Knysna, Garden Route

Start Sailing Adventure

Sports & Leisure / Water Sport in or near Thesen Island, Garden Route in the Garden Route, South Africa.

Things To Do in Thesen IslandStart Sailing Adventure

Sports & Leisure Water Sport

Where? TH10 Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna

When? Booking is essential.

How? Call +27 (0)44 382-3400

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Thesen Island, in Garden Route

Knysna is one of the Garden Route’s most gorgeous gems. It is all about the massive lagoon and its gateway, which is created by the beautiful Heads (two massive sandstone cliffs that form a narrow entrance from the ocean into the peaceful lagoon). It is a wonderland of marine species, and a prime spot for photographers to capture once-in-a-lifetime vistas.

To get the most out of this idyllic setting and to refine your sailing technique, a sailing excursion with Start Sailing Adventure is the perfect item to add to your South African holiday itinerary. Relish the thrill of offshore sailing, immerse yourself in the tranquillity of exploring the lagoon, or brave the channel through the imposing Knysna Heads and head out into the azure of the Indian Ocean when the weather plays along.

The keel yacht is an SV Mercury, and is 42 feet long. It has sailed twice in the transatlantic Cape-to-Rio yacht race, in the Admiral’s Cup, and in Cowes Week in the United Kingdom during the 1970's. Board this iconic yacht to learn basic sailing skills and how to tie a number of important knots. In addition, you are invited to help with steering the vessel, handling and trimming the sails, and being one of the crew. This is about fun and adventure, and is sure to make for lifelong memories of sea, sunshine and spray.

The Start Sailing Adventure is designed to be an introductory session that will determine whether you are ready to pursue a competent crew, day skipper, or coastal skipper training certificate. Provided by the team is a concise training manual entitled “Introduction to Sailing”, a temporary one-day membership at the Knysna Yacht Club, a hands-on adventure on the 42-foot classic ocean racing yacht, and a certificate of completion of your Start Sailing Adventure.

Those wanting to embark on this unique excursion should bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks (preferably in plastic bottles), the appropriate clothing, and anti-nausea or seasickness tablets.

Combine a keen sense of fun with a prime opportunity to experience the wonders of Knysna and the opportunity to learn so much about sailing with Start Sailing Adventure, situated in the Thesen Harbour Town of Knysna.

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