We were contacted by Jaco & Beancia, who with their son had recently started dinghy sailing in their home country, on Lake Zurich. They were visiting and staying with family in Cape Town for 2 weeks, with a fairly full schedule planned. However, there were several days with nothing arranged and the family of 3 did not want to miss the tremendous opportunity of sailing in both the Southern Ocean as well as up in the awesome mountains of the Western Cape.
We were contacted by Polarstar and tasked to provide a 1 day Corporate sailing event for their 10 most senior staff on Friday 9th December 2016.
We split them into 3 teams with each team having a Sales, Admin and Operations representatives. After several rigging and theory lessons the teams were pitted against each other, in rigging competitions and 5 Quick-Fire races to highlight importance of teamwork.
We had a fabulous breeze of 8 knots and the 10 staff (7 guys and 3 girls, aged between 28 to 44) had a super morning of sailing before enjoying a great lunch provided by the Club's Restaurant and Bar. Lunch was concluded by an upbeat "fines meeting" and shooters led by company CEO.
The afternoon was spent doing a leisurely destination sail to one of the many bays, having swims and cold watermelon.
By the end of the day we transformed a group of employees into a team through ths shared sailing experience.
On the 6th & 7th March 2017 we arranged a two day sailing / training holiday for a family of six from the Orkney Islands. Mom and Dad were competent sailors and just required the hire of two of our fleet of Topaz Race X dinghies. Lydia (17) and George (15) who had done some sailing before, were trained on the International “Improve my Sailing” course for intermediate students, whilst Erland (11) and Furgus (8) had never sailed before, and they completed the “Getting Afloat” course for beginners.
When Ian McLuckie asked his brother to arrange his batchelor party, he had no idea that a novel idea would be born. School friends and early work mates were scattered around Africa, UK and Europe. The idea was to have an active day of Sailing Instruction on the beautiful Theewaterskloof dam with a party in the evening, and accommodation for the night. On the morning of Sat 30th April, a total of 14 guys arrived by air and road for a batchelor party with a difference.
It is not every day that you get a sailing enquiry from Mongolia! Browsing the Internet, looking to buy a Wharram catamaran to sail around the world, New Zealand International yachtsman Stuart had found our website and enquired about our World Sailing recognized 'learn to sail' courses for his wife. Growing up in land locked Mongolia, Stuart's wife Zaya had never seen the ocean before and the concept of crossing the seas on a sail boat was both exiting and intimidating.