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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.

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We are in our off season at present and there has not been any club sailing. The sailing school has however resumed lessons after the school holidays. We have approximately eighty children attending sailing classes on a weekly basis. We held our annual sailing AGM on Thursday the 23rd of July. I was pleasantly surprised at the numbers of members attending. A very good meeting was held and Jean du Plessis was chosen as the next Rear Commodore Sailing for 2015/2016. His committee are as follows: Secretary – Elaine Dannhauser, Keelboat rep – Jamie, Beach boat rep, Ross Murdoch and…



During June sailing has quietened down a lot. Conditions are mostly not good for sailing and the cold weather has kept our sailors of the water. We did however hold a race around the oilrig on Sunday the 14th of June. The sailing school has still been having their regular lessons but will be closing down for the upcoming schools winter holiday. As reported last month some of our sailors are going to take part in the Topper worlds that is going to be held at Lake Garda, Italy. This group have got their Visa ready and they will be flying…


Rig Race

On Sunday the 14 of June Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat club saw a sight that has been missing for a while. Five Keelboats joined in a race to sail around the newly acquired Oil Rig in the Bay, joining them were two Dart 18’s and our 420 ISAF Youth Worlds team. The race started with a slow pace at around 5 knots and the girls on the 420 took an early lead.  The waves built and as we got to the rig they were quite substantial and pushing us towards the Orca. Pieter de Villiers and Johan and Judy…


Sailing Report May 2015

Club league sailing took place on Saturday 16 May, We had 10 boats taking part and the results were as follows, Daleen Naudé finished first sailing a topper followed by Pieter de Villiers also on a topper. Third to finish was Wilhelm von  Schutz and Louis Mare on a GP14. Marco Moolman and Reawon October finished fourth sailing a 420. Sundays racing was cancelled due to there being no breeze at all. We have planned a  semi long haul for Saturday the 32th of May, weather permitting and normal around the can racing for Sunday the 31st. Other sailing news…



During the week of the fourth to the ninth of May 2015 the superyacht Fidelis visited Mosselbay. Residents were discussing this event everywhere you went. People were saying ‘Wow! Did you see the yacht? For those who might be interested, this is the yacht Fidelis, registered in the Isle of Man. Watch: Sailing Yacht Fidelis on You tube to see what this amazing vessel looks like under sail. Get the specs and view the stunning interior of this floating mansion.


Once again we are approaching winter and sailing has been slowing down as the weather becomes colder. The last regatta that was attended by our sailors was the final Southern Charter Grand Slam that was held at Simonstown in the early part of April. Our sailors encountered heavy wind and rough seas but nevertheless fared quite well. For more information and photo’s of this event go to  the Southern Charter website. Club sailing has been hampered by either too much or too little wind. We will soon be taking our annual winter break until the opening of the new season…


Development and Transformation Report

Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club Transformation In our High performance group that trains on Mondays there are two disadvantage teams. On the 420 is Marco Moolman and Reawon October, and on the Feva Elandre Oosthuizen and Deodorick Loots. Marco and Reawon are sailing a very technical boat and for them to improve they need to be on the water very regular. This however means commitment as they have to walk about 45min to get to sailing and back if transport could not be organised. This unfortunately means that there are many lost opportunities for training. Deodorick has some water…


Sailing report March 2015

Sailing has been going along well with two club sailing weekends that werefairly well attended. wind conditions were not perfect but a lot of experience was gained and a lot of fun was had. We took part in the inter school regatta that was held at George Lakes Yacht Club on the weekend of the 27th and 8th of March. We had eleven boats entered of which 7 were in the high school fleet and four in the primary school fleet. Our high school  team did well by finishing first overall. This was mainly because of the ecxellent results obtained…


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 February 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…