Thursday, August 30, 2007

Words from Team SA about the Race...

"My highlight was climbing the mast. It was so great for me, because while I was climbing, I felt I could overcome everything and I could achieve everything only if I worked hard on it!"
Belinda Mabilwana, 21, Langa

"When you are up there on the mast, you feel you are on top of the world!" Daphné Jacobs, 17, Ocean View

"This trip has been so much more than I ever imagined, the experience on the open sea has surpassed my wildest imagination. A feeling of freedom, of utopia, of real paradise!" Sarah Enticott, 22, Constantia

"It is a very liberating thing, a very exciting and emotional privilege that I can be here, it's really cool!" Bettina Kabutz, 26, Bantry Bay

Our sincerest thanks to all who made this initiative possible! In particular the team thanks:

Sailtraining International, UK; At Sea Sail Training, Netherlands; MSC Foundation for Youth; Kathy Ackerman Robins and David Robins/ The Ackerman Family Foundation; Gill Jensen; Ian Gelderblom; Sanna Räisänen and friends; Tanja Vollperg; Jeremy Bagshaw/Penny Pinchers; Sarum Engineering; Manex Marine; Design Ahead Productions

Please join the team for the "Homecoming Celebration" on Tuesday, 4 September 2007 at False Bay College, Westlake Campus! For more information contact Anja:

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Team SA is back from the Tall Ships' Race 2007

On Tuesday at 21.27pm - the KLM plane has landed: the girls Belinda, Daphné and Sarah-Leigh arrived at the Cape Town airport. There was a huge welcome committee to greet the girls - familiy, friends and the members of Cape Windjammers Education Trust as well as Izivunguvungu MSC-Foundation for youth. All were very happy to see each other and many hugs and kisses were exchanged.

Next weekend there will be a follow-up workshop for the team SA. In this workshop the girls will report back from the race and tell us and the back up team what they have experienced. Watch this space to read what they have to say! The next important date, which you have diarize is the 4th September. This will be your opportunity to meet the team and to hear and see it all yourself - the team will give a report back to the public about the race and their experience. There will be lots of pictures to see and lots of stories to be told. The event will be on the premises of the False Bay College/Boat Building Academy. Watch this space for more details or contact Anja at