Point Yacht Club’s Sigma Series & Bar Anniversary Pursuit Race

12th January, 2018|Sport|

Offshore: Sunday 21 January Harbour: Saturday 27 January Durban’s warm waters are enticing local sailors back onto the water after the festive season break, the first event on the Point Yacht Club’s calendar is offshore racing on Sunday 21 January, with the start of the Sigma Series, followed by the celebrating the ‘new’ pub’s 65th [...]

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The 2018 SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge

9th January, 2018|Sport|

Rolling into the eighth SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, the tournament kicks off its ten regional tournaments at the end of February in Glencoe. One time winners, Sarel Cilliers will host the first regional at their school on Saturday 24 February. An anticipated 12 schools are expected to battle it out, including six time [...]

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Wrap Up For Point Yacht Club’s Flying Fifteen Nationals and Hobie 16 Regionals 2017

3rd January, 2018|Sport|

Offshore Durban: 16 - 18 December Three days of adverse conditions tested two small, competitive fleets of sailors competing in the Flying Fifteen Nationals and Hobie 16 Provincials hosted by Point Yacht Club. In the Flying Fifteen Nationals - No strangers to being at the front of the pack in the magnificent Flying Fifteen class, [...]

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Point Yacht Club’s Sangoma Cruise

3rd January, 2018|Sport|

Offshore: 26 - 30 December A small fleet of adventurous yachties ventured offshore for the Sangoma Cruise hosted by Point Yacht Club. The 80 nautical mile cruise had five keelboats entered to participate, with three of the yacht taking the first weather window on Boxing Day, the remaining two checked out to leave on 28 [...]

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Wrap Up For the uMhlanga Summer Festival Trail Run

19th December, 2017|Sport|

uMhlanga Summer Festival uMhlanga Trail Run Sibaya: Sunday 17 December A tough, challenging warm day greeted participants in the uMhlanga Summer Festival Trail Run hosted by uMhlanga Tourism and Talismen Hire. A cheerful Anele Dlamini from Hammarsdale took the men’s honours in the main event. Running in the colours of Phantane AC, he finished the [...]

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Point Yacht Club New Year’s Eve Party

15th December, 2017|Music, Other, Sport|

Harbour: Sunday 31 December Bring in the New Year with a champagne toast, overlooking the yachts relaxing on the lawns of the Point Yacht Club on Sunday 31 December. The club invites people who would like to have a relaxing start to 2018, to join them at a chilled bring and braai at the harbour [...]

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Point Yacht Club Flying Fifteen Nationals and Hobie 16 Regionals 2017

8th December, 2017|Sport|

Offshore Durban: 16 - 18 December Mid - December, two classes will be heading offshore to compete in the Flying Fifteen Nationals and Hobie 16 Regionals hosted by Point Yacht Club from the 16 – 18 December. Defending champs in the modern fleet of Flying Fifteens are Patrick Harris and Jeremy Kriek who keep raking [...]

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Wrap Up for Point Yacht Club’s Day Two of Commodore and Caney Series

4th December, 2017|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Commodores Series Bay: Saturday 2 December Caney Series Bay: Sunday 3 December The bay was a hive of sailing activity this weekend, with both Point Yacht Club's dinghy and keeler racing held in the confines of the Harbour. On Saturday a motley fleet of dinghies participated in the second day of the [...]

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uMhlanga Trail Run

28th November, 2017|Sport|

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2017 Sibaya Casino & Entertainment World: Sun 17 Dec A revamped route awaits runners in the annual uMhlanga Trail Run, with the start and finish taking place at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment World on Sunday 17 December. Three distances will be on offer to challenge participants. The longer, more testing 18km will [...]

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Durban’s Youngest World Champion Sailor, Benji Daniel Is Packing His Kitbag As He Heads Off To China

28th November, 2017|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Youth World Championships Sanya, China: 10 – 15 December Durban’s sailing prodigy, Benji Daniel is about to hit Chinese waters as he takes on 19 other nations at the Youth World Championships. The 47th edition takes place at Sanya Beach on Hainan Island, in the south of China with race days scheduled [...]

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2017 ~ Family Friendly Festive Season

23rd November, 2017|Art, Holiday, Music, Other, Sport|

14 – 23 December The annual uMhlanga Summer Festival brings a myriad family-centred holiday activities to uMhlanga for the festive season for visitors and locals alike, from 14 – 23 December. Of course, being uMhlanga, one of the main areas of focus is the beach. The Beach Festival starts on 14 December and continues until [...]

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Point Yacht Club To Host Lipton Cup 2018

7th November, 2017|Sport|

Offshore Durban Sailing in Durban received the generous news from the Royal Cape Yacht Club, the victorious 2017 Lipton Cup winners, with the offer to host the prestigious event in warmer waters. In a letter presented to the Commodore of Point Yacht Club, Greg de Beyer, Commodore of the Royal Cape Yacht Club, Vitor Medina [...]

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Wrap Up Point Yacht Club Jonsson Cup

23rd October, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: Saturday 21 October A highly competitive fleet squared up against each other in the historic Jonsson Cup Pursuit Race hosted by Point Yacht Club in the bay on Saturday, with a photo-finish revealing the ‘would-be’ winner. After long deliberation after the event, the Rear Commodore of Dinghies Myles White announced, “As a result of [...]

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Point Yacht Cub Jonsson Cup

18th October, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: Saturday 21 October A competitive fleet will be lining up for today’s (Saturday 21 October) historic pursuit race, the Jonsson Cup hosted by Point Yacht Club. In recent years, the Flying Fifteens have been boasting a strong hold on the trophy, with Gregg Hurter being the last name engraved on the trophy. This year, [...]

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Point Yacht Club OktoberFest

13th October, 2017|Music, Other, Sport|

Harbour: Saturday 21 October Sailors and beer have been a historically good combination going back aeons, and this October getting in the spirit of things the Point Yacht Club will be hosting an OktoberFest on Saturday 21 October. After the success of the Beer and Bratwurst held earlier this year, the club’s legendary resident chef, [...]

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Point Yacht Club Wrap Up Day One Port Captain Sprints

2nd October, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: Sunday 1 October It was a gentle start to the sailing season with champagne sailing conditions greeting the fleet for the first day of Point Yacht Club's Port Captain's Sprints that took place on Sunday in the bay. The majestic yacht, Bellissima helmed by James Goss, glided across the finish line first. Only two [...]

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Point Yacht Club Sailing Calendar Announced

26th September, 2017|Sport|

2017 / 2018 Summer Sailing Season The Rear Commodores of Point Yacht Club have been hard at work getting the 2017 / 2018 Summer Season Sailing Calendar ready for the season. On the tail end of a hugely successful Bart’s Bash in the bay, October sailing gets cracking with the bigger chaps raring to go [...]

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Wrap Up for Point Yacht Club’s Bart’s Bash

18th September, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: Saturday 16 September Jethro Brophy-Tintinger stormed to victory in this year’s Bart’s Bash that took place ahead of the big blow on Saturday. Sailing on his Hobie 14, this is the second time in the four year history of Bart’s Bash, the Glenwood High School lad took line honours in the Durban leg of [...]

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Point Yacht Club Wrap up of Opening Cruise and upcoming Bart’s Bash

13th September, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: Sunday 10 & 16 September A fabulous flotilla of 30 yachts participated in the 2017 / 2018 Summer Sailing Season Opening Cruise hosted by Point Yacht Club this past weekend. A feast of vessels of all shapes and sizes floated past the dignitary boat in a traditional sail past, where Greg de Beyer, Commodore [...]

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World Champions, Benji And Alex Share Their Adventure With Durban Sailors

6th September, 2017|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Zhik 29er Worlds Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, California: 31 July – 5 August Two phenomenal talents collided in an impromptu pairing that resulted in the title of 29er World Champion last month. This past weekend, a packed room at the Point Yacht Club heard the journey of Benji Daniel and [...]

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Durbs: can you handle all the heroes?

4th September, 2017|Sport|

The Color Run is back! In 2017, it’s bringing The Superhero Tour to Durban’s shores. Strap on your capes – it’s gonna get colourful. 4 September 2017 – The Happiest 5K on the Planet is back in Durban this October… but this year, you’d better pack your superpowers because the city’s superheroes will be challenging [...]

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Opening Cruise for the Summer Sailing Season 17 / 18

3rd September, 2017|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Sailing Season 2017 / 2018 Spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and Durban is hotting up, Durban’s sailors are set to come out of their short winter hibernation and kick off the Summer Sailing Season with the Opening Cruise organised by Point Yacht Club on Sunday 10 September. Boats of [...]

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‘Maritzburg overcome by excitement ahead of The Color Run

28th August, 2017|Sport|

Following the resounding success of The Color Run ‘Martizburg’s inaugural event in 2016, 2017 brings The Superhero Tour to KZN’s capital city. 28 August 2017 – This season, The Color Run and its headline sponsor Capitec Bank, will bring something more than a single day’s worth of fun to its fans. The Superhero Tour aims [...]

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Interview with goalkeeper for St John’s DSG, Amanda Khumalo

20th August, 2017|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls Hockey Challenge “When someone is charging towards me, my heart instantly does a little jump, but then I remind myself that I can do this.” And do this she can! Matric pupil, St John’s DSG’s Amanda Khumalo is completely composed and confident as the last line of defence for her first [...]

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Classy Run For Kesa Molotsane at Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10 km Challenge

20th August, 2017|Sport|

Kesa Molotsane (KPMG) had a classy run in the inaugural Grand Prix series of the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge on Sunday, August 20 winning in a convincing time of 34.21, followed by Rutendo Nyahora (Nedbank) in 34.34 and Irvette van Zyl (Nedbank) in 34.37. In the penultimate race on the SPAR Grand Prix, the [...]

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