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21 March 2021

Dear All,

We are into a new financial year at SailingPE, meaning members and SAS subscriptions will be sent out over the coming days. For those that pay their subscription by 30 April 2021 there will be a small early payment thank you gift.

New Dawn has sold and left Port Elizabeth, however we congratulate Shane on his upgrade to Tikalox II, as well as Léan on the purchase of Martiniqué. We wish you many safe voyages and look forward to seeing you in the bay.

The online sign out has proved to be extremely useful and we thank everyone for remembering to sign out timeously and observe the Port regulations. Despite a few transgressions, the Port has noted the system working well and we hope to keep building this relationship over time.

We obviously hope the Covid numbers stay low, though those with more information than us see the third wave being imminent. The Committee urge all members and sailors to remember we are still in lock down and need to continue following all the necessary protocols. Covid 19 aside, it is the responsibility of the skipper to be familiar with all SAMSA regulations and laws.

NSRI station 6 are now going into a fundraising drive for the build of the new satellite station at Noordhoek. Over the years, there have been increasing calls to get a rescue boat into the water on the Wildside. With Noordhoek Ski Boat Club being the only launch site along that stretch of the coast the plans are underway to get the boathouse built at a cost of R195,000. Donations of any size are welcome to help protect users of our waters on the Wildside.

Commodore: Mark Dawson Vice Commodore: Tony Bailes Honorary Secretary: Rodney Idris Safety: John Tudehope/Morven Maclean

Commodore: Mark Dawson Vice Commodore: Tony Bailes Honorary Secretary: Rodney Idris Safety: John Tudehope/Morven Maclean

24 March 2021

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