Sailing Report May 2015

Club league sailing took place on Saturday 16 May, We had 10 boats taking part and the results were as follows, Daleen Naudé finished first sailing a topper followed by Pieter de Villiers also on a topper. Third to finish was Wilhelm von  Schutz and Louis Mare on a GP14. Marco Moolman and Reawon October finished fourth sailing a 420. Sundays racing was cancelled due to there being no breeze at all. We have planned a  semi long haul for Saturday the 32th of May, weather permitting and normal around the can racing for Sunday the 31st. Other sailing news…

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SPECTACULAR YACHT VISITS MOSSELBAY

During the week of the fourth to the ninth of May 2015 the superyacht Fidelis visited Mosselbay. Residents were discussing this event everywhere you went. People were saying ‘Wow! Did you see the yacht? For those who might be interested, this is the yacht Fidelis, registered in the Isle of Man. Watch: Sailing Yacht Fidelis on You tube to see what this amazing vessel looks like under sail. Get the specs and view the stunning interior of this floating mansion.

SAILING REPORT APRIL 2015

Once again we are approaching winter and sailing has been slowing down as the weather becomes colder. The last regatta that was attended by our sailors was the final Southern Charter Grand Slam that was held at Simonstown in the early part of April. Our sailors encountered heavy wind and rough seas but nevertheless fared quite well. For more information and photo’s of this event go to  the Southern Charter website. Club sailing has been hampered by either too much or too little wind. We will soon be taking our annual winter break until the opening of the new season…

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Development and Transformation Report

Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club Transformation In our High performance group that trains on Mondays there are two disadvantage teams. On the 420 is Marco Moolman and Reawon October, and on the Feva Elandre Oosthuizen and Deodorick Loots. Marco and Reawon are sailing a very technical boat and for them to improve they need to be on the water very regular. This however means commitment as they have to walk about 45min to get to sailing and back if transport could not be organised. This unfortunately means that there are many lost opportunities for training. Deodorick has some water…

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Sailing report March 2015

Sailing has been going along well with two club sailing weekends that werefairly well attended. wind conditions were not perfect but a lot of experience was gained and a lot of fun was had. We took part in the inter school regatta that was held at George Lakes Yacht Club on the weekend of the 27th and 8th of March. We had eleven boats entered of which 7 were in the high school fleet and four in the primary school fleet. Our high school  team did well by finishing first overall. This was mainly because of the ecxellent results obtained…

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Sailing report February 2015

During February our sailors both junior and senior took part in two exiting regattas. The Hermanus Yacht Club hosted the third event in a four venue Series. The Southern Charter Grand Slam Series was held on the 31st of January to the 1st of February.  Or sailors were well represented and did very well. A lot of fun was had both on and off the water. On the weekend of the 14th and 15th of February our sailors took part in the Interclub regatta held at Knysna. Our sailors were defending champions of the interclub series but unfortunately things did…

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Boating report February 2015

It’s with great pleasure that I can say that we have hosted the South Africa Light Tackle Boat Nationals this past week and it was a success. 103 Anglers took part and 52 boats. Our Senior Team ended 3 overall and the Veterans team second. The Lady and Junior SA’s will be held in April and we hope that this will also be an event to be remembered. On the down side like always we had some members that were not happy that the club was reserved for the National and wanted to know how much and if SALTBAA has…

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Sailing report December2014 / January2015

In December a number of sailors took part in the 2nd Southern Charter Grand Slam at Theewaters Kloof Yacht club. Our sailors did very well at this event and a lot of fun was had by all. MBYBC sailors received 2 gold medals, 4 silver and 5 bronze. Some of our junior sailors went up to the Vaal dam in mid December and took part in the youth Nationals. We also had our first Mossel bay Summer Holiday Series. The series drew disappointing numbers of sailors but a lot of fun was had by the guys who did take part.…

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Mooring report December2014/January2015

December was the “perfect storm”  Passenger liners During the busiest part of the season we had hundreds of passengers disembarking on the moorings. Air Births We find that more and more Mooring Right Owners are using Air births. This has the effect that we have less births available for rentals. Even if the owner is not using his birth, we cannot place a rental on the birth as the Air birth is there. Dirt Bins Even though we have placed a notice to the effect, people are still throwing bait boxes and pieces of fish in the dustbin. This is…

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SAILING REPORT NOVEMBER 2014

The sailing section has had two club league sailing weekends in November. Wind conditions are slowly settling into the normal pattern for this time of year. Steady easterly winds bode well for this summer holiday season. We look forward to long lazy summer days spent sailing and socializing at the club. There have been no regattas in the past month but we are sending a team of sailors and their boats to the 2nd regatta in the Southern Charter Grand Slam series that is being held at the Theewaterskloof Sports Klub on the 6th and 7th of  December. At this…

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