Sailing at MAC

 

SAILING COMMITTEE

Brent Gray
Rear Commodore
082 443 9138
bgg@nulliafrica.com

Michael Kavanagh
Management Representative
083 303 2863
yachtrayoflight@nullgmail.com

 

 

RACE DOCUMENTS

MAC CLUB CHAMPS 2018

MAC CLUB CHAMPS 2018

12 & 13 May 2018
All sailors welcome – All clubs welcome
Free Entry
No Start before 10h30 on both days
Skippers Briefing: 10h00
Braai Fires will be ready after racing each day.
Prize Giving after the racing on Sunday
CASH PRIZES
MAC Galley, Bar & Coffee Bar will be open

Club Champs 2019

Download Sailing Instructions: MAC CLUB CHAMPS SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 2019

Club Champs 2018

Download Sailing Instructions: MAC CHAMPS 2018 SI - REV2

Junior Series 2017 / 2018

Download Notice of Race: JuniorNOR2017
Download Sailing Instructions: JuniorSI2017

24-Hour Challenge 2017

Download Entry Form: 2017 MAC 24 - Hour Entry Form
Download Notice of Race: MAC242017-NOR-2

24-Hour Challenge 2018

Download Entry Form: 2018 MAC 24 - Hour Entry Form (1) (2)
Download Notice of Race: MAC24nor2018 (2)
Download Sailing Instructions: MAC24si2018-new-new-

 

 

RESULTS

 

 

12-HOUR CHALLENGE

Youngster determined to sail the 12 Hour Challenge Solo

MAC 12 Hour 2018 News
We are currently in full swing with the MAC 12 Hour Challenge.  All eyes on Jared Tyler who is determined to race the MAC 12 Hour Challenge on his own, on a Laser. We only have a handful of people who have managed that & they were adults.  In my memory the following sailors have sailed the 12 Hour solo, Ryan Barnardo on a SonnetMichelle Allardice on a RS Tera (First Lady) & Hansie Vonschutz.  Jared would be the youngest.

I do recall Hansie still having bandages on the back of his legs two weeks later, Ouch!

Come on down & support Jared in this venture.

MAC 12 Hour Challenge

MAC 12 HOUR – Sat 27 October 2018
Attention all sailor
Racing from 7h00am to 19h00
Registration will take place on Friday 26 October from 17h00 to 21h00.
Prize Giving will be held at the clubhouse at approximately 20h00 on Saturday evening.
It’s time to start gathering your teams together & planning for this annual endurance sailing event. Open to all monohull Dinghies.
Open to all sailors.
Thank you to Kevin Richardson for being our Race Officer.

The Notice Of Race will be posted here shortly:  http://www.milnertonaquaticclub.co.za/2017/06/21/12-hour-notice/

 

 

LEARN TO SAIL

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.

Link:

https://youtu.be/_wjBnvBpuGk

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
Club.
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: sv14.org

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

Fact Sheet: Blue-Green Algal Blooms

Dear MAC Water users
 
Every person wishing to use the potentially affected Rietvlei water will be required to sign a Risk Statement after reading the fact sheet provided below. Please sign this form via the MAC Office. Only people who have signed this Risk Statement may go on the water, be they sailing, windsurfing, paddling, power boating or water skiing etc. Please see the Blue-Green Algae Risk statement & the Fact Sheet: Blue Green Algal Bloom, below.

MAC Water Users Notice (Sign Risk Statement) 22 Nov 2019

Dear MAC Water users
 
Every person wishing to use the potentially affected Rietvlei water will be required to sign this Risk Statement after reading the fact sheet provided. Please sign this form via the MAC Office. Only people who have signed this Risk Statement may go on the water, be they sailing, windsurfing, paddling, power boating or water skiing etc. Please see the Blue-Green Algae Risk statement & the Fact Sheet: Blue Green Algal Bloom which is posted separately.

 

 

BOAT PARK

Boat Park Layout - Download

Optimist Parking

 

 

BOAT HIRE

OptimistMAC MembersDay Members
Half DayR150R200*
Full DayR200R300*
*Rental fee excludes Reserve entry and MAC day membership
Pico/Q'BAMAC MembersDay Members
Half DayR200R250*
Full DayR300R350*
*Rental fee excludes Reserve entry and MAC day membership
GP14/MirrorMAC MembersDay Members
Half Day--
Full DayR200R300*
*Rental fee excludes Reserve entry and MAC day membership
TopazMAC MembersDay Members
Half Day--
Full DayR500R650*
*Rental fee excludes Reserve entry and MAC day membership
RS FevaMAC MembersDay Members
Half Day--
Full DayR400R600*
*Rental fee excludes Reserve entry and MAC day membership

 

 

RADIO SAILING

MAC SAIL AGM

REMINDER:

THE MAC SAIL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) 2020/2021 is TONIGHT!

Monday 20 July 2020

At 19h00
An E mail has been sent to everyone which includes the online Zoom Link.

If you did not receive the E-Mail please can you contact Dawn in the MAC Office before 17h00 today.

Ph. 021 557 7090

TABLE BAY NATURE RESERVE & MAC NOTIFICATION

Dear MAC Members

With Table Bay Nature Reserve opening tomorrow (Friday 17 July 2020), they have requested that all members to please have their membership cards available as well as their stickers on windscreens when entering the main gate.

The clubhouse is currently being deep cleaned and sanitized in preparation for their safety. Please note that the Clubhouse, Galley, Bar, Lounge Area, Patio, Braai & Pool is currently closed & that all members must wear their masks & adhere to social distancing.

NEWS FLASH: More exciting news to follow either later today or by tomorrow morning…..

Kind regards

Brian Webb

MAC Commodore

MAC AGM 2020/2021

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (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:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

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:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoVigJYkvYVwCQpbXMhkziHJ5BEPLMdPtOxL8aJNbtEh9SJg/viewform

OR

Print, complete, scan, and submit via email:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5cwy4md2dqvn0gb/NOMINATION%20FORM.pdf?dl=0

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.

MAC NOTICE

 

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

MANCOM

MAC Management Committee

Fact Sheet: Blue-Green Algal Blooms

Dear MAC Water users
 
Every person wishing to use the potentially affected Rietvlei water will be required to sign a Risk Statement after reading the fact sheet provided below. Please sign this form via the MAC Office. Only people who have signed this Risk Statement may go on the water, be they sailing, windsurfing, paddling, power boating or water skiing etc. Please see the Blue-Green Algae Risk statement & the Fact Sheet: Blue Green Algal Bloom, below.

Background photo - Angela Gray