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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 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sailing report for June 2014

Sailing has quietend down a lot in the past month due to the onset of winter and either too much or too little wind. The school exams also had a big influence on Sailing activity. We only had one day’s sailing in the entire month. This was on the Sunday 22nd of June. We had a near perfect wind and 3 races were sailed. Chris Naude and crew Meghann Naude managed a spectacular capsize and after righting and repairing the boat Chris managed to sail only the 3rd  race. Team Naude missed the first 2 races due to their capsize.…

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Dive Section Report for May 2014

Well a few positive things have recently happened with diving. The first is we’ve actually gotten in the water all be it with mixed results but a lot of fun was has and qualifications gained. We have also taken a decision to find some space at the club to put in a compressor and some dive equipment which will be made available to the section members to use and will also be used to generate some revenue for the section by renting equipment out to non members or non section members and charging them for cylinder fills. We will also…

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Sailing report for May 2014

The last few weeks has been fairly quiet on the sailing scene as far  as regattas are concerned. I can however report on our club league. Club sailing  on the 10th of May. A training session was held and Tammy and Sanmarie, Anke and Lea, Marco and Martin and Meike Prenzel were on the water and Rob Holden was coaching them.  An invigorating 15 knot north westerly was blowing. On the 11th we had  a 11 knot north westerly and we had 8 boats on the water. We had a beach start and sailed twice around the island. Also in…

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Boating report – May 2014

As a boating community we are now in our winter recess and did not have any events scheduled during the last month.  We will use the next 3 months to review our boating activities of the last season and also consider the way forward as a boating community. Our AGM will take place in 2 months’ time and it is during this meeting where we hope to get input from our members regarding competitions, affiliations, conservation, and the like. Specific agenda points for May meeting: All coastal’s nationals (July 2014) SA KAMPIOENSKAPPE SENIORS/VETERANE 14- 21 FEBRUARIE 2015 Ons verwag 160-170…

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Sailing report April 2014

Sailing has had quite a busy month kicking off with match racing on the 29th of March. We used 2 Hobie dragoons and divided 20 sailors up in 10 teams and two fleets. Piet Smit and his crew Marco Moolman from Sao Bras ended first in the gold fleet. Second were Tammy Holden with a double crew, Meghann Naudé and Abigail Sweeney. This was a rather special team in that Abigail is only 11 and Meghann is only 7 years old. In the silver fleet Joppie Naudé and Marc von Schutz ended 1st with Juan du Plessis and Reawon ending…

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