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Western Cape Champs NOR and entries

posted Mar 10, 2014, 2:27 AM by Damian Gibbs   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 2:28 AM ]


posted Mar 7, 2014, 12:57 AM by Damian Gibbs

Rob Holden will be running a SAS level one training course at ZVYC

Date:  28th – 30th of March.

Cost:  R1250.00


Friday: 0900 - 2000

Saturday: 0900 - 2000

Sunday:   0900 - 1600

 There are only 12 spots available.  We would like a spread of prospective trainee from as many clubs as possible to encourage the development of sailing schools across the dingy sailing clubs in the Western Cape.

The cost includes tuition use of ZVYC training yachts and rescue and club facilities. Candidates will need to bring their Sailing kit lunches and refreshments.

Interested candidates must complete the attached form and email or Fax it to Rob Holden.  Or contact Rob for further information. Once you have been accepted on the course please kindly pay the full Fee into the account listed on the application form, and email your proof of payment to this email address ref:  “ level 1 and your surname”

Laser Training Camp

posted Oct 10, 2013, 3:02 AM by Damian Gibbs


(All senior school goers)

 All 4.7, Radial & Full Rig laser junior sailors are invited to attend the Training Camp to be held at Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club, Cape Town on 19th & 20th October 2013.

 All launching, boat storage and showering will be at Zeekoevlei Yacht Club.  Accommodation and theory training will be at 91 Peninsula Road Zeekoevlei.

Participants will be ferried between the club and this home (91 Peninsula Road Zeekoe vlei).  The fee of R300 and includes all meals during the course.  There is a tuck shop at Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club for other snacks. 


Saturday 19th: Registration starts at 09h00.

10h00-13h00: coaching by Alan Keen. Please be rigged and ready to sail by 10h00.

13h00-14h00: Lunch at the Deary’s.

14h15-17h00 – coaching by Alan Keen. Please be rigged and ready to sail by 14h15.

Braai at the Deary’s from ±17h30.

Sunday 20th: 08h00: Breakfast at Deary’s.

09h00-13h00: Coaching by Alistair Keytel.  Please be rigged and ready to sail by 09h00.

Mattresses and sleeping gear to be dropped off at 91 Peninsula Road Zeekoevlei (The Deary’s) Call Chris on 021 706 5004 / 0827841553

Camp finishes at 15h00 on Sunday 20th October 2013.

Fees: R300 per participant.

 Program – we hope to cover

Boat Preparation, sail, hull, foils, optional equipment Trim, upwind, downwind, strong wind, light wind. Heel, Handling, tacking, gybing, hiking

Sailor Physical fitness, flexibility, exercises, food and drink, weight and mental preparation. Clothing, warmth, comfort, wet weight

Race preparation  Weather, local conditions, current. Strategy, competition, results to date, goals, Techniques - Startline,  Laylines,Windshifts and gusts 

Tactic Wind shadow, apparent wind, loose covering, tight covering, Rules, Rule 42, mark rounding, protests

 This will be a wonderful experience to hone your sailing skills, have questions answered and to learn new strategies and tactics. 

Dabbie Camp - 19-20 October

posted Oct 10, 2013, 2:57 AM by Damian Gibbs   [ updated Oct 10, 2013, 3:04 AM ]

Please note that the cost (R330) is the same as last year and includes all training, and food (Saturday supper, Sunday breakfast and lunch). James Stock and Kevin and Jeremy Foreman ( ex National & WC Champs) will be our principal Trainers for this year’s Camp. 

The programme will include a number of presentations and on-the-water training ( incl start, racing and tactics) and feedback sessions, and some fun events. 

If you have any queries please feel free to e-mail me or to contact me on my cellphone.

We look forward to sharing a great week-end of sailing and fun with all of you

Contact Mark Sher (083 303 1000)

Mirror Class at the 2013 MSC SAS Youth Nationals

posted Oct 9, 2013, 11:27 PM by Damian Gibbs   [ updated Oct 10, 2013, 3:05 AM ]

Dear Mirror Sailors


The 2013 MSC SAS Youth Nationals which will be held at Henley Midmar Yacht Club, Midmar Dam, KZN, from the 14th to the 20th December 2013 is coming up fast now!! The Youth Nationals website is now up and running, and can be accessed


At the 2012 Youth Nationals held at Sedgefield there were 11 Mirrors competing and VERY close and competitive racing, with just 1 point separating the top 3 boats. With the celebration of 50 years since the Mirror was first produced, with the first African Mirror World Champions being crowned in August this year (Ryan and Michaela Robinson), the hosting of the 2015 World Championships in South Africa (Theewaters, January 2015) and the launch of the GRP Mirror built in RSA (expected 13th October), we are expecting a revival of interest in the class and look forward to many boats entering the 2013 Youth Nationals. If you know of people who are keen on sailing (skippering or crewing), looking for boats, crew, etc, please contact us and we will assist.

Bruce Muller is co-ordinating the Mirror Class at the 2013 Youth Nationals. For more information on the, his contact details or 082 550 0373.

Please enter on line, via the website, but don’t forget to pay your entry fee when you put in your online entry!! The late entry fee will be applicable from the end of November.

Please pass this information on to anyone else you know who might want to come and sail the Youth Nationals – you can also share it with your friends on

Looking forward to seeing you at HMYC in December!


Yours in Sailing


Grant Ekermans
IMCASA Chairman

Optimist Sailing Camp

posted Oct 9, 2013, 10:39 PM by Damian Gibbs   [ updated Oct 10, 2013, 3:05 AM ]

All Optimist sailors are invited to attend the Sleep Over Training Camp to be held at Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club, Cape Town on 19th & 20th October 2013.

The fee is R350 and includes all meals during the course. 
The Tuck Shop at the Club will also be open on Saturday & Sunday.
Programme: Saturday 19th: 
09h00 Opi ‘A’ & ‘B’ fleet registrations
10h00 Other registrations
13h00 Lunch (2x ham & cheese rolls with crips)
14h00 Training
17h00 Off the water
18h00 Supper (lasagna, salad, pudding, hot chocolate)
19h00 DVD’s
21h00 Lights out
Sun 20th
07h00 PT
08h00 Breakfast (bacon & egg roll / cereals) 
09h00 Training
12h00 Optimist WC class AGM
13h00 Lunch (burgers & chips)
14h30 Presentations

Contact or for the form

Dragon Boat Racing 2013

posted Oct 7, 2013, 12:23 PM by Damian Gibbs   [ updated Oct 10, 2013, 3:05 AM ]

Tour de Vlei 2013

posted Oct 7, 2013, 12:17 PM by Damian Gibbs   [ updated Oct 10, 2013, 3:06 AM ]

Optimist 1347 for sale

posted Sep 7, 2013, 8:28 AM by Damian Gibbs   [ updated Jan 21, 2014, 7:51 AM ]

Optmist dinghy in good condition. This boat was the winner of 2011 Optimist Youth Nationals and has not been sailed much since. Measurement and registration certificates included.
  • Rudder
  • Center board
  • Foil bag
  • Black Gold racing spars (Mast, boom, sprit)
  • Sail
  • Aluminium dolley (wheels can come off for travelling)
  • Harken main block
  • Paddle
  • Bailers
  • Covers (top and bottom)
  • Mast lock
  • New foot straps

Price R8500 neg.

Contact Damian Gibbs 0827889000 /

Optimist 1347

Dabchick 3285 for sale

posted Sep 7, 2013, 7:33 AM by Damian Gibbs   [ updated Sep 7, 2013, 7:34 AM ]

Good beginner boat in good condition with no leaks
  • Wooden hull
  • New varnish and paint
  • Two sets of Dacron sails
  • Centreboard and rudder
  • Boat cover
  • Dolly

Contact Lisa Burger at Lisa Burger
Dabchick 3285
Dabchick sailing dinghy 3285
Dabchick sailing dinghy 3285

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