HBYC HUNTER 19 FLEET … One Design Racing

In December 2016, the first three Hunter 19s arrived at HBYC. This class is one of the largest one-design fleets in South Africa, with over 300 boats built. The Hunter 19 have proved to be ideal for Hout Bay waters, the fleet has grown to over 25 boats, with crews ranging in age for 10 to over 70s! As each season progresses, we see novices going from back of the fleet to winning races, with boats finishing many races with literally seconds between them.

The Hunter 19 is also used for adult sailing instruction


HBYC has a number of Cruising Keelboats and Cruiser/Racers that compete in friendly races in the bay and longer distance events

Whilst several of the skippers fight hard for a podium position in each race, the spirit of HBYC racing is to have fun on the water. 


Through generous funding from the National Lottery, the club have a range of dinghies that include:

  • 09’er
  • Dabchick
  • Laser Pico
  • Laser Vega
  • Vintage Lello “Loch Fyne“


In May 2019, we launched our first St Ayles 22′ Skiff (pronounced ‘Isles’), Coastal Rowing Skiff. Originally designed in Scotland, to celebrate an age old tradition where dock workers in the local ship yards would build boats as a recreational pastime, the St Ayles Skiff is now built from kits all over the United Kingdom, Ireland, France USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Several Crews assemble at HBYC each week to row in the bay. The Skiff take 4 Rowers and a Cox. 

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