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.
10 Rob's famous quiz - Booking essential (Cell: 71579707)
15 Turkey Regatta
18 Last pub night for the year
10 First pub night of the year
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GYC hosts first national canoeing and rowing training camp
Thank you to our coaches, to BNOC for funding, to all volunteers who helped out and to all the young athletes who participated. It was a great weekend at the Yacht Club!
2013 Botswana Nation Sailing Champion
Winner of the 2013 Volvo National Sailing Championship is for the second year in a row is David Hollinrake in his Laser. In second place was Andy Field in his Hobie 16, follwed by Chris Long, also in a Laser. Thank you to all participants and all who helped. A special thank you to our sponsors Volvo, Botswana.
31/08/13 Fabulous Art@GYC event
Despite a cold front from the south and winds we had a great afternoon in the sun shine at the GYC with seven Gaborone artists exhibiting their works in a truly unique setting while Benju provided samples of the wines on our new wine list. Tea and homemade cakes were served as well. This was the second year the ART@GYC is taking place and judging from the interest from both artists and visitors, it will become a regular event at the GYC.
04/13 Jan from Skallkroken Sailing Club in Sweden visits GYC
The GYC Commodore was handed the Club's burgee , which will soon be adorning the GYC bar area together with some souvenirs from the club. GYC will reciprocate as soon as we have new burgees in stock. THANK YOU to Skallkroken and welcome back any time!
24/01/13 Launch of National Disaster Management