A lifestyle for the whole family!”
Whilst several languages are spoken here, we all share the universal language of sailing. The Club, constituted in 1924, is in close proximity to Pretoria, Magaliesburg, Johannesburg, Rustenburg, and Brits. (TYC Constitution and Bye Laws)
Transvaal Yacht Club (TYC) nestled on the northern banks of Hartbeespoort Dam, in the village of Schoemansville offers an all year round opportunity to get away from it all.
Although dominated by keelboats TYC has amenities suitable for cruising, racing, junior and dinghy sailing with a tradition of fine sailing, you will find this an affordable place to unwind and enjoy.
Club Life includes:
Regular club racing (Provincial, National and International events), fun cruises, junior and sailing development programs as well as casual sailing to suit you and your guests.
J22 SASNR Provincials 2018
9 – 12 August
Ldyc – vaaldam
For those that missed this event, well I’m sorry to say that you may have to wait a long time, to test your skills of J22 sailing in the upper wind limits of this crazy little yacht.
Many stories of various wind strengths were being brandished around. All I can say is that when we (DJ’s Purple Reign) launched at 11h30, the NSRI station at Manten Marina was recording gusts of 32+knots and holding steady at 18 – 20 knots. Not bad for inland waters, holding steady all day.
The myth that Uncle Ronnie does things for Red-G on the race course was dispelled, as race one, got underway with Baker still 5 minutes shy of the start line. Well done Ronnie.
Day 2 saw the bridge sending us back to shore, too much wind. Two hours later it was back on the water for another 3 hectic races.
Day 3 dawned with nothing. Much to the relief of many.
After checking that his medical was still up to date, Uncle Ronnie took the fleet out to race in nothing.
With much chirping from the peanut gallery race 7 start sequence began, only to be postponed before the actual start and that was that for the day.
Day 4 race 7, typical inland/Highveld light to medium breeze, with some of us (myself included) wondering what the hell was going on, and why we had forgotten how to sail.
But that was soon forgotten the wind was back for race 8, 18 knots and pushing a memory stamp into my brain of one of the best regattas I’ve ever sail.
Thank you Ronnie for doing your best as usual in running the bridge and making sure that we got in some brilliant racing.
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Brett van Rooyen
DJ’s Purple Reign
Find the photos of Bart’s Bash on the Gallery page