Sailing at MAC



Brent Gray
Rear Commodore
082 443 9138 

Paul Hartley
Management Representative
072 384 9244






12 & 13 May 2018
All sailors welcome – All clubs welcome
Free Entry
No Start before 10h30 on both days
Skippers Briefing: 10h00
Braai Fires will be ready after racing each day.
Prize Giving after the racing on Sunday
MAC Galley, Bar & Coffee Bar will be open

Sailing calendar in the process of alteration

Please remember that the Sailing Calendar has been altered as per our notification under “Press Release”, posted recently. Thus we will not be having the Summer 4 regatta this Sunday. The Summer & Autumn Series are being replaced by other bigger & better Regatta’s such as the very successful Stadium Racing which we had the first one last Saturday.
See Press Release poster below……
We are in the process of altering the Events Calendar on the MAC Website. Please keep your eyes peeled for more information shortly.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Kind regards
MAC Sail Committee

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-




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Youngster determined to sail the 12 Hour Challenge Solo

MAC 12 Hour 2018 News
We are currently in full swing with the MAC 12 Hour Challenge.  All eyes on Jared Tyler who is determined to race the MAC 12 Hour Challenge on his own, on a Laser. We only have a handful of people who have managed that & they were adults.  In my memory the following sailors have sailed the 12 Hour solo, Ryan Barnardo on a SonnetMichelle Allardice on a RS Tera (First Lady) & Hansie Vonschutz.  Jared would be the youngest.

I do recall Hansie still having bandages on the back of his legs two weeks later, Ouch!

Come on down & support Jared in this venture.





9 – 11 August 2019
Training Course:
Friday – 09:00 to 16:00 – Team & Match Racing
Saturday – 09:00 to 16:00 – Team Racing
Sunday – 12:00 to 16:00 – Match Racing
Coach – Claire Walker
Entry Fee: R400 per sailor
Free camping at Capescapes Farm

SA Sailing Senior Instructor Course – 18-20 January 2019

Good day All

Please note the details and paperwork for the SA Sailing Senior Instructor Course to take place 18-20 January 2019 @ Theewater Sailing Academy, Theewaterkloof Dam, Western Cape

This Level of certification suits anyone who is interested in opening or running a SA Sailing Recognised Training Centre

Program Overview:

The SA Sailing Senior Instructor Course covers the practical skill and technical knowledge required to manage a SA Sailing Recognised Training Centre (RTC) and oversee the Instructors and Assistant Instructors at such a venue. A Senior Instructor needs to be able to oversee and take responsibility for the safety and quality of the training that takes place at a RTC Accredited Centre. The course is based on World Sailing(WS) recommendations as well as on international best-practice by means of comparisons with the programmes of other top sailing nations with World Sailing recognised programmes.

 Please note that this course is only open for registration to individuals have successfully meet the following prerequisite criteria:-

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Is at an advanced Sailing Skill Level in Dinghies
  • Is a fully qualified SAS Instructor and in possession of a valid SA Sailing Instructor Certificate. (i.e. have completed and submitted copies of 1.CoC/Skippers ticket; 2. Valid 1st aid certificate; 3. Have obtained a Police Clearance Certificate; 4. Completed a SAS Safety Boat Course) and have updated the training department with all current information
  • SAS Instructor certificate must currently be valid (i.e. SAS Instructor Certificates have been renewed during the grandfathering window, or on certificate expiry)

Please note that this is a 3 day program and compulsory attendance at all 3 days is required to completed the course

Please submit your completed registration form, indemnity form and proof of payment to Kindly note that there is advance material for review as part of the program preparation, so we suggest booking on timeously in order to be able to complete the necessary.

Registration for this course closes 9:00am, 11 January 2018

Space is limited, and payment will secure your booking!

 Please feel free to share with your members, fellow instructors and anyone else you feel would qualify and or be interested in attending the course or is considering opening or running a SAS accredited sailing Centre.

Should you have any queries or questions or would like to have a course set up in your area/club please feel free to contact me directly

Going forward we will regularly be updating a new page on the SAS Website specifically set up to communicate courses currently being planned around the country – so keep checking back to see what and where we going to be in the coming months :

Kind Regards

Lucy de Freitas – National Administration Manager
Training, Development, Transformation, High Performance & South African Sailing Team
South African Sailing
Mobile: +27 83 340 3089




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Water Notification Warning



Dear Members

We received the following feedback from Nature Conservation/the City regarding the latest water test results (7.9.2019). The blue green algae bloom is transient in terms of location and moves around the vlei and shoreline according to wind direction. The results from samples taken at different spots in the North Vlei show a low risk (at one point slightly moderate risk) according to World Health Organisation´s standards. Warning signs have been put up, in general swimming is not allowed in Rietvlei and we recommend to rinse well after being in the water.

Users are reminded to avoid areas with visible scum accumulations.

The vlei remains open and the City will continue monitoring the water quality.

Kind regards

MAC Management

Please note: see pic as a reference guide. (Pic not taken at MAC)

Dear Members

As a precaution, we would like to inform our members that latest test
results show cyanotoxins in Rietvlei, caused by blue green algae. The
water body is under surveillance and remains open.
Enter on your own risk. Parents to supervise their children.
Avoid areas with visible algal concentrations or blue-green algal
scums (‘blooms’).
Cyanotoxins can cause skin, eye and ear irritations. Uptake of high concentrations of
cyanotoxins can cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, flu symptoms etc.
As a precaution:
● Don’t sit downwind of any algal material drying on the shore to avoid inhalation.
● Wear close fitted clothes or wetsuits.
● After coming ashore, shower or wash yourself down to remove any algal material.
MAC Management Committee

We do still have our social events happening, so do please join us today for our MAC Live Music Sunday – Bob & Ted Duo at 14h00 – Bar & Galley open. Come and cool down in our Swimming Pools & Bring n Braai.

Kind Regards

MAC Management Committee

Background photo - Angela Gray