The weekend proved to be another busy period around the Club with members and their guests enjoying the good weather and facilities of the Clubhouse with a number being out on the water sailing. The Clubhouse has been buzzing with youngsters participating in the Ethekwini Maritime Cluster Youth Development Regatta. The regatta forms part of the Ethekwini Maritime Summit and has been organised by the Ethekwini Maritime Cluster in conjunction with Sail Africa, Point Yacht and the Royal Natal Yacht Club. Youngsters from as far afield as Cape Town and Germany joined the local youth for 4 days of sailing aboard L26’s on Durban Harbour. The Royal Natal Yacht Club entry aboard Tranxene consisted of members from our youth training program and the familiar faces from the 1st Port Natal Sea Scouts who were certainly enjoying the sailing on Sunday as they could be heard singing “Shosholoza” while racing downwind. It is indeed wonderful to witness how our young sailors have progressed from their early days of sailing in front of the Clubhouse while participating in the “Let’s Go Sailing” program to representing the Club at the recent youth and interschools regatta held at Midway and now participating aboard the Club’s L26 in the EMC Youth Regatta. There is no doubt sailing changes lives.
Results attached: http://rnyc.org.za/emc-youth-regatta-results/