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SAILING OFFICE

SAILING OFFICE

The Bridge by Hilary Ackermann and Kerry Pryde

When temperatures plummet to single digits, how many layers of clothing do you wear ? Especially when you are spending time doing bridge duty and knowing how long it may take for boats to finish.   The bridge crew on Saturday had a competition and Hilary definitely won this round, wearing a total of 6 layers.  We were pleasantly surprised when our Commodore Neil Gregory and Rear Commodore Sailing Andrew Collins volunteered their services to assist. We thought it would be to demonstrate their braaing skills, but alias Kerry had to jump in to save the day in order to get food in our tummies.

Andrew discovered his voice for radio, Neil discovered the technicalities of calling the line.  Did you know that if you volunteer for 10 bridge duties you will receive R600 off your membership?   Calling out to all our members to join the Sailing Office, by spending time with us either at the Bridge Hut or on the committee boat, thus giving back to your Club.  We promise not only to feed and water you, but that you will learn from the best, be entertained and certainly know what the different flags mean.

Volunteering lets you meet people from all walks of life. It gives you the chance to form real relationships that can have a lasting impact on your life. You could meet your new best friend, future business partner or have a conversation that sparks a real change in your life.

This weekend sees round 2 of the Cinque Cup, are we going to better the 25 entries from round one?  Once again we have the skills of Doug Alison as Race Officer on the water onboard Maximus. The first race starts at 12h00, with the second race scheduled thereafter. Remember you are limited to a total of 5 crew members for this series.  Email   to enter.

Just a reminder to those who have yet to update their ORC certificates, September is the last month of the incredible 50% discount.  Just R425 for your certificate.  Email  ORC South Africa at .

 

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