Sailing at MAC


Brent Gray
Rear Commodore
082 443 9138

Michael Kavanagh
Management Representative
083 303 2863


Club Champs 2019

Download Sailing Instructions: MAC CLUB CHAMPS SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 2019

Club Champs 2018

Download Sailing Instructions: MAC CHAMPS 2018 SI - REV2

Junior Series 2017 / 2018

Download Notice of Race: JuniorNOR2017
Download Sailing Instructions: JuniorSI2017

24-Hour Challenge 2017

Download Entry Form: 2017 MAC 24 - Hour Entry Form
Download Notice of Race: MAC242017-NOR-2

24-Hour Challenge 2018

Download Entry Form: 2018 MAC 24 - Hour Entry Form (1) (2)
Download Notice of Race: MAC24nor2018 (2)
Download Sailing Instructions: MAC24si2018-new-new-



MAC 12 HOUR – 31 Oct 2020

31 October 2020 at Milnerton Aquatic Club
Enter here:
All sailors welcome – Non Members to send their vehicle registration to our MAC Office via e-mail by Thursday 29 October by 13h00 for free entry in the gate. E-Mail: office
Contact Michael for more info Ph. 083 3032863
Notice of Race can be found here:


Investing in your own boat


Dear Sailing Parent

We are delighted that you have chosen to support your child’s desire to learn to sail.

MAC has a fleet of Optimist dinghies, Laser Picos, an RS Feva, an RS Quba and a Topper Topaz, learn to sail boats.

The intended use of these boats is for new sailors to get a taste of sailing and learn some basic sailing skills. We also do not want to make access to boats an impediment to learn to sail, hence the boat rental fees are nominal.

However, once the love of sailing has been instilled and basic skills learnt, sailors are expected to become members of the club and the coolest family on the planet, South African Sailing as well as to consider acquiring their own boats, thereby making the club boats available for the next crop of new sailors.

We recommend the Optimist dinghy for sailors under 55kg and under 15 years of age. The RS Tera is another good option.

For heavier sailors who are under the age of 19 the Dabchick is a great boat.

A laser is a good option for single handed sailing for life with progression from the 4.7 rig to the Radial and Standard rigs as the child grows. It is also an Olympic boat.

The 420 is a great boat for learning double handed sailing skills and to learn to use a trapeze and symmetrical spinnaker. It is a pathway boat to the Olympic 470.

If you have the need for serious speed, the 29er is a great boat and pathway to the Olympic 49er. South Africa currently have a team campaigning for the Olympics in the 49er, Alex Burger and Denji Daniel.

If you have the desire and work hard the opportunity exists to compete in regional and national championships and to represent South Africa at World, African and European Championships.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to have a chat.


Axel Adelbert
South African Sailing Dinghy Instructor – SAS 121044T

I offer one-on-one dinghy sailing lessons (all ages) at the Milnerton Aquatic Club. Tuition is presented in accordance with the International Learn to Sail Training guidelines as prescribed by the World Sailing Association and South African Sailing (SAS).

Phone: 072 408 9431
More info . . .


Boat Park Layout - Download

Optimist Parking


OptimistMAC MembersDay Members
Half DayR150R200*
Full DayR200R300*
*Rental fee excludes Reserve entry and MAC day membership
Pico/Q'BAMAC MembersDay Members
Half DayR200R250*
Full DayR300R350*
*Rental fee excludes Reserve entry and MAC day membership
GP14/MirrorMAC MembersDay Members
Half Day--
Full DayR200R300*
*Rental fee excludes Reserve entry and MAC day membership
TopazMAC MembersDay Members
Half Day--
Full DayR500R650*
*Rental fee excludes Reserve entry and MAC day membership
RS FevaMAC MembersDay Members
Half Day--
Full DayR400R600*
*Rental fee excludes Reserve entry and MAC day membership





Monday 20 July 2020

At 19h00
An E mail has been sent to everyone which includes the online Zoom Link.

If you did not receive the E-Mail please can you contact Dawn in the MAC Office before 17h00 today.

Ph. 021 557 7090


Dear MAC Members

With Table Bay Nature Reserve opening tomorrow (Friday 17 July 2020), they have requested that all members to please have their membership cards available as well as their stickers on windscreens when entering the main gate.

The clubhouse is currently being deep cleaned and sanitized in preparation for their safety. Please note that the Clubhouse, Galley, Bar, Lounge Area, Patio, Braai & Pool is currently closed & that all members must wear their masks & adhere to social distancing.

NEWS FLASH: More exciting news to follow either later today or by tomorrow morning…..

Kind regards

Brian Webb

MAC Commodore

MAC AGM 2020/2021

Ahoy All Members,

Hoping you are all in good health and keeping well.

Due to current social gathering, social distancing, facility access and sanitization regulations stipulated in National and Local lockdown regulations, it is not possible to hold physical meetings at the club at this time.

The Management Committee (Mancom) have agreed that the meetings will be conducted in the digital space using “Zoom” the web-based video conferencing tool will be used to conduct virtual online meetings via the internet. How to join a Zoom meeting.

Invitations and access details to Section and Club AGM’s will be sent closer to the meeting dates.

Please see the AGM schedule and call for nominations below.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Schedule 2020/2021 Season:
A.G.M Sail – Monday – 20 July 2020 at 19H00

A.G.M. Power – Tuesday – 21 July 2020 at 19H00

A.G.M. Boardsailing – Wednesday – 22 July 2020 at 19H00

A.G.M. Club – Wednesday – 05 August 2020 at 19H00

To be held online using web based video conferencing tool Zoom
Joining a Zoom meeting:

Call for Club Officer Nominations.
Nominations to be submitted by 15 July 2020

for the positions of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Conservation Officer & Communications Office

Submit Nomination Online:


Print, complete, scan, and submit via email:

Extracts from the Club Constitution for Nominations & Election Criteria:

-(from #44. b) – Nominations for the offices of Rear Commodores, Representatives and Committee Members of each Section shall be proposed at Section Annual General Meetings.

-(from #36. b) – The notice calling for nominations for the offices of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Conservation Officer and, Communications Officer shall be posted on the Club’s Notice Board 30 days before the Club AGM and sent to the last known address or email address of each member. (as amended August 2017)

-(from #36.c) – Nominations for the offices of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Conservation Officer and, Communications Officer shall be lodged with the Honorary Secretary, duly proposed and seconded, and with the nominee’s consent, 21 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. The names of the nominees, their proposers and seconders shall then be posted on the Club Notice Board for scrutiny 14 (fourteen) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. In case of needs, the Management Committee shall be empowered to accept late nominations. (as amended August 2017)

-(from #36. d) – Nominations for the offices of President, Vice President/s and Honorary Life Members shall only be made by decision of the Management Committee in accordance with paragraphs (b) and (c). (as amended August 2017)

-(from #44. c) – Only participating members of relevant sections may vote at their section’s Annual General Meeting.

-(from #28. a) – The qualification for election of the club officers detailed in Rule 26, with the exception of the Treasurer, shall be a minimum of two years membership of the club.

-(from #28. b) – The Commodore and Vice-Commodore should have served at least one year on the Management Committee and Rear Commodores at least one year on their respective Section Committees.

-(from #28. c) – The Commodore, Vice Commodore, and Rear Commodores must be nominated and elected each year.

Keep Safe and Healthy, Regards

William Gravett – Honorary Secretary
On behalf of Mancom.


Ladies@Launch info goes here.


MAC is very lucky to make the news again, which includes a front page pic too.  All the pics were taken at our MAC One Design Regatta which was held on the 10 & 11 October 2020 at Milnerton Aquatic Club.

Many thanks to Colin Brown for submitting his pics for publishing. Very exciting.


17 & 18 October 2020 – Start not before 11h00.
Enter here:
This event is replacing the MAC 24 Hour Challenge which has been postponed.
All sailors welcome – Non Members must advice the office by Thursday 15 Oct to get gate access – E-mail:
The regatta is open to all boats of the Laser Class, 4.7, radial & standard rig.
Early Entry Fee up until 9 October: R100
Late Entry Fee up until 16 October: R150
Entry on the day: R200

Background photo - Angela Gray