Amakati report – 16.04.2016

16.04.2016 DinghysDear Amakati,

Report on Amakati exploits this past weekend

RNYC Dinghy Series Saturdays 16th April.

This was an excellent effort by the “hard-core” Amakati sailing the 2nd race day of the RNYC Winter Series. Six Darts and four Halcats sailed the two races held in rather fluky NE winds of mostly sub 5 knot speed.

Gavin Wadsworth, nursing a massive hangover from the night before, sailed very well to win the racing for the day on tie break from Neil Wadsworth. Third place was also decided on tie break between myself and Reg Aburrow.

The Halcats had yet another good dice with Andy Brown winning the first race of the day, a duplication of last week’s results.

 

Forthcoming Events.

RNYC Dinghy Series Saturday 23rd April.

This weekend is the final race day of the RNYC dinghy series. I’m confident that we will get a repeat big Dart turnout and it will be brilliant if the Halcats also increase their numbers.

Whilst wind forecast cannot be accurately determined at this point of time whilst writing this report, I can tell you the tide will be high at 16:30 at 1.9m and we will be able to float out to the race area from 13:30 . The scheduled start time for racing is 14:00. This is the last chance for practise for the upcoming Grand Slams in Richards Bay the following weekend.

SAS KZN Grandslam Richards Bay 30th April – 2nd May (long weekend)

Next weekend is the SAS KZN Grand Slams hosted by Zululand Yacht Club in Richards Bay. This is always a brilliant venue to sail at and this year the racing will be conducted in the harbour. This is due to safety concerns with control and monitoring of a diverse and large fleet of dinghy’s and catamarans expected to sail.

However, Richards Bay harbour is massive and the race course area is out of shipping channels, so racing  will be conducted without interference from ships.

The excellent camping, ablutions, catering and bar available, along with brilliant beach launching facilities at  ZYC will make your regatta an enjoyable experience. Also there are plenty of “B and B’s” in close proximity to the club, as an alternative accommodation option.

Three Ships Masters Event at ISC in 7th & 8th May

This event is open to 35 years and older participants, based on an age handicap system. This is a fun event where dinghy’s and catamarans are invited to enter. The NOR is out. More on this closer to the time.

So, I hope to see you on the water and around the club for “Serous Catamaran Sailing and Awesome Fun”.

Rob Samways

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