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World Sailing recognized Sailing Academy   South African Sailing accredited Sailing Academy               

Theewater Sailing Academy coachesThe Theewater Sailing Academy instructors are ably led by Neil Ashton and Jon Galbraith.  The sailing academy builds from within, all our instructors have come through the ranks, developing their skills in the process.


Neil Ashton - SAS Instructor DeveloperNeil Ashton - Instructor Developer

Provincial sportsman and coach with forty years of dinghy and keelboat sailing experience.
SAS / WS Instructor Developer.

Jon Galbraith

Jon Galbraith - Senior Instructor

RYA Yachtmaster,  80 000+ Nautical miles as skipper, Cape to Rio & Fastnet class winner.
SAS / WS Senior Instructor.

CalebCaleb Smith - Dinghy Instructor

Caleb sails dinghies, multihulls & keelboats & has a broad sailing knowlege.
SAS / WS Instructor.

MichielMichiel Rust - Dinghy Instructor

Michiel has come through the Academy program & has developed into an excellent Instructor.
SAS / WS Instructor.

beanciaBeancia Hittler - Dinghy Instructor

Beancia has developed her sailing and instructing skills admirably & the kids love her training.
SAS / WS Instructor.

EdwardEdward Nichols - Dinghy Instructor

Edward has matured into a good Instructor & is confident with both kids & adults.
SAS / ISAF Instructor.

tem oliverOliver Gosnell - Assistant Instructor

Oliver's natural ability to impart knowledge has resulted in his appointment.
SAS / WS Assistant Instructor.

team clChristo-Louis Rust - Trainee Assistant Instructor

Christo's helpful demeanor & ability to instruct has seen him appointed to the coaching staff.

Theewater Sailing Academy provides a variety of different sailing courses and sailing experiences, targeted at different groups of sailors and people wanting to learn how to sail in Cape Town.