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Functions at Yachtport SA

The end of the year is only a few weeks away. Everyone already has that holiday feeling. Why not have a end of the year function at Yachtport SA to thank all your hard working staff for a great 2014. We have set menus or if you prefer a few tasty platters or other warm prepared meals, come and visit us and see what we have to offer.

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'November Tip of the month'

Buckets

A skill that appears very simple but can cause real problems is collecting a bucket of sea water whilst under way.

 

The first step is to ensure the bucket is firmly tied to the boat with a long lanyard.

Then is should be swung forwards in an arc that will ensure it lands upside down, as the boat catches up with the bucket is should have filled, and be ready to be retrieved.

Whatever happens, the bucket must be removed from the water as is passes the person handling the painter. If it is not, they will be towed very rapidly down the deck, causing injury or at the least damaging the bucket.

Like most sailing skills this is one that is best practised when the boat is stationary or moving slowly first.

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News for October'14

October started really slow, everyone still in hibernation. But as we near the end of October and the beginning of the silly season, we are really starting to get busy. 

We had a lot of visiting boats during this time, and here are a few of them. Please remember to book your space in advance to avoid disappointment, we are filling up quickly. 

 

We again had the privilege to have Eve with us for some tender love and care. After she was given a nice new coat of paint, she was ready for the summer.

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Yachtport SA also found Nemo. All the why from Angola. When all the hard work was done, he also looked as good as new.

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Blue Flag Status 2014-2015

The latest Blue Flag awards function was held on 7 October 2014 at Theesen Island in Knysna. Yachtport SA is proud to be awarded this Blue Flag status for the third consecutive year. The award was handed over by Minister of Toursim - Mr. Derek Hanekom. Yachtport SA are once again proud recipients of this international award after being one of the first marinas to be recognised for Blue Flag status in Africa.

The Blue Flag is an international certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) for a beach or marina that meets its stringent standards.

The Blue Flag is a trademark owned by FEE which is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation consisting of 65 organisations in 60 member countries in Europe, Africa, Oceania, Asia, North America and South America.

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December is around the corner

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This time of the year we all make our plans for the festive season ahead. Whether we want to have a nice Karoo holiday or one filled with white beaches and blue waters. 

Come and visit us at Yachtport SA in Saldanha and have a nice relaxed festive season on the water. We are a few kilometers away from popular hang outs around the West Coast. Paternoster, Langebaan, Velddrif to name a few.  Cape town is an hours drive if you want to visit the V&A waterfront or make a turn at the top of Table Mountain.

Bring your boat and don't forget the family. Space is limited. 

Come and have a light lunch with a cold beer.

For more information, call us or fill in our enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.   

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