IYC Newsletter – March 2021

10 March 2021

I hope that you are all well and safe.

Just a quick note to let you know that we are back at the club on a Sunday for club racing.

New Members

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Sam Grimmbacher and Lois Cohen who have joined as Junior members and hope to see you regularly at the club. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions. We would love to hear from you.

Sailing Calendar

With the disruptions to the sailing calendar due to the pandemic, we will be drawing up a revised Club calendar, which we will distribute as soon as possible.


There has been much interest in our training program. The coaches and I are working on a schedule and hopefully we can get the full training program up and running again by next weekend.

We did however have a fantastic day in False Bay on Saturday, where we had our first training session on the open sea. The conditions were perfect and all the sailors had a good day on the water.

Three Tera’s and 3 Lasers( and one Extra sailor, who forgot his jib at home(I won’t mention names!)) were launched from Long Beach. We launched the RIB from False Bay Yacht Club. All thanks to Simon Thompson who is a member there, who kindly offered to make arrangements for us.

I would also like to thank all those who helped make this happen. Trevor Bartleet, Jose Heitor and Gunther Henshilwood who helped load and tow. It is truly appreciated. Thanks also to those who kept me company on the beach in my roll as “Dolly Guard” Lol!!

We hope to make this a regular part of our race training program.


IYC was well represented at The Extra Nationals held at Milnerton Aquatic Club on 27-28 February 2021 with 4 club members participating. Well done to all!

And especially to Howard Leoto, Rob Foreman and Arran Graham for taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively on Handicap results.

Hobie 14 Provincial Champs were held in Langebaan on the same weekend. Unfortunately, Graham Offord broke a rudder bolt. Hard Luck Graham. I hope you had a good weekend anyway!

Upcoming Events

WC RS Tera Nationals at Mossel Bay -TBA

WC Laser/ILCA Provincials 2021 at Hermanus Yacht Club – 2-5 April 2021

Finn Regatta at Knysna Yacht Club – 13-14 March 2021

WC Oppie and Dabchick Champs at Zeekoevlei Yacht Club – 2-5 April 2021 

Club Racing

This Sunday is our Annual Bella Pizza Mini Series.

Please come down and support this event.

More information to follow on the Whatsapp Group


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