RNYC CALENDAR OF SAILING & SOCIAL EVENTS
Saturday 15 – L26 and Hobie 16 & 14 Class Associations SASKZN Provincials RNYC
Sunday 16 – L26 and Hobie 16 & 14 Class Associations SASKZN Provincials RNYC
Lunch, drinks, festivities & “Music on the Lawns” by Lorraine RNYC
Monday 17 – IRC SA, L26 and Hobie 16 & 14 Class Associations SASKZN Provincials RNYC
Sunday 23 – Lunch, drinks, festivities & “Music on the Lawns” by DHS Jazz Band RNYC
Friday 28 – Durban Boat Show Yacht Mole
Saturday 29 – Durban Boat Show Yacht Mole
Sunday 30 – Durban Boat Show Yacht Mole
Lunch, drinks, festivities and “Music on the Lawns” by Clive RNYC
Start of MSC Week PYC
3-12 – Lipton Cup RNYC
RNYC QUIZ NIGHT MENU
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Come on down on Friday and join the bunch of ‘quizzers’ who test their general knowledge against others in a friendly and relaxed manner. It’s a great evening, with good food and music too. All for just R100pp. Please book with Gayle at Reception – 031-301 5425 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection of Desserts
South African Cheese & Biscuits
Tea & Coffee
by Phil Downing – Rear Commodore
5 REASONS WHY KIDS SHOULD SAIL BY DANIELA CLARK
1. Self-Confidence. There is simply nothing like being able to pilot your own craft at the age of 9 years old. Riding a bike is one thing. Skilfully steering and docking a sailboat is quite another. All of my athletic endeavours helped to shape my sense of self as a kid, but sailing was without a doubt the most instrumental. I have not only noticed this in myself; during my ten years as a sailing instructor, I have seen it again and again in my students.
2. Spatial awareness. When kids learn how to navigate a boat through narrow spaces and tight turns – how to avoid collisions, coast to a dock with finesse, or squeeze into a packed starting line at a regatta – they develop a spatial awareness that will bring them prowess IN all activities that involve coordination. Like driving, for instance.
3. Sense of direction. When I was 10 years old, I would sail all week with my class, and then go out on weekends by myself. I would pack a lunch and take my Optimist out for a couple of hours to explore. I believe that it was on those trips that I began to develop a good sense of direction. Noticing which direction I had come from, picking out landmarks, and knowing how to get back became a regular part of my stream of consciousness. That awareness is crucial to having a sense of direction.
4. Weather knowledge. Do you know from which direction thunder storms normally come? Do you know what the water temperature normally is on Long Island Sound in May? If your child is a sailor, he or she will know. Weather knowledge will come in handy both on the water and on land.
5. Shipshape habits. Sailing students learn how to properly rig and unrig a boat. Kids learn to put things away in the right place, and keep them tidy while on the water. That’s a skill no mom or dad can argue with. Longshore Sailing School even has a shipshape award for every class to encourage the behaviour.
So if your kids haven’t tried sailing, have them give it a try.
NAUTICAL TRIVIA – BY ‘FONZ’
“Bamboozle”. To intentionally deceive someone, usually as a joke, you are said to have bamboozled them.
History. The word was used in the days of sail, but the intent was not hilarity. Bamboozle meant to deceive a passing vessel as to your ship’s origin or nationality by flying an ensign other than your own – a common practice of pirates.
2013 CRAFT BAY LICENCE
For those members who submitted their registration forms – please collect your new disc from Gayle at Reception – Monday to Friday between 08h00 and 16h00. Please note that these must be displayed on your boat.
DURBAN BOAT SHOW
The Durban Boat Show will be on at the Yacht Mole outside the Club from 28 – 30 June. Discount tickets (three adult tickets for the price of two) are available on www.durbanfunseason.co.za
CARDBOARD BOAT RACING
SATURDAY 29 AND SUNDAY 30 JUNE
Fancy yourself a craftsman? The Durban International Boat and Lifestyle Show will be host to the fun new global craze, Cardboard Boat Racing, taking place at the Durban Marina on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June.
Going into its second year, the race welcomes a mix of ingenuity and entertainment; a must for buccaneers, sailors, or really creative model builders alike.
It’s extremely easy – all you have do is construct your own boat using two items, cardboard and duct tape, then it’s anchors aweigh in the ultimate test to see if you can float your boat. Why not gather some mates together and get creative?
This year there are three races, the first is a closed event for budding boat building students from around Durban who will be testing their knowledge by building some sturdy seagoing craft that will be raced on Saturday morning.
Sunday will be open day for all. Two races will be held in the morning on the outgoing tide. The first will be a variety of quirky crafts that can be designed, created and even tested before the day, built off-site. The second race will be for boats that are constructed on the day at the venue. Planning and designing can be done ahead of time before you roll up your sleeves and build your dream boat.
All boats will be checked for seaworthiness by a team of scrutineers before setting sail. Boats can be one, two or three-man craft that will race over a demarcated course in the Durban Marina. Each team will be allowed another two land based crew that will be the support builders and back up team.
There will be a three hour allotted time for contestants that opt to build their boat on the day. The design is left entirely up to the teams’ creativity, but no surfboard style boats will be accepted. Each team will be given a limited amount of cardboard and two rolls of duct tape. Additional duct tape, Stanley knives, pencils and straight edges must all be provided by the contestants.
Crew are welcome to dress up for the occasion, but during the race, the competing crew will need to wear a lifejacket or a Personal Floatation Device (P.F.D.) at all times. Decorations are encouraged to dress the boat.
For more info on how to enter or download the entry form go to http://www.durbanboatshow.co.za or contact Creative Events on 031 266 9828
RNYC RESCUE NEWS
We are still in need of volunteers for Lipton, so please contact Christine (Christine@drsmash.co.za) as all help will be appreciated. We are looking for Shore Crew and Boat Crew.
We have the June regatta from 15 to 17 June as well as the Lipton Cup from 7 to 12 July to prepare for. New crew are always welcome.
Please support our generous sponsors.
KILLER PRAWN SPECIAL
We are still running the “Killer Prawn Special” throughout the club @ R85.00 for 10 Tiger Prawns accompanied with rice or french fries and a choice of lemon butter sauce, peri-peri sauce and garlic butter sauce. This special is available throughout the Club during meal times.
NSRI Emergency Numbers
Durban 082 990 5948
Port Edward 076 617 5002
Richards Bay 082 990 5949
Shelly Beach 082 990 5950
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
Members are requested to please support to following who have so generously contributed to the betterment of our Club.
Herbs on the Hill
Offshore Sailing Academy
Orion – Ellian Perch
Sails & Boating
Sea Sailing Adventures