What really went down in Point clubs dispute
IN AN ARTICLE that appeared on September 5, regarding the dispute between the Durban Undersea Club (DUC) and the Point Yacht Club (PYC), events were reported out of context.
In June 2016, the DUC chairman declared that should the PYC so wish, the DUC would vacate the PYC clubhouse without a problem. This is recorded in PWC (Point Watersport Clubs) minutes.
In Sept 2016, the DUC repudiated the management agreement. The DUC was in fact in breach, having never paid the PYC what it owed.
The DUC then asked to enter a new agreement with the PYC, without addressing what it owed.
The PYC refused and notified the DUC that no agreement now existed and it would therefore be moving back into its clubhouse.
The DUC threatened to interdict the PYC should it try to do so.
The PYC brought a counter-application to have the DUC removed.
The DUC waited a year until the court date of September 1, 2017, and began to move two weeks before.
They began to strip assets from the PYC club.
When challenged, the DUC agreed to cease removing assets until our auditors met and this was recorded in writing.
The DUC reneged on this agreement and gutted the PYC before the meeting.
The PYC subsequently agreed to the removal of assets paid for by the DUC, upon payment of its debt to the PYC. An amount was paid, however, the DUC removed what it had paid for as well as the PYC’s assets, equipment and furniture. The suggestion of “improvements” is far-fetched as the club was rendered unusable. The DUC claims some PYC statements to be defamatory. We invite the DUC to act if this is true.
CRAIG MILLAR Past commodore Point Yacht Club