The False Bay Yacht Club was founded in 1958 and moved into its present clubhouse
in 1984. The modern clubhouse and marina facilities are situated centrally in the
historic naval village of Simon’s Town. The town and Simon’s Bay, in the South Western
corner of False Bay, were named after the Dutch Governor of the Cape Simon van der
Stel, who in 1741 had identified the bay as the preferred winter anchorage for visiting
False Bay Yacht Club’s marina is one of only two marinas in the Western Cape, South
Africa to have been awarded ‘Blue Flag’ status. Blue Flag status indicates that the
marina is clean, safe and secure, and adheres to international safety and tourism
Visiting international and local cruising yachts are most welcome and vessels up
to 22M (±20 Tons) can be accommodated on either swing moorings or walk-on marinas.
Looking forward to 2014, the False Bay Yacht Club has an events calendar which would
be the envy of most yachts clubs worldwide.
Over the Easter long weekend FBYC will be hosting the BRASS BELL Easter fun regatta
for Keelboats and the Southern Charter WC Dinghy Championships.
In August FBYC, as the defenders of the Lipton Challenge Cup, will be hosting the
2014 Lipton Challenge. This prestigious one design regatta is sure to attract competitive
teams from more than 30 of the top South African sailing clubs.
The annual INTASURE sponsored Spring Regatta, which is hosted in September, is regarded
as the premier offshore keel boat regatta and regularly attracts a field of more
than 60 entrants.
In December 2014 FBYC will once again be host to the GOVERNOR’S CUP competitors before
they set off on their race to the remote island of St. Helena some 1700nm of fast
The activities of the club are regarded as a major tourism asset for the South peninsular
area and significantly contribute to the economy of Simon’s Town.
The club is going from strength to strength, total membership is around 1000, the
facilities are unparalleled in South Africa and continue to improve. The False Bay
Yacht Club may be 55 years old but it is vibrant, progressive and innovative – the
envy of all that visit this haven.
False Bay Yacht Club King George’s Way, Simon’s Town, Western Cape, South Africa PO Box 45, Simon’s Town, 7995 Tel +27 21 786 1703 Fax +27 21 786 3925 General Manager :
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