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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.

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LATEST NEWS

THE IMMIGRANT

The Immigrant, by Lindani Mchunu, RCYC Academy Elon Musk is from South Africa, he grew up in Pretoria to be exact. Steve Jobs’s, biological Father…

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Stormvogel, by Liesl King As mentioned before, I try very hard not to write about people I am in awe of.  And Cornelius (Kees) Bruynzeel,…

LADIES RACE | MAY 2021 | PHOTO GALLERY
RCYC ACHIEVES LEVEL 3 B-BEEE

RCYC received its official Level 3 B-BEEE certification this week.  Our overall score is 91.71 out of a 100, with high scores in the following…

MEET THE TEAM

Meet RCYC Sous Chef Justin Zietsman. When RCYC Sous Chef Justin Zietsman is not in the kitchen, he is on the beach. Usually with a…

SAILING UPDATE

Can you believe we are almost half way through April?  This year seems to be flying along, many say April and May are the most…

PORT ACCESS CARD RENEWAL

Access permit now online. Transnet National Port Authority  (TNPA) has upgraded their Inter Port Management System and all Club members will be required to renew their Port…

Cape2Rio Race 2023 signs a partnership agreement with the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation

The Royal Cape Yacht Club in association with the Iate Club do Rio de Janeiro are proud to announce the signing of a ground breaking…

SAILING NEWS

Sitting down with Irvine Laidlaw, by Liesl King. Irvine Laidlaw is an icon of Cape Town sailing.  He sponsored the Cape Fling regatta for eleven…

SAILING & EVENTS UPDATE

When you receive a message like the one below  - it certainly reaffirms the decision to hold a race in not so perfect weather conditions.  …

OCEAN SKILLS SUMMIT

The report, by Lindani Mchunu. One of the most surprising moments of my life has to be my time working here at the Royal Cape…

ROOKIE DIARIES

A middle distance race to nowhere, by Liesl King. There seems to be a general misconception that sailing catamarans are only designed for blue water…

CAPE2RIO 2023 – SHIPPING FROM USA, AUSTRALIA, NORTHERN EUROPE & THE MED

Peters & May,  preferred logistics supplier to the Cape 2 Rio Yacht Race 2023  recently expanded the shipping options for yachts wishing to arrive in Cape…

SAILING & EVENTS UPDATE

6th March (Sat) Double Handed Race 2 start 14h00 – sign up by emailing Sailing Office 10th March (Wed) Twilight Series Race 6 13th…

SUNK BY A WHALE

Sunk by a whale – Staying alive in a life raft (Part 3). At 83 Jennifer Webb, the last remaining crew member of the ill-fated…

SAILING OFFICE

The Medium Distance Race generated a lot of interest with 44 entries. It is a pity the wind did not match the enthusiasm of the…

CAPE TO ST HELENA RACE

Cape to St Helena. Following the postponement of the 2020 event and with the start date being moved to the 26th December 2021, we contacted all…

SAILING & EVENTS UPDATE | FEB 19

All our events require social distancing to be adhered to at all times. Covid regulations apply. No prize giving. Winners will be published on Social Media,…

Cape2Rio Race 2023 | IRC Rating Certificates

The Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town, South Africa are pleased to announce that yachts with a valid ORC and ORCi rating certificate can also…

SAILING OFFICE

With the Covid numbers dropping we made a return to Twilight sailing on the 3rd of February. There were good numbers of boats on the…

SUNK BY A WHALE

Sunk by a whale – Life in a life raft (Part 2), by Gordon Webb. This is the story of Pionier, an entrant in the…

ACADEMY NEWS

Race to Rio, by Lindani Mchunu The Royal Cape Yacht Club Sailing Academy was formally established in 2012. The motivating factor was removing the barriers…

SAILING DIARY

Trips to shore, by Nichelle Swanepoel I am sitting in the cockpit, the sun on my back, slightly warming my cheek and neck on the…

SAILING & EVENTS UPDATE | FEB 5

6 Feb (Sat) – Cape 31’s Race Day 12h00 Start 9 Feb (Tues) National Pizza day - buy three pizzas and get the cheapest one…

SAILING UPDATE

    Date change for Mykonos Offshore 2021 For most of us the Mykonos Offshore is the favourite event of the year. Rather than cancel,…

SUNK BY A WHALE

“Fifty years ago on the 27th of January, Pionier and her crew of five were almost halfway to Rio. Sailing well, they were lying third…

IN MEMORIAM

Remembering Bob Fisher. Bob Fisher, the larger-than-life yachtsman, journalist and author crossed the bar peacefully on January 25 surrounded by family. He was 85. Three…

CAPE2RIO 2023 NEWS

ADRIAN KUTTEL BECOMES FIRST SINGLE-HANDED CAPE2RIO 2023 ENTRY The name Kuttel is not a new one in the world of local and ocean racing circles,…

INSPIRATION

Something Inspirational for Christa. Our Functions Manager, Christa Badenhorst, wrote an email last week requesting each department of the yacht club to write a piece…

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