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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Sailing with Travis Taylor on the Governors Cup Yacht Race
Mar17

Sailing with Travis Taylor on the Governors Cup Yacht Race

Sailing with Travis Taylor on the Governors Cup Yacht Race: “Only the seas can quantify that for a man.” For me, the most powerful part of the journey was spending time with my father and finding comfort in knowing that, even though I’m a tiny creature in an endlessly vast ocean, there’s a purpose in my life far beyond what I can ever contemplate. Only the seas can quantify that for a man. On 27th December 2014...

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Summer is here – throwback to WINTER Volvo Extreme Waterpolo Tournament
Jan26

Summer is here – throwback to WINTER Volvo Extreme Waterpolo Tournament

2014 marked the tenth time Cape Town hosted the only African stopover of the premier Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), which started from Alicante in Spain in the autumn of 2014.   Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad stated how the iconic city of Cape Town and the sight of Table Mountain on the horizon as you approach the port at the end of Leg 1 is always something every ocean racer looks forward to. The seven participating crews – Team SCA (the...

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