Category Archives: achievements

Naming of two 19th century replica Pilot Cutters – 3 April 2024

  Two replica 19th century Cornish Pilot Cutter rowing boats used to raise thousands of Singapore Dollars for a global welfare charity 10 years ago, have found a new purpose – to train high school maritime students and future African seafarers studying in Simon’s Town, South Africa. The boats were officially renamed today, Wednesday 3 […]

LEGACIES AND CELEBRATIONS

If you were unable to attend the end of year Lawhill Awards celebration, you will find the link to the highlights of this popular annual event in the link below, which also contains video tributes to larger-than-life maritime legends, Sean Day and Phil Wade. Here’s the link.. https://mailchi.mp/5eb8d147379c/larger-than-life-mentorstributes-and-impactaward-winners-and-more-5651083 The link also contains a SUBSCRIBE button […]

REMEMBERING PHIL WADE

Phil Wade, one of Lawhill’s most passionate supporters and the co-founder of the maritime mentoring initiative, www.marineinspirations.org, passed away suddenly on 18 November 2023.  Phil – 1960 Click on the links below to read maritime journalist Brian Ingpen’s tribute to Phil and a montage of photo memories relating to his work on Marine Inspirations and […]

INDUSTRY RECOGNITION FOR LAWHILL HEAD

The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), has presented the “Imbokodo in Maritime Awards” –  which recognises the efforts of women within the sector and the contribution they make in paving the way for new entrants and the future of the maritime industry – since 2022.  Debbie Owen, won the inaugural Imbokodo ‘’Best Mentor’’ award […]

MEET CAPTAIN COLIN – A MAN WHO IS PAYING IT FORWARD WHERE IT’S NEEDED MOST

Colin Richardson is captain of the 54 meter Feadship “Mirage” – and the man who has forever changed the lives of Lawhill alumni, Lutho Thomas and Janoel Meyer by giving them permanent employment in the industry.  He attended Simon’s Town School from 1976 to 1983/4 (he thinks…;-)) and then we moved to Fish Hoek High where […]

Presidential Honour for Mr Brian Ingpen

In November 2021, Mr Brian Ingpen – the driving force behind our maritime programme and a man who has made a significant and positive impact on many young lives – received the National Order of the Baobab Silver Award from President Cyril Ramaphosa for his contribution to education. More than two decades ago, Mr Ingpen […]