Southern Wind is proud to have been the main sponsor of the Optimist African Championship 2022 held in Cape Town some weeks ago, thus supporting young sailors in their professional Optimist career.
A total of 10 nations participated in the event that for many represents the starting block to becoming professional sailors and to get to compete, one day, in the Super Yacht circuit, the America’s Cup, the Olympics and more.
As Stefan Falcon, head of our Lamination Dept and among the event organizers, said: “The common ground between an optimist and a superyacht, stands in the fact that sailing is really the only sport that becomes a lifestyle no matter the size and has the potential to offer “direct employment”, working in a field that is also your passion. And it all starts with an Optimist.”
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Notice of Race
Many of you may not have seen this wonderful video of the Opening Ceremony at the Optimist African Champs 2022, photographed and compiled by Lukas Formella from NEWBLUE.eu. Thank you for preserving these special moments from a very successful event Lukas. Enjoy.
SA Sailing KZN Youth Grand Slam Regatta Incorporating Optimist Interschools
Date: 29th & 30th October 2022
Venue: HMYC – Henley Midmar Yacht Club