The 2018 GREAT OPTIMIST RACE Was Incredible!

The inaugural race took place on Sunday 21 October 2018 in gusty and tricky conditions on a beautiful day in Cape Town. 42 Optimist sailors set off on a tricky 3 lap course through the V &  A Waterfront, watched by 1000s of spectators.   With the magnificent...

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Maryke From Two Oceans Aquarium | Great Optimist Race

Dear Greg, Cara and Amy   Wow – what a weekend! Huge big well done for literally keeping heads above water – it is rather rare that I get to see a team – in action – under stress – who all just keep smiling. But all for good reason as you pulled of a fantastic...

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This Is Why We Do It | Lawhill Maritime Centre

Good afternoon Greg, We as Lawhill Maritime Centre would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the opportunity afforded to some of our student on Friday. It is through people like yourself that students find the courage to continue through the hard times and...

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Thank YOU Hilton!

Hi GREG / Cara, I just want to THANK YOU and your TEAM and Zeekoeivlei YACHT CLUB GUYS and everyone involved FOR THE GREAT DAY HAD BY ALL. Keep smiling guys!

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Greg Bertish, The Eternal Optimist | Cape Talk Radio

Article by Cape Talk. Greg Bertish is an adventurer and survivor or a life threatening illness, which means he knows the importance of having hope. And at the upcoming Cape Town International Boat show, he will be launching the first-ever Great Optimist Race, and it...

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We’re In Child Mag | Promotion

A HUGE heartfelt thank you to Child Magazine for promoting The Little Optimist in your latest edition. We are humbly blessed to be surrounded by such amazing humans in this world - Thank you <3

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[MOVIE REVIEW] Recent Optimist Review

Dear Greg My twin daughters and I throughly enjoyed your movie night in the waterfront on Thursday night, what a blessing it was to sit in the open air and the smell of the ocean whilst watching you take on the big ocean with the little optimist. The one twin kept...

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Great Optimist Boat Race Launches In Cape Town

Big wave surfer, charity campaigner and multiple cardiac-surgery survivor Greg Bertish is launching the first-ever Great Optimist Race at this year’s Cape Town International Boat Show. Up to 40 Little Optimists will navigate the waters around the V&A Waterfront on...

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Reviews And More | V&A FREE Movie Night Shenanigans

What a wonderful, wonderful life..... and so it should be!  A beautiful evening at the movies at the Waterfront. Under the mountain and under the stars. Thank you Cape Town. See you at the Great Optimist Race on the 20th. A message we received from one of the moms -...

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We LOVE What We DO | Inspiring Kids

Telling stories, teaching kids, shifting perceived reality, and having fun doing it! I was a shy, bullied and insecure kid. I am now fantastically passionate about showing kids how it’s “cool to be different! “

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Thank You Autolek

Thank you Troy and AUTOLEK for helping the little Optimist. You did the electrics on our trailer at no cost and we really appreciate all ? Where would we be without amazing people like this to thank? We are so blessed to have humans like this in our lives. THANK YOU!...

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Thanks To Hermanus Yacht Club

Thanks to Cal, JJ, Jill, Andrea and all at Hermanus Yacht Club for the invite, the function, the opening season event and the donation. Beautiful place and awesome people!  

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School Talk | CBS St Johns Parklands | August 2018

The Little Optimist visited CBS St Johns Parklands School and this was what went down. (Taken from their Facebook page. You can view the original post here). Our Junior School had the opportunity to come to school dressed up as the occupation they would like to go...

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Boat Deliveries – AHOY!

A very busy day finding, loading and Delivering old wooden Little Optimist boats to the Two Oceans Marine factory for refit and rejuvenation. Giving new purpose and new passion to these little boats, who will, in turn, give passion and purpose back to sick and needy...

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