The Alexforbes ArchAngel crew finished the race in 3rd place on 27 January 2023










Sailing Academy and Alexforbes empowers youths for a future in maritime industry

With high levels of unemployment, many South African youth battle to find jobs. The Royal Cape Yacht Club Sailing Academy was established 10 years ago with the purpose of exposing youth from marginalised communities to the sport of sailing and helping them to develop careers in the maritime industry. The Academy has touched the lives […]

Sailing season opens with a splash at the V&A Waterfront

Cape Town – The Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) officially opened the sailing season with its annual opening cruise at the V&A Waterfront to signify the start of a number of iconic races and cruises taking place in Cape Town this summer – a jam-packed season was expected. Royal Cape Yacht Club commodore Neil Gregory […]

WATCH | Royal Cape Yacht Club officially opens sailing season

On Saturday, the Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) officially opened sailing season with its annual Opening Cruise. The day’s events started with an address by the club’s commodore and a blessing of the fleet. After the opening, the boats departed from the RCYC to the V&A Waterfront, where they sailed past the Waterfront Clock Tower. The crews […]

From Masi to Rio

A 30-year-old skipper from Masiphumelele hopes to lead his crew to victory when they take part in one of the most prestigious and challenging yacht races next year. Sibusiso Sizatu, 30, will captain the Alexforbes Archangel in the iconic Cape2Rio race and will be making history by participating as the first complete crew from marginalised […]

From Rural Herder to Cape2Rio Skipper, Sibusiso is Flying SA’s Flag High!

Sibusiso Sizatu only started school at the age of 10, received his first identity document aged 20 – and plans to complete his matric next year after his team of fellow “township sailors” hopefully wins the Cape2Rio. Western Cape, South Africa (27 September 2022) – Sibusiso Sizatu spent the first nine years of his life herding […]

SA sailing team to make history at iconic Cape2Rio yacht race

Six sailors are ready to make Cape2Rio history in January next year. The Alexforbes ArchAngel crew, all from marginalised communities, are taking part in the event for the first time. The crew was trained by the Royal Cape Yacht Club Sailing Academy for their epic journey across the South Atlantic Ocean.   Six young South […]

From herd boy to sailing the oceans

Cape Town – Sailing, which started as an extra-mural activity for 30-year-old Sibusiso Sizatu, has turned out to be a successful career after he made a tough trade-off between education and survival in Grade 10 because of financial constraints. He was raised by his grandmother in a village in the Eastern Cape and stepped into […]

Hope, courage and grit – a uniquely South African recipe for making history

Its a uniquely South African story of hope, courage and grit. Six young people will make history by participating in the iconic Cape2Rio Yacht Race as the first complete crew from marginalised communities to do so. The sailors hail from Masiphumelele, Khayelitsha, Grassy Park and Athlone in Cape Town. They are sponsored by Alexforbes. John […]