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Royal News: Issue 78



We enter level 1 of the lockdown with a little more hope.

The numbers are down but definitely not out.  We are still trying to apply all social distancing rules and our outdoor lawns are proving to be very popular. Keep a look out for Grant’s specials, we are receiving very positive feedback from members.  

Members will be happy to know Avinash, Jerome, Sithembile, Mandla, Philadelphia and Nthando are back, albeit on a part time basis. We are looking to get functions going again and the Trafalgar Dinner is on. Book your tickets for the 23rd of October now! 


We held the Raymarine Royal Natal Regatta over this past Heritage weekend.

There was some concern from members that it was held at Point Yacht Club. This decision was not taken lightly. The new Joint Sailing committee looked at the options and it was agreed that, in the spirit of consolidation talks, it was the right thing to do. Lockdown laws made it difficult to organise a regatta and we did not know if we could even sail – never mind the fun filled land based activities we usually hold.  

The Le Mans styled race on Heritage day went down very well. No race support craft were used and all the yachts set off to round the fairway marker. The weather was perfect and the whales added to a spectacular day. Skippers had to run back to the pub and down a beer. Who knew that was difficult when out of breath!  

Saturday saw the brave fleet race in the harbour with winds gusting over 30 knots. Trying conditions made for exited competitors returning with great stories. A very successful pub games event, fuelled by boerie rolls made for a great afternoon out of the weather.  

Sunday bay race in a light breeze was followed by a cake decorating competition. The theme of Masked Boat reminded us that we were still under Covid restrictions. This made a change to the traditional potjie competition and went down very well. A great effort was put in by all crews!  


A huge vote of thanks to the race officials; PYC Rear Commodore Wayne Smith, Shaneé Davie, Patricia Kilburn, Steve Barton-Hobbs led by the very capable Ron Pet. As well as the additional judges; RNYC Rear Commodore Graham Else and Natasha Mellet.

A big thank you goes to Tammy and her crew who helped us out with Jam Jar (small Madevu charter boat). I am sure at a loss of income being a Sunday morning.

Please support Madevu charters for your next function.

A special thanks to Fonz Marine and Raymarine for donating prizes.  

Leo Kroone
RNYC Commodore

Boat Name Skipper Position
Mafuta Robin Hulley 1
Ngwenya Leo Kroone 2
Ladybird Andrew Dolloway 3
Dual Flyer Brad Rayson 4
Boat Name Skipper Position
Alkistis Greg Donkin 1
Magic Peter Channing 2
Arabella Paul Jeffreys 3
Sundance Kurt Coetzer 4
Boat Name Skipper Position
Cheetah Tim Atwell 1
Ithemba Nicolene Henkeman 2
Get-A-Life Stephen Geldenhuis 3
Panache Rowan Price 4
Tranxene Liam Fennessey 5
Lindiwe Smangaliso Dlamini 6
Best Spirit on the Water
Most Notable Wipe-out
Best Dressed Boat & Crew
Cake Decorating Competition Overall Winner
Boat Name POOL - Points DARTS - Points
Mafuta 37 14
Ngwenya 42 14
Ladybird 63 16
Dual Flyer 0 0
Alkistis 43 19
Magic 35 23
Arabella 85 34
Sundance 0 0
Cheetah 60 10
Ithemba 64 19
Get-A-Life 51 13
Panache 51 5

Update: Those who have paid for their port discs and submitted the relevant documentation can collect their port disc from the RNYC Office. 

If not already done so, please ensure you sign-off your port disc application form on collection of your port disc. 
A reminder for all sailors please apply for and pay for their Port Discs.
Rowing Boats    R97.88
UNDER 6m       R 195.75 
OVER 6m          R 391.48
Our banking details:
CODE: 040026
ACCOUNT: 050924435
Please forward Proof of Payment with Reference being the Vessel’s name to 
You can do the same with the Marina Office until you receive your Port Disc.
Make sure that you have given a copy of your C.O.F./L.G.S.C. and Port Application to the Ladies in the Front Office

Port Discs will only be ordered from the Transnet office once payment and documentation has been received.
A reminder to contact either Gail or Roy for surveys:

 Gail Dickerson (booking SAMSA surveyors for LGSC’s)
– Gailforce Yachting: 083 549 1940.
Roy Cook (carry out all S.A.S. surveys) 
– Good News: 083 256 0231
Definitions and Flag Related Terms
from the Yeoman of Signals

The edge farthest away from the flagpole
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