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Yacht Race accommodation on the Vaal Dam. View our Rates

Vaalnest Boutique Hotel

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Lake Deneys Yacht Club (LDYC) Ultra Fun Regatta

Vaal Dam accommodation from Vaalnest Boutique Hotel.

Lake Deneys Yacht Club (LDYC) is situated on the banks of the Vaal Dam, just outside the quaint village of Deneysville.  LDYC is one of five yacht clubs in Deneysville itself, while it is also the largest among the nine yacht clubs and six marinas on the Vaal Dam’s 600 km shoreline.  Being the largest Vaal Dam yacht club, it boasts a full 420 members.  These members are responsible for the funding and daily running of LDYC on a volunteer basis.

Over the last few years, LDYC has been known for hosting a number of different yacht races on the Vaal Dam.  The most popular of these is most certainly the Round the Island Race.  However, another yacht race gaining ground on the LDYC Round the Island Race is the LDYC Ultra Fun Regatta.  As is the case with the LDYC Round the Island Race, Vaalnest Boutique Hotel is also closely situated to the starting and finishing points of the LDYC Ultra Fun Regatta.  Participants in the LDYC Ultra Fun Regatta will thus be able to stay at the Vaalnest Boutique Hotel for the duration of the event.  Staying at the Vaalnest Boutique Hotel will give participants in the LDYC Ultra Fun Regatta an edge due to its calming effect on both the body and mind; participants will wake up rested, refreshed, and ready for action.

The LDYC Ultra Fun Regatta is one of the few yacht races held especially for high performance yachts, making the event quite unique.  For those unfamiliar in yacht circles, high performance yachts are those boats that are most often capable of running 60 mph (nearly 100 km/h) or more.  Activities which high performance yachts participate in include rallies and high-speed offshore cruising/racing such as the LDYC Ultra Fun Regatta.  V-bottoms, stepped V-bottoms, and catamarans are familiar high performance yachts that will be in action during the 2011 LDYC Ultra Fun Regatta.   

As the name suggests, the LDYC Ultra Fun Regatta is being held at the LDYC on the banks of the Vaal Dam on an annual basis.  The 2011 LDYC Ultra Fun Regatta will take place from Saturday the 19th through to Monday the 21st March.  Great news about this year’s LDYC Ultra Fun Regatta is that it takes place over a long weekend, seeing as Monday the 21st is Human Rights Day.  This means that participants in the LDYC Ultra Fun Regatta and their family or friends have a day extra to spend at the Vaalnest Boutique Hotel and all that it has to offer.  They can thus make the most of their time at the Vaal Dam and enjoy its tranquil atmosphere before returning to the hustle and bustle of city life.

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