Introduction

PaddlingAt the 2013 AGM the HPC section was officially accepted by the club. This section promote all  aquatic sport, where human power are required to move a craft in the water eg. sea kayaking, surf ski paddling, kayak fishing and also hopefully in the future SUP boarding, as well as rowing.

We responsible to manage the club small craft rack , where we can currently accommodate more than 50 crafts. Storing your craft in the rack within meters of a easy launch from the beach next to the club, is really convenient.

Week mornings at 06:00 we have a sea kayaking exercise session, where every one is welcome!

Our Rack
Accessible paddle craft space in our rack

We, have limited space forcing us to introduce a point system to improve the accessibility of your regularly used crafts. We tried to promote regular activity of crafts in the rack . Craft Rack Application Form

  1. Craft made available for paddling development by their owners, will automatically have preference, as long as the section have a active sport development activities

  2. The craft will earn one point every time its used, to motivate regular use

  3. The craft earn one point, every month that its used, to promote craft  use throughout the year.

  4.  Previous committee members earn 1 point per month, as a thanks for their service to the club.

Latest Paddling News

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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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…

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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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