Tony Cox and Steve Newman, backed by the famous Tananas Band will be getting together again especially to perform at the BBWP!


“One of the first important non-traditional South African guitarists”  Mickdotcom, Muse 2013

Born in Zimbabwe, multiple award-winning South African acoustic guitarist Tony Cox has become a veritable icon of the instrument in his own country and has been described as one of South Africa’s finest musical exports. For a number of years now he has undertaken regular forays into Europe and North America and has seen a loyal fan-base begin to develop in the UK, Germany and Canada and now he is performing at the BBWP!


‘We are really excited about this news,’ say Phil Wade and Anthony Just, of Marine Inspirations, organisers of this fun-filled event of delicious food, great entertainment and excellent wine.  The event raises funds to support students at the STS Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon’s Town where they are studying for a maritime career.  See   There will be an impressive auction as well as raffles with top-class prizes to be won.


The Big Bottle of Wine Party (BBWP) originated on the Spanish Island of Mallorca, where it is billed as the ‘Best Marine Charity Party’ but this is the Fairest Cape in all of the World and we will show them how to party!

Tony Adraens of vintage Piggy’s fame will be bringing his own brand of retro music and Rocking the Regatta Room at the BBWP from 10pm!


The ticket price of R750 per head provides access to the Caribbean -themed evening on Saturday 9th December from 6pm onwards in the Regatta Room at the Royal Cape Yacht Club. It is a chance to dress up in grass skirts, bright shirts, board shorts and sarongs. The price includes everything except malt and spirit-based drinks which are available at club prices. Prizes for the best dressed or most colourful /outlandish outfit.  Live music by Tony Cox and friends and afterwards, a retro disco with DJ Tony Adreaans of vintage Pig & Whistle fame.    Come and dance the night away Caribbean style.

Get a group of friends together and have a fun end-of-year get-together (or a corporate Christmas party), while at the same time showing support for the next generation of bright young people to carry on the proud tradition of the South African marine industry.  Phil explains, ‘We take groups of students to Mallorca and rigorously mentor them in all aspects of the superyacht industry.  I believe there is no better way to learn than hands-on experience and inspiring people to greater things and this is what Marine Inspirations is all about. We aim to inspire not only the students but also the donors.’

Booking can be done via Quicket  or via Reception at RCYC, but should you want to know more, contact Phil 079 763 7447 /,  

Linda on 083 440 1175,,    OR   Dorria on 082 568 5498 / .

Alternative payment options can be arranged if this works better for you by contacting any of the people above.

Please support a really good cause and have FUN.

Should you wish to have your own corporate table of 10 you will receive a discount and will be able to fly flags or put up some promotional material.

Left to right: Captain Anthony Just, Mphumzi Tsholoba (RCYC) and Lawhill students, Mihle Makosonke (from Welkom), Ntisika James (from Umtata) and Junias Imalwa (from Namibia) with Captain Phil Wade

Homero being christened here by Anne Wade of Marine Inspirations.


The inaugural BBWP held in Cape Town last year was very successful, funds raised were used to purchase an L26 sailing boat, now named ‘Homero’ and berthed at the False Bay Yacht Club to give the Lawhill learners experience on the water and gain practical sailing skills. As we all know, up-keep on boats is expensive and part of the funds raised this year will be allocated to the maintenance of the boat.

The Marine Inspirations programme provides young people from around the world, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, with an insight into the super-yachting and maritime industry, developing a range of seamanship skills and industry connections to improve their employment prospects.

The SATS General Botha OBA Bursary Fund provides the infrastructure within which Marine Inspirations events can happen in South Africa.

The Fund provides financial and mentoring support to students studying towards a career in the marine industry.  This support is provided in particular to students at the Lawhill Maritime Centre who are undertaking Tertiary Education towards a career at sea.

The Lawhill Maritime Centre has, for the past 21 years, helped students from financially disadvantage backgrounds embark on successful careers in the maritime industry by providing them with an industry-focused education while still at school.  Lawhill receives no state funding and is reliant on the industry and individual support to fund its operations and provide student bursaries.

To book or donate please use the Quicket links above, but should you want to know more, contact

Linda on 083 440 1175,,
Dorria on 082 568 5498 /, or
Phil on  079 7637 447 at

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