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Cedric Charlaix, came to South Africa, all the way from France, and completed his Fast Track
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore course in March this year.
After biding us 'Au Revoir' he did a bit of work in the charter industry, enjoying some great adventures along the way. One thing lead to another, and now he can be found on-board one of the most Beautiful Yachts in the World!
The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are just a couple examples of where this Super-Yacht has taken him. Perks of his job even includes Submarine Dives!
Cedric, we always knew you would be successful in the Yachting Industry! So good to be right!
This Could Be You ... Be yachting industry successful, be like Cedric!
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Lots of learning & loads of fun!
Four guys and a lady joined us for their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore course.
They will be with us for a bit over 3 months. All training starts off in the protected waters of the Langebaan Lagoon and progresses out to sea from there.
This week we concentrated on the foundation of practical sailing in our Comp Crew module.
Well done to the crew, who all ended off the week looking very strong!
Sail Due South welcomes our new Yachtmaster Offshore group!
Great to have you all with us for the next 3 months.
We look forward to the adventure ahead!
Covering the South African Coast Line as well as a couple Routing Charts for blue water passage planning.
A great addition for local information and instructional purposes.
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How do you know if you a pirate? You just AAARRRRHHHH!
Our mixed group of RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore and Coastal students just finished off their course and exams! A Sail Due South celebration was in order ... and the theme was Pirates - the fun type.
The guys finally got to 'walk the plank' and sign the crew house 'Wall of Fame'! Well done to all of you and we look forward to following your success in the industry.
Thank you all for joining Sail Due South; we all worked hard, sailed hard and had an amazing adventure!
Last day of training for 5 guys aiming for a mix of Coastal and Offshore tickets.
The guys were even blessed with a rare visit from Whales in the lagoon on their last day.
Best of luck for the final exam boys!!
Instructors achieve another notch in the belt ...
Congrats to Shane (Director/Principal) and Jan (Yachtmaster Instructor) achieved RYA Power Boat Level 2 Instructor Status.
Well done guys!
Rienet van der Merwe is exactly the kind of skipper you want on your charter!
After successfully completing her 14 Week Fast Track Yachtmaster Ocean Course with
Sail Due South she landed a crew position on board a delivery through one of our contacts.
Rienet sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on an adventure of a life-time!
Once that was successfully completed we hooked her up with our Partners; Quarterdeck, and she
spent the Med Season working as a skipper on board some of the biggest Flotillas in the world!
Well done Rienet! We know you will have many more adventures and opportunities in the
This Could Be You ... Be yachting industry successful, be like Rienet!
Al Schaeffer was in the "Ballies vs Lighties" group with us earlier this year where he completed his
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore.
We had so much fun with this group, the two 'Ballies' and three 'Lighties' made a formidable team!
Al was looking for a career change; out of the corporate world and into a more adventurous life-style in yachting. Al really lived the adventure and took in all the 'highs and lows' while working hard and sailing harder ... not to mention some good hard fun when the time was right! :-)
He was employed immediately after leaving us on a great delivery of a Catamaran along the SA coastline. He then shot over to the the Caribbean and has been working the season on another beautiful Catamaran running charters.
At Sail Due South we cater to all ages and areas of the yachting industry! Check out some pics mixed from his time at SDS and now in the Caribbean.
This Could Be You ... Be yachting industry successful, be like Al Schaeffer!
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