Wednesday Evenings in Winter

With the Wednesday evening fun racing season now over a number of yachtsmen are looking for something to entertain them and keep the sailing habit alive during the approaching winter. This week a small flotilla of yachts and a motor launch took the opportunity to visit Island Sailing Club. The evening turned out to be a wonderful calm moonlit evening with a high tide allowing the visiting yachts to moor in front of Island Sailing Club where everyone enjoyed sundowners on the lawns admiring the sunset followed by a braai and the usual camaraderie around the fire. After a dinner of juicy steaks, boerewors and a selection of salads it was soon time to leave with the outgoing tide, the friendly “Islanders” kindly ferried everyone back to the moored yachts, once the anchors were hauled aboard the fleet slowly motored home enjoying the calm conditions and well lit Durban skyline making for an impressive backdrop. The first Wednesday evening sunset cruise of the season proved to be most enjoyable and we look forward to more members participating taking advantage our calm conditions and mild winter weather. It is often said that Durban has only two seasons, summer and summer so let’s make an effort to enjoy our second season.  It is envisaged that further cruises will take place in the coming months with visits planned to the Bluff Yacht Club and Vetchies. In addition we will be visiting Ushaka Marine World and the Maritime Museum for a guided night tour. If you are interested in participating contact Margie Harris in the Sailing Office for more information.

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