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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 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 30 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.)

CHANTECLER a 45" Bruce Roberts design, won the Cape to Rio race in 1993 in the cruising class and completed a 5 year circumnavigation around the globe. She is a fantastic, solid, safe & comfortable blue water cruiser and training vessel.

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THE END OF AN ERA.............INTREPID  a 32 ' Barens Seatrader........   Before !!!!!!!!

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

Intrepid: A Barens Seatrader, a 32ft steel sloop October 2015 will be the last time that students will sail on Intrepid. she has been bought by one of our students and will no longer be used as a sail training vessel. From Nov 2015 all sail training takes place on Chantecler, a 45' bruce Roberts design.