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Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club, Western Cape, South Africa

The Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club is situated in the Western Cape at 22°8’28.11″ E and 34°10’44.96″ S, and is bordered on the one side by the Mossel Bay Harbour and on the opposite side by the stunning Santos Beach which has a Blue Flag rating. Due to the fact that our Club is north facing, the views from our deck overlooking the bay and the Outeniqua Mountains are breathtakingly beautiful.

The weather in Mossel Bay is claimed to be the second mildest in the world with only Hawaii reportedly experiencing more sun shine days than us. The MBYBC is the heart of the water sport fraternity, and  caters for the sailing, boating, diving and sea kayaking fraternity.

We have approximately 800 members who enjoy the following facilities:
  • Walk-on moorings

  • Some of the best sailing conditions found in South Africa – Many local & national championships are held here

  • Development sailing school. The MBYBC has an excellent sailing school which caters for the upliftment of the Town’s youth who would like to take part in this sport

  • The best slipway in the Garden Route area for the boating and fishing community

  • Free Wi-Fi connection available

  • The diving section has access to five reefs in the area, the best being a shore entry reef situated only 30 meters away from the MBYBC

  • The kayaking section experience some incredible sightings of Southern Right whales in winter and year round and they have encounters with dolphins, seals and the occasional turtle

  • The Café on the Bay Restaurant which caters for members as well as visiting yachtsmen, as well as functions, parties and weddings

  • First class braai & lapa facilities for the members and visiting yachtsmen

Every Wednesday evening Bingo is played and on Friday evenings the majority of the members hold their main social event where live music and lucky draws take place at the MBYBC.

Our aim is to promote sport in all the different disciplines and at the same time to do it in an environmentally friendly manner so that we can pass on a legacy of sportsmanship, friendship and a love of the environment to our future generations and to grow our club from strength to strength.

Our Sections

Boating Section

Sailing Section

Diving Section

Human Power Craft Section

Moorings Section

Social Section

Latest News

Sailing report February 2015

During February our sailors both junior and senior took part in two exiting regattas. The Hermanus Yacht Club hosted the third event in a four venue Series. The Southern Charter Grand Slam Series was held on the 31st of January to the 1st of February.  Or sailors were well represented and did very well. A lot of fun was had both on and off the water. On the weekend of the 14th and 15th of February our sailors took part in the Interclub regatta held at Knysna. Our sailors were defending champions of the interclub series but unfortunately things did…


Boating report Febuary 2015

It’s with great pleasure that I can say that we have hosted the South Africa Light Tackle Boat Nationals this past week and it was a success. 103 Anglers took part and 52 boats. Our Senior Team ended 3 overall and the Veterans team second. The Lady and Junior SA’s will be held in April and we hope that this will also be an event to be remembered. On the down side like always we had some members that were not happy that the club was reserved for the National and wanted to know how much and if SALTBAA has…


Sailing report December2014 / January2015

In December a number of sailors took part in the 2nd Southern Charter Grand Slam at Theewaters Kloof Yacht club. Our sailors did very well at this event and a lot of fun was had by all. MBYBC sailors received 2 gold medals, 4 silver and 5 bronze. Some of our junior sailors went up to the Vaal dam in mid December and took part in the youth Nationals. We also had our first Mossel bay Summer Holiday Series. The series drew disappointing numbers of sailors but a lot of fun was had by the guys who did take part.…


Mooring report December2014/January2015

December was the “perfect storm”  Passenger liners During the busiest part of the season we had hundreds of passengers disembarking on the moorings. Air Births We find that more and more Mooring Right Owners are using Air births. This has the effect that we have less births available for rentals. Even if the owner is not using his birth, we cannot place a rental on the birth as the Air birth is there. Dirt Bins Even though we have placed a notice to the effect, people are still throwing bait boxes and pieces of fish in the dustbin. This is…



The sailing section has had two club league sailing weekends in November. Wind conditions are slowly settling into the normal pattern for this time of year. Steady easterly winds bode well for this summer holiday season. We look forward to long lazy summer days spent sailing and socializing at the club. There have been no regattas in the past month but we are sending a team of sailors and their boats to the 2nd regatta in the Southern Charter Grand Slam series that is being held at the Theewaterskloof Sports Klub on the 6th and 7th of  December. At this…


Sailing Report October 2014

The sailing season started off with a huge regatta that was held at the MBYBC during the weekend of the 4th to the 6th of October. Weather conditions were excellent for sailing and sailors were severely tested on day one when they experienced fairly strong wind made worse by rough seas and big swells. Day two was better all round with day three seeing sailing cancelled due to a lack of wind. The regatta was part of the Southern Charter, four event grand slam and was considered a huge success by all concerned. The next venue is Theewaterskloof on 6th…


Sailing Report September 2014

On September the 14th  The official MBYBC opening cruise was held. We had 31 boats of all descriptions take part in the sail past. There was anything from sea kayaks and sailing dinghies to catamarans, keelboats and powerboats. The club was vibrant with members and visitors alike all having a lovely day out. The weather was exceptionally clear and sunny although there was hardly any wind. Sailors had quite a few problems whilst trying to sail past the Commodore who probably still has a painful right arm from holding it up for such a long time. On the 21st of…


Bart’s Bash Regatta held on Sunday 21st September 2014 @ MBYBC

On September the 21st 37 boats from the MBYBC took part in the Bartsbash, the biggest regatta ever. The Bartsbash was held to commemorate Andrew Simpson who died in a tragic yachting accident. This race had approximately 19 000 sailors taking part all over the globe. The wind and sea conditions were perfect for racing and a wonderful day was had by competitors and spectators alike. Our thanks go to Elfie Holden and everybody who assisted to make this such a big success at the MBYBC. Also a word of thanks to the Bartsbash team for their tireless efforts. For…


Sailing Report August 2014

At present there is not much to report on the sailing front. The official opening of the season cruise is to be held on the 14th of September and members are asked to encourage other members and non members to come and join in the fun. The annual sail past will be followed by the usual water balloon fight. We are thinking of having a inshore, spectator friendly “around the cans” race this year. This could perhaps add a new and exiting new facet to our yearly opening cruise. We also have Megan Robertson taking part in The Summer Youth…


Human Power Craft Report – July 2014

HPC first AGM  Our AGM will take place on 6 August 2014 @ 18:00 at the Lapa to have your say on possible changes to the rack, or not. And to decide who must represent your paddling interest at MBYBC. Currently there is only one nomination: Hanno Otto, he with his wife Sonja are owners of Trisport, professional events organisers based in Glentana. We (as the constitution required) gave 14 days notice of our section AGM, and the AGM date of 6 of August 2014 is again as constitution required 21 days before the MBYBC AGM. I, Danie Smit, will…