Board Sailing at MAC
Mac windsurfing was founded in 1982 and consisted of a open class. Members had to complete a test and if unable to conform were banished to the south lake until they could sail well enough.Today it is the biggest Windsurfing club in South Africa.
It caters for the learner to the professional.The club has training equipment plus a simulator for learning. We supply learner boards plus you can hire equipment from various entity's nearby.It is considered one of the best windsurf places for slalom/formula and freestyle in the world with wind ranging from light to full blown gale force.
The large lawns with fresh tapped water make it a great place to wash off the salt from wave sailing which is about 5 minutes drive from the club at the legendry Sunset and Big Bay resorts where the conditions are great all summer long.Container space can also be rented for those who require their equipment to be housed in a safe environment.
The South African speed record was also set here at 77.7 km/h in 2002. The lake is considered as a very safe place to sail with rescue craft and personnel.
Milnerton Aquatic Club (MAC) wishes to express their sincere thanks to Brian Wilson, owner of Suntrax & Naish Kite & Wing-Foil South Africa (Importers), who kindly donated a brand new Compressor for the MAC Wingfoil Centre. This will be a huge asset & a necessary item for the Wingfoil Centre. Thank you for your generosity.
The rules are designed to be used in conjunction with the ISAF Funboard racing rules. These scoring guidelines have been designed to allow for the awarding of the club champion on an annual basis. The scoring has been done in such a way that the best sailor for the season should be club champion. A discard system has been implemented which takes cognisance of the fact that due to our “roll-over” system not everyone will be able to attend each event. It also caters for a certain amount of misfortune during the racing season. All weekend board sailing events held at MAC over a season will count toward the championship.
When a scheduled event cannot be run due to unfavourable weather conditions, it can be held over to a following weekend. We will endeavor to run at least one race per month. A consquence of this is that not all sailors can attend each event.
In order to facillitate the neccesary roll-overs required for running at least one event per month, a new discard system has been introduced which will allow sailors to miss two complete events out of every six. There will be a 1 in 3 discard per event and a 1 in 3 discard for the series. What this means is that in each case the races with the worst scores are discarded.
For the MAC club championship the results of all events are tabulated. Any individual missing a race will be scored equal to the last finisher + 1 for that race. The amount of discards allowed for the whole season will be equal to the sum of all the races divided by 3. Each individual sailors worst results will be discarded. The sailor with the lowest score will be deemed club champion. Where there is a tie in total points overall, the tie shall be broken in favour of: The sailor who has won the greatest number of events throughout the year. The sailor with the greatest number of first places, second … If there is still a tie the championship shall be shared. Only local sailors are eligible for the club championship.
Speed events should be separate from the slalom racing. The fastest sailor in a speed event should be recognised as such.
LEARN TO WINDSURF
Welcome to the Windsurfing Training Section of Milnerton Aquatic Club
- professional windsurfing training for beginners and advanced windsurfers
- perfect learning conditions in Cape Town (Rietvlei Nature Reserve)
- safe & flatwater conditions
- internationally qualified windsurfing instructors with overseas experience
- instruction in English, German or Spanish
- small groups and flexible course dates
- windsurfing equipment, wetsuit & life jacket included
- simulator training on shore, practical training in the water
- pre-requisite: You must be able to swim!
- 1 x 2 hours, usually on the weekends, in the mornings. This is just to see how it 'feels' to do windsurfing.
- 3 day course, usually on the weekends, in the mornings (3 x 2 hours). After this lesson, you should be able to sail in and out safely in light to moderate wind conditions. You will be able to rent out equipment and practice on your own.
One-on-One Lessons - Beginners & Advanced
- learn to windsurf or choose the move you want to improve, such as using the harness, footstraps, getting on the plane, water start, power jibe, duck jibe, 360, push tack, backwind jibe, monkey jibe, front loop etc. or learn any of the new school moves (heli tack, air jibe, etc.)
- simulator training and video-learning (if applicable)
MAC Windsurfing Training & Development
Phone: 076 893 1274
If you wish to store equipment in the club containers, please contact Dawn Pellicena on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have space in the containers please make sure that you are in your allocated racks.
Current fee for containers (2020/2021 season)
Additional R50.00 will be charged for a key
MAC is offering club equipment rental to its members.
This is an affordable service MAC provides to windsurfing novices and intermediate sailors who would like to continue practicing this sport without having to invest into their own equipment right from the start. As a MAC member you can practice on MAC's club equipment until you are ready to buy your own gear (hopefully more advanced).
All boards and sails are used and but are in good condition.
Sails will be rigged depending on demand.
Rental is possible only during office hours. The equipment can only be used at MAC.
Rental fee (season 2020/2021): R150 per hour (board, rig and power joint)
Should you be interested in renting club equipment, please feel free to contact the club secretary.
Should you have old windsurfing equipment you would like to get rid off, i.e. would like to donate to MAC, please let us know. It will be very much appreciated!
MAC 19 B RENTAL CONTAINER
|Boards||Model||Volume (l)||Size (cm)|
|1x||Starboard go||144||247 x 80|
|1x||F2 Stoke||126||250 x 67|
|1x||Starboard Isonic||117||233 x 68|
|1x||JP Super X||115||260 x 65|
|1x||F2 Chilli Freestyle||99||232 x 63|
|1x||RRD Rebound Freestyle Wave||93||na|
|Rigs||Various - will be rigged as needed||Size (sqm)|
|1x||North Sails Volt||5.3|
|1x||Neil Pryde Combat Wave||4.7|
|1x||North Sails Voodoo||4.0|
The simplicity of the equipment makes it very attractive for complete beginners or when travelling. Many advantages which for sure will seduce many people into this sport.
If you are interested in learning how to wingfoil, please contact
079 082 8833