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.

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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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

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,

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Renaissance

Renaissance

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.

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Nostalgia

Nostalgia

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.

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The Commodores Envoys And the Archangel

The Commodores Envoys And the Archangel

After the deal was concluded in November 2017, it was a race against the tide to get the boat ready to sail from Gordons Bay to
RCYC. A sleeping giant was being woken up, an old guard was being brought back to life. 1984, that’s the date written on the head sail,

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