S.A.’s Extreme Adventurers – Superpowers or Super Mind-Power?
Nov03

S.A.’s Extreme Adventurers – Superpowers or Super Mind-Power?

We are constantly amazed at how many extreme aquatic adventurers South Africa has produced. There seems to be a plethora of them from Lewis Pugh and Braam Malherbe to Riaan Manser and Chris Bertish. They have all completed the impossible by challenging the human spirit. Amanzi Magazine wondered what they all have in common (besides being completely crazy). Do they have super-human genes? Was their motivation was sparked by a...

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Clipper 70 the race for adventurers with no prior sailing expertise
Oct23

Clipper 70 the race for adventurers with no prior sailing expertise

Clipper 70 the race for adventurers with no prior sailing expertise Amanzi Magazine took a trip to view the yachts, which had literally just arrived between the 19 – 22 October at the V& A Waterfront in Cape Town, from Leg 2 of The Clipper Race. This is one of the major tests of the sailing world and challenges sailors’ endurance to the nth degree. Teams have embarked on a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile...

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SA’s youngest are 29er World Sailing Champions
Sep13

SA’s youngest are 29er World Sailing Champions

Two phenomenal talents, Benji Daniel (16) and Alex Burger (21), collided in an impromptu golden pairing that resulted in securing the coveted title of 29er World Sailing Champions, in California at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, last month.    They recently shared their adventure at the Point Yacht Club to a spell-bound audience.  Daniel referred to their experience as a fairy tale experience. “You can’t describe the feeling....

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Durban hots up with Sailing Season
Sep07

Durban hots up with Sailing Season

Durban hots up with Sailing Season Spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and Durban is hotting up. Durban’s sailors are set to come out of their short winter hibernation and kick off the Summer Sailing Season with the Opening Cruise organised by Point Yacht Club on Sunday 10 September. Isn’t it amazing how Durban hots up with Sailing Season. Boats of all shapes and sizes will gather to salute the new Commodore, and...

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A Drop in the Ocean – Davey du Plessis in his pedal boat
Apr02

A Drop in the Ocean – Davey du Plessis in his pedal boat

A Drop in the Ocean Starting their voyage from Cape Town in April 2015, Durban based brothers Davey du Plessis (26) and Richie Wolff (21) will endure the ultimate physical and mental challenge – crossing the Atlantic Ocean by means of a customised pedal boat, with no engine or sail and become a drop in the ocean. This 6450 kilometre journey, from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, is expected to take between 90 to 150 days and will test...

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A Remarkable 60 Day Adventure Across the Atlantic Ocean
Mar24

A Remarkable 60 Day Adventure Across the Atlantic Ocean

A Remarkable 60 Day Adventure Across the Atlantic Ocean James Briggs realised a dream when he journeyed across the vast, tumultuous length of the Atlantic Ocean. Told by the man himself, this extraordinary tale follows his adventures on a 48 foot catamaran over the course of a 60 day journey. Read on, because a modern day voyage awaits… The Journey Begins Day 1 Captain Nolan’s cautious-yet-kind eyes spoke of adventure as he...

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