Sultan Qaboos Sailing Trophy
Izivunguvungu was part of the team awarded the Sultan Qaboos Sailing Trophy at a ceremony in Oman, Nov. 2015. Themba Goduka (Chairman), Adm Koos Lous (Board Member), Kader Williams (Sailing Manager) were guests of His Majesty, the Sultan of Oman, together with other South Africans who are all members of SASLA, the Sail Training for Life Skills Association. The Izivunguvungu students were also featured prominently in the recent Eastern Cape Champs with Howard Leoto’screw finishing first in the Mirrors, plus another crew gaining third.
Lipton Cup July 2015
The Sailing Students competed in the Lipton Cup held in Cape Town during the July school holidays. The crew featured prominently and finally achieved seventh place, finishing ahead of the other development teams.
Sailing June 2015
Izivungu Students and Volunteers prepare their L26 for the Lipton Cup, to be sailed from Royal Cape Yacht Club, July 2015.
Sailing Along in 2015
The ever growing group of Izivungungu sailing students are featuring creditably alongside their colleagues from the elite clubs and schools.Several of them were invited to participate in the World Mirror Championships. They triumphed at the Inter-Schools Regatta at Zandvlei and also at the 24hourGrand Slam and were prominent in the South African Navy FestivalParade. Greater emphasis has also been placed on boat-building and repairs, such that skills development includes woodwork, metalwork, fibreglass techniques and paintspraying. This, together with a system of liaising with selected Teachers from the various schools is helping to ensure that all students will be better equipped for life after school, with improved academic results and employable skills.