NOTIFICATION TO MEMBERS
Members may have noticed reference in this week’s newsletter, and in the media that the Club will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubillee over the weekend 1-3 June. We have put a programme together which it is hoped will appeal to members, and public whom we encourage to participate as well.
Before giving more detail it is interesting to note that the enthusiasm and creative juices of some appears to be alomst limitless. In expectation of a 21 Gun salute on the day, Vice Commodore John Banfield was inspired to contact a cannon club who thrive on firing cannons of all shapes and sizes.
Friday 1 June
Flag Officers formal dinner. All previous Flag Officers of the RNYC will be invited to attened a formal dinner in the Trafalgar Room. Current General Committee and Sailing Committee members will also attend. The evening will be hosted by the Commodore and the Keynote speaker would be the Honorary Commodore.
Saturday 2 June
Activities will be spread throughout the day. Full English Breakfast. Pimms and Croquet on the lawns from 09h00 in the morning. Tea, cucumber sandwiches, scones with strawberry jam and cream for the moring tea, Lunch, typical English Fare. (All members requested to dress in typical old English, period, Dress)
15hoo the Parade of Sail. The fleet will muster off T-Jetty. The procession will be led by the Honorary Commodore, followed by the Commodore & Vice with Rear bringing up the Rear. Yachts will be required to use mainsails and engines only and strictly follow one behind the other. The course will go past Festival Island, down the Maydon Channel to Wilsons and hten back up to the T-Jetty where the procession end. The emphasis is as much on the public viewing and participation as possible, with crew and all participants to be dressed in period dress.
As it is hight tide the dinghies can sail close to the club over the sandbank and join the sailpast.
There will be a competition for the Best Dressed Couple – open to members and public. This will be judged, and winners will be accommodated on yachts for the sailpast.
15hoo High Tea at the club – A full on sticky bun fest!
Sunset. Flag Officers will propose a toast to the Queen from the upstairs balcony to the members, guests and public below. Followed by a message of goodwill to be read. A 21 Cannon Salute. Our Yeoman of Signals will formally strike the Club Flags accompanied by bagpipe music from a Scottish Piper.
18h00 – 19h00 British Pub evening in the Lower Deck with a piano player, singing and the like.
Sunday 3 June
Ladies Race offshore for keelers. English theme and menu to continue throughout the day for meals, croquet etc.
4TH MAY THEMED EVENING
Fall of the Roman Empire – 4th May at 19h00
Slave Auction, Plus Chariots of fire. Good Music, Good Food, Good Times
Dress Code: Emperors, Soldiers, Barbarians, Slaves, Princesses, Concubines.
Don’t Drink & Drive – Join Buddy’s
An Offer to Members
Buddys is a designated driver service that provides a safe, convenient and reliable alternative to getting behind the wheel after you’ve had a few drinks. We provide a professional chauffeur service that gets both our member and their vehicle home safely. Buddy’s members can enjoy themselves without the worry of roadblocks or accidents knowing that they always have a buddy available to get them home. Our service operates on a monthly membership basis (we do not service non-members) and we maintain an infrastructure of driver teams and call centre agents to ensure we are always able to meet to the requirements of our members. We pride ourselves on offering an excellent customer experience through a well-trained team of drivers and call centre agents.
Offer for RNYC Members
We would like to offer members of the Royal Natal Yacht Club a discounted monthly membership rate. Our current membership rate is R119.99 per month (with a once-off administration fee of R100). We would like to offer all RNYC members a reduced monthly rate of R99.99 per month (a reduction of R20 per month) as well as waiving the once-off administration cost of R100.
How members join Buddy’s
I would suggest the most convenient way for your members to join would be online via our website (www.buddys.co.za). They would need to select the “Become a Member” option and then fill in the required details, quoting RNYC in the provided reference field. We would then be able to identify that customer as a RNYC member and would ensure they then qualify for the reduced rate. Once we receive their application, we would activate their membership and send them a welcome letter via email (providing them with their membership number as well as information on how to use theservice). We would also then arrange for their welcome pack (which includes their membership card as well as a few other branded goodies) to be delivered to them personally via courier.
Trip Fee Schedule – Trip Length Charge
0-10 kilometres R150.00
10-20 kilometres R190.00
20-40 kilometres R250.00
40-60 kilometres R310.00
60-80 kilometres R350.00
80 kilometres and above By arrangement
It is time again for ALL boat owners to submit their applications for their annual port licence renewal. Vessels under 9m need to be self-inspected by their owners, and the Club Safety Officer will do spot checks. Inspection forms are available from Chantel at Reception. When signing your boat off please make sure that you have serviced your fire extinguishers and replaced expired flares. Please also make sure that you have the correct number of life jackets on board. Vessels over 9m boats must be inspected by a SAS/SAMSA safety inspector and the completed
Certificate of Fitness (CoF) submitted with your application form.
Forms can be collected from Chantel in the RNYC Reception office.