Competitor Safety is paramount to us. As per South African Sailing regulations, there will be one rescue boat per 10 sailing craft.

  • Stilbaai owns and operates 2 rescue craft.
  • Stilbaai have many members who volunteer powerboats for sailing events.
    • The majority have training to assist righting a catamaran.
  • We have first aiders and doctors amongst our membership in case of critical emergencies.
  • Emergency Services
    • National Sea & Rescue Institute (Station 22) is based on the dam.
      • We have radio contact with them in case of emergencies.
    • The South African Police Service are also at our disposal as well
      • They have numerous craft on the Vaal Dam
    • Numerous hospitals in nearby Vereeniging
      • Vereeniging Medi-Clinic
      • Midvaal Private Hospital
      • Nkanyezi Private Hospital

Security at Stilbaai

  • Stilbaai has its own electrified perimeter fencing, so competitors and equipment will be safe at all times.
  • We also have 24 hour gate and access control.
  • There is also a night watchman that patrols our perimeter.
  • In conclusion, you and your equipment will be well looked after.

Your safety on and off the water will be SYC’s priority.

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