The GBYC fleet celebrated a profitable cruise to Simon’s Town.
Gordon’s Bay Yacht Club (GBYC) and Phony Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) not too long ago teamed up to host the Wrong Bay Cruise. This was in guidance of the 75th anniversary of South African Sailing, the country’s governing body for sailing, yachting, kiteboarding, windsurfing and radio-managed sailing.
The party was held in conjunction with a regional cruising party, the Western Cape Holiday break 23 yacht class, which is now the most well known sail-boat style in Gordon’s Bay.
GBYC noticed 11 boats just take portion in the function, with 9 earning the whole journey above to Simon’s Town for a two-evening remain. A typical celebratory sail from Simon’s Town to Muizenberg was held on Sunday 19 December, with 19 yachts from the two clubs getting element.
A amount of very well-regarded community yachts participated. Tim Beardmore skippered Synergy, a 40-ft (12,2 m) catamaran skippered contemporary from cruising the Mozambique coastline.
The vessel highlighted current Commodore of GBYC Jana Loubser as crew and finished up becoming the de facto “party boat” for the party.
Ex-commodore Richard Difficult and his wife Annatjie sailed their the latest order, the Caribbea 30 Simple Sailing, immediately after parting ways with their race profitable L26 Equation. Piet and Deidre Henning sailed their Carter 33 Pula, while the putting motor yacht Viking, a Targa 33, was piloted by Brad Roe.
Johan Richards and Judy Smit sailed their Peterson 33, Lameez, throughout the bay on their first cruise since purchasing the ocean-worthy monohull. Shifta, a Flamenca 25, also took section, beneath the check out of 2022 GBYC Most Improved Sailor Trophy winner Tony Reynolds.
3 boats sailed the 42 nautical-mile spherical-trip one-handed: Go Dutch, the 2022 GBYC Champion Yacht skippered by Nico van Wieringen and Merryhull and Zia, two Holiday 23s skippered by Michel Roelon and this writer respectively.
Strong southerly and south-westerly winds prevailed, resulting in incredibly fast occasions across Phony Bay. FBYC hosted their friends with braais, are living tunes, and a festive viewing of the Globe Cup Final.
All participating sailors would like to thank NSRI Station 10 at Simon’s City, who assisted with an motor failure in a 30 knot south-westerly blow at Roman Rock. GBYC would also like to thank FBYC for hosting the occasion, and specifically their sailing manager, Paul Dennett, for support with administration and arranging overnight moorings.
GBYC will start off the 2023 sailing calendar with an opening cruise in mid-January, followed by the first weekend of All Comers functions. . For much more on GBYC, get in touch with manager Eleonore Bondesio on 021 856 3263 or at [email protected].