Built in 1970, first restored in 1986 and a major restoration in 2013, the famous 42ft classic yacht Mercury (SA3), registered in Knysna is operated by Southern Yachting Academy, the local offshore yachting academy. Navigating the Knysna Heads at least 150 times each year, professional sailing training instructors and candidate coastal skippers are seen here handling a particularly difficult entry through the notoriously treacherous Knysna Heads last year. No one up the mast this time sailors!
Ulf von Hauswolff with sons Ted and Filip and Emma Hellblom join Matthew Keil, Pamela Duursema, Liam McKenzie and instructor John Young on an offshore sailing course with Southern Yachting Academy in Knysna +27-44-3823400.
Charles Boyes brings Michaelhouse matric students: Duncan Boyes, Nicholas Harrison, Tim Coxon, Geoffrey Blore, Ryan Price and Ross Laing to experience the Start Sailing Adventure; crewing upon the famous classic racing yacht Mercury in Knysna with Southern Yachting Academy, who's 9-day Day Skipper Courses equip young adults to enter the super yachting industry in Europe and the USA!