Please note: The Autumn Sprints 1 Regatta has moved from this Sunday to this Saturday 14 March – Start not before R13h30! (Changed due to bad weather on Sunday)
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
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
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.
MAC WEEKLY SAILING
MAC invites its sailors to come & sail during the week from 10h00 to 19h00. We now have a full time Bosun employed, who is a trained coach, Refeloa ReEzay Zililo (Ref).
A rescue boat will be available during this time.