Sailing news update 16 October 2020.
Portugal Bay Race – this Saturday 17th October. We have 45 boats on the water.
Round Robben Island, Start will be from the Bridge Hut with 4 starts.
- Class C 12h00
- Cruisers 12h15
- Class B 12h30
- Class A 13h00
On return to the Club there will be 2 food stations for you to collect your complimentary Nando’s meals.
Class A and Cruisers Skippers please collect your crew meals in the Galley Restaurant.
Class B and C Skippers please collect your crew meals from the Main Hall.
Only one person per boat to collect the crew food.
We will have “Dias Tavern of the Seas” at the braai area with seating, together with the ladies and back bar operational. There will be a special on jugs of Katemba for R50 a jug.
Throughout the club there will be tables and lounge pods for further seating. Please remember social distancing must be adhered to at all times. A very big thank you to the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for sponsoring towards the day and to Nando’s for the delicious meals for all competitors.
Our Race Chairman Vitor Medina will announce the Winners in each category on the PA System. Skippers of the winning boats are requested to meet the Sailing Office upstairs in the visitors lounge to collect their prize and trophy.
Novamarine West Coast Offshore – The Notice of Race together with all documents pertaining to the event will be available online from Friday 16th October. The race starts on Friday 27th November with a prize giving on Saturday evening at Saldanha Bay Yacht Club.
We are delighted to have once again secured Novamarine as our title sponsor, as well as the continued support of North Sails. We look forward to receiving your entries and for you to be a part of this famous South African overnight classic, in memory of Rob Meek.
Last night saw the start of Wednesday night Twilight Series and we were certainly treated to some sublime weather conditions. It was encouraging to see so many boats and crews out on the water. It is evident that Twilight sailing has been missing from your weekly routines.
Thank you for supporting your Club, just a friendly reminder we still are surrounded by a global pandemic and social distancing is a must. Going forward we will ensure that the back bar is open along with ladies bar and a mobile bar on the deck. Click here to see results https://rcyc.co.za/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Results-Race-01-141020-1.pdf
Next Friday 23rd October sees the Knysna Rally Reunion – for those who missed out and want to hear the stories of this great adventure, bring your own meat and join us around the braai from 17:00 onwards. A cash bar will be available.