As usuall, Theewater Sports Club will be a hive of activity this festive season, so come along to the dam and enjoy some fun in the sun! Our staff have been hard at work preparing the Club and its ammenities for the influx of Members, their guests and visitors.
This past weekend the Western Cape dinghy sailing community decended en masse on Theewater Sports Club for the Southern Charter Grandslam 2 regatta. About hundred and fifty boats competed in twenty classes over the two days.
This is now the fourth Synergy we have had at TSC; what an event, what an organization. There is no doubt that the Synergy machine is now well oiled - a slick well organized event.
Theewater Sports Club was the venue for the Working for Water (WfW) 20 Year Director General IMBIZO, Thursday, 29 October 2015.
More than 300 delegates attended this celebration from Departments; Environmental, (DEA), Water Affairs and Sanitation (DWAS) and Cape Nature. The key note address was given by Ms Nosipho Ngcaba, the Director General of DEA.
The first Club dinghy racing regatta took place this past weekend. Ten boats took to the water on Saturday afternoon for two races in a fresh westerly. The bridge was under pressure to ensure that we were all off the water in time for the rugby.
This year the Mirror Nationals took place on Wriggleswade Dam, outside Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape. The Mirror's and Fireball's combined their Nationals with the Eastern Cape Champs.
Mark Biagio on Aero pipped Craig de la Hunt on Illusion to take the championship on a tie break. Mary-Ann Sharwood on Umoya finished 3rd with Thomas Weitendorf on Stadtistic 4th, Thronne Morris on Angelique 5th and Sarie van der Berg on Gusto - Well done Mary-Ann!
Mary-Ann's comentary on each days racing below.
Well done to all that sailed this past weekend at the Zeekoei Vlei leg of the Southern Charter Grandslam Series! With 132 boats entered, it was a busy weekend out on the water, the two Race Officers and their respective Bridge Crew did a sterling job in getting seven races sailed in shifty conditions.
The 4th Southern Charter Grandslam series gets underway at Zeekoei Vlei this weekend and Theewater Sports Club will be well represented. As of this morning, we have 30 sailors entered in sixteen dinghies, bearing in mind that multihulls are not allowed in this regatta, this is encouraging.
With the first Southern Charter Grandslam regatta just days away, our Club dinghy sailors have all been hunting for their sailing gear and gathering together both their thoughts and boat bits ahead of this weekend's season opener at Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club. Although the weather has not been favourable, the Academy youths have received some valuable race training over the winter and for many of them this will be their first major regatta.