Introduction
Boating

“How does one define a MBYBC boating member?” Well the answer is quite simple, all boating members have one thing in common … and that is that they all believe that “a day spent on the water is much better than a day spent on land!”

The Boating (and Angling) section of MBYBC consists of the members who operate powered water crafts from the MBYBC club grounds. Not only does the club offer a safe and well-kept slip, it also boasts a wash bay and secure parking facilities for your boat and trailer within the club grounds.

As a boating member, you have access to the pristine waters of Mossel Bay, and on your return you can share stories of the day while enjoying the atmosphere at the Bar or under the trees while your fire is getting the party started. For those with a competitive spirit you can take part in the annual deepsea angling competitions which run on a regular basis which is always a source of fun. Clearly the range of boating activities is endless and one can pick and choose to your heart’s desire. 

Requirements to operate and launch watercraft/s @MBYBC
  • Before launching
    • Both boats and Jet Ski’s are required to sign the launch register before heading out to sea. The register can be found next to the Office Manager’s door (outside). The register must be completed in full with all details required entered.

  • Jet Ski

    Since the law changed in 2007 and was implemented from March 2009 all vessels are regulated by SAMSA (South African Marine Safety Authority) as follows:

     

    • Any vessel from 15hp or greater must comply with safety regulations and have the applicable skippers ticket

    • You must have a Certificate of Fitness (COF) for your craft – RENEWED ANNUALLY through an appointed agent.

    • You must have a Certificate of Competence (COC) for you the skipper. The COC is obtainable through a SAMSA authorised agent and does not need to be renewed annually but you can upgrade to a higher certificate.

    • You must have a buoyancy certificate for your craft (minimum 30% buoyancy issued by SAMSA appointed agents)

    • The regulations are policed and enforced by SAMSA agents and the water wing police and you will be checked at clubs and launch sites

    • To use a Jetski at sea: Just like any other craft your Jetski category will depend on its construction (must be over 3 metres) and you must have the relevant safety equipment for that category

  • Boating

    Most vessels that launch from MBYBC fall within the following 3 categories:

     

    • Category C (15 nautical miles)

    • Category D (Operating less than 5 Nautical Miles from shore)

    • Category E (Operating not more than 1 Nautical Mile from shore)

    Please remember: Although your skippers ticket might give you permission to fish at 15 nautical miles, if you have a boat in REGISTERED in Category D YOU MAY ONLY FISH IN WATERS WITHIN 5 NAUTICAL MILES.

     

    • You must have a Certificate of Fitness (COF) for your craft – RENEWED ANNUALLY through an appointed agent

    • You must have a Certificate of Competence (COC) for you the skipper. The COC is obtainable through a SAMSA authorised agent and does not need to be renewed annually but you can upgrade to a higher certificate.

    • You must have a buoyancy certificate for your craft (minimum 30% buoyancy issued by SAMSA appointed agents)

    • The regulations are policed and enforced by SAMSA agents and the water wing police and you will be checked at clubs and launch sites

     

Latest Boating News

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.

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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…

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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…

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From the Office:

The Holiday Season is upon us and a very busy time lies ahead for us all. Our patience is going to be sorely tried and tested. Fortunately, our Personnel have great potential and we know they will rise with ease to the occasion and once the holiday season is over we can all still look each other in the eye with pride. The following rules, dates and times must please be adhered to, to allow for efficient running of the Season: Please be friendly and tolerant towards the guards at the gate, remember they are just doing their job and…

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Commodores Report September 2015

The opening cruise was held on the 12th of September and was very well attended. The club was open to the public as usual and we received a lot of visitors on the day. Wind and sea conditions kept a lot of the younger less experienced sailors off the water but safety is as always the major consideration. The different sections are fairly active and the onset of summer and the good waeather of late is enticing members to spend time at the club. We will be discussing the upcoming season at the main committee meeting and will be setting…

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