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DOLPHYN DIARY – 240 – 8 January 2018

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

Happy holidays to all our members!

Happy 2018 to all members and family, may the year bring you health & happiness.
From The Commodore, Committee & Staff of False Bay Yacht Club.


Upcoming Sailing Events:

Saturday 13/01/2018: Round the Cans Series 1 – Race 4 of 4 Start 14h30
Wednesday 17/01/2018: Summer Twilight Series – Race 4 of 10  Start 18h00

PLEASE NOTE: ALL sailors MUST have valid COF’s. 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

Friday 19/01/2018: YOUTH SAIL TRAINING STARTS –  15h00

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

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

See you on the water!

Linsay Oberholzer

South African Maritime Mobile Net:

The South African Maritime Mobile Net operates on Ham radio frequencies twice daily, 7 days a week and 365 days a year and provides weather reports  for  around the South African coast and the deep-sea areas from Brazil and Argentina in the west and to Australia in the east and into the Mozambique channel, the Seychelles and Maldives area.

The net maintains contact with yachts in these areas and provide them with weather forecasts.

This service is free.

Click HERE to download more information about this valuable service



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



Presentation by Paul Rodgers, well known solo sailor and author of “Sailing to Purgatory”

Wednesday 10th January 2018 @ 18h30

Single-hander Cape Horner Paul Rodgers plans to talk informally about his solo seagoing experience, and to recommend the life.  He will highlight a few notable voyages – a month adrift on a dismasted open boat, island-hopping in the Caribbean and North Atlantic. Please join us for this fascinating talk and we will be cranking up the gas braai with boerewors rolls @ R30 each.

Sailing to Purgatory blog –
Facebook –

Friday 12th January we have a DJ bringing us tunes from 19h00 so come and enjoy the evening.


Ian Slatem

It was with great sadness that we learned of the tragic passing of Ian Slatem in a climbing accident on Table Mountain. We at FBYC had the privilege of getting to know Ian during the course of multiple Lipton Cup campaigns and benefited greatly from his passion for yacht racing. He will be greatly missed for his contributions to Lipton Cup and sailing in general.

Ian was true gentleman.

A. Wentworth
False Bay Yacht Club

Ian Slatem’s memorial service is being held at the MCSA (Mountain Club of SA) at 97 Hatfield Street this coming Wednesday 10th January, starting at 2pm. His family would love you to attend and celebrate Ian’s life with us. We welcome you to share your memories, pictures or stories.

Ian’s memorial will be followed by a celebration of his life at Royal Cape Yacht Club.


The draw Friday, 12th January 2018 is for R4300.00

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.

Dear Members

Please adhere to the rules of the club.

  1. Please sign your guests in.
  2. Remember to carry your membership card. The Customer Service staff (security) are learning the names and faces of regular members however we would appreciate members using their cards.
  3. Meet your guests at the front gate and sign them into the guest register.
  4. Adhere to the fishing protocols of our marine protected environment.
  5. Please sign out if you are going onto the water. This includes all groups, sailing, ski-boat & fishermen, kayakers & rowers.
  6. Please keep your vessels certified.  COF, Radio license and skippers tickets.
  7. We have an on-consumption liquor licence which means that you cannot bring your own drinks for consumption on the premises.

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.

Reminder to members:

There are no dogs allowed around the clubhouse area. If you are taking your dog/s to your boat please take them directly to the boat and back again on a leash. Please do not tie them up in the grounds and leave them unattended.

Castle Lite Draught is now available in the Crow’s Nest

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.