CLUB OPENING HOURS
Wednesdays 5-10.30 pm
Fridays 5-10.30 pm
Sundays 10am - 5pm
The Club is open to members at all times upon presentation of membership cards.
CLUB BAR - temporary membership required. Temporary membership can be obtained for 10 Pula for the evening. This does not entitle you to access to the water.
Gaborone Yacht Club, or GYC, is a registered member of the Botswana Yacht Racing Association (BYRA), Botswana Sports Council and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The Club is run by a committee and is registered with Botswana Registrar of Societies
The Club caters for sailing, canoeing and rowing and is open to members and their guests. Visitors are welcome to share the best view in town on Wednesday and Friday evenings when the bar is open and food and snacks are served. Temporary membership (up to five visits) can be obtained at the gate at other times.
Safety is of highest priority to the GYC and anybody going out on a boat is obliged to wear a life jacket.
Caring for the environment is also important for the Club and we expect members and visitors to respect the flora and fauna on the island and not to litter.
Gaborone Yacht Club was established in 1965 with the first Commodore being Dr Standing. The club was originally located on the eastern side of Gaborone Dam, but in 1984 the Club secured a lease with Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) for the present site, at the tip of a peninsular on the western side. Constructions of the current facilities began in 1984 and the Club moved in in 1985.
In 1988 the dam wall was raised and when the dam filled the new site became an island. For many years, when the dam was full, the only access to the site was by ferry. We now have a raised causeway, which allows for vehicle access all year round.
12 Commodores Dinner with guest speaker Mike Main
talking about The wreck of the Grosvenor - A tale of
Endurance and Stupidy, Courage, Cowardice and
Humanity. Tickets for sale - 71579707
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Robin Tilney's Memorial Regatta
Due to the low water levels, Robin Tilney's Memorial Regatta was held on the GYC swimming pool this year. A number of innovative boat design solutions were tested - non of them perfect, but at the end of the three heats the proud regatta winner was John Campbell. The regatta was followed by a braai and live music from Quest. Thank you to all who participated. Money raised will be donated to Robin Tilney's charity of choice, SOS Children's villages.
2014 Barclays Raft Race won by Smartswitch!
Thank you to all who helped make the 2014 Raft Race another great GYC event. Relive some of the excitement below. Proud winners once again was Smartswitch, an experienced team with several Raft Races under their belt already. New teams this year included the BROCAF 2014 Youth Team and two teams from DBGS. Thank you Barclays Bank for sponsoring this event. We could not have done it without you!!