • Drivers licence and own transport – non negotiable
  • Must be able to work weekends, evenings, holidays, etc.
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong leadership ability
Desired Qualification Level:
Grade 12/Matric, Hospitality Qualification

Desired Work Experience:
3 to 5 years

Availability: ASAP

Please send short CV to manager@fbyc.co.za

Deadline: 18th June 2024


Dear Members,

We're thrilled to announce that False Bay Yacht Club is now providing fire wood for our beloved braai areas! To help cover the costs and ensure we can continue offering this service, we kindly ask for a donation of R30.00. You can simply add this donation to your bill of food and drinks at the bar or restaurant.

Your support ensures we can keep the fires burning and the braai areas ready for your enjoyment.

Thank you for your generosity and continued support. Let's fire up those grills and make some memories together!


Please take note of the weekend / public holiday hours at the club for the Admin Office;

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays:
08h00 to 14h00


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

False Bay Yacht Club

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

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