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Dart 18 World Championships: Stilbaai Yacht Club, Vaal Dam

27th Dec to the 2nd January 2015

Vaal Dam Facts


  • The Vaal Dam was constructed in 1938
  • +/- lies 77 km south of OR Tambo International Airport.
  • Travel time by car +/- 1 hour 20 minutes
  • The lake has a surface area of about 320 Square Kilometres

Sailing Specific & Hosted Events

  • The annual “Round The Island” yacht race (500+)
    • Guinness Book of records for being the “Longest Inland Yacht Race in the World”.
    • This race has entered the Guinness Book of Records for the most boats in an inland yacht race.
  • Keelboat Week
  • Youth Nationals
  • SA Games
  • Numerous National & Provincial regatta annually
  • Upcoming 2014 J22 Worlds
  • Inland sailing mecca of South Africa
  • 11 yachts clubs call the Vaal Dam home

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