Learn to Sail

Zeekoevlei Yacht Club offers a number of different options for people to learn to sail.

Calling all children aged 8 to 16 years. Join us every Sunday morning from 09h00 to learn to sail.
Courses run:
January – April
September – end November / early December

Our 3 month courses offer children the opportunity to learn to sail whether a beginner or a “weathered” sailor looking for advanced racing techniques.

Children are taught on Optimists and children from about the age of 15 learn to sail on Dabchicks.
ZVYC has a number of Optimist dinghies for children to hire – no need to have your own!
For membership information, please click HERE.

Zeekoevlei has produced quite a number of world class yachtsmen, many of whom started out sailing Optimists, and have represented South Africa in international regattas; like Optimist Worlds, Youth Worlds & Olympics.

Come and be a part of this wonderful sailing family – the benefits are endless!

Download the Junior Training Calendar:

ZVYC Jnr-Youth Sailing Calendar 2017 Jan
ZVYC Jnr-Youth Sailing Calendar 2017 Aug-Dec



 Please enquire with the office.


Dinghy classes sailed at Zeekoevlei Yacht Club:

OPTIMIST:        Single person Junior trainer and racer for
children aged 8 – 15
DABCHICK:      Exciting single or double handed South African design junior class for ages 12 – 18
LASER:               Olympic class dinghy with variable rigs (mast & sail) for youth or adults
SONNET:           A South African design, 2-person boat suitable for entry level and serious competitors
420:                     An exciting double handed dinghy with trapeze and spinnaker
29’er:                   Hi-tech, Hi-speed skiff for 2 people with trapeze and spinnaker
FINN:                   A single handed Olympic class
EXTRA:               A versatile family cruiser or a hi-tech Single-handed racing boat.
MIRROR:          Family cruising or double handed racing boat with a spinnaker

Club Members may hire boats from the club. Please enquire at the office.