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Southern Yachting Academy

Knysna, South Africa
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About Southern Yachting Academy
Our sailing activities include offshore learn-to-sail adventures in Knysna as well as yachting skippers courses. Recommended for adventure seeking individuals, couples or family outings, corporate team building and offshore sailing training on the Garden Route, South Africa.
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Johan van Noordwyk wrote a review Dec 2021
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A buddy and I did the Start Sailing course with Southern Yachting Academy - what an experience! Mark was an excellent instructor that effectively taught us the basics of sailing, firstly theory, and then the practical side. We had a fantastic couple of hours on the estuary. It was a day I will remember for a long time, and it has inspired us to rekindle our sailing tradition in our family. Many thanks for teaching and inspiring us!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Paul Gregory wrote a review Sep 2021
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa1 contribution
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The team was very professional & the time on the Knysna lagoon was an amazing experience. Top notch sailing all round. Thank you all !!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from AstuteAdventurer, Owner at Southern Yachting Academy
Responded 01 Dec 2021
Thanks so much for the review Paul, hope to see you on the water this summer!
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Peter Jones wrote a review Aug 2021
Pretoria, South Africa5 contributions
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A great experience with a fantastic bunch of people. Just completed Day Skippers. It really was an awesome experience. Thank you Mark and your Team. Great weather, great people, a great Team and an awesome vibe all round.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from AstuteAdventurer, Owner at Southern Yachting Academy
Responded 09 Aug 2021
Thanks PJ for the kind review. So awesome to see you with us in Knysna after all these years! Happy sailing ⛵...
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David L wrote a review Jul 2021
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Having just completed my coastal skippers training through Southern Yachting Academy in Knysna, I can recommend talking to them about their well structured sailing course. Complete with comprehensive notes and Zoom follow up sessions with Capt Ben, to help you understand any areas of difficulties. There is also full ttaining on their own yacht with a professional skipper on board to show you the techniques and safety requirements to skipper a yacht offshore. Thanks to Mark and his team for the experience.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from AstuteAdventurer, Owner at Southern Yachting Academy
Responded 09 Aug 2021
Thank you David for the kind review! Always a pleasure sailing with you.
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Rene Schieritz wrote a review Apr 2021
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I did the day skippers course - fantastic course. Very knowledgeable crowd that are all passionate about what they do. Absolutely blown away by Mark and the team constantly going to extra mile at all times to help out - from lifts to lunch to getting my eye test and photos done. These guys always made an effort to not only make this whole experience educational, but they also made it amazingly enjoyable. Cannot recommend enough!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from AstuteAdventurer, Owner at Southern Yachting Academy
Responded 18 Jul 2021
Tough times require more professional delivery to our valued yachting enthusiast clients... Thanks again René for your kind review.
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