DOLPHYN DIARY – 232 – 6 November 2017

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


Boat Handling | Handy cut-out & keep guide

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Sailing results:

Wednesday 01/11/2017: Spring Twilight Series – Race 9
saw another great fleet of 10 boats out on the water, all enjoyed the quick race, being in before dark, set up by Ken. 1st Jabulani, 2nd Pure Magic and 3rd Number 19.

Saturday 04/11/2017: Round the Cans – Series 1 Race 2 of 4
Saturday saw 10 boats racing. 1st Jabulani, 2nd Pure Magic, 3rd Number 19.

Upcoming Sailing Events:
Wednesday 08/11/2017: Spring Twilight Series – Race 10/10 and Prizegiving. Start: 18h00.

Panini’s on sale after the race- R25

Friday 10/11/2017 – Saturday 11/11/2017: Bay-2-Bay Race. POSTPONED – see notice below.

Wednesday 15/11/2017: No Racing

Saturday 18/11/2017: Round-the-Cans Series 1 – Race 3/4. Start 14h30

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

See you on the water!

Linsay Oberholzer


Please note that the COF Checklists have been updated by SAS.

The new lists are available on the FBYC website:

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Compass Rose Race 2017
Compass Rose Race 2017:
Click here for NOR and entry forms (online and PDF)


Due to the decision taken by SAS and SAMSA that life rafts are mandatory for the race, the Race Committee have made the decision to postpone this event until the 1st quarter of next year to revisit the start times and requirements. Thank you to the competitors that have entered already and we will keep you updated. 

B2B 2017 - Entry forms


Thursday 09/11/2017: Quiz Night (5 of 5) – 19h00

Wednesday 22/11/2017: Boaz Talk – Ocean Awareness – 18h30

BOAZ Talk - Ocean Awareness

POTJIEKOS COMPETITION: Saturday 25/11/2017:

FBYC Potjiekos Competition
The Annual cook-off is back! Bring your pot and your favourite recipe.
R50 entry fee.
Judging starts at 15h00 and results will be based on preparation, taste and presentation. 


SATURDAY 9th December AT 1:30PM
Jumping Castle, Candy Floss, Juice & Party Pack included.
Gift not to exceed value of R100.
Parents to bring the gift with their child’s name & age clearly marked on the top.
Each child to bring swimming costume & towel.
Father Christmas to arrive with help from NSRI at approx. 2:45pm (14h45)
Book & pay with Teresa (

Christmas Show by Magician Jacques le Seuer 14h00:
Jacques the Magician has performed worldwide for 9 Presidents and several members of Royalty, including stealing Nelson Mandela, the King of Dubai and Margaret Thatcher’s watches off their arms without their knowing.
Jacques the Magician


The draw Friday, 10th November 2017 is for R3400.00

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


Sunday 15h00 – Lisa Groenhof has booked the grass area for a birthday party.

Notice of immediate implementation of water rationing across Cape Town


Dear water user
The City of Cape Town has activated water rationing to forcibly lower water usage in line with water restrictions across the metro as phase 1 of its critical water shortages disaster plan.
Water usage remains dangerously high above required levels.
Rationing will lead to intermittent supply, likely during peak water consumption hours in the mornings and evenings. It won’t result in a complete shutdown, but some areas may experience short water outages. Service will be restored as quickly as possible. Please note the following key points:

  • Please keep up to 5 litres of water available for essential use only during rationing.
  • Please do not store excessive municipal water.
  • Definitive timetables of the outages cannot be provided as water systems must be managed flexibly to avoid damage to critical infrastructure.
  • When you experience a loss of water supply and before you contact our call centre, please check your neighbour’s supply first to see whether it is likely a case of rationing.
  • If you reside in or operate from multi-storey buildings, ensure that the water supply system (booster pumps and roof-top storage) is in working order in compliance with the Water By-law.
  • The City is not liable for any impact on or damage to private infrastructure resulting from the rationing or associated operations.
  • Please ensure that all taps are closed when not in use to prevent damage/flooding when the supply is restored. Ensure that you take the necessary steps, such as speaking to your insurer if possible, to mitigate potential damage and for fire prevention.
  • When supply is restored, the water may appear to be cloudy from the extreme pressure reduction exercise. Please do not waste the initial water. Use it for flushing.

Water management devices are also being installed city-wide to limit excessive consumption.
Further restriction levels and usage targets will be announced at short notice and as necessary to drive down consumption to a safe level. Critical services such as clinics and hospitals will be largely unaffected. This phase is intended to help us avoid more extreme phases of the disaster plan.
Phases of the critical water shortages disaster plan
Phase 1: Activated: water rationing through extreme pressure reduction and limiting supply
Phase 2: Disaster restrictions (water collection points)
Phase 3: Full-scale disaster implementation (extreme rationing at distribution points)

Cape Town is situated in a water-scarce region. Climatic unpredictability, such as this protracted drought, must be seen as the New Normal which affects all aspects of our lives. In Cape Town, the Western Cape, and many other parts of South Africa, this severe drought continues.
Please visit for all further information required, including information on the Water By-law. We will only get through this together.
Let’s Save, Cape Town! Together.
Yours faithfully
Achmat Ebrahim

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.

Liquor Licence rules – REMINDER TO ALL

Crow’s Nest:
Children under the age of 18 yrs to be accompanied by Members
Strictly No Children to be served at the bar area