On 01 December 2017 the Development Section of the MBYBC had the honor to welcoming Mr Lucky Nhlanhla Mbatha and Mr Oliver Schulz from RS Africa Diving and RS Diving Contractor who handed over a donation of R 5000 together with shirts, base caps and sweets. The Vessel from the company is presently alongside in the port. It is the Diving Support Vessel “RS Sentinel” which is currently operating in Mossel Bay.
Over the past weekend the Dart 18 Western Cape Championships were held. Though the 10 boats were mostly local sailors we had sailors come down from Gauteng and the Eastern Cape. The Saturdays racing consisted of short “round the barrel” racing, even though the sailors had to wait for wind the Mossel Bay sea breeze did not disappoint with a breeze of 15 to 18 knots from the South. The race committee got 5 races in that included some extreme capsizes and unfortunately boat breakages. By the end of the Day Tammy Holden and Gerhard van Niekerk were leading with point score of 6, Daleen Naude and Pieter De Villiers in second with Chris van Zyl and Dewan van Niekerk in third.
This competition is organised by the Western Cape Kayak Angling Club (WCKAC) who mostly launch their craft at Three Anchor Bay near Greenpoint.
This seems to have been the first “War on the Shore” as last year the event was cancelled due to bad weather – as far as I heard.
The event was to happen on Saturday 12 August 2017 and from the Southern Cape Kayak Angling Club (SCKAC) 5 representatives as well as an “impact player” who resides in Somerset West were to represent our region. Two from Oudtshoorn, one from Knysna and two MBYBC members namely Jacques Theart and Jauckie Viljoen.
The 2016/2017 season has been one of very mixed emotions. High on everyone’s thoughts is obviously the situation with the lease. This is ongoing and is currently in a legal process so not too much can be said but I will expand a bit later in this report. The club is growing, during this season 89 new members joined the even with the lease cloud hanging over the club. This brings our membership to 617 paid up members. The sporting sections have been very active with provincial, national and world championships taking place from the club as well as regular pool leagues.
The month of April was very busy with a number of events taking place at the club and on the waters of the Bay. Weather conditions were mostly favourable and great sailing was had by all who ventured out to enjoy the last of the summer weather. An inter-schools regatta was held at the club on the 1st and 2nd April for schools from Mossel Bay, George and Knysna with a total of 18 junior sailors attending. The junior team from Milkwood came 1st out of 11 schools and senior learners from Soa Bra came 3rd overall in their section. …
Dear members and friends of the MBYBC, We have come to the end of the “silly season” in Mossel Bay and we have had a chance to look back at the season to see how it has gone. This season has had the cloud of the lease hanging over it but in spite of this we have had an amazing season. The security and member’s access worked very well this year with the introduction of a private security company to monitor the gates, members were treated to a well-controlled club. The club grounds were kept in really good order by…