The Grand Opening! 23 March 2022

The Little Optimist Sailing Academy @ Battery Park V&A Waterfront. 
 
The celebrities and boating and sailing legends rolled in to celebrate this amazing milestone and the first of its kind in the world. 
 
Massive thanks to Sportncommun and Paris Olympics 2024 for the support , as well as to the V&A Waterfront and our headline sponsors Two Oceans Marine , Italtile and Southern Wind Shipyard.  
 
The evening was one of celebration , and introduction to the new team at the Academy. 
 
The first Sailing Therapy programs have been launched and the first kids have already been enjoying the most amazing experiential learning on and off the water. 
 
Our plan is to facilitate and have over 450 marginalised and at risk children “graduate“ and pass through the program each year. 
 
The new location is fantastic ( in the city , under Table Mountain, on the canals)  and is ideal for the first Sailing Therapy Academy of its kind in the world.