Welcome to the RCYC Sailing Academy
The promotion of yachting on Table Bay and adjacent waters. The provision of facilities for our students to learn and excel in sport of sailing.The promotion of good seamanship between Club and Academy members. The purpose of all such activities as is incidental to or conducive to attainment of the above objectives. The sailing Academy opens the club and sailing to the broader community of disadvantaged youth and the under privileged.
The RCYC Sailing Academy has been in existence in the club in some form or another throughout the years, but it was formally launched in 2012, with the sole objective of introducing youth from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to sailing and the maritime industry as a whole. The academy has worked with the homestead projects for street children, ZeekoeVlei Sailing Centre, Izivunguvungu Sailing Centre, Stellenbosch University Yacht Club,Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Milnerton Aquatic Club, Imperial Yacht Club, Wynberg Boys High school, Emagqabini after school program in Khayelitsha to mention but a few. The Academy is using 7 different yachts, which are 5 L26’s, 1 Beneteau and 1 Lavranos 34 (Archangel).