January 2019

Hello to all you avid sailors. Our next Coastal Sailing Trip will take place in March from 8-10th and we only have 2 spots left. Cost is R1250.00pp excl food and drink. First come and first paid basis, so hurry if you are keen to join us. Wishing you all a great festive season and safe travel. STOP PRESS. We now have a Video link on every page so you can check the latest informative videos: The recent West Coast Cruise Parts 1 - 4 and the last Gale Force Comp Crew Course in Table Bay in January. CHECK THE LATEST BLOG.(capetownsailingacademy.blogspot.com) The Gallery page on our website is a direct link to our Facebook page SAILING IN CAPE TOWN, so if you like looking at pictures just click on the link on the Home page.PS the next competent crew course will commence on the 7th Janurary 2019 so hurry if you want a spot..

We have revised and updated our Blog The latest blog is entitled What to look for when buying a sailboat
Comments and suggestions are welcome, just drop me an email to info@capetownsailing.co.za.

The CTSA specialises in SA Sailing accredited sailing courses, both local and international, including Introduction to Sailing, Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper courses.
SA citizens are also eligible to obtain their ICC (International Certificate of Competency) issued by SA Sailing.

A recent testimonial from one of my students a few months ago had this to say..
Hi Ralph,Thank you very much for the fantastic sailing experience in Cape Town, I will never forget it. I do hope to come back next year 2018 to sail with you again like we talked about. Winter sailing like you suggested would be very interesting to me and I think perhaps August or September might be a good time to come back if you are available for several days. Please keep in touch with me so we may discuss a future trip/training experience. Again, thank you and watch out for those whales!Fair winds to you,Joel Nyman

This brings me to my personal sailing philosophy. I have stated previously that I am not a great fan and advocate of so called short sailing courses so generally I do not offer them at the CTSA. No matter what course you do with me, you will be sailing with me for a much longer period and in many varied conditions which will enable you to develop your sailing and seamanship skills. This is at no extra cost.
Many students become friends and continue sailing with me whenever there is space on the boat. This enables you to keep developing your sailing skills and seamanship. This takes time, something that is not possible when doing short courses.
Something else I have noticed over the years is that many students want to run before they can walk. They want to enrol in a Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper course without having a thorough grasp and knowledge of the basic Competent Crew course skills needed.
Remember, Rome was not built in a day. Sailing and seamanship are no different, it takes time and you never stop learning.

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