Sean scores a 8th in Race 5 at the Worlds in Italy

Sean Kavanagh RSA 1439 coming down to the gybe mark at the Optimist Worlds, being sailed at Riva del Garda, Itlay. Photo credit Zerogradinord

 

Day 3 at the Optimist World Championships in Riva del Garda done and dusted and that brings the qualifying series to a close.
Just one race for each fleet today as a summer rain storm rolled in.
Nicola bagged another top twenty to cement her place in the gold fleet for the rest of the regatta. Well done Nicola, the RSA sailing community are very proud of you.
Sean had his best race of the regatta finishing 9th. He had a colossal battle and very nearly got into the top 5. Sean is relishing the opportunity to up his game against the stiff competition. He didn’t do enough to join Nicola in gold fleet, but cemented a place in silver. Sean we are proud of you too, well done!
Elisa sailed best race of the regatta to getting a mid fleet result. She and Theo will be battling it out in the emerald fleet when fleet racing resumes on Wednesday.
South Africa has not qualified for the team racing championship for many years. The combined efforts of the team resulted in a country ranking of 41, comfortably inside the cut line of 48. With much banter on the Western Cape Optimist chat about Italian food today, perhaps its appropriate that RSA will be up against Hungary in their first race tomorrow. This will be an exciting and monumental challenge for team RSA who have never sailed together in team racing. Some of the RSA team members have some team racing experience that they will need to draw on to cause an upset or two. Watch this space.
Chris Atkins delivered is hugely entertaining talk on team racing. If you have not had the privilege of seeing him live, look him up on You Tube and enjoy the show.
Good Luck team RSA and remember DONT LET GO
2021 Optimist World Championship
Riva del Garda, 30 June – 10 July 2021
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Dear MAC Members

REGARDING CLOSURE OF MILNERTON AQUATIC CLUB’S WATER DUE TO A HIGH E-COLI COUNT

We at MANCOM feel it is all of our responsibility to apply as much pressure on the City of Cape Town to rectify their inability to manage a very serious environmental situation, not only does it impact on the survival of our club but the entire area leading to the Lagoon.  I am calling on everyone to:

1) Lodge a formal complaint (C3):

https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Report/Lodge-a-formal-complaint

2) Report an environmental crime with the Department of Environmental Affairs known as the Green Scorpions via the following routes:
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We feel it is criminal that the council we have elected to keep us and our environment safe have not acted on managing a problem they have been fully aware of for years.  They & their employees have to be held accountable for their misdoing.
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Table Bay Nature Reserve, Rietvlei Sections Waterbody is CLOSED TO ALL ACTIVITIES

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY THE WATER AT MAC IS CLOSED, THE CLUB IS STILL OPEN AS PER NORMAL HOURS – ALL SOCIAL EVENTS WILL CONTINUE’ – See letter below from Table Bay Nature Reserve.

Dear TBNR PAAC

Find attached, as from today with immediate effect, the Table Bay Nature Reserve, Rietvlei section’s waterbody is closed to all activities.

This decision was taken after consistent monitoring of the waterbody over the past weeks, indicating high levels of E.coli which poses health risks to users.

We have also had interdepartmental meetings and / or discussions with Environmental Health and Water and Sanitation, and a decision to close the waterbody to all recreational activities, including fishing and the use of power boats was taken.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep the PAAC updated.

Thank you for your co-operation in this regard.

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Charline Mc Kie

Biodiversity Area Manager: Table Bay Nature Reserve

Biodiversity Management Branch | Environmental Management | Spatial Planning & Environment

 

Protected Area Notice 24.06.2021