Walvis Bay Yacht Club,Namibia 

The location of the Walvis Bay Yacht club is not readily apparent. The anchorage area is just past the southern end of the commercial harbour The anchorage here is now quite restricted due to dredging, although the holding is good. There is also 3m or more depth between Pelican Point and the Yacht Club, so there is no reason to use the dredged channel or get tangled with the commercial shipping.

Be aware that sometime the prevailing wind changes to strong winds from the NE and this creates a significant swell in the anchorage and harbour, with at times, breaking waves.

Harbour regulations require an anchor ball to be displayed and that all yachts must have a watchman on board while anchored. Be sure to appoint a watchman if leaving your boat at anchor here unattended, better still, moor your boat to a tried and tested mooring block, to prevent any problems while you are away. The yacht club may have a mooring available, for which there will be a charge.

The WBYC has a dock that can only be reached by dinghy. Water is available here.

It is a long walk both from the town centre and from the yacht club, however the town is safe to walk. Beware of dogs.

Almost everything is available for visiting yachts in Walvis Bay. Repairs are easy to do as there are good mechanics and machine shops with German quality.

Port control will expect you to take the direct route to the anchorage.

The Pelicans and Seals here are king.

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