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3 HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS ELECTED AT RCYC AGM

3 HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS ELECTED AT RCYC AGM

At the recent AGM held on the 18 of October 2020, three Honorary Life Members were were elected at the Royal Cape Yacht Club: David Alcock, Hasso Plattner and Asenathi Jim.

David Alcock

Dave Alcock

  • David has 40 years of association with RCYC
  • From 1983 he took over the care and ownership of Solitaire.
  • David served on the sailing committee for 10 years, the outside house committee for 4 years and the safety at sea committee for 16 years.
  • He served a total of 5 years on GENCOM as safety at sea chairman.
  • He has regularly volunteered his services to the sailing office looking after boats, running boats, maintain the bridge hut and the important role of mark laying for major regattas.
  • In 2004 David was presented a special award for his outstanding services to RCYC.

Hasso Plattner

Hasso Plattner

  • Hasso’s support and contribution to RCYC started in 2003 with a sponsorship to the Cape2Rio race.
  • In 2018 he entered his newly purchased TP52 Phoenix 12 in the TP52 SuperSeries under the RCYC and South Africa banner. He insisted on a fair spread of SA sailors, giving them a stepping stone into the professional world of sailing.
  • Early in 2019 he came up with the idea to host the TP52 SuperSeries regatta in Cape Town. They signed up 10 teams, secured RCYC as the host venue and provided full underwriting of the event.
  • Later in 2019 Hasso entered the TP52 SuperSeries with his second TP52 Phoenix 11.
  • Without Hasso Plattner’s initiative, involvement and ongoing support the TP52 SuperSeries regattas would not have seen the light and brought the spotlight to Cape Town as an International sailing venue.

Asenathi Jim

Asenathi Jim

  • Asenathi has achieved in high performance sailing at local, national, international and Olympic level. He represented South Africa twice at the Olympic Games.
  • He is the only black South African to compete in the sport of sailing at the Olympic Games.
  • Asenathi, with his sailing partner, Roger Hudson, has won two World Championships as well as National and International dinghy sailing titles, including the 470 African Championships.
  • On his own he won the 2016 African Laser Radial Championship.
  • He has been on the winning team twice for RCYC in the Lipton Challenge Cup.
  • The honour of Sailor of the Year was bestowed on Asenathi twice by SA Sailing Magazine and three times for SAS Sailing Yachtsman of the Year.
  • He is a deserving candidate to be the first black South African with an RCYC Honorary Life Membership.
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