A fine day sailing in Africa for restaurateur Greg Shuff and his lovely wife Cari Janssen-Shuff as they grind winches, set sails and navigate the Knysna Heads during their honeymoon in South Africa this week. Southern Yachting Academy bid you both safe travels and fair winds as you continue `messing about in boats' at your local yacht club back in Chicago, USA.
Southern Yachting Academy students brave the Knysna Heads, learn to sail along the Southern Cape coastline between the beautiful Buffalo Bay and the castles of Noetzie, and navigate the Knysna estuary where 60,000 m3 of seawater shifts in and out at up to 5kts every 6 hours.
Well done to the Frey family (Henrico, Sanet & Henro) and Jaryd Kynaston-Blake for completing their SAMSA Short Range Certificates and SA Sailing Day Skipper license training last week. Loads of fun, lots of great sailing and many special memories made. We look forward to seeing you all on the water as members of the Knysna Yacht Club during this coming sailing season!
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Dr Roger Mierswinski & Michael Marlow complete their Day Skipper course with Southern Yachting Academy in Knysna. Both of them are off to sail in the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas respectively. To both these officers and gentlemen, fair winds...
Larry Johnson & Christopher Spies get their practical sailing skills honed with Southern Yachting Academy in preparation for the SA Sailing Day Skipper exam. Four days to go guys - keep up the good work!
Dmitry Vladov & Angelique Garrido pursue a new adventure this summer to find their sea legs aboard 34ft vdStadt Serendipity with Southern Yachting Academy in Knysna. A gruelling week with lots of hard work. Well done and happy sailing folks...
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Congratulations to Mark Orpen, John Young, Capt. Ben Torrance & Capt. Paul Messenger as SAMSA registered facilitators for the Short Range Certificate (SRC) at Southern Yachting Academy effective 01 Oct 2015 to 30 Sep 2018. Southern Yachting Academy now offers marine radio courses in Midrand, Gauteng and in Knysna, Western Cape. www.southernyachting.co.za
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`Congratulations to Jamie (smokin') Bacon, Stefan (fixit) de Bruyn , Colin (sandbank) Campbell & Anthony (`map') Campbell for successfully completing the 9-day SA Sailing Day Skipper Course with Southern Yachting Academy this week. Living life and a fun time was had by all sailing in this idyllic setting of Knysna, South Africa.
Southern Yachting Academy facilitators and assessors complete five day GMDSS/LRC marine radio telephony course in preparation for SAMSA accreditation of Southern Yachting Academy. Replacing VHF Radio training, the Short Range Certificate (SRC) Courses start in Knysna October 2015.
Ocean Sailing Academy's 'Hot Ice' arrived in Knysna yesterday with four enthusiastic yachtmaster students and instructor Mark Wannenburg. The 48ft `Hot Ice' stays in Knysna till month end before sailing back to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
Sharpening their yacht handling skills, night entries into Port and logging over 300nm of ocean sailing on the Garden Route; Jonty Andrews & Egmont Sass join John Young & Mark Orpen of Southern Yachting, an established offshore sailing training academy in Knysna.
Maans van Niekerk, Grietjie Jordaan & JP Ribeiro complete their SA Sailing Accredited day skipper course with Knynsa based Southern Yachting Academy over 11-days in April 2015. Departing PE-KNY for mileage; followed by local waters practical training on the Garden Route coastline; with navigation, regulatory & radiotelephony theory training in Knysna.
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!
John, Alexandra & Anthony Durrer, Neil van Rensburg, Terrance Giltrow, Jason Cooke and Jason Smith knuckle down to some hard sailing KNY-MBY return and serious studying during their 11-day SA Sailing Day Skipper course with Southern Yachting Academy (previously Garden Route Sailing Adventures) in Knysna this December. Well done to all of those who passed! Fair winds as you go for Coastal Skipper!
Real ocean sailing training with Garden Route Sailing Adventures in Knysna gets qualified skippers to handle most weather and sea conditions. Images below show seven students with instructor navigating the Knysna Heads around 18h00 on 5th Dec 2014. Less than ideal conditions, but hugely successful entry!
Coastal skipper students complete two 60nm coastal passages with Southern Yachting Academy last weekend. Heading west from the Knysna Heads in thick low cloud fog for a few hours through an enchanting sunset, to a late night entry into Mossel Bay Harbour and a few hours rest at berth. The eastbound return next day boasted sightings of humpback whales, 100's of dolphins, seals, penguins and pelagic birds along the way back through the Knysna Heads to the quaint `forgotten port' of Knysna. (044 3823400) www.southernyachting.co.za
Visiting family to Knysna enjoy a bucket list ocean sailing experience while crew logged 20+ miles in 22 knot winds, clocking 6.5 mph at times; and with breaching humpback whales close by along the way, our Start Sailing Adventure is a must do when in Knysna. Call: 044 3823400
Saturday's Opening Cruise marked the start of sailing season whilst five candidate yachtsmen excitedly kicked off a 9-day Day Skipper Yachting Course with Southern Yachting Academy in Knysna. Derrick Carson, Tiaan Pistorius, Duane Wheeler, Jonathan & Imogen Palmer on the famous classic ocean racing yacht Mercury SA3 this week.
Another amazing sunset in Knysna, South Africa as Max and Charlene Marselis, Rini vd Pol, Riaan Carstens, Duane Wheeler, Kenneth & Jen Crasta return from crew training with Instructor John Young and Garden Route Sailing Adventures today!
Reef fishing trips off Knysna makes for an excellent extra when the wind dies down. Popular activity all year round!