The Port Owen Yacht Club Opening Cruise takes place on Sunday 17 September 2017, with the celebratory dinner the night before.
Please see the "Upcoming events" page for details of the cruise ceremony, and the "Menu" page for details of the dinner.
Everyone is welcome to join in this happy event!
SAS Sailing events 2017 to 2018
Please click on the following links to obtain information:
SAS Inshore sailing circuit 2017 to 2018
SAS INSHORE CIRCUIT 2017 - 18.pdf (523.02 kb)
SAS Offshore Sailing circuit 2017 - 2018
SAS OFFSHORE CIRCUIT 2017 -18.pdf (669.64 kb)
SA Racing Keelboat Championships Circuit 2017 - 2018
SA Racing Keelboat Champs Notice of Race 2017-8_ver 101.pdf (214.30 kb)
Yachts from Port Owen rafted up in Slippers Bay, St Helena Bay, yesterday. Below are 2 photos:
The Club caters for all types of sailing activity. While typical keelboat sailing is the mainstay of the Club, dinghy sailing is actively gaining momentum.
The Club has a number of annual trophies that are sailed for and on average two race weekends per month are arranged during the sailing season.
Various overnight events are also arranged where the participants overnight in one of the anchorages within the bay.
The Club also presents and hosts the annual West Coast Cruise which caters for a max of 40 yachts and cruises along the West Coast between Dassen Island and Port Owen. The event started in the late 70s and is still South Africa's premier cruising event.
For more info on the West Coast Cruise see the News page.
Dinghy sailing principally takes place within the river although the Club has hosted the Dart 18 catamaran, Western Cape Championships as well as the National Championships offshore from the beach at Laaiplek.
The Club has a couple of dinghies for use by members and hosts two dinghy events per year. The first is the annual, Great Berg River Race where the competition is between our neighbours the Velddrif Yacht Club and ourselves. Although the racing is competitive the emphasis is on fun and fellowship between the two Clubs. The race is unique in South Africa as the competitors must go under the road bridge which is to low to sail under so the yachts must be capsized and walked through. This causes fun and generally draws great spectator appeal. The race is organised by one or the other club each alternate year.
During the last weekend of January of each year the Club presents the Port Owen River Race. This is an open event for all Western Cape Clubs and again although the sailing is serious it is a fun event followed by a genuine West Coast Snoek Braai.
Please see the notice below, stating that the Notice prohibiting anchorage in the Kraalbaai, has been pended following further investigation.
Anchorage Notice - WCNP - 30 June 2017.pdf (119.69 kb)