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Lipton Defense begins

The pinnacle of South African racing starts on the 16th if August 2021 and finishes on Saturday the 21st of August 2021. This year it is being sailed in Saldanha Bay, the first time for that venue since 1995 and was the venue of choice selected by Mike and his brains trust.

We wish Michael Hayton, Dave Rae and our sailors on Nitro all the best in their quest to retain the title and, as always, you have our full backing.

We would also like to thank the Lipton Committee for organising the event and all the sponsors who put their money into the event in these difficult times.

Check out the web site for more information as well as live tracking of the event. For more information please go to the Lipton Cup web site https://liptoncup.com/ or follow them on Facebook https://web.facebook.com/LiptonChallengeCup

Lipton Cup 2021 Entries

Covid Lockdown Level 3 Access

WYAC COVID 19 ACCESS CONTROLS

FOR LOCKDOWN LEVEL 3

These rules are for everyone’s safety and complies to level 3 lockdown regulations.

  1. Access times will be everyday between 7h30 and 17h00 by appointment only.
  2. Appointments must be arranged with the manager – Geoff on 071 576-3781 –this is to control numbers at the premises
  3. Bankenveld gate have their own controls – please be patient and follow instruction by their staff, we have tried to make access as seamless as possible.
  4. Once at the club gate – contact Geoff or his designated employer on 071 576-3781, someone will then meet you at the gate.
  5. Before access is granted at the gate the following will be checked/done
    1. Wear your masks
    2. Sanitize your hands
    3. Complete the log book
    4. Log your temperature from the scanner
  6. Once in the club grounds
    1. If fishing launch as per normal, (Must have a fishing license, recreational boating is still prohibited))
    2. Remember your social distancing – this include on the water.
    3. Wear your mask – it is a public place.
    4. The change room toilets will be open and a sanitizing station has been provided at the entrance/exit.
    5. The clubhouse is out of bounds – including the veranda
    6. No socialising will be allowed – no braais, parties meetings etc. at the lapas, camp site or anywhere else including the swimming pool.
  7. On Exiting
    1. Contact Geoff so we can log you out in the log book

We appreciate that this seems a bit extreme, remember it is still level 3 and at least we can get out on the water.

As the levels decrease our restrictions will be eased accordingly.

As always – enjoy the club.

These procedures were approved by the committee and the staff are implementing these instructions – don’t shoot the messenger

Thank you for your understanding

Barry Ogilvie

Commodore

 

MICRO SAILING REPORT – 11TH OF NOVEMBER 2018

 

Another hot day and light airs for round 3 of sailing.

Welcome again to Steven Matthews and although he was still recovering from an illness, he was committed to stay as long as he could , and Moritz Petzold who attempted to sail the Focus 2. We also had a visitor, Frans de Ruijter who joined us in the last few races sailing an Australian Seawind.

The original course was set on the north side of the jetty for an easterly wind with the lee mark close to the weeds. Fortunately we encountered almost no grass as the dam level has dropped. Again the wind switched often. After the mid-racing break, the course was changed for a northerly wind and after 1 race the wind reversed direction. The last 2 races were sailed using the original windward and offset marks as a downwind gate.

Thank you Pikkie for providing 3 new buoys, 300mm polystyrene balls painted neon red which were very visible and easier to judge. These were also weighted to avoid boats hooking on the buoys (except one but that is another story).

Chris tried a new start and end signal electronic box which failed after the first 2 races. Fortunately Melinda brought the trusty old air horn. Sailing was challenging at times with the light winds, swirls and direction changes, seeing a fair amount of bumping around the marks. Chris became overexcited at times, calling some wrong rules. So we learn.

Chris even caused an obstruction to boats trying to finish a race while engaged in some post-race rule discussion. Some other infringements were also noted by various other boats and so it may be a good idea to spend some time one day refreshing on rules.

Pikkie ruled the day and showed us all the way home. He could keep his boat moving when we stood still. (Suspect small electric motor). Zenobia is improving all the time and had some very good results. Zenesca also sailed very well with two 2nd places, Ladies and Juniors rule…

Max has sorted out the leak on his boat and improved the sail set-up. After repairing failed rigging, he had a few good races and is set to start challenging Pikkie and Dave in the IOM class.

Moritz sailed well but on the start of race 4 realised his backstay had hooked loose, rather than coming in for repairs he sailed for points and got the backstay hooked on the buoy where he remained for the rest of that race.

Allan tried a new set of sails on his boat which looked promising in the light airs but he is still having problems with the radio.

Thank you to Melinda for providing the bridge and manual 1 minute starts after the electronic box failed.

Micro-Sailing 2019 Season – Event 3

Date:

11/11/2018

Venue:

WYAC

Discards

1

Helm

Boat

Class

Sail

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

Net

Pikkie Smit

IOM

1m

66

1

1

1

1

1

1

3

1

2

12

9

Chris Petzold

DF95

DF95

36

5

4

4

4

4

4

2

7

1

35

28

Steve Matthews

DF95

DF95

33

4

5

6

3

2

3

5

3

7

38

31

Zenobia Smit

IOM

1m

77

2

2

3

5

7

7

6

8

3

43

35

Zenesca Meyer

IOM

1m

45

3

6

2

2

6

6

7

5

8

45

37

Moritz Petzold

Focus 2

1m

2

7

3

7

​​ DNF (11)

3

5

4

4

4

48

37

Colin Hay

DF95

DF95

35

6

7

5

6

5

8

8

6

5

56

48

Max Petzold

IOM

1m

x

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

​​ DNF (11)

2

1

2

6

70

58

Frans de Ruijter

Seawind

1m

AUS 378

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

9

9

102

90

Allan Maddern

1m

1m

-

​​ DNF (11)

DNS (12)

​​ DNF (11)

​​ DNF (11)

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

DNS (12)

105

93

Melinda VD Westhuizen

Bridge

50th Year 1967-2017

What a wonderful Gala dinner we had to celebrate 50 years of sailing in Witbank/eMalahleni. We were honoured to have one of our founder members, Mr Ron Davies in attendance with his wife Avril and daughter-in-law Monique. Ron’s son Mike who grew up at the club acted as our MC for the night.