We are hosting the 505 and 29er Nationals, which are being held the 23 – 25 September 2023 out of Club Mykonos. There is a request for a bridge boat, so if anyone is interested in assisting, please let Eddie know. Thanks in advance!
OSASA is aware of a number of races and rallies entering South Africa later this year which will place huge pressure on berthing facilities in October/November/December especially in Richards Bay and Cape Town. OSASA is in contact with the organisers of these events.
- Global Solo Challenge – 19 boats leaving Spain 26 August, probably rounding the Cape within 6 weeks? Whilst this is a non-stop round-the-world race, some will stop for repairs etc.
- Ocean Globe Race – 14 boats due Cape Town as port of entry 10-20 October, departing Cape Town 5 November 2023
- Clipper Race – 11 boats due into Cape Town as port of entry 6-10 November, departing Cape Town 16th November 2023. Anything between 8 and 18 crew aboard each boat.
- World Arc – 26 boats listed due November 2023 into Richards Bay as port of entry, will coastal sail individually, leaving Cape Town by 6th January 2024
- Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey – 16 large boats, arriving Richards Bay as port of entry 10-30 November. Will coastal sail individually, leaving Cape Town 10th Jan 2024
In addition to this we are expecting at least 80 individual circumnavigating boats coming into Richards Bay as Port of Entry from the Indian Ocean starting from September, building up through October and peaking in November. These boats will then mainly progress coastwise to Cape Town for December/Christmas.
When applying for your radio licence with ICASA, this is the procedure:
The following steps must be followed on the Online Portal FOR ICASA NO LONGER ACCEPTS MANUAL APPLICATIONS
- Please note that the online system can only be used on Google Chrome.
- Create new user email address and password ( I would suggest when applying on BEHALF of a Company use an email address that can be used by anybody within the Company )
- You need to register as a user on the system at the URL PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK, https://online.icasa.org.za/
- You will then receive an email with a link that you need to click to activate your registration.
- Please also look in your Junk Mail if this message is not received.
- When you use the system for the first time thereafter, the system will prompt you to submit all your or the company`s personal details in order that the Legal Entity can be approved.
- After approval of the legal entity is granted you will be able to submit applications.
- Please note that you can apply for licences in the newly created legal entity`s name or you may submit applications on behalf of other legal entities.
- If you apply on behalf of another entity you will have to go through the processes to approve such a legal entity as well as to get authority to apply on their behalf.
- Lastly, the steps as indicated on the system should be followed in order to capture the information of every application.
- Select RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM – the yellow block, click on APPLY
- Down Arrow, Select MARINE SHIP STATION
- Click SUBMIT STEP 2 – GENERAL DETAILS – complete and SELECT PERIOD of licensing fees required and POSTAL CODE to be added ( this is postal code of your address
- PURPOSE of SERVICE is MARINE , SHIP COMMUNICATION
- CLICK SUBMIT
- UPLOAD supporting documents ( Copy of ID, SAMSA endorsed operators Certificate for MMSI number, Proof of payment, ETC )
- You will receive 2 INVOICES one of R 480 which is for Application fees ONLY, a SEPARATE INVOICE once 1st payment approved and the processing continues then 2nd invoice for the licensing fees depending on what option you choose will be emailed to you
- The fastest route to follow is to make individual payments via credit card on the online payment portal as soon as invoices are generated. There will then be no need for approval of the payment. Alternatively you can pay the full amount of Your selected option as indicated below via EFT and upload the proof of payment on your Manage page on both occasions. The application will then be processed once the payment is approved by our Finance department.
Please note that the system will communicate with you through emails as and when the different tasks are completed. You may also follow the status of the application on the manage page of your online portal. Applicants must upload proof of payments. You can also upload a copy of a bank statement as proof.
The SBYC website also contains the relevant SAS safety sections for COFs and hull inspections with links for ease of use. For any queries, please contact Steve Mc Comb, Patrick Dyer or Trevor Dyer as SAS Safety Officers.
A < 9m yacht does not need a SAS COF or SAS hull inspection, however she must have an annual Club COF. The Safety Officers can carry out this inspection which also includes the general condition of the boat. The owner must provide the approved marking (SA number /Club Registration Number), the radio call sign, and the insurance policy number. The flares for the required category must still have reasonable life left before expiry and the fire extinguisher(s) must be serviced. The life jackets must be of the correct certification; SAMSA approved and marked, level 100 (<15Nm offshore). The club COF costs R150.
A > 9m yacht requires an annual COF through SAS. The owner must book and pay for the COF on the SAS website (www.sailing.org.za) and send the pop to the safety officer who can carry out this inspection which also includes the general condition of the boat. The owner must download and complete the SAS COF Checklist for the required category including the approved marking (SA number), radio call sign, (EPIRB registration cert with MRCC and life raft cert if applicable) are all required. The flares for the required category must still have reasonable life left before expiry and the fire extinguisher(s) must be serviced. The life jackets must be of the correct certification; SAMSA approved and marked level 100 (<15Nm offshore) or 150 (>15Nm offshore). The cost is determined by SAS based on the length of the boat.
SAS Hull inspection
Please note that the hull inspection must be valid or SAS will not issue a COF. The initial hull inspection is carried out by the safety officer. Once again, the owners must book and pay for the hull inspection on the SAS website and send the pop to the safety officer and download and complete the hull inspection form. This inspection is valid for two years, then the owner can then carry out and submit to SAS his own hull inspection on the relevant SAS form (at no cost). He will then get an extension for an additional two years. Finally, when the 4 years have expired, the hull inspection must be carried out by a safety officer again. The hull inspection covers the condition of the hull, through hull fittings, valves and pipework, prop and prop shaft, bearings, bushes and rudder. The cost is determined by SAS based on the length of the boat.
We bid farewell to our good friend and colleague Executive Office Lieutenant Commander Luigi le Roux, and we thank him for his dedication towards SBYC and our strong relationship with SAS/TS Saldanha and the Sea Cadets and we wish him the very best in his new appointment at Simons Town. Fair winds and following seas for you Luigi!!
We also welcome the incoming Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Anele Mapipa, we wish him well in his new appointment and we look forward to taking the legacy and relationship that Luigi was instrumental in putting in place to new heights together.
The new financial year is well under way and the committee have had a couple of meetings to discuss the plans for the year, we have finalised the sailing and events calendar, keep a look out for it and please try your best to support the sailing and social events, the SAS Winter trail walk is an event not to be missed on the 12th August, with the Soup evening after the walk!
The Committee is going to carry out a few maintenance and upgrade projects on the club facilities, more information will be given as we prepare for the projects,
End of July is the cut-off date for the payment of fees, if you have not yet paid your fees or need to make an arrangement to pay the fees off, please contact the club treasurer urgently,
The first objective of our club’s constitution says, “To Promote the Sport of Yachting”, I saw this poem on social media so thought I’d share it, A SAILOR YOU BE….. let’s get out on the water:
See you at the club!