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by Ingrid Hale

A celebration of sailing and heritage was the theme this weekend past  at False Bay Yacht Club, hosts of the annual Intasure Spring Regatta.

In true Spring-in-the-Cape fashion the wind and weather was all over the show proving a challenge for the teams on the water.

Sailing began on Saturday and winds were minimal as the rain and cloud cover came over thick and strong. Teams were drenched to the bone and yet still sported big smiles around the course, just happy to be out on the water.

Sunday brought better winds and stomach churning swells into the bay. In Division 1, Tin Tin took 1st over CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8-4H20 in the fist race of the day, but wasn’t able to hold it in the second race. CuA16(PO4)4(OH)8-4H20 fought hard to win the second race and it paid off! In Division 2, Shooting Star took three, 1st places, securing them the top spot quite comfortably.

Argyll – Photography by Nicholas Botha

There was no racing scheduled for the Monday, and racing resumed on Tuesday 24 September bringing high spirits to the Heritage day celebrations at FBYC. However, mother nature had plans other than sailing and with gusts reaching 34 knots the call was made to cancel racing for the day. Although it was disappointing to not get back out on the water, the competitors stuck around to enjoy the celebrations and atmosphere at the club.

Sticking with the theme of celebrating heritage and our beautiful country,  organisers opted to ‘go green’ on this event and supplied each sailor with a reusable water bottle in their sailing packs as well as not supplying any single- use plastic bottles or any plastic bags during the event. Great job, FBYC!

Thank you to the FBYC organisers for doing your bit and for hosting another marvellous event.

Final results: 
Muira Nationals ORC
  1. Caslad Far Med
  2. Seaport Supplies Roast Beef
Division 1 ORC
  1. CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8-4H20
  2. Tin Tin
Division 2 ORC
  1. Shooting star
  2. DHL Blue Tango
Cruising Class ORC
  1. Argyll
  2. Rocket


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