MAC AGM 2020/2021

Ahoy All Members,

Hoping you are all in good health and keeping well.

Due to current social gathering, social distancing, facility access and sanitization regulations stipulated in National and Local lockdown regulations, it is not possible to hold physical meetings at the club at this time.

The Management Committee (Mancom) have agreed that the meetings will be conducted in the digital space using “Zoom” the web-based video conferencing tool will be used to conduct virtual online meetings via the internet. How to join a Zoom meeting.

Invitations and access details to Section and Club AGM’s will be sent closer to the meeting dates.

Please see the AGM schedule and call for nominations below.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Schedule 2020/2021 Season:
A.G.M Sail – Monday – 20 July 2020 at 19H00

A.G.M. Power – Tuesday – 21 July 2020 at 19H00

A.G.M. Boardsailing – Wednesday – 22 July 2020 at 19H00

A.G.M. Club – Wednesday – 05 August 2020 at 19H00

To be held online using web based video conferencing tool Zoom
Joining a Zoom meeting:

Call for Club Officer Nominations.
Nominations to be submitted by 15 July 2020

for the positions of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Conservation Officer & Communications Office

Submit Nomination Online:


Print, complete, scan, and submit via email:

Extracts from the Club Constitution for Nominations & Election Criteria:

-(from #44. b) – Nominations for the offices of Rear Commodores, Representatives and Committee Members of each Section shall be proposed at Section Annual General Meetings.

-(from #36. b) – The notice calling for nominations for the offices of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Conservation Officer and, Communications Officer shall be posted on the Club’s Notice Board 30 days before the Club AGM and sent to the last known address or email address of each member. (as amended August 2017)

-(from #36.c) – Nominations for the offices of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Conservation Officer and, Communications Officer shall be lodged with the Honorary Secretary, duly proposed and seconded, and with the nominee’s consent, 21 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. The names of the nominees, their proposers and seconders shall then be posted on the Club Notice Board for scrutiny 14 (fourteen) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. In case of needs, the Management Committee shall be empowered to accept late nominations. (as amended August 2017)

-(from #36. d) – Nominations for the offices of President, Vice President/s and Honorary Life Members shall only be made by decision of the Management Committee in accordance with paragraphs (b) and (c). (as amended August 2017)

-(from #44. c) – Only participating members of relevant sections may vote at their section’s Annual General Meeting.

-(from #28. a) – The qualification for election of the club officers detailed in Rule 26, with the exception of the Treasurer, shall be a minimum of two years membership of the club.

-(from #28. b) – The Commodore and Vice-Commodore should have served at least one year on the Management Committee and Rear Commodores at least one year on their respective Section Committees.

-(from #28. c) – The Commodore, Vice Commodore, and Rear Commodores must be nominated and elected each year.

Keep Safe and Healthy, Regards

William Gravett – Honorary Secretary
On behalf of Mancom.



Dear Members

Due to some confusion this last week we clarified some issues with Table Bay Nature Reserve. We have received confirmation from Charline, in writing, that members are allowed to check on their boats & the garden service may operate. We are not allowed to open the restaurant, bar & clubhouse for activities under regulation 3. We are not allowed in the water as yet, & unfortunately the reserve remains closed in this regard for now. We are trying our best to get the reserve opened, which is managed by the City of Cape Town. We have published an open letter to both Mr Wiseman & Dan Plato requesting that our members be allowed to use the water. Please can the members obey the current rules, as we do not wish members to sabotage our efforts in attempting to re-open the water. Please remember to wear your face masks when visiting the club when checking on your boats & equipment.

Kind regards


MAC Management Committee

Barley Straw Water Treatment at MAC

Barley Straw Water Treatment at MAC

Some of you may have noticed a row of plastic bottles floating just off the shore next to the slipway in front of the clubhouse. MAC is making concerted efforts to get rid of the Blue Green algae naturally. Nets have been filled with Barley straw & dangled from the plastic buoyancy bottles with the idea that when the straw breaks down & rots it conditions the water by releasing Humic Acid which mixes with Oxygen & then releases Hyrogen Peroxide (takes about a month to break down and lasts about 6 months) All this had been done with permission from Table Bay Nature Reserve. See video for more details.


MAC has also been trying different methods of physically removing the standard algae within which the Blue Green Algae tends to congregate. Vacuum methods are being investigated too, which is keeping some of our MANCOM Management members very busy. Well done to all involved & thank you for your hard work.

International Day of People with Disability – 3 December 2019

Know them for their ability, not for disabilities.
TODAY is the #InternationalDayofDisabledPersons –
3 December 2019, a day that aims to promote understanding of people with disabilities and support for their dignity, rights and well being.
On the 2nd February 2019 we had the official opening of the First SA National Sailing Centre for people with
disabilities, taking place at the Milnerton Aquatic
Milnerton Aquatic Club is proud and privileged to be associated with the SV14 Sailing Program, designed by Alex Simonis and Maarten Voogd who took up the challenge to design a new & affordable competitive boat for people with disabilities.
This special boat is a two-person dinghy designed for people with disabilities & other physical impairments.
Thanks to our sponsors we have ordered ‘5’ SV\14 boats from China, due to a delay in manufacture they have not arrived yet unfortunately, but we are expecting them to arrive early next year 2020. We look forward to their arrival.
See the SV\14 Website for more information about this boat:

#DayofPersonswithDisabilities #DayofDisabledPersons #handicapped #DisabledPersons #awareness #disabilities #DisabilityRights #support #promote #peoplewithdisabilities