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Dolphyn Diary #298: 18 February 2019



Fri 22 FEB from 18h30

Come down to the club on Friday evening 22 Feb, to welcome our new members, grab a snack to eat and try out our new stock of Drifter craft beers during their promo, starting from 18h30.
Welcome back Quiz Night


Mon, 18 Feb 2019
St George's Body Corp - Committee Room
10h00 - 13h00
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Damen Shipyards - Committee Room
09h00 - 12h00
Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Welcome New Members Evening - Crow's Nest
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
GenCom - Committee Room
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Damen Shipyards - Braai Area
13h00 - 15h00
Sat, 23 Feb 2019
Private Braai - Braai Area


Summer Twilight Series, Race 8 of 10
Was unfortunately blown out again.
Summer RTC Series, Race 3 of 3
What started off as a grey little to no wind morning, slowly changed as the cloud moved over and made for a hot Summers day. This brought our sailors down for some much needed race sailing to blow the cob webs out - The last few races have been blown out and many have missed being out in the water. We had 10 entries with 1 being our Youth Sail Training team - You will see them on the water racing more often. Unfortunately the forecast and what actually happened were very different and the gentle 10-20 knots SE did not fill in till much later forcing the race to be shortened getting the sailors in just in time to watch the rugby.
Summer RTC , Race 3 -ORC

1. Avatar
2. Pure Magic
3. Hamba
Line Honours

Summer RTC , Race 3

1. Avatar
2. Pure Magic
3. Bonnie Lass
Welcome Rotary Scouts
Welcome back Rotary Scout

Rotary Scout arrived early hours of Friday morning. Assisted by NSRI due to motor issues. Some of the crew who sailed the St Helena race also delivered the boat back totaling 51 days out at sea. Two of which are part of our Youth Sail Training Programme.
Ty and Kerryn


Youth Team Maintenance
Our youth sail training team started with a huge task and an even bigger lesson.

The group were tasked on getting the 2 L26's sanded down for anti-fouling. We even managed to get the interiors washed down cleaned and painted to give them a fresher feel/look.

This weekend they were split into two groups - one group learnt about docking and motor usage, the other group went sailing learning boat handling and sail trim.

We even managed to get a team out onto the water racing.


Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Summer Twilight Series Race 9 of 10
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Summer Twilight Series Race 10 of 10
Wed, 06 Mar 2019
Summer Twilight Series - Lay Day
Sun, 24 Feb 2019
Seal Island Race
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Double Hander Race 3 of 4
Sat, 09 Mar 2019
GBYC Crossing
BBER Poster


Link to all the angling news here...


No weather and navigation warnings were received this morning, but please check the Safety at Sea notice board, next to the bathrooms - Red Light will be on if there are further Navigation and Weather Warnings for the day.
Kind words in remembrance of Brookes Heywood
This is sad news. Many of us will recall Brooks from his very active club years that go as far back as the days when he sailed “Duifie”, a Piver trimiran.
It was always a joy and privilege to have shared time with him at our Pasts’ Breakfast.
He will be sorely missed.
Regards, Alvin Kushner

Loved you Brookes! RIP my friend.
Christine Farrington

I am truly at a loss. He taught me as a surgical registrar many years ago and has been an icon for the club.
I wish his family well.
Regards, John Cowlin

Sad news indeed. I’m sorry to hear it.
Chris Lee

I am very sad to hear this, Brookes will be sorely missed. He was inspirational and a good man.
Regards Mark van der Sandt

It was with great sadness that I read in the recent FBYC Newsletter of the passing of Brookes Heywood. Brookes was an early FBYC member who did so much to foster interest in sailing amongst junior members. I remember a number of occasions during the 1970s when me and other junior members joined the crew of t'Duifie for a sail, with Brookes and his son Arthur.

It is indeed the only trimaran that I have sailed and the fastest FBYC boat of its day. It held the record for the Simon's Town to Gordon's Bay crossing for many years until bettered by the Voortrekker. The name t'Duifie appears on a number of different FBYC trophies for winning races in the early 70s. Brookes later built the Miura Moyeni and continued to win FBYC trophies through into the 80s.

In recent years Brookes penned the Story of FBYC and, together with his sailing exploits on t'Duifie and Moyeni, will be long remembered.

Dave Staniforth
Shropshire, UK
I too have fond memories of Brookes,
He and I making mooring blocks for Saint Helena Island is a memory that will be with me forever.
Rest in peace Brookes
Roger Bagshaw
I associate myself completely with all the comments regarding Brookes. I always found him charming, affable, knowledgeable, approachable … What else can one say? RIP Brookes.
Andrew Mackenzie



A warm welcome to Leigh Houghton as a bar tender and new member of the FBYC staff team at the club. Please introduce yourselves to her!




Fri, 22 Feb 2019

Winner of last week’s draw was, Gaye Isted, R3700.00 - roll over as member was not present.

Remember you have to be there to win. Draw takes place at 19h00.
OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING- the a-la-carte menu plus a delicious selection of pizzas.
Reminder to support our bar by not bringing your own alcohol on to the premises.
Corkage is on offer for personal wine not in stock in the bar at R 15 per bottle.
Radio Course
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