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 the Yeoman of Signals – Featured Durban Blog

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Nautical Trivia by the Yeoman of Signals – Featured Durban Blog

Report on Dart 18 KZN Regional Championships (Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th November 2016.): Dear Amakati and followers of Dart catamaran racing.   This past weekend RNYC hosted a most enjoyable KZN Regional Championship regatta for the Dart 18 International Catamaran Class, attracting 16 entries in total, with 4 boats travelling down from the Vaal and one boat up from East London.   The fleet sailed off the Vetches […] Full article here: - Gayle Fill in the form below to have your blog featured on MyDurban - we will post … [Read more...]