IYC Newsletter – Nov 2017

2 November 2017

Rope World 10th Anniversary Sponsored Regatta

Johan and his team from Rope World have been long supporters of IYC with a sponsored event each year. It is always a great event and a pleasure to sail under the Rope World banner and we’ve had some amazing fun sailing events over the years.

We are well aware exams are in full swing, and so we have kept the sailing short and sweet. First race is 9h30 and done and dusted by 12h30. Plenty time to enjoy study and be ready for Monday. In fact, we’re doing you a huge favour and providing a well earned break after all the graft you’re putting in on Friday and Saturday, right!?

Calvin off to Youth Worlds

Congrats to IYCer Calvin Gibbs for making the South African Youth Worlds team (Laser Radial) and will be heading off to China early December. It’s been a heck of a year and a dream come true. Also a big shout out to the rest of the team, left to right: Asenathi Jim (coach, non travelling), Benji Daniels (420),  Rivaldo Arendse (420), Elsja Dijkstra (420), Michaela Robinson (420), Calvin Gibbs (Laser Radial), Sonja Stock (Laser Radial), Roger Hudson (Head coach), William Crocket (technical advisor, non travelling) and Alex Burger, not in picture (coach).

It is incredible to witness the detailed planning and preparation put together by Roger and RaceAhead team. Not only only the water coaching, but also the research (wind conditions, currents, temperature, humidity, etc) and coordination and logistics around fitting in quality sessions between exams. And the engine room behind a lot of this is Lucy de Frietas from the SAS office in KZN who has done an amazing amount of work behind the scenes organising and communicating.

There is still about 6 weeks to go before the team leave, head down ~ study and sail!

Fair winds for now, see you all on Sunday.


Amendments to the SAS Constitution have been recommended and there will be a regional engagement for the WC for 9th November 2017, 6pm in the Main Hall at RCYC – Royal Cape Yacht Club



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