Lindani's Blog

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.

The Stars of the Show

The Stars of the Show

On the 24th of November we had our Annual prize giving. I look forward to this event,
because we get to meet the parents and guardians of our students. Normally when kids
are involved in a sport, they are supported by their parents.

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Route 94 Highway Freedom

Route 94 Highway Freedom

The recent triumph of the Springboks reminded us of the promise of 94’ the year Mandela became the first democratically elected leader of the new South Africa.

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Equality

Equality

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.

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My Passion

My Passion

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.

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On Paper

On Paper

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.

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Aliy Zirkle and the great Iditarod

Aliy Zirkle and the great Iditarod

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.

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The Wall

The Wall

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,

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The Arch and the New Deal

The Arch and the New Deal

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.

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Rubicon

Rubicon

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,

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The Colour conundrum: To be black or blue

The Colour conundrum: To be black or blue

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.

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