Landlocked yacht club says its sailors can’t get to the sea

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Landlocked yacht club says its sailors can’t get to the sea

After a legal battle over its lease the Mossel Bay club says its development programme is now stuck in a field

Journalist

Mossel Bay is a sailing landmark – the place where explorer Bartolomeu Dias first realised he had discovered a shortcut to India.

But there are no such shortcuts for development sailors of the Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club who must drag their boats 800m from a field to the sea now that the club has been evicted from the harbour.

The club has effectively been mothballed since January when it lost a court battle against the Transnet National Ports Authority to do with a price-adjusted lease the club was no longer able to afford. Club management was ordered to vacate their clubhouse and marina adjacent to the commercial port, which they have since done...

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