DAC Keelboat week & Hunters Nationals

DAC Keelboat week & Hunters Nationals

Fifty years on and the largest keelboat class in South Africa continues to surprise. The class has sizeable fleets in the Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Free State and Kwa Zulu Natal provinces. Recently it has expanded into the Western Cape with an 8 boat fleet sailing out of Hout Bay Yacht Club.

This year the class will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with its national championships being sailed in conjunction with Keel Boat Week at Deneysville Aquatic club on the Vaal Dam. 60 boats is the number of boats expected. Boats have already started to arrive at DAC from around the country.

Hunter regattas are nationally renowned for being competitive at the front of the fleet yet always cater for those both sailing in the middle and bottom ends of the fleet. To celebrate 50years on, and weather permitting the class association is hoping to revert to some of the original regatta formats of yesteryear. For example the class is hoping to include a medium or longer distance race in the regatta.

If you are a Hunter sailor then this is a regatta not to be missed. Come and join in for the camaraderie and nostalgia.