DOLPHYN DIARY NO: 25th April 2017 – 204
Read your Dolphyn Carefully for all the – Sailing & Club events on the Calendar.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: 1ST OF THE DHL Series
After a sneaky south easter on Sunday, the forecast looks fairly benign for the next few days with the hope of a freshish northwester on Wednesday for the first round of the DHL Twilight Series (start 17:45 by special request of Flag Officers). James Scott has very kindly (and expertly) designed and constructed a flashing yellow light for the Emergency/Start mark. Both competitors and bridge crew should now be able to identify it easily after sunset. A packet of chips to the first person (Paul Dennett not included) who can explain why the light is yellow.
The Brass Bell Regatta that was scheduled for the Easter weekend, but “attacked” by bad weather, has been moved to this coming one with medium distance races planned for Saturday and Sunday – start 11:30. With Monday being a Public Holiday, we have the luxury of having a reserve day in case the weather does not play ball. Current forecasts do suggest fairly light conditions over that period, which may well necessitate the use of the lay day.
Remember, “A yacht race is an excuse to go sailing”. Racing improves your sailing ability – try it!
Quiz Nights are back!!
2nd Night – Thursday 27th April entrance fee per night per person R70.
Visitors welcome!! Start time 19h00
Current Teams leader board
Nightshift – 57
Mensa Mense – 57
The Other Team – 55
Splattered Toads – 52
Drain Brain – 45
Blue – 44
Eish – 43
Figjam – 41
The winning team will win the floating trophy 1st year.
Light Meal: Beef Lasagne or Vegitarian Lasagne
To enter email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name and members. NB: THURSDAY 4TH MAY NO QUIZ NIGHT AS CLUB HAS A BOOKED FUNCTION
ROUND 3 TO TAKE PLACE 11TH MAY 2017
MBR online entries are now available on the MBR website:
Welcome to New Members – Friday evening 28th April @ 19h00
The Commodore & Committee welcome the following new members.
Andre Bekker & Hanre’ Basson
Eldred & Lucinda Blanchard
Ashley Dee & Kati Bohm
Simon & Jen Honnet
David & Alexandra Parkyn
Werner & Amandie Uys
Johan & Brenda Van Schie
Gustav & Yvonne Zwieglaar
FRIDAY CLUB DRAW R 2 300.00
Friday 27st April 2017 @ 19h00
If you are insured with Intasure you will in addition to the CASH, get up to R 5000.00 off the vessel’s annual insurance premium or your car & household insurance premiumPS: you have to be present in the Crow’s Nest to claim the winnings
SAT 29th & Sun 30th – RUGBY FIXTURES
FMG Stadium Waikato
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Kraal Bay and Langebaan action group (KLAG)
To all fellow yachties
As you may or may not know, SAN Parks have unilaterally decided to put a ban on overnighting in Langebaan Lagoon as well as Kraal Bay. This was done to benefit one party who has the contract to run the house boats in Kraal Bay. They are extending this contract to allow for more house boats to be added to the existing fleet. One of the conditions of this tender was that no other yachts could anchor in Kraal Bay/Langebaan in opposition to the house boat contract.
What this effectively means is that SAN Parks have allowed one party to benefit at the expense of all other users of this natural resource, namely you the yachtie as well as others.
Langebaan is the only sheltered stretch of water in the Western Cape where boats can shelter from in adverse weather conditions. It is also the only sheltered lagoon that yachties can sail to as a destination and enjoy calm conditions in the Western Cape. It is also the only recognised RYA training area for the sailing schools in the Western Cape.
At the beginning of this year, we put together an action group (KLAG) to oppose this banning of overnighting on Langebaan Lagoon. We appointed BCHC attorneys (Bradley Conradie/Halton Cheadle) to represent KLAG against SAN Parks in this matter. Letters have already been sent off to SAN Parks by the attorneys opposing this matter. We are gearing up for court action against SAN Parks as they donâ€™t seem to have any intention of backing down. To say that this action by SAN Parks is a gross violation of our rights to a safe cruising destination and anchorage is an understatement. I feel very strongly about this matter and am a member of KLAG fighting for your rights as an FBYC and South African yachtie. We have got all of the Western Cape Yacht Clubs, sailing schools, marinas, SAS and other interested parties on board our opposition to SAN Parks.
We are at the point now that we are fundraising for court action against SAN Parks and I urge you all as FBYC sailors to contribute as much as possible. We are looking for R 180k to shore up our funds for the attorneys. Whilst you may think that at this point, you donâ€™t make use of these waters, once this contract is approved, it will be very difficult to reverse. This will affect future generations of sailors being able to use these pristine Western Cape waters for recreational purposes.
Members please check in with the office all lost property will be handed in to the office. A register will be kept with the date and description, if the item is not collected within 3 months said item will be donated to a worthy cause.