The Algoa Bay Yacht Club in the Port Elizabeth Harbor is a club with a proud history. Established in 1959, the club organises regular organised regattas and informal sailing events on top of being home to most of Port Elizabeth's yachting fraternity. I am sure Alan will pop into the comments section and add a few tit bits more.
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ABYC has hosted many International, National, Provincial and Local Regattas.
In the last five years ABYC has hosted two World Champs:
1. The Mirror Dinghy World Champs which saw an all female team win the Pre-World AND the World Championships for the first time ever.
2. The Hobie 16 World Championships.
The feedback from international sailors is that our Algoa Bay presents absolutely ideal sailing conditions with a perfect mix of weather.
As an example during the Mirror Worlds the sailors experienced conditions that saw the wind from all points of the compass, seas that were flat, with large uniform waves or troubled and wind from mild to strong.
Algoa Bay never fails to present ideal conditions to ensure that a worthy champion is selected over the period of a regatta.
Of course the setting is great, refreshments at club prices, visitors welcome and food on the deck a treat.
During our official organised sailing season, which starts in September we have Wednesday evening Sundowner Sailing - anyone interested in sailing can pop down at 5:00 p.m. and beg a ride.