We are a dedicated group of sailors that love what we do.
For most people, travel is a dream which they plan and save towards, for an annual vacation at a beach cottage in some warm place. For others the idea of chucking in a day job to backpack through a foreign country for a few months is the lure.
For me it’s an obsession which I am passionate about. It’s my driving force; it’s what motivates me to work and what consumes my waking hours. I have lived and traveled in South Africa, where I was born; worked as a contractor in the Comoro’s Archipelago, sailed along the East coast of Mozambique and Tanzania, visited and written about islands only accessible by boat.
- I’ve lead dives in Mauritius and Seychelles, discovered a community of people who live in tree-houses atop a mangrove forest, on a Tanzanian island, that is only visible at low-tide.
- I’ve been walk-about in Australia, driven up the East Coast from Sydney along the Gold Coast to Brisbane and up the sunshine Coast to Caloundra; where we visited Steve Erwin’s “Australia Zoo”.
- I have been sight-seeing in Europe, visited castles in England and watch “Cats” in London.
- I’ve had hands-on encounters with dolphins in Mexico, been cruising in the Sea of Cortez, the Atlantic, the Indian and the Pacific Oceans.
- I’ve surfed in Waikiki; snorkeled with turtles in Barbados; and spent my 25th anniversary in romantic Magen’s Bay, ST Thomas, Virgin Islands Caribbean.
Is an Information Technology Trainer and consultant who got involved with the water at a young age, starting off with snorkelling and spearfishing before moving on to sailing. His first project was to build a Samson Marine of Canada ferro cement yacht. He acquired the plans and started building the frames in a spare bedroom of his house, having never sailed before he was introduced to sailing buy purchasing a 3 metre Tack sailing dingy. He used this to sail around the Durban bay gaining experience during times away from building. It took 3 years to build “Karibu” a 36 foot “C Bird” designed by Samson Marine.
Now living in Victoria British Columbia he sails their Yacht Karibu a Dean 365 as often as he can. Sailing the waters between Vancouver Island and the mainland from Seattle up to Desolation Sound has been a rewarding Experience.