Saturday 4th March: North Bay Cruise and RCYC Raid
Ten yachts sailed to North Bay or the annual cruise and lunch ashore. Alas only a few braved the beaching to go ashore this year (our thanks again to SAS Saldanha!) so there was no entertainment there. Yacht crews visited each other and the ambiance at the anchorage was great. The cruise was quieter than usual in the absence of Brad and Sas … usually audible above the seagulls.
In our efforts to offer true West Coast hospitality (and to upstage RCYC) we offered a generous welcoming Oyster and Champagne starter to Raid participants. Our appreciation to Nadi of the Saldanha Bay Hotel for their sponsorship of this and the raffled night at the hotel won by Jesse Roos!
Eddie had fires ready and after the now traditional fun prize giving all attended to their braaiing. Copious potato and Greek salads and garlic breads were served compliments the club. I believe yet another very successful club event.
It must be mentioned that Trevor had his own agenda that Saturday … his thirst, it is told, started early. By the evening, well ….. He returned safely to Horizont. Next morning I saw a tender approaching his yacht. I hailed from Sundowner Rose: “Caution, don’t disturb the dead”. It routed towards me and said: “I am the dead” – it was Trevor! How we enjoy this club.
Sadly the Paternoster cruise over the long weekend was cancelled due to adverse weather.
SBYC Cruising Officer
Thanks to Gavin and Faan, our staff and all who assisted in any way in making the bring and braai a great evening!
Our Condolences to Craig Middleton and Riana Martin, their families and friends on the passing of Carol and Aubrey.
May their Souls Rest in Peace.
March is the end of our financial year so our club Treasurer, Beverley Bews, is very busy with the Auditors once again, to have all the financials and reports available for the AGM in May,
Please remember to diarise the AGM and End of Season Club Dinner and prize giving for Saturday 20 May. Beverley sent out the various forms for the AGM recently.
If you feel that you would like to stand for nomination for the Committee so that you can actively contribute with your time and effort towards the running and growing of the Club, please complete the nomination form, it will be greatly appreciated,
We welcome Abrie Voges as our new barman at the “Rusty Anchor Pub” and wish him smooth sailing in the uncharted waters of the Bar!
The images below (apologies for the poor quality) are taken from the “Application for amendment of environmental authorisation for the establishment of the Molapong aquaculture project in Saldanha Bay, which could pose further restrictions on the sailing area available……the price of progress I guess!!
We were hit by a strong easterly wind on the evening of Thurs. 23rd. Unfortunately, Orsan broke her mooring strop (bridle) and ended up on the rocks at the Navy, who did their best to tie her up and stop her from sinking completely.
Wynand tied additional fenders to her stern on Friday, buoys at her bow on Sat 25th and towed her back to the Club , ably assisted by Trevor and Patrick…Well done to all involved!!!!!
Tranquility Blue and The Dansand also suffered some damage too, remember the big easterly storm which caused severe damage to several yachts last year, pretty much the same time period, these big easterly winds are definitely becoming more frequent.
See you at the club!