Notice

Dear Member, For the past two years  the Committee has  done their utmost  to prevent the eviction of the Club from the premises which it has occupied for all these years but regrettably  we  must advise  that we  now  have to vacate the premises by the 31st January 2019. All our legal options have been  exhausted and with only half our members having renewed their membership we no longer  have the finances  to continue paying the rent after this date. The last trading day for the Club will be Sunday 13th January 2019 after which the staff will start packing…

MBYBC Court Case Feedback

  Dear Members. The MBYBC’s request for review was heard in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town on 2 March 2018. The Commodore attended the hearing and came back feeling positive about our case. Our Advocate presented a good case which was, in our opinion,  well received by the judges. The Judges will now consider all information placed before them before handing down their judgement. This will not happen immediately – it can in fact take up to a year.  We will keep you posted on any further developments. In the meantime the MBYBC is the legal tenant…

War on the Shore Kayak Fishing Competition

This competition is organised by the Western Cape Kayak Angling Club (WCKAC) who mostly launch their craft at Three Anchor Bay near Greenpoint.

This seems to have been the first “War on the Shore” as last year the event was cancelled due to bad weather – as far as I heard.

The event was to happen on Saturday 12 August 2017 and from the Southern Cape Kayak Angling Club (SCKAC) 5 representatives as well as an “impact player” who resides in Somerset West were to represent our region. Two from Oudtshoorn, one from Knysna and two MBYBC members namely Jacques Theart and Jauckie Viljoen.

Main Committee Report 2017

The 2016/2017 season has been one of very mixed emotions. High on everyone’s thoughts is obviously the situation with the lease. This is ongoing and is currently in a legal process so not too much can be said but I will expand a bit later in this report. The club is growing, during this season 89 new members joined the even with the lease cloud hanging over the club. This brings our membership to 617 paid up members. The sporting sections have been very active with provincial, national and world championships taking place from the club as well as regular pool leagues.

The Season 2016/2017

Dear members and friends of the MBYBC, We have come to the end of the “silly season” in Mossel Bay and we have had a chance to look back at the season to see how it has gone. This season has had the cloud of the lease hanging over it but in spite of this we have had an amazing season. The security and member’s access worked very well this year with the introduction of a private security company to monitor the gates, members were treated to a well-controlled club. The club grounds were kept in really good order by…

The Holiday Season

Hallo alle MBYBC lede, (English text below) Ons missie, hier by die klub, is om vir jul n vriendelikke en ontspanne atmosfeer te skep tydens jul besoek aan jul klub…sodat jul gou weer sal wil terug kom…en onthou hoe meer jul die klub besoek hoe vriendelikker en mooier raak die personeel… Die Vakansie Seisoen is op hande…en n baie besige tyd lê vir ons en vir julle voor…en ons almal se geduld gaan gereeld op die proefgestel word…maar gelukkig soos ek ons lede ken gaan ons die beproewing met gemak te bowe kom… Die volgende reels, datums en tye moet…

Human Powered Craft (HPC) Section Report – September 2015

September was as sad month for the HPC section with the sudden death of Danie Smit our previous rear commodore and the driving force behind the establishment of the HPC section.  Danie loved the sea and paddling and it was a sad but fitting occasion on Sunday 20 September when his wife Hester and a number of paddlers paddled out from the yacht club to strew his ashes in the sea where he used to paddle so often.  Danie will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.  Our prayers and thoughts are with his wife Hester and son Siegfried. Summer is…

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…

Human Power Craft Report – April 2014

HPC development , the morning exercise group The recreational paddlers paddle currently at least three mornings every week at 06:00. I have a broken wrist, but should be going by May , then we will have a trip every week morning at 06:00 I am also keen if there is interest to do a 05:00 trip , its only during December light at that time , the rest of the year it could be a bit unnerving to paddle in the dark. We normally paddle 6km on a trip. Any one is welcome to join us, its free, even non…

Human Power Craft – September 2013

On an early Tuesday morning, before work, a small group of enthusiastic MBYBC sea kayak – paddlers left with one double and one single kayak on our normal 6km paddle to Diaz and back. I know Mitch reef intimately and in the semi darkness we paddled in the direction of Seal Island to avoid the surf at Mitch and Ding Dang. I thought I heard whale sounds. Later I heard what sounded like waves against the Island far ahead and thought that I must have misheard the whale earlier.  Suddenly I found myself in the midst of lots of splashing…