So where and how did it all start?

Let’s take a look back at how some of our team started their sailing adventure . . .

Adrian Rautenbach

Hi guys thought let’s lighten things up and do some fun today. Post a picture of our SA team your child when they were small and started learning to sail. In picture is Adrian learning to capsize in a pool. He was soo tiny.

Thomas Henshilwood

Thomas learning the ropes at Zandvlei on a Terra (Oct 2016 – age 7). He joined the Oppie fleet at ZVYC shortly after. He loved capsizing in these boats.

Arin Long

Thought I’d jump bandwagon as well just to help the gees. My brothers teaching me how to sail. Me in the front, Dylan in the middle and Tiran teaching – fun fact I still have this Oppie….

Max Malan

Malan’s getting to know the Optimist on the Vaaldam.

Jack Cumming

Jack – Rookie of the year at Hermanus Yacht Club… he was the only rookie I might add.

JP Buys

Jp’s first day out on the water on a 0/9r. The boat was full of tears going out, but all smiles when he returned.

Aydin O’Hara

Aydins first Nationals.

Joshua Keytel

One of Josh’s first sailing experiences. Clearly he was anticipating some swimming. #WorstDadever

@Axel, this one is not for using!

Josh. First regatta….

Blake Madel

Blake in the puddle at IYC at the start of his Oppie sailing !

Ross Mukheiber

Ross age 6 at Churchaven.

Oliver Steenkamp

Oliver 1st sailing camp 2018.

Elisa Falcon

Calling starboard from early age.

James Rae

Winning Sonnet Nationals. All thanks to Dad.

Jacques Dugas

Jacques first day of “learn to sail” Columbia Yacht Club.

Olivia Purchase

Olivia & Tiffany

Not 100% if she’s falling in our out.

Joshua Nankin

Josh N First Day sailing. Proud Dad.

Scarlet Celliers

All smiles from Scarlet.

Robert Clark

Been loving all the photos of our young sailors. Robbie only started sailing in September 2020, another proud Dad moment.

Cailee, Joshua & Taylor Pretorius

The Pretorius Kids when they started to Sail.

Faith Lyons

Faith’s first sail on Seal. All smiles.

Dylan Hall

Dylan taking his brother for a sail, aged 8

Lots of great memories together (this one from a Nationals around age 7)