It’s official!

We are proud to announce that The Great Optimist Race will take place at the Cape Town International Boat Show on 20 October 2018, at 12 noon.

Your company can have your own Yacht, representing your brand, getting huge exposure and doing so much good for sick and needy kids.

The Little Optimist Trust will be hosting the race, along with other events and a sailing academy over all 3 days of the Boat Show. (19, 20, 21 October, all day with high visibility).

This is going to be a national showcase underneath Table Mountain, and in front of 1000s of spectators, boat owners, celebrities and the public.

The race and event will be covered by and will feature on TV, radio,  print and Social Media, and a short Documentary movie will be made.

More importantly, it will be inspiring many, and raising funds and awareness for needy charities and sick kids.

Your sponsored and donated Optimist boat will go on to teach sick and needy kids to sail through the Little Optimist Sailing Academy, for many years to come.

Basically what I am asking you for is R20 000  donation to sponsor your own BRANDED Seaport Optimist.  (this is tax deductible as a section 18a donation)

Sponsored boats will be raced by you or your representative, celebrities, sports stars, CEOs & captains of Industry, past survivors, dads and moms.

Other charity boats will be racing alongside you and representing organisations like NSRI, The Children’s Hospital Trust, Cape Town Tourism, Cancer Dojo, Reach for a Dream, and more…..

All donations are section 18a Tax deductible.

There will be 40 plus Optimist boats racing.  All skippered by adults, all raising funds and awareness for little sick and needy kids.

We have only 15  Optimist boats available for sponsorship/donation at present.  5 boats have been Sponsored already, so only 10 available. You really want to be one of these.

Please see the proposal for an Optimist sponsor below, and let me know if I can sign you up for this donation or sponsorship, or if you need to chat or get a  bit more info, please feel free to contact me:

Greg Bertish


Mobile: 082 454 0398

Please visit this page to see more details and download our PDF proposal.