Interested in joining the Cape 31 fleet but want to get more detail from the man behind the design? The Cape 31’s architect, world renowned yacht designer, Mark Mills, will be speaking at RCYC this Friday evening at 6pm. Come and hear about how the Cape 31 concept got off the ground, the thought behind his design, and the future of one design sailing etc. All are welcome! #RCYC #MarkMills ... See MoreSee Less
The MEMORIAL SERVICE for Ian Slatem is being held at the MCSA (mountain club), 97 Hatfield street on the 10th of January starting at 2pm. You are all welcome to attend and celebrate Ian's life with his family and friends.
All friends and sailors are invited to join us, after the memorial service, at the Royal Cape Yacht Club to share your memories, pictures or stories. From 4pm onward we will gather in the RCYC Main Hall to share the life we knew with Ian. ... See MoreSee Less
Ian Slatem’s family have set the date and venue for Ian’s memorial service : “The MEMORIAL SERVICE for Ian Slatem is being held at the MCSA (mountain club), 97 Hatfield street on the 10th of January starting at 2pm. We would love you to attend and celebrate Ian's life with us. We welcome you to share your memories, pictures or stories.” ... See MoreSee Less
It was with deep sadness that I read the reports of Ian Slatem’s tragic death while leading a rock climbing group on Table Mountain on New Year’s Day.
Ian, a geologist by profession with a BSc Hons in Geochemistry from UCT and an MBA from Wits, was an accomplished mountaineer and adventure guide, having lead many groups of tourists on hikes and climbing expeditions in the mountains of the Western Cape - Du Toits Kloof, Cederberg, Montague and Winterhoek, as well as Table Mountain itself.
His passion for nature and the mountains he knew so well was infections, and with his thorough approach to everything he tackled, combined with a cautious nature, this accident comes a great shock to all who knew him well.
A keen sailor with a special interest in navigation and offshore racing, Ian was always ready to do more than his share on the administrative side of the sport. He served with dedication as chairman of the L26 Class Owners’ Association for the past five years, and in recent times as an ORC measurer. We had breakfast together at Royal Cape Yacht Club just before Christmas, and Ian spoke enthusiastically of his plans and hopes for the L26 Class in 2018.
I will miss Ian greatly, as will his many friends in the SA sailing community.