Two Sailing Conductors & a Mantis
Aug13

Two Sailing Conductors & a Mantis

It was the Dalai Lama that said: “Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before”. When two music-loving dudes set sail from Sydney to Berlin for the love of music, they were going to a lot of places (31 countries). And then SA’s enigmatic muso, Jack Mantis, joined them. The Sailing Conductors Ben and Hannes were two German sound engineers, aspiring musicians and had just graduated.  They weren’t going to follow a...

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South Africa retirees sailing the oceans
Jun18

South Africa retirees sailing the oceans

For many people, retirement means a lot of things.  Slowing down, putting your feet up and perhaps playing bingo or bowls?  But for a retired South African couple, it meant loading up everything on their boat and sailing the Atlantic Ocean and into Central Illinois. Lots of boats sail through the Illinois River but it’s very rare that a boater will come all the way from South Africa. Retired South African businessman, Nicolas...

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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. Sailing is the...

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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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