CapeWest’s dignity saved by the Corona Virus

The annoucement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that all events with 100 or more attendees must be suspended may have been bad news for some organisers, but for CapeWest it was a blessing in disguise.

The Club was able to save face with sponsors and minimise it’s losses without having to inform sponsors that the modellers in the Western Cape has no interest in their own sport. Save for the 5 modellers who agreed to show their skills at the events, the rest of the modellers in the Western Cape were spared the embarrassment.

Chris Blackshaw, the CEO of Canal Walk Property Owners Association expressed his disappointment in the cancellation of the event of the 11th of April, saying that they really looked forward to the event at their facilities.

CapeWest is hopeful that more modellers will come forward, and join the eventing team to resume events of this nature in the second half of 2020.


Construction started at the Port of Radiovia

Construction of the breakwater and harbour wall at the Port of Radiovia has commenced despite fears that the COVID-19  Shutdown would affect production. The Contractor, Wurray and Roberts Construction Ltd, said there is no reason why the lockdown would affect them, as the harbour is at a scale of 1:48 and this makes the SARS-COV-2 […]

Rescue Challenge

CapeWest will be launching a Rescue Challenge in April May to compensate members for events cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis. The Rescue Challenge promises to be a lot of fun, and anyone with a Tug boat or Rescue boat can participate. The Challenge. Four Tugs/ Rescue Boats will participate in each challenge. Each Tug […]

CapeWest moves away from plastic membership cards

Whether you have a plastic membership card or a laminated paper card, you will never need one as a CapeWest Club Member. We are testing a new platform and will be issuing digital cards to all members, sponsors and friends of the club during the test phase. But there is more to the digital card […]

Why we use Telegram and not Whatsapp

Since November 2019, this website has been linked to a Channel on Telegram. Many people and clubs use whatsapp groups to communicate with members. Why do we not do the same? Firstly, Telegram allows for “channels” where whatsapp does not have this feature. A Channel is different from a group in the sense that you […]

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