SA Ocean Festival: 13 cool calendar events to check out

2015-10-07 19:00 - Sam Smith
Post a comment 0

Cape Town - The South African Ocean Festival will take place from the 21st October to the 8th November, at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. A shared concept from V&A Waterfront, SAMSA and Worldsport, the South African Ocean Festival celebrates the beauty and power of the ocean, through various ocean sports, art, music and food.

The seaside festival is hosted annually in the Western Cape, celebrating a unique character that the city of Cape Town has to offer. 

The festival promises great music, amazing food, fun activities for kids and a programme centred on ocean related activities. 

Guests are encouraged to participate in the fun activities. Try your hand at the open water relays, canoe-polo mini challenges or the Xtreme Water Polo tournament.

According to South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), the goal behind the festival is to boost South Africa's marine assets and promote fun activities and experiences at the sea. 

For more info on the event visit their website.

Check out the calendar below for a full list of activities:

CLIPPER

Date: 26 – 31 October

Info: The Clipper is the only global yacht race for amateur sailors, with over 40% of the crew whom have never sailed before.

Price: No entry fee

Venue: Waterfront Quay 6

XTREME  WATER-POLO TOURNAMENT 

Date: 29 – 31 October
Times: 1. 16.00 – 18.30 2. 16.00 – 16.30 3. 09.00 – 16.00

Info: An Xtreme water-polo tournament involving local WP Clubs/Schools to be held over 3 consecutive days concluding in a final.

Price: R100pp

Venue: Waterfront Quay 6

EVENT: JETOVATOR

Date: October 30, 31, November 1
Times: October 30 18.00 – 19.00; October 31 14.00 - 14.45; November 1 12.00 – 13.00

Info: A demonstration of the capabilities of this new sport.

Price: Free - Demo

Venue: Waterfront Quay 6

SUNSET SUP/PRONE CHALLENGE

Date: October 30

Times: 16.30 – 18.30

Info: Teams of 8 paddlers (SUP and prone) sprints around a set course in a relay format and an individual elimination event.

Price: R120pp

Venue: Waterfront Quay 6

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE

Date: October 30

Info: The goal of the Lighted Boat Parade is to follow the symbology of the vessels/ boats as being the key figures as light carriers as they come within the harbor.

Price: Free - Demo

Venue: Waterfront Quay 6

DRAGON BOAT

Date: October 31

Time: 10.00 – 11.00

Info: Normal club sessions with boats fully dressed and flag catching racing

Price: Free - Demo

Venue: Waterfront Quay 6

NSRI DISPLAY

Date: October 31

Time: 15.00 – 15.30

Info: A demonstration of what the NSRI do during a rescue

Price: Free - Demo

Venue: Waterfront Quay 6

CAPE MODEL BOATS

Date: November 1

Time: 08.00 – 10.00

Info: A series of radio controlled class speed boat races Invite only

Venue: Waterfront Quay 6

YOUTH/SCOUTS PROGRAM

Date: November 1

Time: 10.00 – 13.00

Info: School/scout groups visit the village and participate in a series of activities. Invite only.

Venue: Waterfront Volvo Village.  

OPEN WATER TEAM RELAY

Date: November 1

Time: 10.00 – 12.00

Info: Open water team relays on a set course over a set distance.  

Price: R100 pp

Venue: Waterfront Quay 6

CANOE –POLO MINI DEMONSTRATION

Date: November 1

Info: A Canoe-polo tournament involving local invited clubs  

Price: Free - Demo

Venue: Waterfront Quay 6


SAVE OUR SEAS: SHARKS AND PEOPLE EXHIBITION

Date: 6th to 8th November

Info: Open to the public, the photo exhibit will be host to a variety of ocean conservation experts as well as ocean sport curators to display their work.

Price: No entry fee.

Venue: Waterfront Quay 6.

IRC YACHT RACING SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPS

Date: 6th to 8th November

Info: A top class sailing event to showcase the level of event to sailors to secure a future venue.

Price: Invite only

Venue: Waterfront Quay 6

We'd love you to share your travel experiences with us, or you can connect with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram