Carols Sailing Report 10 January 2018 – Featured Durban Blog

Carols Sailing Report 10 January 2018: Ahoy Sailors   All the very best for 2018 to one and all;  I hope everyone was blessed with safe travels  and quality family time.  I know I was.  A big thank you to all the sailors for their gifts of toys – I distributed the gifts to the children in Medical and Surgical Wards […] Nautical Trivia by “Fonz”: Ground Swell A sudden swell; which is the rise of water, along the shore. It often happens when the weather is fine and the sea behind it appears calm. Said to occur when undulating water from … [Read more...]

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FUN’D SAILING by Carol Ferguson – Featured Durban Blog

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FUN’D SAILING by Carol Ferguson: Ahoy Sailors   We are really having an exciting time with the weather these days – are we sailing – are we not??;  Sorry guys and gals, RNYC had to call off sailing last night, due to lots of rain and no wind.  It was a mill pond, I’m almost having withdrawal symptoms from not […] The Upside Down Christmas Tree Story: You may have noticed within the Clubhouse, we have one slightly different Christmas Tree this year. See more about the tradition Fill in the form below to have your blog … [Read more...]

Corporate Sailing Day – Featured Durban Blog

Corporate Sailing Day: Community Chest Fundraising Day held at RNYC Durban Community Chest had a Fundraising Day at RNYC on 23rd November and took out all four RNYC Pacers to treat their sponsors and team to a fun sail around the bay.  We briefed the nervous non-sailors over tea beforehand and then treated the very enthusiastic group to […] A Fun Read – Just Nuisance: An incredible story!!! Thank you to Hillary Ralph for sending it in.   Just Nuisance was the only dog ever to be officially enlisted in the Royal Navy. He was a … [Read more...]

The Sport of Sailing started this way in Algoa Bay:

The Sport of Sailing started this way in Algoa Bay:: Bredell’s Bess – initially bought to offer ferry services from ‘Little Bess’ (Port Elizabeth) to the ships in Algoa Bay. In 1933, before the breakwater was completed it was the practice of the tugs of Messina Bros., Coles and Searle (Pty) Ltd., to ferry passengers to and from the liners which were anchored offshore in Algoa Bay. The last tug for the day was at 4:30 pm and passengers who missed this tug then had no choice but to either spend the night on board ship or … [Read more...]