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This Saturday we had three Optimists competing in the Vascos Mac 12 Hour endurance sailing regatta with teams of three sailors in each team and sailing in a relay for 12 hours. The condition were very testing but no one gave up and all three teams finished. Well done to Jared, Chiara and Alex for being the 1st Optimist and taking 3rd place overall on handicap. See the video here https://youtu.be/QNIJLkYLdXM
Attached are the minutes from the AGM of the WC Optimist Association. Thanks to all those who attended. Some …. er.. spirited discussion as usual, but lots of things to work on.
All the best for the coming season. Last available provincials coming up at Sedgefield soon. Hope to see as many WC sailors there as possible.
Download minutes here
Winners in the Oppie A fleet at this weekend’s Southern Charter Classic sailed at Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club.
1st Matt Ashwell (ZVYC), 2nd Jared Tyler (MAC), 3rd Alex Falcon (ZVYC)
Overall Results: http://www.southernchartersailing.com/zyvc-results.html
The BART’S BASH race will take place on the Sunday morning of the Southern Charter Classic at Zeekeovlei Yacht Club. For those of you who don’t know about BART’S BASH it is a charity event, a weekend of sailing where as many clubs as possible from around the world unite over the same weekend to sail. It was started in memory of Andrew Simpson who was an America’s Cup professional sailor, a two time Olympic sailor and an incredible man. He was tragically killed in a training accident on San Francisco Bay in May 2013. The charity is all about growing the awareness of the sport of sailing around the world with a focus on the youth.This year they are focussing on raising funds and awareness for disabled sailing globally, allowing the Foundation to support disabled sailing programmes across the world.
To donate to this charity follow this link, the link will also take you to the official site where you can find more information about BART’S BASH: http://www.bartsbash.com/south-africa/zeekoe-vlei-yacht-club
Background photograph by Karen Slater