South Africa: Sailing Activity Holiday
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Sailing Holiday in South Africa
South Africa is regarded as one of the finest skipper training grounds in the world owing to the wide variety and challenging nature of sea conditions. True proficiency and safe boat handling however only come from experience, and for those with less experience, the Cape is one of the world’s most attractive destinations for sail training. For those wanting to learn to sail for the first time, or to gain experience, a number of recognised, professional organisations offer accredited courses.
The four most popular regions for sailing in South Africa include: KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape, the Western Cape and the North Vaal. All have inland and coastal sailing regions, while the North Vaal is purely inland.
Cape Town is the country’s international sailing hub, with competitions such as the Cape To Bahia, as well as the Round The World Yacht Race and the Volvo Ocean Challenge launching from this maritime city, or stopping there en-route. Numerous national and regional sailing events take place throughout the year, so it’s advisable to check with the different regions for their latest calendar of sailing events.