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DOLPHYN DIARY – 243 – 29 January 2018

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


Please remember to do your part in keeping plastic out of our oceans.
Sailing Results:

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

Wednesday 24 January turned out to be a great evening with near perfect wind and a great course. There were reports of wind gusts of 30knots out by Phoenix but that didn’t seem to bother our sailors too much, and exciting gybe mark rounding at No.4 bouy. We had 9 boats entered with 7 finishing. Would love to see a few more boats out racing this week. 1st Pure Magic, 2nd Snowgoose, 3rd Jabulani.

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

Sunday’s Medium Distance Race was unfortunately blown out again.

Upcoming Sailing Events: 

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

Wednesday 31/01/2018: Summer Twilight Series – Race 6 of 10  Start 18h00
Panini’s on sale – R25

Saturday 03/02/2018: Commodore’s Cup Challenge – postponed

        – Double Hander Race 3 of 4 Start 11h00
(Was blown out 2 weeks ago, early start to be back in time for the steak braai)

Wednesday 07/02/2018: Summer Twilight Series – Race 7 of 10  Start 18h00

Saturday 10/02/2018: RTC Series 2 Race 1 of 4. Start 14h30

Please Diarise:

17 February 2018 – Ladies Helm, start at 11h30 followed by a bring and braai
17 March 2018 – Youth U19 Helm, start at 11h30 followed by a bring and braai (Wors rolls for all Youth under 19)

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

A reminder to boat owners that in terms of the FBYC By- Laws, all vessels must be in possession of a valid COF, irrespective of length. The club is busy with an audit of the COF register and boats without a valid COF as at the end of April 2018 may be confined to moorings. Survey forms are available from club website:
and the club front office.

  1. Certificate of Fitness
    1.  All vessels launching, moored or proceeding to sea from the club facilities shall be in possession of a current CoF
      1. Certificates must be lodged with the Club Reception Office, which will issue a corresponding CoF disc, stating the name or registration number of the vessel and the date of expiry of the current CoF.
      2. This disc must be visibly displayed on the starboard side of the vessel.
  2. General Safety and Pollution Control
    1.  No vessel shall launch from a club slipway, moor in a marina or on a swing mooring or proceed to sea unless the skipper and vessel are suitably certificated and insured.
    2. All skippers must sign out their vessels on the form provided at the security gate and sign them back in again on return.


See you on the water!

Linsay Oberholzer



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

We will be sending out an invoice this week for the balance of R60 to each angling member as a result of the increase in 2018 affiliation fees.


Saturday 03/02/2018: STEAK BRAAI
13h00 onwards.  Music by Dave Gommersall from 15h00 to 17h00.
Tickets to be booked through the club office (, telephone 021 786 1703, or call at the office.
R65.00 per head for a steak and salad.

10/11 February
Ireland v Italy, Saturday – 14:15
England v Wales, Saturday – 16:45
Scotland v France, Sunday – 15:00


The draw Friday, 2nd February 2018 is for R4600.00

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


Last week’s winner was Pieter Coetzee who unfortunately wasn’t present so the prize rolls over.


Saturday 3 February: Birthday party in the Crow’s Nest.

End of an era as RMS St Helena makes final voyage from Cape Town

Read the full article here:

Parking of vehicles and trailers outside the club:
Cole Point Parking available on weekends and public holidays, see link to SOP below.


Water saving!

Members please note that the showers will be closed from 09h00 to 20h00 daily due to current water restrictions. Please comply and do your bit to save this valuable resource!

Please find below the link to the City of Cape Town’s map for individual household water consumption as of 1 November, 2017.
 Type in your address. Blank exceeds the limit, light green means you are within the 10kl limit, dark green below 6kl. 

Sail & Power Radio Courses Jan & Feb

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.