Royal Cape Yacht Club Newsletter - 13 January 2017

THE RCYC CABLE - Vitor Medina & Luke Scott

Ahoy Sailor
The current Lufthansa Twilight Series is sailed in support of NSRI by virtue of your entry fee. RCYC is really happy to support NSRI - as it has for many years. However, with the full support of Vitor and myself, we would be so proud of the RCYC fleet to sail for additional causes of their own volition. 

As examples, Far Med is sailing in support of SANCOB, and I'm looking forward to seeing Vitor sailing in a penguin suit; Scarlet Sun is sailing in support of Cape Town Beach Clean Up - I suppose that means we need to sail in board-shorts and bikinis... There is no pressure at all - your own choice and effort is just that.

The proposal is to "name" your yacht after the charity you support i.e. SPCA Hillbilly, and make an effort to raise funds and/or awareness.

Quite easy, if it grabs your fancy. If it's not your gig, no pressure...

Pull in the jib

Vitor and Luke


With the Cape 2 Rio 2017 presented by Maserati is well under way, so we are all busy watching the tracker, following the Cape 2 Rio Facebook posts as well as many of the boats own Facebook pages. Three boats retired from the race due to breakages, VERY disappointing for all of them, but particularly disappointing to see Trekker II, originally Voortrekker II, not only out of the race but sunk at sea. continue reading...
With the Fling Regatta coming up in early February, we strongly recommend all yachts that do not yet have an ORC Club certificate,  and that would like to enter, to organize to get their yachts measured. This Regatta will be sailed on the ORC Club rating.

Certification is free until end June 2017; cost of measurement is to boat owners account, although RCYC will assist with hoisting and weighing. A measurement is scheduled for early in the new year...more details to follow.

CAPE 2 RIO 2017

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This Week

R 5 500


The draw takes place around 19H45 every Friday evening in the club bar. You have to be a fully paid up RCYC member and present at the time to qualify for the win.


Joe Walden
1934/11/29  -  2016/01/07   

We have not forgotten all that Joe has done for the club, especially during his time as the RCYC Commodore (1987 to 1990). Joe will be greatly missed by all at RCYC and those that knew him.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday 17th Jan  11:00 am 

No 5 Van Camp Street, Camps Bay

De Grootte Kerk
 (021 4220569)


The following notice is in respect of the boating guidelines/regulations insofar as they applicable to the West Coast National Park.   
Please note the following amendment to the boat permit conditions.
As from 30 June 2017, overnight mooring for yachts, live aboard vessels, etc., will no longer be permitted in the waters of West Coast National Park (WCNP) and in the Langebaan Lagoon Marine Protected Area.  This includes the Kraalbaai Area.

This decision is in response to the recently awarded tender to operate a larger houseboat concession in the waters of WCNP.

We request that club members respond to so that the club can consider a collective response.
Open Forum

Thursday 26 January 2017
RCYC Trophy Hall @ 16h30 
All Members are welcome to attend an open forum together with members of the General Committee, to be held in the Trophy Hall at 16h30 on Thursday 26/01/2017. The forum provides a platform for open discourse between all members. Each topic raised will be given 5 minutes to discuss in the format of a race prestart sequence, and all topics will be recorded. If you have any items that you would like to address, please add them to the Forum Agenda on the notice board or by emailing the club GM, Bruce Walker on The  two RCYC/Lawhill Bursary students will be introduced at the Forum.

13 January 2017 

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Cruising Yacht, 37ft Fortuna for sale


My Dad  Peter Flor bought the hull and deck in 1980 and built this yacht with my Mom. It was launched in 1983. Sailing was his absolute passion, and he purposely build it for cruising. 

She has storage space everywhere, very cleverly used.  Loving sailed very often and looked after. Antifouling was done in August 2016 as well as the hull repainted. The engine was also serviced around the same time.

For details photo’s or full inventory and sailing certificate please contact us on Or Monika  0749009366 Martin  0722862491

Launched in 1983, Fibre Glass hull and deck, newely painted hull, Antifowling newly done , Yanmar Engine, recently serviced

Lenght, 11.2Ft, Draft 1.57m, 3 berths (sleeps 6), aft cabin double bed & side seating area. Kitchen and large lounge with big table that folds down. Toilet. 5 x sails on board, Main sail (and cover), R/Furling Genoa, Spinnaker, Stay sail, Storm jib. Wood interior and cushions recently covered. LOADS of storage space.



Bowsprits and Boxes on Marina’s 

Members are reminded to ensure that boats are secured so as to avoid their bowsprits from protruding over the marinas. This may mean lines need to be adjusted such that your yachts sits further back in its mooring berth. No boxes or obstacles are allowed on the Marinas without prior written consent from the Marina Manager.

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