OPBC AGM 16 August 2017
The AGM was attended by about 50+ members on a really chilly evening.
New office bearers include; Donald Ballard was voted onto the committee for fishing, and Peter Bashford was co-opted to the committee in charge of the compound. Mark Botha will look after the kitchen/bar. Gal Chiles moved to the safety portfolio. The secretary and events portfolios remain empty.
It was a very positive AGM in that everybody had a chance to speak their mind and mostly everybody did, but by the end of the evening it was agreed by all that we all need to unite as members to make the club a better place and to really promote what the club is about, and that it is a boating club.
Thanks to all those who attended, and congratulations to the new committee members.
OPBC Annual fishing competition 4 th June 2017
We had a great and very successful Fishing Competition. We had at least 32 boats going out. As it was a ‘Open’ competition, we had at 5 different species being caught. Our prize
Boat prizes for heaviest 4 fish caught:
1st: Elf 2 followed by
2nd: Sword Fish and
3rd – GT
Heaviest fish in the competition:
Werner Booysen from Elf 2 for a Geelbek
1st: Kevin Morley (6.32kg)
2nd: J Heuer (5.82kg)
3rd: Kevin Coates (5.80kg)
Hennie van Niekerk won a prize for his Katonkel of 2.18kg
Heaviest Reef fish:
In the Hotties division it was tight with many hotties being weighed in.
Aron Van Sitter (1.72)
2nd Fanie Kriel (1.54)
3rd James Coates (1.36)
For Jacopeva, Noel came first, followed by Branon and 3rd, Peter Griffiths
1st: J Heuer (5.82)
2nd: Varne van der Smit for a Hottie (0.88)
1st: Sean Kavanagh (2.90)
2nd: James Coates (1.36)
The jetski prize went to Jeremy Johnson with a Yellowtail of 4.02
The prize for ugliest crew (with the most gees) went to Boeta and for the eager beavers, (first there, first in the water) went to the boat GT.
Also thanks to our sponsors:
The Boating Shed
Quiver Outdoor Gear
Children’s Day Saturday 3rd December 2016
2016 OPENING DAY CRUISE
What a great day. A record turn out of members ensured everyone enjoyed themselves. Even the weather played it’s part. A beautiful hot summers day. The opening cruise was unfortunately not that well attended but those who did attend, I am sure really enjoyed it. This is the only time jetski’s will be allowed into the harbour.
A huge thank you to Ridwa and LeighAnne from events, and whoever else helped on the day for the tremendous effort in the making the clubhouse so special. And of course, thanks to the braai masters.
To view the pics from the Opening Cruise, click here.
2016 Capestorm Oceana Surfski Challenge
This was the second running of the Capestorm Oceana Surfski Challenge. Building on last year’s event, we put in a lot of hard work that definitely paid off. A line of fantastic sponsors pulled through in fine form – Capestorm as headline sponsor, with Crossing Gear, Sea Land Gear, BALLO Sunglases, Holdfast and Revo Kayaks sponsoring additional podium and lucky-draw prizes. The paddlers (sufski and SUP) provided a mountain of support with over a 100 paddlers on the water! Even the conditions transpired to dish up a superb race.
With a brisk south-westerly, the conditions were perfect for a tough grind out to Clifton 4th: enough of a graft to appreciate the bumps on the trip home. A small swell pushed through onto Clifton 4th, but always enough to serve up a bit of carnage and entertainment.
The long course ran from Oceana to Clifton 4th (turning flag on the beach), around Fisherman’s Rock, around Barker’s Rock, and back to Oceana. Kenny Rice took the top of the podium with the cooking time of 1hr12 over the long course of 16km, followed by Kyle Friedenstein and Ian Black. The van Riet brothers snapped up first place in the doubles, followed by Rob Hart & Garth Watters, and Andrew Gillespie and Pete Jones.
Bianca Beavitt took top spot in the ladies, followed by Melanie van Niekerk and Kirsten Flanagan.
The short course ran from Oceana to Three Anchor Bay (around a turning flag on the beach) and back to Oceana. Both SUPs (a new and welcome addition to this event) and surfski’s competed over the short course distance of 6km. The ski podium comprised Antony Gabe; H Wailiz; and Michael MacLachlin. 13 SUP paddlers pulled in; Tom taking top spot, followed by Gary van Rooyen and Rory Smyth.
Prize giving, as usual, was no ordinary affair. Standard lucky-draws were interspersed with prizes that required a bit more effort: classic dance-off for a pair of BALLO shades (Jamie Jacobson took the claim over Gary Kroukamp with a spectacular rendition of Napoleon Dynamite’s routine); belly-flop comp (claimed by Anton Holtzhausen) and 20m breastroke sprint-off (dubiously claimed by Clyde ‘Skinny Cappuccino’ Arendse) for some lekker Sea Land Gear bags.
Once again, a huge thank you to all the sponsors and paddlers for supporting this event – fantastic to see the hard work pay off!! Onwards and upwards for 2017!
A big thanks also needs to go to Oceana Powerboat Club for providing the event facilities, assisting with the organisation, and selling much-appreciated boerewors rolls at the race finish.
Full race results can be found at www.oceanasurfski.co.za/results