The Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club will offer a host of activities for young and old from 4 to 5 February 2012 as the Club’s contribution to the 2012 Dias Festival. The festival starts on 2 February 2012 with a music concert and ends on 5 February 2012.
The programme at the Club includes a keel boat race around the seal island and back on Saturday, 4 February 2012. The skippers briefing will take place at 10:30 and the race will commence at 12:00. The contact person for this Estienne Arndt at 0832544824 or Estienne@extrememarathons.com.
A sponsored angling competition will take place on the same day from 08:00 to 16:00. The contact person is Paul Kemp at 0769010034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Club will open its premises to the general public from 08:00 to 16:00 on 4 February and again the following day.
The Open Day activities include various diving activities, including a scuba diving demonstration in a splash pool or in the sea in front of the club, a diving treasure hunt from 10:00 to 12:00 on 4 February, snorkelling and a safety talk for children. The National Sea Rescue Institute will also do a mock rescue of a diver that had gone down.
There will be opportunities for shore as well as boat dives, while the latest diving equipment will be exhibited at the Club. Visitors will also be able to buy second-hand diving gear.
A climbing wall will also be erected at the Club for the more adventurous, while a surfski race is being planned for 4 February 2012. More details about this race will be made known soon.
The idea is of the Open Day is to introduce people to the Club and the contact persons in this regard are Paul Tennant at 0824981980, or e-mail ipaul.tennant @petrosa.co.za, or Eddie Creed at 082 8959796 or e-mail eddie.creed @ petrosa.co.za.