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 ships.
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 standards.
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.
The annual INTASURE sponsored Spring Regatta, which is sailed in September, is regarded as the premier offshore keel boat regatta in South Africa and regularly attracts a competitive entry of more than 80 keelboats across the various classes. This regatta is sailed usually in the last week of September.
The activities of the club are regarded as a major tourism asset for the Southern Peninsula 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.