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We are open, trading again and are delighted to welcome back our patrons, serving food and beverages. RCYC is Covid-Compliant to ensure the safety of our guests and staff: your temperature will be taken and your details recorded upon entry. Hand sanitiser is freely available throughout the venue and surfaces are sanitised after each guest. We would like to remind our members that the law requires you to wear a mask at all times and maintain your social distance. Our menu is available on this website or on Facebook for easy and safe reference.

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Trading hours: Sunday to Tuesday: 08h00 – 18h00
Wednesday to Saturday: 08h00 – 21h00

We thank you for your support and look forward to your company.

LATEST NEWS

PORTUGUESE DELEGATION VISITS RCYC

RCYC hosts a Portuguese delegation, by Liesl King Every year the Royal Cape Yacht Club receives funding from the Portuguese Ministry for our very popular…

ACADEMY NEWS

Hard sell by Lindani Mchunu. Often times one forgets how insulated one can be. You tend to forget about the world around you and all…

SAILING WITH RUSSELL VOLLMER

Russell Vollmer and the SV14, by Liesl King. Russell Vollmer is a long standing member of the Royal Cape Yacht Club, who has sailed most of…

SAILING NEWS

Upcoming events. Today see the start of the West Coast Offshore Race proudly sponsored by Novamarine and North Sails. This race was started by Rob…

CAPE2RIO

Introduction of the Race Committee. The Royal Cape Yacht Club would like to introduce the 2023 Cape2 Rio Race committee and its Race Director, Anthony…

ACADEMY NEWS

Hands by Lindani Mchunu.  I don’t know whether some of you are aware, but we have a longstanding relationship with “SeaLand”, a company that upcycles…

SAILING NEWS

This weekend we are running the Carpe Diem Race which starts at 13h00 from the bridge hut.  The course will be confirmed on the racing WhatsApp group…

ROOKIE DIARIES

A sail on the dark side by Liesl King. It had to happen eventually, I guess. I had avoided and side stepped the issue for…

A LIFE OF SAILING

The Aga Khan’s Race Week by Craig Middleton. During the SORC I met up with old friend Peter Bateman who worked for Bruce Banks Sailmakers…

CLUB NEWS

RCYC welcomes our new Lawhill students by Liesl King. Four years ago the Royal Cape Yacht Club decided to provide bursaries for two students to…

ACADEMY OFFICE

Tsiba by Lindani Mchunu On the 28th of October the Academy team went to the TSIBA Business Leadership School. We were invited to come and…

SAILING OFFICE

When the lockdown happened in March, our entire Sailing Calendar was thrown out of the window. After a few months of being confined to land,…

WE SAIL A COLD SEA

Sea Rescue on Savannah by Paul Morris. The water in the harbour is glassy and still. Anemometers atop masts turn lazily. I hope for a…

3 HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS ELECTED AT RCYC AGM

At the recent AGM held on the 18 of October 2020, three Honorary Life Members were were elected at the Royal Cape Yacht Club: David Alcock,…

JOHN LEVIN: RCYC’S NEW PRESIDENT

At the recent AGM held on the 18th of October, John Levin was elected as President of the Royal Cape Yacht Club.  John has spent…

ACADEMY NEWS

Dear Sam by Lindani Mchunu. We launched your dinghy the other day. I got to see your family for the very first time. I wondered…

SAILING OFFICE

Sailing news update 16 October 2020. Portugal Bay Race – this Saturday 17th October.  We have 45 boats on the water. Round Robben Island,  Start will be…

CRUISING ALONG

Knysna Rally 2020 by Paul Morris. The passage from Cape Town to Knysna can be tricky, not least because sailors have to round two of…

A LIFE OF SAILING

Sailing in the USA by Craig Middleton. After Rio, I assisted in the delivery of an American Yacht to Ft. Lauderdale in the USA.   On…

BOOK REVIEW

The Black Pearl – A Pirate Ship by Liesl King. This week’s book review is of The Black Pearl – A Pirate Ship, written by…

OPENING CRUISE 2020

Royal Cape Yacht Club celebrated their 2020 Opening Cruise on 3 October. The Opening Cruise was themed "Cape to Cuba” and boats and crew were…

SAILING OFFICE

Summer seems to be around the corner, as the South Easter has made herself known, hopefully here to chase those last few polar bears away.…

ACADEMY NEWS

The Canon by Lindani Mchunu. The Noon Gun.  Without fail in my city of Cape Town, the canon will go off at noon. We can…

IN MEMORIAM

In Memoriam – Gawie Fagan by Richard Crockett I cannot recall having ever met Gawie Fagan, yet I feel I know him well as he…

SAILING OFFICE NEWS

This weekend eight adventurous Cruisers will be heading off to Knysna, for what we hope will become an annual “Knysna Rally”.  With the current weather…

RCYC ACADEMY NEWS

RCYC Academy receives SAS accreditation The SA Sailing National Training Programme is delivered to the sailing public nationally via its network of Recognised Training Centres…

SAILING OFFICE

The First Among us by Lindani Mchunu Synopsis: A Khoi woman who worked as a domestic servant in the Van Riebeeck house and a translator…

AMARULA BLOG

The Wish by Peter Sherlock Zululand Yacht Club | Richards Bay | August 3 2019 The wind finally danced behind us with a swirl and a pause,…

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

The Royal Cape Yacht club maintains the historic description of the City as the "Tavern of the Seas”. It has a deserved reputation for its Hospitality to visiting yachtsmen. Since I first called in with Suhaili in 1966 on my way from India to the UK, I have called in many times and the friendliness has not changed in 50 years.

Sir Robin Knox Johnston

Cape Town is increasingly being acknowledged as the events capital of Africa, and I would like to thank the Royal Cape Yacht Club for contributing to this status

Patricia de Lille

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