At Vogelvlei Yacht Club the focus is on amateur sailing. While the sailing season is jam-packed with regattas, club activities also include fun-filled events for the landlubbers.

Club House

The club house is the heart of VYC. Here we get together for braais, trivia evenings, themes parties, meetings and the odd game of pool; here we huddle together when gale force winds keep us off the water or the scorching sun chases us into the shade. The galley provides scrumptious meals on regatta weekends and something to whet the whistle after a long day on the water.

Sailing

Sailing is our passion and avid sailors of all ages scramble for their crafts at the slightest sign of wind. While the sailors do their stuff out there on the water, supporters watch from the bridge or from the shore to cheer them on. Our great supporting spirit won us the “Best Team Spirit” Award at MAC24 for the past 4 years! More…

Rescue and Safety

Two well-equiped rescue boats are on duty during regatta weekends, manned by thoroughly trained skippers and crew. Qualified first-aid officials and a well-stocked first-aid room ensure that medical assistance is at hand.

Camping

On regatta weekends, we open our gates to sailors from other yacht clubs. Camping space is available on the large lawn in front of the club house on a first-come-first-served basis. A new wind free camping area is also situated behind the ablution block and has wash up facilities for campers.

We only have 3 rules for visitors:

1) Bring your own drinking water
2) Take your garbage home with you
3) Have fun!

Overnight camping fees per night:

Adults (per person) R40
Children (per child) – 5 to 12 yrs: R20
Children under 5: Free

Fees will be collected by the duty officer.

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Caravan Sites and Boat Sheds

Caravan sites and boat sheds are available to permanent members. Names are added to a waiting list upon written application. To apply for a site or shed, or to obtain a list of available sites and sheds, contact the Sites and Sheds Portfolio Manager

VYC Caravan Sites Layout

VYC Boat Sheds Layout

Sites and sheds: a guideline to members

Weather Conditions

During summer, the prevailing south-easter provides the wind in our sails. With temperatures that can reach 40 degrees, sunscreen, a hat and lots of liquids are compulsory accessories. During the cold and rainy winter, sailing activities go into hibernation for a month or two.

Go to www.yr.no for a weather update.