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Royal News: Issue 80


Dear Members,
Several times over the years as well as in the recent past there have been negotiations and efforts to merge our two Clubs, but with each of these the process was never successfully concluded. The advent of the Covid 19 Pandemic and resulting Lock Down in 2020 was very harmful to the patronage and running of both Clubs, and this served as a catalyst to re-ignite the negotiation process.
Whilst our Clubs have rather different business plans in place and each has its own respective strengths and weaknesses, there are factors common to both with arguably the most critical being membership numbers, and sailing activity. The view shared by the General Committees of both Clubs is that the critical mass of a combined single membership will be very beneficial not only PYC and RNYC, but also to our sport of sailing, and that standing and working together will give us far greater certainty for the future than if we persist as two separate entities.
At this point both Clubs more

A look at a few upcoming Social Events at RNYC:
The Trafalgar Dinner The Trafalgar Room 23 October Friday
Almost-Halloween Party The Lowerdeck 30 October Friday
Voyage of Sarie, Book Launch The Foredeck/Lowerdeck 19 November Thursday
B2G2, L26 Lucky Draw & Auction TBC 27 November Friday
More information on each event will be shared closer to the time. 

Be sure to save the dates! 

With a great turnout of 23 boats on the water this past Wednesday, it seems the new sailing season is officially off to a great start!

Here's a look at some more events going forward - we'll see you there! 
SAS Grand Slam Durban Harbour 17-18 October Saturday-Sunday
Twilight Sailing Series Race #3 Durban Harbour, PYC 21 October Wednesday
L26 “The League” Race #2 Durban Harbour 24 October Saturday
Trafalgar Pursuit Race Durban Offshore 25 October Sunday
Twilight Sailing Series Race #4 Durban Harbour, RNYC 28 October Wednesday
L26 “The League” Race #3 Durban Harbour 31 October Saturday
All vessel owners to please ensure their Ship Station License is up to date
- please contact ICASA for more information. 
Definitions and Flag Related Terms
from the Yeoman of Signals

Varies, but usually the fly is twice as long as the hoist

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