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ZVYC News 20 October 2016

Dear Sailors, Rowers and Friends LAST WEEKEND Sunday Sailing Junior Training carried on in spite of our Optimist’s being at the V&A promoting the Boat Show. Senior sailing with the Spring Series 3 continued with a great fleet of Finn’s and a couple of Lasers. The “Sunday Sailing is Fun” started a bit earlier than usual and successfully held two races with the same fleets as in the morning. Alfred Rowing Club – Knysna Midway Regatta Alfred RC attended he Knysna Midway Regatta and Knysna Head Race this past weekend and entered a Cox-less Quad and an Eight in the 1000m sprint Midway Regatta on the Saturday. Alfred RC comfortably won bothevents against Buffalo and Port Elizabeth Rowing clubs. This was a great start to the weekend and we were looking forward to the Head race on the Sunday. Sunday’s conditions were cold and windy with light intermittent rain. The Head race was over a distance of 4500m against Port Elizabeth RC. Head racing is timed over distance with crews starting 30 seconds apart. The row up to the start was cold and tough as we warmed up and shook off the previous evenings celebrations. ARC started ahead of PERC and got into racing stride immediately. ARC then settled to 28 strokes per minute and consistently opened the gap on PERC to win convincingly. The enthusiasm built on last season’s success has carried through to the new season and this made for enjoyable rowing as fitness levels and time on the water paid off. A big thank you to the WESPRO officials and organizing committee for a wonderful regatta. Many of... read more

ZVYC News 13 October 2016

Dear Sailors, Rowers and Friends, THIS WEEKEND T.G.I.F. Come sail after a long week at work, then enjoy some time out with fellow members in the upper deck. Light meals available, iPod music and Extreme Sailing on Big Screen TV.     Alfred Rowing Club Good luck to the squad heading to the Knysna Regatta this weekend! Safe Travels!   Junior Training to resume as normal this weekend for the Novice and Intermediate fleets. Also Spring Series Rnd 3, SailPro Adult Sail Trainingand the special Sunday Afternoon Racing! The forecast is looking great which is similar to last weekend which was thoroughly enjoyed. African Optimists Currently our Matt Ashwell is lying 2nd overall after 9 races. Chiara Fruet is 14th and Tristan Tomlinson at 29th. The fleet is 47 Optimists. For detailed results click HERE. 2 MATT ASHWELL  RSA  1425    boy    2.0   1.0   6.0   3.0   9.0   10.0   (19.0)   6.0   1.0   57.0   38.0 FOR YOUR DIARY October 14th, Friday: TGIF – Upper Deck from 17h30 October 16th, Sunday: Junior Training, Spring Series Rnd3, SailPro Adult Training & Afternoon Racing October 21st – 23rd: Bishops Sailing Weekend October 22nd, Saturday: Clubhouse hired for a function starting at 14h00 October 23rd, Sunday: Junior Training, Spring Series Rnd4 & Afternoon Racing October 25th, Tuesday: SRA (Peninsula Security) AGM at 20h00 in the clubhouse October 29th, Saturday: Kiddies Sailing Party from 15h00 using the braai/pool area November 27th, Sunday: North Sails Regatta Day, start making arrangements now so that you can attend this important event LAST WEEKEND Quiver Outdoor Gear sponsored regatta This 4 race regatta day with over... read more

ZVYC News 6 October 2016

Dear Sailors, Rowers and Friends, Laser Nationals – SwartVlei Well done to all who took part. Fantastic entry with the biggest entry in over 10 years – 66 entries (across the 3 fleets) in total. Contrary to popular belief, it was a windy regatta, with consistent breeze; the lightest weather race 14knts and the strongest 28knts but majority of races sailed between 14 and 18knts. 4.7 Class – 12 entries: National Champion Cullen Keytel, 1st Radial Class – 36 entries: Asenathi Jim, (1st); Dylan Long (3rd); Sarah-Jane Deary (7th, and first lady); Sonja Stock; Elsje Dijkstra; Ken Holliday (2nd GGM); Aubrey Price; Patrick Jackson Standard Class – 17 entries: National Champion Alistair Keytel (1st); Alan Keen (4th); Pete Wilson (5th); Lance Burger; Ralph Thomas For ALL results click here or see our Facebook page. Optimist African Championships Good luck to our members, Tristan Tomlinson and Matt Ashwell – also Chiara Fruet and Coach Claire Walker. Team Optimist SA on their way to compete in Luanda, Angola! Alfred Rowing Club News Alfred RC has started the new season with enthusiasm which has seen a good turn out at the club training sessions at 07:30 on Weekends and the new early bird midweek session at 06:00 on Wednesdays. The vlei is looking fantastic and getting onto the water early in the morning is a privilege. The focus at the moment is on preparation for the Knysna Midway Regatta which will be held on the 15th & 16th October. Alfred RC will be taking an Eights crew to row in this event. With the increasedinterest in Masters Rowing we will compete against Buffalo and Port Elizabeth Rowing Clubs who have... read more