History:

Durban Ski Boat Club is one of the oldest fishing clubs in the country.

This can be confirmed when you see that we have a number of gentlemen in our 100 Club. This means that their age plus their number of years as a member of DSBC is equal to 100 or over. These are people we are very privileged to still have as members.

We pride ourselves on the history of our club and this can be seen by the photographs that we have in our bar, which have been kindly donated by members, as well as documents.

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Club Hours:

Durban Ski Boat Club is open  24 hours a day everyday of the year. This means no matter what time of day or  what day of the week, you will have access to ablution facilities.  This is to accommodate our fishermen who fish  at all times of the day.

Bar

The DSBC Bar on the upper  level is open 7 days a week from 10am till 10pm (Closing  earlier as closes with  last person leaving).

Happy Hour (Half Price) on  Wednesday and Friday 5pm to 6pm.

The Wet Bar downstairs is open weekends and public holidays from 9am to 4pm.

Kitchen

The DSBC Kitchen is open  every day except Monday.

  • Tuesday: 8am to 4pm
  • Wednesday: 8am to 8pm
  • Thursday: 8am to 8pm
  • Friday: 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday: 7am to 7pm
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: 7am to 4pm

Please note all food orders need to be placed half an hour before closing time!!

Club Rules:

Durban Ski Boat Club is a licensed premises and as such no alcohol may be bought on to the premises.

  • The use of all club facilities is at your own risk.
  • Speed limit in the club grounds is 15km/hour.
  • The security at the gate reserves the right to take your loyalty card if it doesn’t open the boom gate and request you to go to the admin office.
  • Membership card can be requested to be presented at any time.
  • Strictly no dogs allowed in the Clubhouse or on the grass patch. No matter how cute you think your puppy is! 🙂
  • No ball games allowed in the Clubhouse or on the grass patch. Ball games on the beach please!
  • Dress code downstairs is anything goes.
  • Dress code in upstairs bar is, shirt and shoes have to be worn at all times.
  • No children U18 in the upstairs bar without adult supervision.
  • Bad behaviour, foul language and being a nuisance to others are not acceptable on club grounds. Members will be held responsible for any damage caused by them, their visitors or their families.
  • No fireworks!!
  • No club property to be removed from the club premises!
  • DSBC Financial year is from 01 September to 30 August. Subs are due on 01 September each year, irrespective of when you joined the club.

PWC Reciprocity Info:

As part of the development plan, the four watersport clubs currently occupying land within the proposed development jointly known as the Point Watersport Clubs (PWC) [ Point Yacht club (PYC) , Durban Paddle Ski Club (DPSC), Durban Undersea Club (DUC) and Durban Ski Boat Club (DSBC) ] are planned to be accommodated in one clubhouse facility.

Over the past 4 years, the clubs have begun the process of integrating the facilities, members and management of the PWC . Part of this process was the issuing of a PWC “blue” loyalty card. This card is currently available to all paid up members of PYC, DUC and DSBC as part of a reciprocity arrangement between these clubs. The PWC card entitles the member to the following benefits:

  • Automatic access via the entrance gate to members parking

  • Access to and use of PYC, DUC and DSBC clubhouse facilities and services

  • Member discount on food and beverage services

  • Club specific benefits such as discounted tractor tows for launching of boats and discounts on dives ( certain restrictions apply)

The PWC loyalty card is issued at the PWC beachsite offices for PYC and DUC members and at the DSBC offices for their members only. There is a R35 card issuing fee which applies to new and replacement cards.

The procedure is for DUC and PYC members is to come to the PWC office IN PERSON during office hours, pay R35 at one of the till points and then bring the slip and a valid PYC or DUC membership card to the office to collect a PWC loyalty card.

Should a PYC or DUC member want to use their PWC loyalty card at DSBC, they would need to first register their card on the DSBC system in order to receive their PWC member discount on F&B purchases. DSBC members are required to do the same at the PWC office.

The PWC Loyalty card is not transferable and can only be used by the member to whom it has been allocated . Family members over 18 need to have their own loyalty card and pay the relevant membership fees to their respective clubs in order to obtain one. Staff are empowered to confiscate cards being used by someone other than the member whose card it is.

An important aspect of issuing the loyalty card and reciprocity between the clubs is to attempt to create a feeling of unity among the various PWC members in an effort to overcome the inherent suspicion and opposition to the impending changes to the clubs. This is done by facilitating reciprocity use of the clubs and allowing the PWC members to integrate in their sports and socially. There are still pockets of resistance within the membership bases of all PWC clubs to
the pending integration of the clubs, especially the issue of loss of the “identity and tradition” that the future integration implies. There is a fear among some members of being overrun by others that do not share their sporting interests and passion and also of hidden agendas.

The reality is that the PWC is founded by water sport enthusiasts whose desire is to see all water sports flourish under the PWC banner without prejudice to any group no matter how big or small the support that their respective water sport receives within PWC. No current PWC committee member is reimbursed for their services to the clubs or stands to gain personally or professionally from the future development of the clubs.

Umhlanga Ski Boat Club Reciprocity Info:

In 2013 the Commodores of Durban and Umhlanga Ski Boat Clubs discussed reciprocity to enable Umhlanga Ski Boat Club members to launch at Durban Ski Boat Club as there are only 10 boats allowed to launch at Umhlanga each day.

The reciprocity agreement is as follows:

  • This will only apply to paid up Angling members of USBC
    and not to any social memberships.

  • You will need to have your Umhlanga Ski Boat Club loyalty
    card activated at DSBC during office hours on weekdays only. (We will be in
    contact with Liz to confirm you are a paid up Fishing member of USBC)

  • When launching a boat, you will always be allowed access
    through the boom gate and will not pay launch fees.

  • If you wish to use the tractor it is R100.00.

  • If no visitor parking is called (most Sundays and Public
    Holidays) you will be allowed walk in access through to the boom gate but
    need to park outside if you are not going to launch.

  • USBC members will get membership F&B prices if they have
    had their loyalty card activated at DSBC.

  • DSBC members will get membership F&B prices at USBC if
    they have had their loyalty card activated at USBC.

  • Reciprocity is for Durban Ski Boat Club only, and not
    other PWC clubs.

  • USBC members do not get issued blue PWC (DSBC) loyalty
    cards.

  • DSBC members do not get issued with white USBC loyalty
    cards.

     

Umhlanga Interclub 2014 beaching

Umhlanga Interclub 2014 beaching