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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The hottest field is expected for Sunday’s SPAR Women’s 10km race

15th August, 2017|Sport|

Pietermaritzburg: The Oval – Sunday 20 August The race is on for this weekend’s SPAR Women’s main event that takes place around Alexandra Park on Sunday morning. Back to defend her title is Gauteng’s Lebogang Phalula. Having completed the race last year in a dazzling time of 34.41, the second fastest time clocked in recent [...]

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Road Closures for the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10 / 5km Challenge

11th August, 2017|Sport|

Pietermaritzburg: Sunday 20 August Runners and walkers are gearing up for the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge, which takes place in and around The Oval in the picturesque Alexandra Park on Sunday 20 August. An expected 4,500 participants will be taking to the streets with both the 5km and 10km beginning at 8am. As this [...]

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Varsity College Awards Two Hockey Bursaries at SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Grand Finals

7th August, 2017|Sport|

The captains of Amanzimtoti High School and St. Anne’s DSG (Hilton) First Hockey XI, Phiwokuhle Myeza and Brady Wiseman, were recently awarded bursaries at the Grand Finals of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge to study at Varsity College in KZN. This is the second year running that Varsity College have partnered with SPAR [...]

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Durban’s Benji Daniel and his partner Alex Burger crowned World Champion

6th August, 2017|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Zhik 29er Worlds Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, California: 31 July – 5 August An astounding performance saw Durban’s Benji Daniel (16) and his team member, Alex Burger (21) from Cape Town crowned number one at the Zhik 29er World Champions. The newcomers were the absolute surprise package from start to [...]

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PYC’s Benji Daniels Charging At The Front At The 29er Worlds

4th August, 2017|Sport|

Point Yacht Club 29er Worlds Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, California: 31 July – 5 August The surprise package of South African’s Benji Daniel and Alex Burger are leading a highly competitive fleet at the 29er World Champs taking place in Long Beach, California. Consistency for this new pairing has been the formula for [...]

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Durbs: can you handle all the heroes?

4th August, 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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Point Yacht Club’s Band on the Bay

3rd August, 2017|Music, Sport|

Point Yacht Club PYC 125th Birthday Celebrations Band on the Bay: Wednesday 9 August A significant birthday deserves a memorable big bash, and to mark this momentous occasion for the Point Yacht Club’s historic milestone, the club welcomes one and all to join them at their party on Wednesday 9 August. Celebrating their 125th birthday, [...]

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Fatima showed determination and hard work ethic in their second SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge

1st August, 2017|Sport|

Our Lady of Fatima After a five year break, Our Lady of Fatima made their second appearance at the SPAR KZN School Girls Hockey Challenge Grand Finals where they ended off their superb efforts in fifth place. In the playoff for fifth, they met the ‘giant slayers’, King Edward High School from Matatiele who appeared [...]

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A Challenging Time on the Turf for Wartburg Kirchdorf

1st August, 2017|Sport|

Wartburg Kirchdorf School In their fifth appearance at the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, Wartburg Kirchdorf had a challenging time on the turf, earning themselves a seventh overall. Their first game kicked off the 2017 tournament where they went up against defending champions, St Mary’s DSG. St Mary’s got an early lead and didn’t [...]

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A Good, Solid Debut Performance for St John’s DSG.

1st August, 2017|Sport|

St John’s DSG Newcomers to the tournament, St John’s DSG had a phenomenal debut at the seventh SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge finishing off their first appearance with a fourth place. Having knocked out Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School, the only team to represent the Pietermaritzburg Central Region, the debutants had big shoes to fill, [...]

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Notching up their fourth Bronze, St Anne’s back on the podium for the fifth time.

1st August, 2017|Sport|

St Anne’s In an emotional send off, St Anne’s played their hearts out at the SPAR KZN School Girls Hockey Challenge. The Grand Finals was Saints last appearance under the careful guidance of former SA Men’s coach Carlos Pereira who is leaving our shores to take up a post in Holland. Pereira’s girls did him [...]

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