Category Archives: 2014

Lawhill maritime students to participate in Spanish sailing regatta

In October, two Grade 11 students, Bradley Felix (17) and Ronaldo Strauss (17) will fly to the Balearic Islands in Spain to participate in the Ibiza Rendezvous, the first super-yacht sailing regatta to embrace the island of Ibiza ( The trip forms part of a new charitable mentoring programme, ‘Marine Inspirations’ ( which aims to […]

Background to Phil Wade and Anthony Just’s involvement with the Lawhill Maritime Centre

Phil Wade and Anthony Just attended the same physical maritime training base in Gordon’s Bay, although some years apart – Phil trained at the General Botha Merchant Marine College in the early 60s and Anthony attended the Gordon’s Bay S.A Naval Officers Training College at the same location in 1981. More about Phil Wade Durban-raised, […]

Vaughan Pillay – Lawhill’s second Master Mariner

Vaughan Pillay became Lawhill’s second master mariner when he gained his Master’s Certificate of Competency (5000 tons) in 2014. He was one of nine Lawhill students who went to Antarctica in SA Agulhas in his matric year (2003) and obviously thoroughly enjoyed the experience. After completing his S1 and S2 courses at Cape Peninsula University […]

Lawhill ladies lead the way

August 9, 2014 – National Womens Day An increasing number of young women have achieved success in the maritime industry thanks to the educational support they received while completing their schooling at Simon’s Town School’s Lawhill Maritime Centre. For the past 18 years, the Lawhill Maritime Centre – a programme that provides young men and […]