Lindani Mchunu is a 36 year old black man and an amazing person who runs the Sailing Academy at the Royal Cape Yacht Club in Cape Town. Marine Inspirations work closely with the RCYC and have sponsored 5 students for far from Lindani’s academy. Each week he writes a page for the Club’s newsletter and they are so inspiring that we decided to post them here. Well worth a read and you will understand why we publish them here and why we do what we do.
In a country like ours where race is as palpable as the South Easter, I would be remiss to not use the
opportunity that is in front of me, you may ask what opportunity that may be? It is the ability to
communicate through this here medium called a newsletter with a white community, a community
that I would under normal circumstances not be able to communicate with.
My father and I having a standing joke; it refers to the reason why black people are afraid of the ocean. We quippedbetween ourselves that we think the reason is because slavery and colonisation came by the way of the Sea. Big ships with white sails came from the sea and all hell broke loose.read more
The age old question of whether one competes to win or overcome, is still very much open to interpretation. Aliy moved to Bettles, Alaska at the age of twenty and began mushing due to the remote nature of the town.read more
From 1961-1989 the communist government of the German Democratic Republic ‘GDR’ began to build a barbed wire and concrete wall between East and West Berlin. The official purpose of this Berlin wall was to keep Western “fascists” from entering East Germany and undermining the socialist state,read more
The oxford Dictionary definition of the word arch: a curved symmetrical structure spanning an opening and typically supporting the weight of a bridge, roof or wall above it.read more
I cannot begin to explain to you how far down the rabbit hole we have gone. Our club, our academy is being discussed in board rooms far removed from the waters of Table Bay. To be honest with you I never imagined we could go as far as we have,read more
Contrary to popular belief I don’t know that I am black when I am dreaming, I am not even sure whether I process my dreams in English or Zulu or a bit of both. In my dreams I am only aware of the fact that I am experiencing myself having a particular experience.read more
Richard Thomson, place of residence Durbanville, Keisha Thompson, Durbanville. Ewonke Nyakanani, Observatory, Sufyaan Solomon, Mitchells’ Plain. Micah Lurie, Melkbosstrand, Matthew Cloete, Melkbosstrand. Taariq Botha Mitchells’ Plain,read more
I would be tone deaf if I did not acknowledge the current affairs that have been taking shape in our country. By now we are all aware Zuma has resigned, change remains constant once more.read more
I report to you that Archangel is moored at the RCYC.
On the 4th of February 2018, myself and 4 academy students plus their day skipper instructor, Alex Mamacos, sailed the old lady from harbour Island.read more