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The Dog that nearly became an RNYC Member

In order to ensure the member’s peaceful enjoyment of club facilities the Club maintains a strict “no dogs” policy and it is always interesting to note the extent to which some members will go to try and subvert this rule. While we strictly enforce the rule and respectfully request members cooperation there is an interesting account at […]

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Durban Caledonian Society

60 members attended the Burns Evening of the Royal Natal Yacht Club held on 25 January 2018, during which auctions raised a considerable amount of money (about R22000) for charity. The event was great fun. Members who were present, or indeed any RNYC members with Scottish connections, might like to express their Scottishness by joining […]

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Burns Night

A fun Burns Night on Thursday evening, 25th January, raised over R20,000 for CANSA.  Thank you to our sponsors: Hilton Hotels, Glenbrynth Whisky and Charlie Lakin. Darren Maule from East Coast Radio shared his experience on his breakfast show on Friday, 26th January: Content hosted by East Coast Radio Link

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RNYC Wednesday Night Racing (Race 5) 24 Jan 2018

 A Division Rank Name Base List Elapsed Corrected 1 Running with Scissors 0.887 0:48:56 0:43:24 2 SLFC Spindrift 0.864 0:53:55 0:46:35 3 ZAP 0.855 0:56:46 0:48:32 4 Flyer 0.883 0:54:59 0:48:33 5 IThemba 0.860 0:56:40 0:48:44 6 Tequila Sunrise 0.972 0:50:11 0:48:47 7 Container World 0.867 0:56:42 0:49:10 8 MSC Donna Mia 1.038 0:47:31 0:49:19 […]

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A Good Deal

Finding a “good deal” really comes from the shipbuilder rather than a sailor. Large timbers, free from defects and big enough to be cut into ship’s timbers, were hard to come by. Looking at a standing tree would not tell a lumberjack with certainty that it could be felled, trimmed, and shaped without some kind […]

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