Sailing is known as a social and oftentimes family sport. Many double handed sailing craft are sailed by siblings, father/daughter, mother/son and other combinations. Many yachts are crewed by extended families who become very competitive.
The Algoa Bay Yacht Club in the Port of Port Elizabeth exists to ‘Foster Sailing’ and is a valued custodian of sailing lore as well as a valued port of call and safe haven for international yachts plying the South African coast.
Sailing offers the young scholar a healthy alternative sport which strengthens physical dexterity, life skills, marine appreciation and analytical thinking. Many people refer to sailing as “Battle Chess on the Water” – it teaches patience, consequences of ones actions and the ability to think and plan ahead whilst having fun in an outdoor environment.
In an ongoing effort to introduce more people to the sport the Algoa Bay Yacht Club will be holding an open event on 5 November 2016.
A Dinghy Regatta is the first order of events and will start at 13h00.
Later in the afternoon members of the Victoria Park Steel Band, parents and teachers will then be taken to view the Dinghy racing courtesy of three yachts – Malgas, Warrior and Wallbanger. Warrior has done many Cape to Rio races and Wallbanger is noted for her good performance in the Vasco Da Gama Ocean Races from Durban to Port Elizabeth.
After viewing the racing the band and parents will return to the club to entertain sailors and guests from 18h30.
Braai fires for bring and braai and build a burger will be lit and the evening will end with Karaoke by Vernon from 20h00.
Interested persons can find out more about ABYC HERE.
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