Inclusive Sailing at MAC
MAC is proud of being the first and for now only center for inclusive sailing in South Africa.
MAC is proud and privileged to be associated with the S\V14 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.
MAC currently has 7 S\V14 boats and is busy making the club house ready for our new members. ...... to be continued
INCLUSIVE SAILING NEWS
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):
2) Report an environmental crime with the Department of Environmental Affairs known as the Green Scorpions via the following routes:
Green Scorpions – Ph 0800 205 005 and/ or
3) Like, follow & donate to OUTA on Facebook – Link: https://www.facebook.
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.
PLEASE SHARE FAR & WIDE, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
(MAC Management Committee)
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.
Charline Mc Kie
Biodiversity Area Manager: Table Bay Nature Reserve
Biodiversity Management Branch | Environmental Management | Spatial Planning & Environment
MAC is very lucky to make the news again, which includes a front page pic too. All the pics were taken at our MAC One Design Regatta which was held on the 10 & 11 October 2020 at Milnerton Aquatic Club.
Many thanks to Colin Brown for submitting his pics for publishing. Very exciting.