An online resource for anything that sails from sailing dinghies, trailer sailers, yachts and even rc sailing boats.
The Murrays catalog is 80 full-color pages of accessories for catamaran and dinghy sailing, windsurfing and kiteboarding. We sailed out of Cape Town harbor the first time in 1992 on Royal Salute, our 45-foot monohull we built ourselves. We rounded the Horn of Africa at the turn of the monsoon season and visited Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen, Dalek Islands, and Egypt in the Red Sea. But despite all that, it was such an incredible experience to visit places and encounter cultures very few people had seen at that time.
We set off to Madeira, Canaries, Cape Verde Islands and across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua in the Caribbean with the tradewinds. South Africa has 11 official languages: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. The worlds "Big 5", coined by big game hunters, refers to the African lion , leopard , rhino , elephant, and Cape buffalo.
South Africa has the longest wine route in the world as well as the oldest wine industry outside of Europe and the Mediterranean, featuring Chardonnays, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cinsault, Riesling, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage varietals.
The world’s first heart transplant was performed in Cape Town at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1967 by Dr. South Africa has the world's largest individually timed cycle race (the Cape Argus), the world's largest open water swimming event (the Midmar Mile), and the world's largest ultra-marathon (the Comrades Marathon). South Africa is the first country in Africa to build nuclear weapons and voluntarily give up its nuclear weapons.
Since the 1940s, South African golfers have won more golf majors than any other nation apart from the United States.
The Rovos Rail it is the most luxurious train in the world and runs from South Africa to Namibia and Tanzania.
Kruger National Park supports the greatest variety of wildlife species on the African continent.
The ASA sail training courses provide a good grounding for all new sailors and the weeklong live-aboard courses are invaluable for anyone who plan to own their own boat.


With Stephen's expert and patient assistance, I was able to move rapidly from just considering charter yacht purchase to now eagerly awaiting the imminent delivery to BVI of a new 2014 Lagoon 400 S2. Please let the email serve as a professional reference of the highest caliber for Stephen Cockcroft while functioning in the capacity of a yacht broker. We have a great choice of catamarans and dinghies available at the centre, whatever your ability. Choose to either stay with us in our accommodation and have the sailing included in the price, or alternatively rent by the hour or week.
If you are seeking an adrenaline filled ride, then you will want to take advantage of the Hobie 16, or Dart 16.
If you want to learn to sail one of our dinghy's or Catamarans we prefer to teach 1 to 1, this will accelerate your learning.
If you want to take a break from sailing or just get out on the water, soak up the sun or explore the bay, then there is single and double canoes available for rent. We explored all these countries and were amazed at the natural beauty, friendly people, and ancient history like the Valleys of the Kings and Queens in Luxor, Egypt.
This time we charted a course up the West Coast to St Helena, one of the most isolated places on earth.
We have all our family and many friends in South Africa and despite being away from South Africa for almost 25 years we still yearn for Africa sometimes. It produces 90% of the platinum, 80% of the manganese, 73% of the chrome, 45% of the vanadium, and 41% of the gold. The funboats will enable you to learn to sail and enjoy being on the water within 30 minutes with an instructor.
Picos are ideal for those that are new to sailing, and our laser 1s suits the more advanced sailor.
It is easily fits on a roof rack a€“ even on a small car. The Catapult is a true single-handed catamaran and requires no assistance when rigging, launching or sailing. We crisscrossed the Indian Ocean to places like Mozambique, Inhambane, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, Zanzibar, Lamu, and Socotra. We even managed to dive on Jacques Cousteau’s underwater house with shark researcher, Dr.


Royal Salute was only the second cruising yacht to visit Junieh, Lebanon after the end of the 16-year civil war. Even though we have travelled extensively and have adopted elements and the tastes of other cultures, our culture and cooking is still greatly influenced by our South African roots.
It also features an ingenious and easy method of righting after a capsize a€“ the only catamaran that has this easy-righting system. It is easily sailed by 1 or 2 people and has breathtaking performance. The ocean is alive with fish and birds and many places were still untouched by civilization.
We encountered pirates at the bottom of the Red Sea, sand storms (haboob) off Sudan, and fought raging seas while dodging unmarked oilrigs. After spending an entire season in the Mediterranean Sea visiting all the countries and islands on the way to Gibraltar, to prepare for our Atlantic crossing. We were so ready to be on land for a while and no place was ever so dear to us as the bar in English Harbor was. Its sensationally fast for a 5m (16fta€“4in) boat - 17.03 knots at Weymouth Speed week with peaks of over 20 knots. We were often the only boat in anchorages like the island of Pemba off Tanzania where we encountered giant Manta Rays while diving on the spectacular reefs and underwater cliffs. Once we reached the Suez Canal we were guided to Ismailia, Bitter Lakes the first day by one Egyptian pilot and another one the next day to Cairo.
Our exploits up and down the Caribbean Sea are well known and we eventually ended up in America. It is a beautiful country with a melting pot of cultures and history, and the wildlife is its unique treasure.
The city is probably one of the most chaotic places we have ever encountered but certainly one of the most exciting with its bazaars, pyramids, and camel rides to the Sphinx being the highlights of our stay there. It was a long but relatively comfortable trip compared to our our first crossing in our monohull.



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