Now that the silly season is over we hope all had a good Christmas and New Year. As we settle into the New Year, I hope that 2016 be a fantastic year for all.
We apologise for water restrictions being implemented, however the times have doubled from 2 hours per day to 4 hours. Thank you to the majority of members that have been understanding and assisted us with the restrictions.
Times are as follows: 9 – 11 am 2 – 4pm
Hopefully we will receive more of the much needed rain in the catchment areas and water levels will rise in the dams and enable the water restrictions to be lifted.
It appears that the mad year end traffic of International visitors has eased off drastically. The weather conditions have been favorable for sailing, allowing to sail from Richard’s Bay – Mossel Bay – Cape Town on one weather window, therefor bypassing the Port of Durban.
As of 1st March 2016 we will be enforcing the rules regarding access to the Marina. All guests will only be permitted access to the Marina if accompanied by an owner. Owning or renting a mooring will not automatically allow relatives or friends 24/7 access to the Marina whilst unaccompanied by the owner or renter.
Please notify the ladies in the office of any change of contact details – we need to keep our records updated with all your contact details: telephone numbers – mobile, work and home, email addresses. We will also require contact details of a relative or friend whom we can contact in the case of any emergency in your absence.
Thank you to the members that have assisted with the water restrictions. Hopefully we will receive much needed rain in the catchment areas and water levels will rise in the dams and enable the water restrictions to be lifted.
GAGGLE OF GEESE
The feathered Motley Crew have been AWOL for a few days, which has concerned the ladies in the office……I can assure you they needed fattening up before ready to be served as Christmas lunch…..
Wishing all members and families a blessed and cheerful Festive season and all the best for 2016.
Please be responsible over the Festive season, be it on the water or road…..
A warm welcome to all new Lessees on the Marina and wish you a pleasurable stay and many hours of safe sailing.
The Vice Chairman of the Directors has expressed concern of the major water shortages looming in KZN, there is a very good chance that the water at the Marina will be further restricted.
Urgent notice from Transnet
Please refer to the attached letter dated 17 November 2015 from Transnet regarding unseaworthy, unlicenced and unused crafts in the Marina.
We have repeatedly requested and warned that all vessels in the Marina need to be compliant, please make sure this is adhered to with immediate effect.
Richard’s Bay and Tuzi Gazi
Both Marina’s had damage due to the high winds that hit us recently. Our Marina held up well to the weather and winds, albeit one small break to the walk on and one yacht on the chains that broke from the mooring.
It’s all very exciting to have International visitors from all over the world even though the Marina is a bit chaotic and keeping the ladies on their toes. This year we have seen a number of children on the yachts and the free sweeties handed out in the office has been a big hit with the children.
I would like to express thanks to my team of ladies – Adri, Tracy, Shireen and Lisa for all the hard work and their warm and friendly welcome and professional assistance given to the visitors.
Safe sailing and fishing
As 2015 is winding down and all festivities are about, please take care on the water and sail and fish safely.
Geese of a feather
A new family has been hatched and I am sure it won’t be long before the ladies are doing the gosling daycare duties once again…….
Transnet letter 2015