Dolphyn Diary #250: 19 March 2018


Sailing Results:

Wednesday Autumn Twilight Series Race 2 of 10 - Another great Wednesday night race, the sailors arrived in full force with 12 entries just before the start. However the fleet dwindled to 6 on the start line as it started to rain.

Patches jumped the start and had to do a restart, Let's Go sailed into a header for just a little too long and ended off course, forcing them to retire.

1st Jabulani
2nd Bonnie Lass
3rd Panache

Saturday - Youth Helm was postponed to May due to the strong forecast winds for the day.

Upcoming Sailing Events:

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018
It is your Human Right to have a lekker sail and a braai on Wednesday 21st March
Autumn Twilight Series Race 3 of 10
Start time: 15h00
Sunday, 25 Mar 2018
Medium Distance Race 4 of 4
Start time: 11h30
Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018
Autumn Twilight Series Race 4 of 10
Start time: 18h00
Friday, 30 Mar 2018
Brass Bell Easter Regatta
Start Time: 10h00

Youth Sail Training

Have a look at the article published in the online Sailing blog.


Some of our youth sailors sailing the MAC 24 hour, below is a picture of Tyla and Kerryn sailing the midnight shift.

Well done ladies.
Tyla and Kerryn - MAC 24 2018


Cape Coastal Rowing Club vs Alfred Rowing Club

Lawhill School vs Grassy Park

Invitation race between
Oldenburg Rowing Club (German) & Cape Coastal Rowing Club

will be holding a regatta at False Bay Yacht Club on Saturday 24th March launch at 10h00 am
come down and support all welcome.

Reminder for Kayakers & Surfskiers:
Informal paddle, Saturday 7 April at 10am on the water

The 'First Saturday of every month'
You must be a member of FBYC, must have your own kayak, a life jacket and preferably have a safe place to keep your cell phone.


10 Species Competition
Click on the image for entry form
From the 7th March we will be opening every Wednesday evening. This will be the a-la-carte menu plus a delicious selection of curries.


Brass Bell Easter Regatta Poster 2017 - jpg
Click on the image to enlarge
NOR, Sailing Instructions and Entry form are on the website: www.fbyc.co.za
Dare to Lead arrives in Quingdao -https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/news/article/an-arrival-to-remember-into-wanda-marina-qingdao

In Memoriam

Trevor Wilkins
Trevor Wilkins has sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer. An exceptional photographer, and a tireless promoter of yachting, his memory will undoubtedly live on through his work, which has been published worldwide.

Condolences to Liz, Karen and their families on their loss of a very special man.


Ant Wentworth


Fri, 23 March 2018 - WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS

Join us for a evening of Jazz & Blues by Contraband. This exciting band is our very own Marcus Minutelli.

Click here for a preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpvxJA6sqIQ


Friday, 23 March 2018


Remember you have to be there to win. Draw takes place at 19h00.


  1. Weekend club admin office hours extended to 3pm effective 03 Mar:
    Sat/Sun 09h00 - 15h00
    Mon-Fri 08h30 – 17h00
  2. Access control– electronic membership cards:
    We currently have a drive going for all members to change to the electronic membership card. There is a nominal charge of R60 to upgrade. The grey tag will eventually be phased out. This will ensure that access control is managed seamlessly, at all points in the club. Crow’s Nest discount offered from 05 Mar 2018 is working well. Please show your electronic membership card when making purchases at the bar, in order to receive your member discount. Send an electronic ID photo to Teresa info@fbyc.co.za if you do not have the electronic card yet.
  3. The National Treasury will officially increase VAT from 14% to 15% as of 1 April 2018. As our services are subject to VAT, there will be an adjustment to your membership fee and any variable invoices on services rendered.
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Private Functions:

There are no private functions booked for the braai area this weekend.

Members are reminded that they are still welcome to use these facilities.
  • The Braai Area and/or grass area may be booked by Members and Neptune’s Galley, only if the dates and times do not conflict with any other activity at the club, e.g. the regular sailing calendar.
  • Attendees at the function must adhere to the access policy as detailed for Visitors in the case of members and Patrons in the case of Neptune’s Galley bookings.
  • The member and/or a Neptune’s representative must be present at the event and will be responsible for the conduct of the attendees.
  • Members please make bookings via the office if you intend having a function downstairs in the braai and/or grass area, for 20 persons or more, over the age of 18yrs. Function hire fee to be paid prior to the function.


Power boat for Sale
Regal Medallion 1850 in immaculate condition for sale.

This is a classic American built power boat with a 4.3litre V6 Mercruiser inboard motor.
Bow rider with walk-through windscreen. 5.30m overall length. Boat has a current buoyancy certificate dated 11/10/2017.
Includes a fold-down bimini and a full boat storage cover in waterproof vinyl. Also a high speed trailer in excellent condition.
Bargain at R115 000.00 incl VAT – for more information please contact Teresa – info@fbyc.co.za


Due to upgrades at the Clovelly Substation, the supply to the club will be shut off for the following period:
7 April 21:00 - 8 April 11:00

There will be a Gunnery Firing Exercise for learners on Weapons Operator course at Lower North Battery on following dates and times:
19 March 2018: 08:30 - 15:30
20 March 2018: 12:30 - 15:30
22 - 23 March 2018: 08:00 - 15:30

Pet owners are advised to take precautionary measures.


Happening in Simon's Town:

St George Dragon Festival: 28 April 2018, 4pm - 9pm
E-BANNER, St George's Festival, 2018-01

Members please note that the showers will be closed from 09h00 to 18h00 daily due to severe water restrictions.

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