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Principal & Chief Instructor: Ralph Mothes, is a passionate sailor and is a fully qualified Yachtmaster registered with SA Sailing and the Royal Yachting Association.
He is an RYA Cruising Instructor - Sail, and has an RYA Powerboat Level 2 Instructors license as well as a Radio-telephone Operators Licence and holds a current STCW 95. He also holds a valid SAMSA Commercial Skippers Ticket and is one of SA Sailings certified examiners.

He has been sailing in various parts of the world since the 1970's and has his own 10m and 14m ocean cruising yachts moored at the Royal Cape Yacht Club where he has been a member since 2006.

Adult Education and Teaching Experience.

Ralph has over 25 years of teaching experience both to adults and school leavers and has over the past few years become more involved in teaching sailing skills and seamanship, both locally and over the last two years in the Med. He has also been involved in crew training for the Cape Windjammers Education Trust and still teaches yoga on a part time basis at the Virgin Active Gyms and conducts weekend yoga retreats near Hermanus.

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Introducing one of the Training Boats ( Commercially endorsed by SAMSA.)

INTREPID  a 32 ' Barens Seatrader........   Before !!!!!!!!   

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and AFTER ....... sporting the 'new look'......

Intrepid: A Barens Seatrader, a 32ft steel sloop - she is the ideal training vessel especially for our strong winds and Cape conditions, plus she is easy to handle.

PS.You will be making history by sailing & training on the famous Intrepid, the yacht that had the Southern Wright whale breach onto it on the 18th.July 2010. ( have a look at our Gallery & News Pages for all the latest...)