According to ‘Yachting in Southern Africa’ by Anthony Hocking, the club was inaugurated in 1967 when it first used the Municipal slipway at the Witbank Dam on the Olifants River.
The original prefabricated clubhouse was destroyed in a storm at the end of the 1969-70 season, and anew prefab building was completed on 6 acres of land leased from Rand Mines.
The dam has an area of approximately 800 hectares when full.
The 50th Anniversary celebrations are on 26 August 2017.
Witbank Yacht Club INFO WANTED.
This is a good opportunity for readers to share the old pics, memories and whatever else they have on the Club so that the world at large can share in this celebration and learn more about the Club.
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