Win tickets to Band on the Bay celebration

IT will be a birthday party of note when the Point Yacht Club celebrate’s its historic milestone 125th birthday, with a party to which everyone is invited on Wednesday 9 August.

The celebration centres around a one of a kind evening, entitled ‘Band on the Bay’. For one night only, sit on the banks of the club, gazing out over the Durban Marina as the sun sets, while the fabulous, quirky South Jersey Pom Poms perform.

“Being a yacht club, we thought it fitting to have the featured band performing in one of the best settings in Durban.” Craig Millar, Commodore for the Point Yacht Club said.

With it’s rich history, the yacht club has seen many a character pass through its ranks, with a number of Olympic sailors donning the club’s colours, and more recently a number of youth sailors being selected to represent the country. The first recorded regatta in Durban to be fully reported on was planned for Queen Victoria’s birthday in 1858.  Then in 1892, a group of yachtsmen decided to form a separate club, breaking away from the then Natal Yacht Club, that later became the Royal Natal Yacht Club. On 14 May it was announced that the Point Yacht Club had been formed and composed chiefly of Point residents.

With this knowledge, the club has organised a fun sail in the bay where it hopes to get 125 boats on the water. Opening up the 125th Anniversary Race, the formalities on the water start with a colourful sail past at 10:30am thereafter boats of all shapes and sizes will be taking to a course around the bay before returning to land for the merriments.  Continuing with the bay series theme, the Anchorage Restaurant, headed up by the super-culinary wizard Chef Markus Banziger, will be offering flavourful Burgers and Bunnies, and to compliment this, The Standeaven Craft brewery will be offering their liquid pride and joy. And if none of this is tickles your palate, the Anchorage Restaurant is open and the yacht club has a fully stocked bar offering a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.

The festivities gets underway at 3pm. The entrance fee is R60 per person, which also gets you a free beer or cider. Parking is R20 for the afternoon, situated in the clubs safe parking area. For more info visit or for tickets visit Quicket searching for Band on the Bay August.

FIVE lucky Berea Mail readers can each win a pair of tickets to the birthday Band on the Bay celebration on Wednesday. To enter, just fill in your name and contact details and we’ll let you know by Tuesday, 8 August at noon, whether you’ve won a pair of tickets!

Win tickets to Band on the Bay celebration


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