Support maritime education, Support the BBWP Fundraising event!

Phil Wade and the Marine Inspirations team have issued an invitation to the maritime community to support a very special event – a fun-filled evening of delicious food, great entertainment and excellent wine to raise funds to support the students at the STS Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon’s Town.

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The BIG BOTTLE OF WINE PARTY is billed as the “Best Marine Charity Party”in Mallorca, but this is the Fairest Cape in all the world and we plan to make the local one – to be held on Saturday 9 December 2017 – even bigger with great music, an auction and raffles with top-class prizes to be won!

Time: 6 pm for 6.30 pm
Venue: Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town
Dress: Welcome the summer with bright shirts, sarongs and a Caribbean theme. Dress the part and join in the fun!
Price: R750 per person which includes a sparkling wine cocktail, finger supper, Clos Malverne vintage red wine poured from the famous 27 litre BIG BOTTLE and served from a gun carriage. Additional white and rose wine will also be provided. Cash bar for refreshments other than wine and soft drinks.

Book NOW by clicking on the link below
(you can use the same link to donate if you are unable to attend)

Funds raised at the very successful inaugural BBWP held in Cape Town last year were used to purchase an L26 sailing boat – named ‘Homero’ – now berthed at the False Bay Yacht Club and used for teaching practical sailing skills to the Lawhill Centre learners. As sailors all know, upkeep is expensive and part of the funds raised this year will be allocated to the maintenance of the boat.

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Come and help youngsters from under-resourced communities get to sea by raising funds for this inspiring marine programme!

• The Marine Inspirations programme provides young people from around the world, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, with an insight into the super-yachting and maritime industry, developing a range of seamanship skills and industry connections to improve their employment prospects.

• The SATS General Botha OBA Bursary Fund provides the infrastructure within which Marine Inspirations events can happen in South Africa. The Fund provides financial and mentoring support to students studying towards a career in the marine industry. This support is provided in particular to students at the STS Lawhill Maritime Centre who are undertaking Tertiary Education towards a career at sea.

• The STS Lawhill Maritime Centre has, for the past 22 years, helped students from under-resourced communities embark on successful careers in the maritime industry by providing them with an industry-focused education while still at school. Lawhill receives no direct state funding and is reliant on the industry and individual support to fund its operations and provide student bursaries. Please browse this website for on the Lawhill programme as well as an overview on the October 2017 Marine Inspirations programme and a recent article by Professor Jonathan Jansen, the guest speaker at the Lawhill Awards in October 2017.

To book or donate please use the Quicket links above, but should you want to know more, contact Linda on 083 440 1175,,
Dorria on 082 568 5498 /, or Phil at

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