Woo hoo! 9Miles is going sailing! ⛵️

Photo credit: John Hishin (The Little Optimist)

For the first time ever, we will have our own boat in the Great Optimist race which takes place in October as part of the Annual Cape Town Boat Show.

Back our 9Miles boat in the race and help us to raise money for charity as we go head-to-head with other boats in the most unique charity event of the year – The Great Optimist race on 19 October.

Every boat sailing will be raising funds for their chosen charity and for The Little Optimist Trust. Our boat will be skippered by none other than our very own coach and surf shop manager, Chad Smith, and is proudly sponsored by Victron Energy B.V.

After studying yacht and boat building Chad really developed a passion for sailing and yachting. Washing boats at the marina, working as a deckhand, and sailing vessels in commercials just further strengthened that passion. 

I developed a real love for these luxurious and masterfully crafted vessels, and marvelled at the things that they could do and the way that they harness the ocean. One of my biggest dreams is to build my own yacht someday which will allow me to sail the corners of the earth”

Chad Smith

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