Category Archives: Snippet

Pipe down

A boatswain’s call denoting the completion of an all hands evolution, and that you can go below. The Pipe Down was the last signal from the Bosun’s pipe each day which meant “lights out” and “silence”.

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Message from the Yeoman of Signals

The commodore has requested that I hoist the signal AD28 on Sunday 30 July and Monday 31 July. All interested members are requested to muster in the Lower Deck Bar at 11h00 on either date. “Splice the Mainbrace!”

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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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VHS – Ship Station License

Just a heads up to Yacht/Vessel owners. Your Ship Station License is due beginning April each year. If you do not pay they cancel your license, which means that you need to re submit an application at a cost of R480-00. Annual payment R126-00. I have noticed that not all boat owners receive an invoice […]

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Gina, Will You Marry Me?

Published on March 28th, 2017 It’s probably been done before, but the picturesque bay of Hout Bay in Cape Town, South Africa, was the perfect venue for a surprise engagement, mid-race. Phil Eltringham and Gina Gibson were racing their Sonnet dinghy in the 2017 LTC Phoenix Admiral’s Cup in Hout Bay. The Sonnet is a […]

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