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28 Jan 2011

Traders @ The Bay Food & Wine Market

Traders @ The Bay Food & Wine Market

Visit The Bay Food & Wine Market Facebook page, to view some of the produce on offer at The Bay Food & Wine Market.

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28 Jan 2011

8 metre wave hits inflatable trimaran

8 metre wave hits inflatable trimaran

Taken from nsri.org.za:

Sea Rescue – Hout Bay – 27 January, 2011: Inflatable Trimaran escorted into harbour.
Four Russian sailors sailing the inflatable trimaran TriEnergyDiet were escorted into Hout Bay harbour by NSRI Kommetjie and NSRI Hout Bays rescue boats after they took enormous waves over the bow of their inflatable trimaran at Outer Komm, near Kommetjie, in up to 40 knot gusting winds.

Two of the sailors had been washed overboard when they took an 8 metre wave over the bow but on the NSRI’s arrival on-scene it was confirmed that they were all safe aboard their yacht, not injured, and refused any sea rescue assistance.

After eye-witnesses on-shore reported the incident, claiming that the inflatable craft appeared to have been swamped by waves, a full-scale sea rescue operation was launched and sea rescue craft from NSRI Kommetjie and NSRI Hout Bay responded.

“We knew it was them,” said NSRI Kommetjie deputy station commander Tom Coetzee, “the NSRI has been monitoring their progress since they departed Durban and yesterday NSRI Agulhas and NSRI Hermanus were placed on alert after the sailors reported to have encountered adverse weather. They decided to press on through the night reaching Simonstown in early afternoon and deciding to attempt to continue on to Table Bay in Cape Town.
“On arrival on-scene they refused any assistance from us and they sailed comfortably into Hout Bay harbour where they were met by the Hout Bay Yacht Clubs hospitality.

Brad Geyser, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said that the sailors will effect repairs to their yacht, possibly continuing onto the Royal Cape Yacht Club, before continuing on their voyage which we believe to be Namibia and then Brazil.
“Coming around Cape Point this afternoon they were doing about 20 knots before deciding to rather make for Hout Bay harbour (abandoning attempts to get to Table Bay) but it appears they came in on the inside of “Outer Komm”, a well known surf spot and renowned for its big swell caused by a reef, and that’s where they ran into some difficulties. They were getting close to being washed ashore before sea rescue craft arrived on-scene but they were quite obviously determined not to accept help so we escorted them for safety and they sailed in comfortably unassisted”, said Brad.

They are attempting a circumnavigation record in an inflatable Trimaran.

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27 Jan 2011

Hout Bay also has wind, and lots of it!

Video by LetsGoDusen…

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25 Jan 2011

Have you lost a bunch of keys on Hout Bay beach?

Have you lost a bunch of keys on Hout Bay beach?

Have you lost a bunch of keys on Hout Bay beach? Contact Hout Bay Watchcon 021 790-9333.

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24 Jan 2011

IY and Hangberg are stealing Hout Bay!

IY and Hangberg are stealing Hout Bay!

This letter was sent in by a Hout Bay resident “Fed-up Frank”, who by the tone of his voice is very despondent with the situation in Hout Bay:

Dear 790Tv,

Hout Bay is being stolen by Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg!

I moved to Hout Bay for all the reasons everyone else does, mountains, beaches, tight community in a big city etc. I have lived  just off Empire Avenue for the past 5 years, and am  fed up with the crime in Beach Estate. Of all the “sectors” in Hout Bay, Beach estate is by far the most vulnerable. The families are generally less well off than other areas, and as a result are not as well secured as others. No fenced off estates, no booms and plenty of escape routes for criminals.

Here is a breakdown of the robberies that I have experienced at my residence all on separate occasions:

– 3 Wetsuits stolen from my garden

–  full garden funriture set

– 2 car radios

– 1 bicycle

– 4 wheels and tyres stolen from car, left to stand on bricks

– Side mirrors smashed off car

– Found a women in my house holding my cellphone and wallet, with whom I was willing to press charges against, but I was never contacted and found her 1month later sitting on my curb.

-Video camera “fished” out of a Trellidoor-ed window

It is not outsiders who are acting here, but rather local people living in IY and Hangberg. I have daily interactions with people looking for work, bread or “20 bucks”. I have become so suspicious of everyone, that I tell them all to “go away” with little or no compassion anymore.  I hope people from IY and Hangberg see this letter, as positive members of this community they should stamp out crime. Whether it is stealing car radios or crayfish the greater should not allow this, after all criminality is always a “small minority”.

As the crime rate rises in Hout Bay, the empathy for the squallor that people in IY and Hangberg is becoming less.  Illegal activities should be stamped out, whether it is poaching or backyard dwelling. Emigration is a natural phenomenon, if there is no space or work, people should move on…

Thanks,

Fed-up Frank

(http://790tv.co.za does not necessarily support the views of the anonymous entry, however we do support freedom of speech)

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