Sailing Regattas

MAC 24 HOUR CHALLENGE 2020

MAC 24 Hour Challenge will be on the 21 & 22 March 2020.

Please spread the word to your sailing friends & gather together a team. Please also share on your sailing whatsap groups please to get the word out there.
More news to follow shortly…..

MAC SAIL REGATTA’S 2020

MAC SAIL REGATTA’S 2020
Jan to May 2020
Sprints & Autumn Racing – Start not before 12h30 on a Sunday. Other start times to be confirmed nearer the time.
Sun 19 Jan – Summer Sprints 2
Sun 16 Feb – Summer Sprints 3
Sun 15 March – Autumn Sprints 1
Sat 21 & 22 March – MAC 24 Hour Challenge
Sun 19 April – Autumn Sprints 2
Sat 16 & Sun 17 May – MAC Club Champs
Sun 31 May – MAC Pursuit Race & Prize Giving

Contact Brent Gray for details: Ph. 082 4439138

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.

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.