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 at 2015, the False Bay Yacht Club has an events calendar which would be the
envy of most yachts clubs worldwide.
Over the Easter long weekend in the beginning of April FBYC will once again be the
host club for the final event in the Southern Charter Grand Slam Series and this
incorporates the WC Dinghy Championships.
Over the long weekend ending on Monday the 27th April FBYC will be hosting the BRASS
BELL freedom of False Bay Regatta for keelboats.
The annual INTASURE sponsored Spring Regatta, which is sailed in September, is regarded
as the premier offshore keel boat regatta in South Africa and in previous years attracted
a competitive entry of more than 80 keelboats across the various classes.
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 :
click on event logo icon to visit the event website