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ITALIAN AMBASSADORS TROPHY

A Gala Party was held at the Italian Ambassador’s Residence in Bishopscourt on Saturday evening for all boat owners who had entered. What a beautiful evening…

THE AMBASSADOR IN THE TAXI

The ambassador in the taxi, by Lindani Mchunu This past weekend was one for the books. The dinner at the ambassador’s residence was special. It…

ITALIAN AMBASSADOR’S RACE

We are excited to announce the return of the Italian Ambassador’s Race on 21 November. With the assistance of the Italian Ambassador and the Italian…

ROB MEEK AND THE WEST COAST OFFSHORE

The annual West Coast Offshore Race has a long history going back to the 1970’s and 80’s when it was better known as the Sea…

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The Opening Cruise, by Lindani Mchunu. You will probably have heard by now, that on Saturday the 9th of October the Royal Cape Yacht Club…

THE POSSIBILITY OF ADVENTURE

Knysna Rally 2021, by Paul Morris - Savannah. “The word adventure has gotten overused. For me, when everything goes wrong, that’s when adventure starts.” –…

WINE, FOOD AND FUN

Wine, Food and Fun, by Liesl King. If you have not yet attended one of the Club’s wine and food pairings, then don’t feel alone,…

THE MOON AND THE SUN AND THOSE WHO STAND BELOW

The moon the Sun and those who stand below, by Lindani Mchunu. The work we are doing is very difficult work. It takes me back…

NEW RCYC GENCOM MEMBERS

Introducing the new RCYC GENCOM members, by Liesl King. Two new members, Damon Lyons and Ntokozo Hlatshwayo, were recently elected to the General Committee (GENCOM)…

WORTH

In search of human value, by Lindani Mchunu. The Willingness-to-Pay Method Governmental agencies, corporations, and even individuals make decisions every day that implicitly place a…

MEET THE TEAM

Meet Sazi Zoyikelo - Receptionist. Like a good strong coffee every morning, Sazi is part of our daily ritual - he is the first hello…

MEET THE TEAM

Meet Jennifer Burger - Operations manager, RCYC Sailing Academy. The first thing you notice about Jennifer Burger is her piercing blue eyes. Or perhaps for…

2021 TETA STUDENT GRADUATION PHOTO GALLERY

On the 22nd of August the Academy had its inaugural graduation, this time we were celebrating the achievement of those learners who were part of…

LADIES RULE AT TNPA

Ladies rule at TNPA, by Liesl King. According to Portia Derby, Transnet Group Chief Executive, women in the maritime Industry “have fought hard against gender…

ON THE STREET

On the street, by Lindani Mchunu. In our beautiful city there are homeless people. The only encounter I have had with homeless people has been…

LADIES WHO SAIL

Ladies who sail, by Liesl King. The Royal Cape Yacht Club has always had a healthy contingent of sailing ladies. In their heydays members such as…

8TH CAPE2RIO ENTRY – CASSIOPIA, A SADLER 32

The Royal Cape Yacht Club and Iate Club do Rio de Janeiro are delighted to have received the entry of Cassiopia for the 2023 Cape…

LAWHILL STUDENT BURSARY UPDATE

Update on the Club’s first Lawhill bursary students, by Liesl King. In 2017, the Club decided to provide bursaries for two students to attend the Simons…

TECHNICAL CORNER

RRS 44.2 Explained, by Lance Burger. The RCYC Sailing Instructions (SI 1.5) replaces the Two-Turns Penalty with a One-Turn Penalty for breaking a rule of…

SIYANDA VATO HEADS FOR ITALY WORLD CHAMPS

A Zulu on the World Stoep, by Liesl King. Siyanda Vato started sailing in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, in 2017, falling utterly and completely in love…

MARINA CLEAN UP MAKES US PROUD ON MANDELA DAY

Living up to its determination to make a positive impact on the environment, Royal Cape Yacht Club members arrived at the Club on Mandela day…

SAILING NEWS

FOMO hits the water, by Liesl King. There was great excitement at the Club recently as RCYC member Dale Kushner’s new Jeanneau Sunfast 3300 entered…

TETA FUNDING MAKES A DIFFERENCE

“On behalf of my team and the Royal Cape Yacht Club, I would like to say thank you to the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) for giving…

STUDENT BURSARIES

Our bursary students go sailing, by Liesl King Four years ago the Royal Cape Yacht Club decided to provide bursaries for two students to attend…

MEET THE TEAM

Meet Damian Abrahams, Senior Duty Manager. Can we trust anyone whose favourite food is “afval” (tripe) potjiekos? When this person is also the appointed Braai…

RCYC ACADEMY ENTERS CAPE2RIO 2023

After many months of preparation and consideration, The Royal Cape Yacht Club and Iate Club do Rio de Janeiro are proud to announce the receipt…

ORC SA RENEWAL NOTICE

ORC South Africa have just sent out renewal notices for the new season.  Your current ORC Certificate, expires on 30 June. ORC South Africa is aligning…

CAPE2RIO 2023 UPDATE

Update on the 2023 Cape to Rio entries, by Liesl King The Cape2Rio 2023 committee is delighted to have seven confirmed entries 18 months from…

MEET THE TEAM

Melvine Moses, Housekeeper. RCYC has a bunch of magic workers who behind the scenes make sure that the restaurant is squeaky clean long before you…

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