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If a ship holds a tack course too long, it has overreached its turning point and the distance it must travel to reach it’s next tack point is increased. To defeat one’s purpose by trying to do more than is possible.

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Photographic Competition

Join the photographic competition… Send in your unusual or amazing photos to and win a prize. While out on the International moorings yesterday,   I couldn’t resist the opportunity to photograph this Goliath Heron  with a large mullet which he had speared with his beak. The Goliath Heron is the largest Heron species in […]

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Message from the Galley

What is the nautical equivalent of trial by fire?  That is exactly what the long weekend was like for me here at the Club.  A big thank you for the warm welcome and the offers of help and support from so many members.  I will be taking you up on those offers and encourage the […]

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UKZN Celebrates World Oceans Day

If there were no oceans, there would be no life on earth. All of our rain comes from the ocean – no oceans, no rain. No rain, no forests, no crops, no anything … These are the words of lecturer in UKZN’s School of Life Sciences, Dr David Glassom, who was speaking at a World […]

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Message from the Bridge

After several years of dedicated and loyal service with a steady hand on the helm and in the galley our very familiar and much loved Club Manager Mr Steve Rawlins has decided that it is now time to stand down and enjoy a well deserved retirement.  On behalf of all the members we wish Steve […]

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