The 2017/18 dinghy racing season starts earlier than usual this sailing season, with the first of four major dinghy regattas in the Western Cape taking place at Zeekoei Vlei Yacht Club over the weekend of the 2nd & 3rd September.
Greg Bertish and The Little Optimist will be entering this year’s MAC (Milnerton Aquatic Club) 24 Challenge to raise funds for his two favourite charities, NSRI and Children’s Hospital Trust.
A local resident, Ms Elizabeth Magou and her husband, Freekie, approached TSC early in December, for possible sponsorship to host a Christmas party for needy and neglected children they had identified in the local community. Elizabeth is a paramedic and operates a municipal ambulance, and due to her work, has experienced the poverty in the community first hand. She identified about 150 children, whom she knew, would not experience any Christmas ‘spirit’.
All dinghy sailors and paddlers, come and join the fun at the Redhouse Yacht Club 24 Hour to be held at North End Lake on the 11th February 2017.
A new era is dawning at TSC. During a successful rescue and resuscitation of an infant in a boating incident on the public side last year, Kuba began thinking about how we could be better prepared for saving lives on Theewaterskloof Dam.
Eventhough the Theewater Sports Clubs Opening Cruise, scheduled for Saturday 3rd September, is taking place earlier than most years, the Sailing Academy has already run its first course of the season. The SAS accredited Safety Boat course was successfully completed this past weekend.
The Stadt 23 Nationals took place over the May Day long weekend – Sadly no up country teams could make it down. There were concerns that the dam was low.
Mirror-like conditions this morning (day 1) for Stadt 23 WC Championships. 7 entries. Eventually got racing started around 4 pm in about 12knots SW. Wind dropping and shifting. 2 races sailed.
Easter saw the dinghy sailing community decend on Saldanha Bay for the culmination of the 2015 / 2016 Western Cape dinghy racing season. With 164 entries across 18 classes, racing on two courses, this beautiful West Coast bay was a spectical to behold.
The forecast showed a steady 15 knots, increasing on Sunday - Dream on! We ended up with a depleted team, mainly four of us having to do three on three of - not much time for sleep at all!