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DOLPHYN DIARY – 241 – 15 January 2018

Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at 


New held-held GPS

Sailing Results:

Saturday 13/01/2018: Round the Cans Series 1 – Race 4 of 4
Saturday saw the first race of the new year and what a great turn out we had. RTC Series 1 race 4 of 4 saw 12 boats out on the water. What a great start to the year!
Congratulations to 1st Scottische, 2nd Jabulani and 3rd Hamba.

Upcoming Sailing Events:

Wednesday 17/01/2018: Summer Twilight Series – Race 4 of 10  Start 18h00

PLEASE NOTE: ALL sailors MUST have valid COFs. No COF, no racing.

Panini’s on sale – R25

Saturday 20/01/2018: Double Hander: Start 14h30

Wednesday 24/01/2018: Summer Twilight Series – Race 5 of 10  Start 18h00

Sunday 28/01/2018: Medium Distance Series – Race 3 of 4 Start 11h30

YOUTH SAIL TRAINING –  Download the training calendar HERE

The new sailing calendar is now available on the website at: 

Or download a PDF calendar (Dec 2017 – May 2018) HERE

Vote for the SAS Sailor of the year 2017:

As per the earlier timetable the voting by SA Sailing members (note that votes by members who do not have a valid SA Sailing number will not be counted as valid) closes at midnight on Monday 22 January 2018 with the winners being announced at the SGM at VLC on the evening of 8 February 2018.

Link for votes –

Please note again that you need a valid SAS number to cast your vote.

See you on the water!

Linsay Oberholzer



Please note that WPDSA affiliation fees will be increasing to R240 from Jan 2018.


Cape Coastal Rowing Club False Bay crossing

The Cape Coastal Rowing Club achieved a long-term goal this summer by completing the 40km False Bay crossing between Simonstown and Gordon’s Bay – mostly in relay crews although a couple of Duracell bunnies rowed through for the full 4.5 hours. Well done Geordie and Kobus, and many thanks to Cath and Paul for providing the most luxurious of support vessels, Get My Drift.

Conditions were perfect, with a small swell, no wind for the first half and a light following wind for the second. And dolphins, plenty thereof! And a couple of whales. Not to mention the ubiquitous seals, penguins and sundry birdlife for which our beautiful bay is famous. This one is going to be nigh on impossible to beat!

See more photos HERE


Thursday 18 Jan – 6pm

To all that are interested in coming to hear the proposed upgrades to the garden area and swimming area or would like to comment in some way, please feel free to attend.

Welcome to New Members
Friday 26 Jan – 7pm – come and meet our new members! Music in the Crow’s Nest.


The draw Friday, 19th January 2018 is for R4400.00

Remember you have to be there to win.  Draw takes place at 19h00.
Intasure - Proactive insurance people


There are no private functions booked this week.

SOP for Hiring of Temporary Contractors:

Dear Members,

In light of the recent serious increase in theft at the club and in compliance with health and safety regulations, all Contractors working on the hard standing and the marinas will be required to wear reflective vests at all times.

All Contractors who are not registered with the club, will have to report to Reception and pay a daily upfront Temporary Contractor’s Fee of R20 per person, per day. No work will commence if this fee is not paid in advance. They are to wear the issued Club Temporary Contractor vest.

Members please note that the club must be informed by email, of all ad-hoc Contractors who are requested by owners to work on their boats. Please include the respective dates when they are required to gain access to the club. Kindly inform your ad-hoc Contractors of this Temporary Contractors fee.

In the instance where an outside Contractor is going to be on site for less than 2 hours to work on your vessel, you may sign that person in. The stipulation is that you have to be present at all times as it will be your responsibility. If we are not notified in advance, the Contractor may be turned away.

We have placed a notice in the Visiting Cruiser’s booklet stating that they are not allowed to bring off-street labour in to work on their boats.

These rules have been put into place to safeguard all Members and Temporary Members, staff and the Club. 

Kindly contact Teresa: if you need further information.

Parking of vehicles and trailers outside the club:

Members are reminded to please be considerate when parking vehicles and trailers in the car park.

There are 2 specific trailer bays available and alternative parking is available during the week behind the container against the Navy wall.

The demarcated BUS BAYS are to be avoided please! Some trailers were found to be an obstruction to the flow of traffic recently

The City of Cape Town has implemented Level 6 Water Restrictions, effective from 1 January 2018 until further notice. Please click on the link below to see how this affects you. 


Please help us to save to save water:

  • Restriction Notice is displayed on the notice board.
  • All grey water goes into the tank at the back and is used for the watering of the grass & plants.
  • Urinals are waterless.
  • 2 Min shower notices.
  • Restricted use of water on the marina to 2 hours a week. Tue & Thurs between 16h00 and 17h00.
  • No flushing of engines/outboard motors.

Sail & Power Radio Courses Jan & Feb

For further information and bookings please email

Sail and Leisure MagazineThe Launch Issue of Sail and Leisure Magazine is now available at reception.

This edition has articles about both the 2017 Spring Regatta and Mossel Bay Race.