Halcat Provincials RNYC 29 -30 July

This coming weekend sees Royal for the first time holding the Halcat KZN provincial championship. The Halcats are an active class at our club with great rivalry amongst its competitors.

 

There will racing on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am. There are a maximum of 8 races with 4 races needed to constitute a championship, it will be a good sight from the lawns to watch 25 Halcats and maybe even 30 competing for the Provincial trophy. Come down and  watch the racing  and afterwards join the competitors as we discuss our war stories around the fire.

 

Here is a list of some of  the top  competitors .

Rob Samways – Current Provincial champion and going for a hat trick

Neil Wadsworth – Woza Friday champion and hot favourite

Ben Mienie – Springbok sailor and ex World Dart champion

Roger Hill –  National champion

Patrick Harris – Top RNYC sailor but trying out Halcats for the first time .

 

Halcats are a locally made boat which have been around for many a year and are a great starter into the art of Catamaran sailing.

 

Hemraj Gokal is our  race officer extraordinaire  with  Commodore Graham Rose chairman of the protest committee.

 

I would like to thank these people for their contribution to the event .

Stuart Ritchie, Neil and Gavin Wadsworth, Sandy Samways – Ullman Sails, Wendy Williams -Mazars,       Carol Ferguson, Peter Channing- Imbabala Lodge, Kyle Van Reenen – Crisis Medical Services, RNYC –  Race Support Personnel, Vice Commodore-  Keith Brodie, RNYC  – Staff, Rob Bell – SAS KZN, JC – SE Security Services

 

This Friday night at 6pm we have a race briefing plus competitor dinner please come down and join in the build up to RNYC’s  first Halcat Provincials.

 

Regards

Phil Downing

Regatta Organising Chairman

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