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There have be many questions about the Comittees decisions to host the Worlds at Stilbaai Yacht Club, here are some of the reasons:

  • Home to:
    • A previous Dart 18 World Champion, and
    • Many Springbok Sailors (National Colours)
  • Biggest single Dart 18 fleet: 50+ Boats
  • Almost exclusively a Catamaran / Multihull Club
    • Classes that sail off Stilbaai:
      • Tornado,
      • Dragonfly,
      • Halcats,
      • Hobies, and of course
      • Dart 18
  • Hosts big Catamaran events (110+ boats) including:
    • Dart Nationals
    • Dart Singles Nationals
    • SA Games 100+ boats
    • To name a few
  • Active youth sailing programme
  • Onsite Repair Yard
    • Collins Fibre Glass to have presence at worlds
  • Ample boat parking and rigging space.
  • Ample sailing space for large fleets
  • Safe sailing free from:
    • Large surf
    • Tide and
    • Sharks
  • Position on the dam:
    • Many possible sailing areas.
  • Cost savings for competitors:
    • Food
    • Drink and
    • Accommodation
  • Cheaper flights for overseas competitors as they only have to fly into O.R Tambo Johannesburg International Airport
  • Active membership with a fun community.

The whole fleet can be located and stay in one place instead of being dispersed, creating a sense of sailing comradery.

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