Saba Saba 2013
Sunday July 7 was another great sailing day for the Saba
Saba Cup Race with five yachts competing from DYC to the harbour and return.
The wind was already picking up by the noon time start and Smack Water
Jack was quick off the line, flying her kite up to North Beach. From
there it was a beat to Daphne Outer with Smack holding her lead and Oronsay,
Rhapsody, Kusi and Ilanga very close together jockeying for position.
Unfortunately, by the time the yachts arrived at Daphne
Outer (which was missing), the temporary buoy had not been dropped by the
committee boat and there was some confusion how to proceed. With some
yachts chasing down the moving committee ...
Posted 10 Jul 2013, 06:03 by Paul Smithson
Saba Saba - Harbour Race.
The Saba Saba Harbour race this year was not unlike other harbour races in the past which involved retirements, wrong mark roundings, missing marks, large ships in the channel and the TPA Police. It was interesting to say the least!!!
We had a starting fleet of 11 yachts which included 4 newcomers to the fleet for the current sailing season. Jaap and Kobus Flew up from South Africa to join in the festivities on Rhapsody, Jammy Dodger joined in for her first harbour race, Valencia decided to grace us with her presence after a sabbatical and welcome to Fabrizio on Wimby Nyota who joined us for the first time. Magnar also came over from Zanzibar to join Oronsay for the ...
Posted 10 Jul 2012, 04:15 by Paul Smithson
Land Rover Monthly Mug
Attached and below are the final results for the June Monthly Mug. We did say it wasn’t over yet………..
Congratulations to Paul and his crew on Smack Water Jack for winning the First Land Rover Monthly Mug!! The Race:
A windward start, using the new club outer and the committee boat saw the fleet heading for Nvovu as the windward mark. The wind that had increase from just a few knots to a 30 knot buster caught out a few yacht and there were some spectacular broaches while sailing to windward. Spray, who was seriously overpowered and didn’t have her full sail inventory on board, broached and crash tacked in front of Oronsay. Oronsay also crash ...
Posted 2 Jul 2012, 23:57 by Paul Smithson
Shaggy's HumpA short piece on the reefs in the south-west corner of the bay, where Saggitarius once went to visit...
Posted 23 Sep 2011, 00:29 by Paul Smithson