Some locals were kind enough to take us sailing. Unfortunately, as a self-absorbed dopey American, I cannot pronounce (or spell) most of their names!! But we got some lovely pics of sailing outside of Cape Town.
The Royal Cape Yacht Club
We were introduced to some local sailors who were kind enough to take us sailing from the Royal Cape Yacht Club, which has the awesome nickname “The Tavern of the Sea.” We San Francisco sailors are proud of our variable winds and wonky currents, which make our daysails and races challenging. So it is humbling to visit a yacht club that hosts races from Cape Town to St. Helena (roughly 1800 nm) and a race from Cape Town to Rio known as the Cape2Rio (approximately 3200nm).
Our First South Atlantic Sail
Sven was kind enough to take us on Nick’s boat Bolero.