About Us

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About Us2018-06-29T07:38:58+00:00

Walker Bay Boat and Ski-boat Club was started in 1993 under the leadership of Dougie Green and Barry Densham, with Eugene Le Roux as Treasurer. The land which the club stands on at this present day was leased in 1994 and the first club AGM was held in the completed clubhouse in 1997.

In 2000 the enclosed deck was added to the clubhouse by the club members with Jem Sechiari, and  Ed Lucas prominent in the work. The north/south alignment of the screws in the deck floor are tribute to their perfectionism.

In 2003 the club celebrated it’s 10th anniversary, with 14 out of 24 foundation members still active. Still going strong and honored as Foundation Members, still active in the club, are Eugene Le Roux, Tjaart Olivier, Ed Lucas and Jem Sechiari.

In 2014 the club celebrated its 21st birthday attended by Dougie Green who had since retired to Somerset West.

In 2016 the club renewed its lease for the site with the Department of Public Works for a further 5 years. The clubhouse has been refurnished and has a secure and covered boatyard, close to the the slipway for members boats (there is a waiting list for places).

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Club Committee

Walter Mapham
Walter MaphamCHAIRMAN/VOORSITTER
Contact Walter for new member applications or special projects or club liaison. He represents the club on the harbour users committee.
Tjaart Olivier
Tjaart OlivierVICE CHAIRMAN & SAFETY OFFICER
Tjaart is responsible to promote safety at sea in accordance with current regulations. He is a fisherman and skipper of vast experience who has in the past trained skippers and done boat survey.
Eugene Le Roux
Eugene Le RouxBRONBESTUUR & KLUB GESKIEDENIS
Eugene has a lifetime of experience fishing in our waters. Within the club he regulates the fishing and manner of capturing fish by its members.
Ingrid Youell
Ingrid YouellClub Secretary
Contact Ingrid for Club information, website advertising and sales. Ingrid deals with club communication and the website. She is a boat skipper with her husband Gary on Nkwasi.
Daniel de Kock
Daniel de KockHON TREASURER/ERE PENNINGMEESTER
Retired auditor but fisherman in Walker bay since 1950. Club Champion for two consecutive years Daniel is one of the most effective and experienced fishermen in the club.
Charlo Viljoen
Charlo ViljoenBOATYARD CONVENOR
Contact Charlo for boat parking matters. Charlo monitors boats stored in the Club’s Boatyard and allocates boat parking. He is also one of the clubs most active fishermen.
Tim Tindall
Tim TindallCLUB HOUSE CONVENOR & MEMBERSHIP RECORDS
Contact Tim for club bookings. He is responsible for social events and bar management. He is an immensely accomplished fisherman across many angling disciplines.
Jem Sechiari
Jem SechiariMAINTENANCE
Retired businessman, builder and skipper and fisherman of note. Jem has experience of ski boat fishing from East London to Hermanus and has rescued people at sea under extreme circumstance. He is a founder member of the club, knows every detail of our site and although over 80 is still hands on active and checks that Ross and the rest of the committee get things right.
Ross Kavanagh
Ross KavanaghMAINTENANCE
Ross is a hugely enthusiastic fisherman with his own boat. The immaculate cat Maverick is a tribute to Ross’ attention to detail and is an example for the rest of us.
Andrew Tindall
Andrew TindallCOMPETITIONS
Andrew won the 2017 Club Championship and his enthusiasm and drive has prompted many of us to go to sea on days when otherwise we would have sat in the clubhouse.
Kari Brice
Kari BriceP.R.O., CLUBHOUSE & MEMBERSHIP
Well known in Hermanus for her contribution to our society, Kari is responsible for the club public relations.
David Plane
David PlaneSECURITY, BOAT YARD & MEMBERSHIP
Retired from the security industry and honorary colonel in the citizen force. David is in charge of club security. It is due to David’s expertise and proactive management that our boat yard is secure. He is also one of the club’s most successful recreational crayfisherman.