Board Sailing at MAC

BOARD COMMITTEE

Jaco Wolmarans
Rear Commodore
082 855 5945
jaco@nullwordsource.co.za

Russell Egan
Management Rep
061 497 2251
ukrussell.egan@nullgmail.com

ABOUT

Mac windsurfing was founded in 1982 and consisted of a open class. Members had to complete a test and if unable to conform were banished to the south lake until they could sail well enough.Today it is the biggest Windsurfing club in South Africa.

It caters for the learner to the professional.The club has training equipment plus a simulator for learning. We supply learner boards plus you can hire equipment from various entity's nearby.It is considered one of the best windsurf places for slalom/formula and freestyle in the world with wind ranging from light to full blown gale force.

The large lawns with fresh tapped water make it a great place to wash off the salt from wave sailing which is about 5 minutes drive from the club at the legendry Sunset and Big Bay resorts where the conditions are great all summer long.Container space can also be rented for those who require their equipment to be housed in a safe environment.

The South African speed record was also set here at 77.7 km/h in 2002. The lake is considered as a very safe place to sail with rescue craft and personnel.

 
 
 

MASTER BLASTERS

Introduction
The rules are designed to be used in conjunction with the ISAF Funboard racing rules. These scoring
 guidelines have been designed to allow for the awarding of the club champion on an annual basis. The 
scoring has been done in such a way that the best sailor for the season should be club champion.
 A discard system has been implemented which takes cognisance of the fact that due to our “roll-over”
system not everyone will be able to attend each event. It also caters for a certain amount of misfortune
 during the racing season.
 All weekend board sailing events held at MAC over a season will count toward the championship.
Roll-overs

When a scheduled event cannot be run due to unfavourable weather conditions, it can be held over to a
 following weekend. We will endeavor to run at least one race per month. A consquence of this is that not all
 sailors can attend each event.

Discards
In order to facillitate the neccesary roll-overs required for running at least one event per month, a new
 discard system has been introduced which will allow sailors to miss two complete events out of every six.
There will be a 1 in 3 discard per event and a 1 in 3 discard for the series. What this means is that in each
 case the races with the worst scores are discarded.

For the MAC club championship the results of all events are tabulated. Any individual missing a race will be
 scored equal to the last finisher + 1 for that race. The amount of discards allowed for the whole season will
 be equal to the sum of all the races divided by 3. Each individual sailors worst results will be discarded. The
 sailor with the lowest score will be deemed club champion.
Where there is a tie in total points overall, the tie shall be broken in favour of:
 The sailor who has won the greatest number of events throughout the year.
The sailor with the greatest number of first places, second …
If there is still a tie the championship shall be shared.
 Only local sailors are eligible for the club championship.

Speed
Speed events should be separate from the slalom racing. The fastest sailor in a speed event should be 
recognised as such.

 

LEARN TO WINDSURF

Welcome to the Windsurfing Training Section of Milnerton Aquatic Club

We offer
- professional windsurfing training for beginners and advanced windsurfers
- perfect learning conditions in Cape Town (Rietvlei Nature Reserve)
- safe & flatwater conditions
- flexible course dates
- internationally qualified windsurfing instructors with overseas experience
- instruction in English, German or Spanish
- special camps for kids, beginners and ladies
- windsurfing as an extracurricular activity for school kids
- windsurfing packages for company events etc.
- gift vouchers

Adult Beginner Course
- small groups (2-3 students)
- flexible dates
- 3 day course from 10am - 12pm (3x2 hours)
- Milnerton Aquatic Club at Rietvlei
- windsurfing equipment & life jacket provided
- theoretical and simulator training on the shore
practical training on the water
- what to bring: swim wear, towel, warm jacket,
own wetsuit and booties (if available)
- pre-requisite: You must be able to swim!

Advanced Courses - One-on-one training
- learn to windsurf or choose the move you want to improve, such as harness sailing, waterstart, powerjibe, duckjibe, frontloop etc. or learn any of the new school moves(heli tack, airjibe, etc.)
- Milnerton Aquatic Club at Rietvlei
- dates depending on availability and wind conditions
- video-learning (if necessary)
- theoretical and simulator training on the shore
practical training on the water
- windsurfing equipment, harness, harness lines & life jacket
provided
- what to bring: swim wear, towel, warm jacket, own wetsuit, surf shoes (if available)
- pre-requisite: You must be able to swim!

Wave Courses
Wave Courses on the sea - One-on-one training
(learn to waveride, frontloop, backloop, etc.)

Windsurfing Training & Development
Katja Haslinger
Phone: 076 893 1274
Email: haslinger.katja@nullgmail.com

Ever wondered what MAC's club equipment is about?
MAC provides this equipment mainly to beginners who, after having learnt how to windsurf, would like to continue this sport at MAC without having to invest into their own equipment right from the start. Once they become full members of MAC, they can practise on MAC's club equipment until they are ready to buy their own (hopefully more advanced) gear, i.e. this is a service MAC provides to windsurfing novices and MAC members!

Should you be interested in using the club equipment, please feel free to contact the club secretary.

Should you have old windsurfing equipment you would like to get rid off, i.e. would like to donate to MAC, please let us know. It will be very much appreciated!

 

CONTAINER STORAGE

If you wish to store equipment in the club containers, please contact Dawn Pellicena on office@nullmilnertonaquaticclub.co.za

If you have space in the containers please make sure that you are in your allocated racks.

Current fee for containers (2018/2019 season)
R1310.00

Additional R30.00 will be charged for a key