Deneysville Aquatic Club was founded in 1963 by a group of Springbok Power Boat Pilots, seeking the freedom offered by the Vaal Dam, as opposed to the congestion of the Vaal River. DAC has steadily grown, through the numerous contributions made by its members, into one of the foremost aquatic clubs in South Africa.
The dedication of its past and present members and their love for all things nautical have made (and continue to make) DAC a unique, friendly "Home away from Home" for its members and visitors alike.
Many events are hosted by DAC throughout the year (both on the water and on dry land). Prestigious events include the Annual DAC Keelboat Week Regatta in September, which is supported by sailors across Southern Africa. The Pursuit Race and King of the Vaal are another two of the many club events hosted by DAC. For the more social sailor or power boater, events such as the "Boere Bahamas Cruise", with an overnight stopover, are not to be missed and Treasure Hunts/Power Boat Rallies offer great fun and excitement for all.
DAC also hosts many fun social events, both formal and informal, throughout the year. Whether you prefer our formal dinner and dances or the fun-filled pub nights, there is certainly something for everyone!
DAC's sailors compete regularly in events both inland and offshore. Previous achievements include winning the Cruising Class of the Cape to Rio for 2 consecutive events, winning the Interclub Trophy at the Vasco da Gama Race, the Hunters Nationals Junior Trophy, the Stadt's Nationals and the Admiral's Trophy at the DAC Keelboat Week Regatta. Some of DAC's sailors hold either Provincial or National Colours or both.
DAC has been proud to sponsor a group of development sailors for many years and we will continue to support this group along with our newly introduced Junior Sailing Programme.