Palma Superyacht Cup 2015

Palma Superyacht Cup 2015 – And Finally …

Palma Superyacht Cup 2015 – And Finally …

Archie Leeu, who hails from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and Tamsanqa Hoza from Welkom, South Africa, say that the trip was “a wonderful opportunity to learn valuable and practical skills which will equip us for our career as future sea-farers.” They also intended...

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Wednesday 24th June

Thami and Archie departed from Palma Airport at 07:05 – which meant leaving the ‘Aloha-J of Cariba’ at 05:15…! Once again flying through Barcelona and Istanbul to Johannesburg – and then onward to Port Elizabeth and Welkom for the school holidays at their respective...

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Tuesday 23rd June

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Tuesday 23rd June

Today the boys were shown ‘Astilleros de Mallorca’ main shipyard, where they had an extended introduction into how a traditional boat-building shipyard had been turned into a specialized ‘Superyacht Refit and Repair’ centre that provides an experienced management team...

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Monday 22nd June

An early start for an 08:00 arrival at the ‘Astilleros de Mallorca Branch-facilities’ within STP Shipyard for work-orientation presented by Rob van Wierengen and Alex, as well as various other project managers, who took the boys under their wing on their rounds of the...

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Sunday 21st June

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Sunday 21st June

Phil and Anne drove the boys out to the north side of Mallorca in stunning weather conditions to do a bit of tourist adventuring. Out of Palma city and near to Esporles village we visited an ancient farm-compound dating back to the 14th century “Sa Granja”, which is...

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Saturday 20th June – Race Day 3

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Saturday 20th June – Race Day 3

Although the sailing day started well, it ended in disaster for “P2”, when there was a miscommunication between the foredeck and the after-guard, resulting in a fouled spinnaker take-down. The sail fell and was dragged into the water and wrapped itself around the keel...

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Friday 19th June – Race Day 2

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Friday 19th June – Race Day 2

Again the crew had to report onboard “P2” at 10:00, but on this day the wind was a bit lighter – although still providing good sailing as the sea breeze kicked-in after midday. Performance was getting better and “P2” achieved a 2nd-place finish…! Phil and Anne hosted...

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Thursday 18th June – Race Day 1

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Thursday 18th June – Race Day 1

10:00hrs onboard for the first race. See http://www.thesuperyachtcup.com/palma/programme/index.php for details of the racing programme and results overall. “P2” had a good day in great sailing conditions on the Bay of Palma and ended up coming in third in a fleet of...

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Wednesday 17th June

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Wednesday 17th June

Practice day aboard “P2”. The guys all arrived down at the yacht at 09:00 and were soon casting off from the dock. First priority for all onboard was an active ‘Man Overboard’ drill, so this was immediately a good educational task for our boys. The whole day was spent...

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Tuesday 16th June

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Tuesday 16th June

At 09:30 the boys were taken down to ‘Astilleros de Mallorca Shipyard’ for an introductory meeting with Rob van Wierengen, production manager at the shipyard, and Jenny Maul, the shipyard’s marketing manager. ‘Astilleros de Mallorca’ had kindly sponsored Thami’s...

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Monday 15th June 2015

The Diary of Thami and Archie – Monday 15th June 2015

MONDAY 15TH JUNE 2015 17:00hrs and maritime students Thami Hoza and Archie Leeu arrived safely from South Africa at Palma Airport and were met by their hosts Anthony Just and Phil Wade from ‘Marine Inspirations’. Anthony took them to his shared sailing yacht, the...

Palma Superyacht Cup 2015

Palma Superyacht Cup 2015

JUNE 2015 – TWO SOUTH AFRICAN ‘LAWHILL’ STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN PALMA SUPERYACHT CUP Two young South African maritime students were selected to participate in an international ‘Marine Inspirations’ programme taking place in Mallorca, Spain, in June. This was a...

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