Sailing Safaris

Sailing SafarisSailing Safaris offers a variety of sailing options in the Western Cape and Garden Route.  Our sailing safaris include both inland waters and ocean sailing options on dinghies, multihulls and keelboats.

Want to try something new? There are plenty of good reasons why you ought to join a sailing safari. Sailing is an invigorating sport that provides many rewards, not the least of which, is that it's a whole lot of fun!

Contact Details

Contact Person:  Neil Ashton
Telephone:  072 219 5951
Address:  Gordons Bay, Western Cape
Website:  www.sailingsafaris.sailingacademy.co.za

Sailing Safaris

False Bay Sailing Safaris
Gordons Bay Sailing Safaris
Hermanus Sailing Safaris
Mountain Sailing Safatis
Garden Route Sailing Safaris


Sailing Academy Articles - Sailing Instructor Blog

  •   28 Sep 2017  

    Perfecting Your Tacks & Gybes

    Smooth tacks and error free gybes are critical if you are to win the race.  It is imperative that you practice your tacks and gybes at every opportunity in all wind strengths, I suggest that you put aside an hour per on-the-water training day to complete 50 tacks and 50 gybes, tacking or gybing every 30 seconds.
  •   19 Sep 2017  

    Racing With A Gennaker

    Modern racing dinghies all use asymmetric spinnakers or gennakers providing thrilling high speed reach-to-reach racing on the downwind leg using the apparent wind. Unlike symetrical spinnakers, the gennaker has its clew attached to a continuous sheet while the tack is attached to a pole that is pulled out from the bow when the gennaker is hoisted & retracted when the gennaker is dropped.
  •   07 Sep 2017  

    Using The Wind To Your Best Advantage

    As sailors it is the wind that drives our boats forward and round the race course, to be competitive we need to be sure to use it to our best advantage at all times.  It requires intense concentration and perfect sail trim to maintain your boat speed through the gusts, lulls and windshifts around the racecourse.