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ANNOUNCEMENT: A HISTORY OF DURBAN’S FLYING BOAT SERVICE                               Pictures: (above) A Sunderland of the SAAF on Durban Bay circa 1950s (top) and (lower picture) a Short S23 C class flying boat ‘Cleopatra’ of the Imperial Airways flying off Durban during […]

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CANSA FUN’DING AND FUNCTIONS by Carol

Good Day RNYC members and families  Just a couple of important dates on our calendar that I’d like to bring to your attention please.  As you know, we have been Fun’ding for CANSA for Wednesday night sailing for the past two seasons  (having raised R34 000 and R61 000 respectively) and this one is no different;  between […]

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Carols Sailing Report 10 January 2018

Ahoy Sailors   All the very best for 2018 to one and all;  I hope everyone was blessed with safe travels  and quality family time.  I know I was.  A big thank you to all the sailors for their gifts of toys – I distributed the gifts to the children in Medical and Surgical Wards […]

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Nautical Trivia by “Fonz”

Ground Swell A sudden swell; which is the rise of water, along the shore. It often happens when the weather is fine and the sea behind it appears calm. Said to occur when undulating water from a faraway storm reaches the shoreline where friction causes the swell. In common use, the term groundswell means a […]

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RNYC Sneak-Peak Calendar 2018

As the New Year begins we are finalising our calendar for the start of our 160th year. For more events, details and competitions on above events keep a look out in the Royal News as well as on the Royal Natal Yacht Club Facebook Page.  For the full calendar, go to the RNYC Events Calendar […]

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