Author Archives: Margie

S A Maritime School

With the first real summer’s day and some wonderful fine weather a new group of enthusiastic students from the S A Maritime School enjoyed their second sail training session out on the bay under the instruction of coaches Moses Cele, Mongezi Mfeka and Lauritz Walsoe our visiting Danish sailing coach. The afternoon provided superb sailing […]

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The Great Clean Up

“One week on from the Great Storm and the Transnet teams are still removing debris and organic matter from the bay. With an average of 8 ten tonne truckloads being removed each day for the past week members will appreciate the magnitude of the cleanup operation. We are grateful to Transnet for their assistance and […]

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Catamaran Sailing News

Dear Amakati and followers of catamaran sailing, It has been a while since I made a report on RNYC catamaran sailing. This is it. It will be as brief as possible, hopefully informative: Report back on recent catamaran events Dart 18 Single Handed Northvaal Regional Championships (SYC Vaal Dam 16-17th September This was a well-supported […]

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Extract from Ports & Ships Maritime News

An interesting extract from Ports & Ships Maritime News which may be of interest to members: With all navigable areas of Durban Bay having been surveyed and declared safe for navigation, shipping activity in the Port of Durban was able to return to normal on Friday, 13 October, three days after one of the worst […]

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Durban Storm

The storm which devastated Durban on Tuesday was unprecedented, with sustained winds recorded of over 90 knots, coming from 2700 due west; it is remarkable that the carnage in Durban Marina was not worse. While the port battled with a number of ships breaking their mooring lines and drifting free in the bay the marina […]

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