Nautical Trivia by “Fonz” – Beaufort Wind Scale – Featured Durban Blog

Nautical Trivia by “Fonz” – Beaufort Wind Scale: Quaffters Version: Force 0: Sails hanging limp. Tiller tends itself. Force 1: Beginning pressure on sails. If sheet is eased out, the tiller still tends itself. Force 2: Sails flapping in the breeze, and boat drifting to leeward. Sheets must be tightened and one hand put on the tiller. As the wind fills the sails, […] 2018/2019 Membership Fees: Dear Members, It’s that time of the year when we need to evaluate membership fees with our year end imminent at the end of May. After … [Read more...]

Nautical Trivia by Fonz – Featured Durban Blog

Nautical Trivia by Fonz: Deliver a Broadside A broadside was the simultaneous firing of the guns and/or canons on one side of a war ship. Quite a blow, as can be imagined. Today it means much the same type of all-out attack, though done (usually) with words Wednesday Night Report: Ahoy sailors   Once again we had good sailing conditions last Wednesday, with some tight tacking between several boats and a very near miss with the committee boat.  Luckily no damage to man or boats were incurred.  Several sailors did not hear our sound signals – … [Read more...]

Nautical Trivia by Fonz – Featured Durban Blog

Entertainment Committee: Last Friday the club held a Xmas in July function which was well attended. Steve Rawlins and his team put on a fantastic event. The meal was exceptional and we danced to live music by Kate Vink.   Events such as these add value to you the member. In order to continue to add value […] Full article here: - Gayle Fill in the form below to have your blog featured on MyDurban - we will post a snippet and title link to your new blog posts. Submit and get free press releases here: MyPR Free Press … [Read more...]

Nautical Trivia by Fonz – Featured Durban Blog

Parking: Dear Members,   We are not making effective use of the paid parking at the rear of the club.  Of late I have noticed, especially over busy periods, that the inconsiderate positioning of vehicles reduces the amount of available parking bays.   Could I please request that when parking you make effective use of the […] Full article here: - Gayle Fill in the form below to have your blog featured on MyDurban - we will post a snippet and title link to your new blog posts. Submit and get free press releases … [Read more...]