The aim of the event was to promote membership in both clubs. When you join Durban Beach Club you can also have access to Point Yacht Club with a small price difference. Just contact them and they will explain how it all works. You get access to the beach lounge, undercover parking, lockers, shower facilities and members’ pricing on drinks and meals! Yes, this is separate from DUC which is on the other side!
Durban Beach Club
Beautiful setting right on the beach. We were met by the WeCloud team as well as other guests and influencers! I met the manager Gareth who made us these delicious cocktails. The Beach Club Sunrise….. A Champagne and orange juice-based cocktail with peach schnapps and strawberry syrup!
Address: Browns Road
Tel: 031 301 4787
Point Yacht Club
Here we ordered a couple more drinks to take on the boats with us! This venue is just as gorgeous, overlooking the rows of sailboats on the harbour!
Address: 3 Maritime Place, Durban
Tel: 031 – 301 4787
Both Point Yacht Club and Durban Beach Club are available for booking and are currently training up staff for the catering. At the current moment, they bring in outside caterers. A special thank you to Gareth and Jamo for incredible hospitality, chatting with me and making all this info available.
Wednesday night sail race
We were all divided into teams, and I was paired with Sean, an introverted, quiet, sweet technician from WeTech. Poor guy! He had me for company, talking the entire time, of course!!! There were already guests when we hopped onboard. They have such good team spirit and camaraderie. They told me how they get together every Wednesday night here at the club for these sailing races!
It truly was a wonder to see these guys at work! I would hear Greg the Skipper shout ‘Tack’ and everyone just knew what to do. Sheets were being pulled. Hunky guys were jumping around me from one side of the boat to the other…Doesn’t that sound like something out of 50 Shades of Grey!? Or was that only in my mind, haha.
Before you think I have completely lost the plot, I learnt some sailing terminology and that Sheets are ropes attached to the lower corners of a sail!
( I really must thank Wanda from WeCloud for assigning me this boat.) The mainsail would go up or turn, then the sailboat would turn! All with the sunset and other sailboats in view!!!! It was fantastic!
“A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Live passionately, even if it kills you because something is going to kill you anyway.” ―Webb Chiles
Overall, such a pleasant experience with beautiful souls. The club members I met were very kind, welcoming and friendly. I get the sense that they know how to make the most out of life this last, challenging year! They have joy and live life to the full, not wanting to waste the days we are given.
Visit Point Yacht Club to find out more about membership and fees . Join the sailing community and get involved in sailing events and courses.
“I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.” – Alaine Gerbault
Why join Point Yacht Club?
- Cost-effective to become a member and receive discounts
- The fun social vibe and community fun
- Sailing races and water sports.
- Gets you out and about, near the water