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Team Sailing League. Huge Success

The national Team Sailing League’s (TSL) first event produced a day of thrilling head-to-head racing at the Milnerton Aquatic Club. In a display of competitive sailing at its most exciting, teams from across the country battled it out in windy conditions for top honours in four separate categories. Each team consisted of three sailing dinghies, each crewed by two people. KwaZulu-Natal proved to be the strongest team of the day, winning both the Youth and Open sections while the home ... Read More »

Garmin Competition. Win a Garmin Quatix 5 Watch

To enter the competition one must read the review on this product, written by William Crockett, and then answer the question. Read the Garmin Quatix 5 Review HERE • The competition is open to residents in South Africa ONLY. • Restricted to 1 entry per email address. • A simple question must be answered as part of the entry requirements. • The prize may not be exchanged for cash or any other product. • There is just 1 prize which ... Read More »

Green Boating Guide. A ‘Must Read’ for ALL Sailors

Sailors for the Sea is an organisation whose aims are to unite boating people to protect the ocean. They have just published a new ‘Green Boating Guide’ which is something all sailors should download, read and inwardly digest. Download the Green Boating Guide HERE Follow Sailors for the Sea HERE Read More »

Clipper Race. Fleet Enters the Southern Hemisphere

Visit Seattle remains on top of the leader board for a second consecutive day, leading the Clipper Race fleet over the Equator and into the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. It’s a big moment for the teams, as the fleet will spend the next five months racing in the Southern Hemisphere, only crossing back over the Equator in February 2018 on the way to Sanya. With a 30.85 nautical mile lead over the second placed Sanya Serenity Coast, Visit ... Read More »

SAS Team Sailing League. Sailing ‘Rockstars’ Climb on Board

Today sees the first ever Team sailing League regatta in this country, a really fine initiative by South African Sailing (SAS) our national body. Follow this link to see what the event is all about. The country’s top international sailors have thrown their support into this weekend’s launch of the new national Team Sailing League (TSL). Two-time Olympians Asenathi Jim and Roger Hudson will be joined by Jim’s new 470 teammate Sibu Sizatu and a host of others as they ... Read More »

SAS Team Sailing League. KZN Focus on Diversity

Today sees the first ever Team sailing League regatta in this country, a really fine initiative by South African Sailing (SAS) our national body. Follow this link to see what the event is all about. KwaZulu-Natal have a very diverse team with a mix of ages, backgrounds and experience. “The oldest member of the team is 57, and the youngest is 15. The team is very varied, with some members coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, with little sailing experience and few ... Read More »

SAS Team Sailing League. Eastern Cape Team

Today sees the first ever Team sailing League regatta in this country, a really fine initiative by South African Sailing (SAS) our national body. Follow this link to see what the event is all about. The Eastern Cape have sent one of the youngest teams to compete in this weekend’s national Team Sailing League launch at the Milnerton Aquatic Club in Cape Town. A total of 11 of the 16 sailors entered from the region are under 18 years old ... Read More »

SAS Team Racing Launch. What a Great Initiative

by Richard Crockett South African Sailing (SAS) launches its Team Sailing League (TSL) this weekend at the Milnerton Aquatic Club. There’s much hype and fanfare! Why? Simply because, as World Sailing says: “Team Racing typically consists of two teams each of three boats competing against each other. It is a fast paced racing style which depends on excellent boat handling skills and rapid tactical decision making.” Team racing is not new to this country though as it was first used ... Read More »

Ocean Crossings. What Equipment Works, and What Does Not

What are the most common repairs at sea for yachts sailing across the Atlantic? The ARC race survey results tell all. A very interesting report from Yachting World is something all keelboat owners should read BEFORE they begin their ocean passages. Yachting World surveyed nearly all 290 yachts in the 2016 ARC transatlantic to find out what broke and how it was fixed; what worked and what didn’t. Read more HERE Read More »

Hurricane Irma

by Richard Crockett The devastation, chaos and wanton destruction caused by hurricanes is simply astounding. World news reports, social media and every single method of communication available is following and commenting on Hurricane Irma which is reported to be one of the most powerful hurricanes ever, and which may be followed by Hurricane Jose. It has clubbed Saint Martin and has devastated Paraquita Bay which is known as Tortola’s hurricane hole, and where row upon row of boats have been ... Read More »