False Bay Yacht Club have established a youth training programme that sources students from the Lawhill Maritime school, Fish Hoek High School and Reddam House to name just a few.
Despite the weather not playing ball in recent weeks and sailing being blown out for most of our training weekends, the students have been kept busy learning various important sailing skills, such as:
• winch maintenance
• swimming a hull clean
• maintenance and care of an outboard motors
• docking safely
• plus more…
These students entered their first race in the Ladies Helm with our lady sailors of Owami Zuma, Tyla Gill and Meg Lawrence placing 2nd; 9th and 10th respectively. Our ‘gentlemen’ assisted as crew.
Lawhill Maritime School recently took their L26 ‘Homero’ out on her maiden voyage. This yacht is a great addition to the fleet and sailing training programme which will see many more young sailors being able to become part of our training programme.
The following is an extract from the Lawhill Maritime School Facebook page:
“After months of hard work, the Lawhill yacht ‘Homero’ was declared sailing fit by SAMSA and on Friday 9 March underwent her sea trails. What a special moment this was in the ‘life of Lawhill’! An enormous thank you to Wayne Beatty and Greg Moss for sharing their skills and expertise, to Linsay Oberholzer (Ferguson) at False Bay Yacht Club for her contribution over the past few months, to the General Botha Old Boys Association and our very own Brian Ingpen for their contribution, and of course, Marine Inspirations (Captain Anthony Just-Worldleisure and Phil Wade) and the Ciameri family for the donation of ‘Homero’. And last, but by no means least, thank you to Menelisi Jethro Mkhize for his leadership in this project and for being such a wonderful and able skipper during the sea trails. To all the students who supported you in preparing ‘Homero’ for her first day at sea, including @Salmon Angombe (pictured), thank you and well done. A truly special moment.”
Information from FBYC Sailing Manager
Tel: 021 786 1703 (ext 5)
Cell: +27 82 675 7856