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The General Botha Old Boys’ Association Bursary Fund promotes maritime education and training. We do this via raising
funds to provide financial assistance to formerly disadvantaged school going students at Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simon’s Town School. In addition, Tertiary Bursaries for Maritime Studies are awarded to selected students. An ongoing Mentorship and Outreach program, in partnership with various organisations and supported by Captains of Industry from school through to employment, is essential to the success of students who are part the program.

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      What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lived’
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April 2024

NSRI Pre Sea Training

In preparation for participation in the Bursary Funds Sail and Motor Programme 18 Grade 10 Lawhill Maritime Centre learners completed this practical exercise working through their fears of the sea and becoming comfortable in the water. 

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December 2023

Farewell Phil Wade

The sad passing of this prominent seafarer and philanthropist occurred on Saturday 18th. November at his South African home in Somerset West. Anne, his wife, and Phil had just celebrated their twenty second wedding anniversary and earlier that same Friday afternoon Phil had presented a prize to a young lady yacht enthusiast, named Ms Khombisile Mthethwa, from Lawhill Maritime Centre
in Simon’s Town.


 

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April 2024

Sail Training
Ladies Race Practice

Inspired by our funder The Maiden Factors win in the Ocean Globe Race, our young ladies sing a beautiful melody as they practice for the RCYC Ladies Race.

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