1.         NAME

The name of the Association shall be the HOLIDAY 23 CLASS OWNERS

ASSOCIATION, hereinafter referred to as the ASSOCIATION.

2.         ADDRESS

The address of the Association shall be that of the current Honorary

secretary / Treasurer.

3.         OBJECTS


The Objects of the ASSOCIATION are:

To ensure in as far as possible, uniformity of the CLASS in accordance

with the HOLIDAY 23 CLASS RULES and with the rules and restrictions

applicable to the CLASS and resolved upon by the ASSOCIATION in the

interest of all yacht owners. It is firmly intended that the rules be adhered

to. Any deviation shall be invalid unless approved by the Committee of

the Association.

To keep proper records of yachts registered with the Association.

To organise races / regattas.

4.         MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the Association shall be open to persons of 18 years or over

upon application to the Honorary Secretary / Treasurer and upon payment of the current annual subscription. Such subscription shall be due on the 1st January each year.

Only members who are owners or part owners of Holiday 23 Yachts and who have paid their subscriptions shall be eligible to vote on any matters relating to Class Rules.

Honorary Life Membership may be awarded by unanimous recommendation of the committee to be confirmed at a General Meeting.

Membership will be open to people who are not boat owners, but as previously stated they will not be able to vote on any matters relating to Class Rules.

In special circumstances persons of age less than 18 years but not younger

than 16 years may be admitted to membership by the Committee of the


5.         COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee of the association shall comprise the President,

Vice-President and Honorary Secretary / Treasurer, each of whom shall be

proposed, seconded and elected by a majority vote of members present and voting by post at a General Meeting of the Association.

An ad hoc committee will be established if and when required.  The committee shall meet as often as necessary to carry out its duties and may correspond by email.

A quorum for any meeting of the committee shall be three.

As necessary Ad Hoc Committees will be set up for each Sailing Centre. The duties of these Ad Hoc Committees will be to represent the interests of boat owners at committee meetings. The following places will be reckoned as sailing centres due to the concentration of Holiday 23’s and can be changed as boats migrate to other centres.

Midmar Dam, Ebenezer Dam, Vaal Dam, Hartebees Poort Dam, Port Owen, Club Mykonos/Saldanha, Gordon’s Bay and Theewaterskloof Dam.

6.         A.G.M

Every regatta with attendance of 10 or more boats will be an Annual General Meeting.


A Special General Meeting may be called by the committee or by requisition of not less than the number of registered members required in terms of the Constitution (paragraph 9) to constitute a quorum at an annual General Meeting.

Fourteen days notice of such meeting must be given in writing, together with the agenda, to every registered member of the Association at the last known address.

Postal votes will be allowed and must be in the hands of the Honorary

Secretary / Treasurer before the advertised time of the meeting.

8.         VOTING

Only owners or part owners of HOLIDAY 23 Class yachts who have paid their subscription shall be eligible to vote on any matters pertaining to the Class Rules, Constitution and any matters of the Association and only one vote per yacht will be allowed.

9.         QUORUM

The quorum for an Annual or Special General Meeting shall be at least ten

percent of the number of members who are boat owners, i.e. only one member per boat will be used to calculate the ten percent.

10.       PRESIDENT

At all meetings of the Association a Chairman will be elected for that meeting.


An amendment to the Constitution or to the Class Rules shall require two thirds majority of those present and voting by post who are eligible to vote at a general meeting of the Association.

12.       FUNDS

The Honorary Secretary / Treasurer shall invest and control the funds of the

Association as directed from time to time by the Committee. He shall keep

proper records of accounts and shall present a statement of accounts at the

Annual General Meeting.

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The Holiday 23 is a fun family boat. Great for a weekend getaway - the caravan of the sea! It is incredibly sea worthy given it's size.

Holiday 23

With almost 200 HOLIDAY 23s (H23) sold to date, the H23 has become a legend in its own time and is one of the largest keel boat classes in South Africa today. The H23 is an ideal yacht for the first time owner and family. With additional gear it provides the excitement of racing in ever growing "one design " events, but the general focus of the class continues to be on fun and social regattas. The Holiday 23 Class Owners Association is extremely active with organised events throughout the year. The HOLIDAY 23 features a deck-stepped mast in a tabernacle, which means the mast can be easily raised or lowered and this together with the lifting keel makes for complete versatility. All of this means that the boat can be easily floated on and off its trailer and towed behind a medium sized bakkie, kombi or large family car. 

Below Decks

Below decks the H23 is incredibly spacious and ideal for the family weekend or holiday away. A homely galley provides adequate facilities cooking a hearty meal. There is a private heads facility, plenty of stowage space, all the comforts of home and sleeping accommodation for five.   

Retractable Keel

With the retractable keel you can park your Holiday 23 on the beach!


  The HOLIDAY 23 has been designed by Angelo Lavranos for safe sailing in coastal and inland waters and complies with Category 4 of the National Safety Regulations.

Construction Glass-reinforced polyester (GRP) hull made in one- piece moulding, with stringers Glass-reinforced polyester (GRP) deck Balsa sandwich construction on deck with the benefit of thermal and accoustical insulation High quality NPG isophthalic gelcoat on underwater surfaces Anti-skid panels, fitting pads and recesses in the deck mouldings Large self-draining cockpit with roomy locker Deck joined to hull with bonding compound and glassed with GRP strapping to form a strong monocoque structure which is absolutely watertight Cast-iron lifting bulb keel Self-draining anchor locker moulding Exterior colours to owner's choice incorporated in the gelcoat Waterline and one stripe as standard, pigmented into gelcoat Interior Structure & Accommodation Sleeping accommodation for five with a double berth in the fore cabin, a double berth in the saloon and a quarter berth aft to port Heads complete with Porta-Potti chemical toilet - Hanging locker in heads compartment - Dinette for six with drop-leaf table Galley situated alongside the keel case - Choice of Teak or Oak finishes Trim, Paintwork & Furnishings Soft upholstered bunk mattresses All varnish is hard-wearing polyurethane - Galley finished in formica Steering - Solid Teak tiller - Tiller extension   Engine Outboard motor (3 Holiday 23's have inboard motors) Electrics Battery: 12 Volt, 45 Amp/hour - Switchboard Bulkhead lights Fluorescent light Bow bi-colour navigation light - stern navigation light Gas Installation Two-burner gas stove and grill Gas cylinder Cadac No 7 with swivel regulator - Separate self-draining locker for cylinder Plumbing Fresh water in removable water can - Moulded basin in galley Vertical fresh water pump in galley - Porta-Potti chemical toilet Some have been modified to include marine heads Deck Fittings Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit - Stanchions (6) Stainless steel wire guard-rail set with foredeck lacing - Alloy mooring fairlead (2) Alloy mooring cleats (4) - Teak rubbing strakes - GRP Forehatch 'Armourplate'glass or perspex (later models) windows Stainless steel stemhead fitting c/w roller Stainless steel chainplates c/w deckplates - Stainless steel backstay'U'bolts (2) - Plastic jam cleats (2) Lewmar 6C chromed winches (2) - Lock-in winch handle Winch handle pockets (2) - Alloy Genoa T-tracks (2) Stainless steel wire mainsheet strop in cockpit

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