Following on from the very successful 2018 edition of the West Coast Cruise (WCC), Port Owen Yacht Club and Saldanha Bay Yacht Club, in association with very generous sponsors, presented the 2020 edition of this iconic and uniquely West Coast event. Despite announcing at short notice that the 2020 cruise would indeed take place, a record 37 yachts (with over a 100 crewmembers) entered
Unfortunately, the tightening of COVID-19 restrictions over the holiday period resulted in several yachts withdrawing and also forced the organizers to cancel some of the social elements of the cruise. Nevertheless, the start, on 26 December, saw some 28 yachts and over 80 sailors lined up. The participants enjoyed five wonderful days of sailing in Saldanha Bay, Langebaan lagoon and up the coast, ending up at Port Owen on 31 December. Weather conditions were perfect and despite the restrictions imposed by “the level 3 lockdown” all the sailors agreed that it was a fantastic event.
We would like to thank our sponsors – without them this cruise could not take place.