Dinghy classes (types of boats) sailed at Zeekoevlei Yacht Club:
OPTIMIST: Single person junior training and racing International class of boat for children aged 8 – 15
DABCHICK: Exciting single or double handed South African design youth class for ages 12 – 18
LASER: Olympic class with variable size rigs (mast & sail) for youth and adults
420: An exciting double handed dinghy with trapeze and spinnaker for youth & adults
29’er: Hi-tech, hi-speed skiff for 2 people with trapeze and spinnaker
SONNET: An exciting, versatile South African design, 2-person boat suitable for entry level &
serious competitors. Great for a family, students & adults
FINN: A single handed Olympic class of boat for a bigger person
EXTRA: A versatile family cruiser or a hi-tech Single-handed racing boat
MIRROR: Family cruising or double handed racing boat with a spinnaker
The club has its own dinghies and some of the class associations have their boats based at Zeekoevlei. Members may hire these boats subject to availability. Please enquire at the office.
For membership information, please click HERE.
Zeekoevlei Yacht Club offers a number of different options for people to learn to sail.
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 an Optimist which is a small, safe and simple international class of boat. Children that excel in sailing the Optimist would have the chance to try out for the South African teams competing at the African and/or World Optimist Championships.
And for those that just want to sail & have fun – we cater for them as well!
ZVYC has a number of Optimist dinghies for children to hire – no need to have your own to start out!
YOUTH SAIL TRAINING
from approximately the age of 15, the youth learn to sail on larger dinghies such as 420s or Dabchicks.
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!
Junior Training Calendar: … click here
ADULT SAIL TRAINING
For adults we offer tailor made packages to fit in with your schedule. Sail training can be arranged privately or as a group. Please enquire with the office… click here for contact details