What are you doing this Friday evening? Going home to sit on the couch? BOO! Why not rather go on a boat cruise and jam to Beatenberg LIVE on board?!
This week is the South African Ocean Festival, a festival aimed at celebrating all things South African ocean! Locals and visitors can take part in a variety of fun activities including the open water team relay, the canoe – polo mini demonstration, Xtreme Water Polo tournament and the Lighted Boat Parade.
This Friday night the spectacular Lighted Boat Parade will be launched at the V&A Waterfront. It is a symbolic ocean celebration featuring beautifully lit vessels that will parade the harbour. Once the “light carriers” have reached their destination, all the lights within the village will be activated, demonstrating how essential these ships are in lighting up the harbour.
Families and friends can gather at different viewing spots along the Waterfront to watch this annual spectacle, and can expect the Sea Princess and boat parade at Jetty 2/Quay 6 to illuminate the harbour. Following this, award winning South African band, Beatenberg will kick off festivities with an exciting, live performance.
The Lighted Boat Parade is one of the Festival’s signature events that celebrates the ocean and all that it offers to the country. Join them, it’s FREE! OR…win a cruise with Beatenberg:
- When: Friday 30th of October
- Where: Quay 6, V&A Waterfront
- Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
[CLOSED] WIN TICKETS TO CRUISE WITH BEATENBERG
You have the opportunity to win a set of double tickets to join Beatenberg on a cruise this Friday! If you want to jam to Rafael, Chelsea Blakemore and more, then enter via:
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- Complete the sentence, “Hey @Boring Cape Town Chick! Please send me and (tag a friend) on a cruise with Beatenberg this Friday! #Beatencruise”
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For more info visit the South African Ocean Festival Facebook page.
SOUTH AFRICAN OCEAN FESTIVAL
The South African Ocean Festival will take place from the 21st October to the 8th November 2015, at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. A shared concept from V&A Waterfront, SAMSA and Worldsport, the South African OceanFestival celebrates the beauty and power of the ocean, through various ocean sports, art, music and food.
According to SAMSA the main goal of the festival is not only to boost the tourism potential of South Africa’s marine assets, but to create business and job opportunities. Ms Nhlumayo, SAMSA Centre of Maritime Excellence’s executive head, said that the ocean provides a perfect platform to achieve the above-mentioned objectives. SAMSA Centre of Maritime Excellence’s executive head, Ms Sindiswa Nhlumayo comments on the event,
“The Ocean Festival‘s vision is to celebrate the ocean through ocean sports, art, music, food and education while promoting a destination and creating opportunities for small businesses.”
Find the calendar below for a full list of activities:
|CAPE TOWN OCEAN FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2015|
|EVENT||DATE & TIME||DESCRIPTION||Entry Fee||Venue|
|CLIPPER||26 – 31 Oct||The Clipper is the only global yacht race for amateur sailors, with over 40% of the crew whom have never sailed before.||No entry fee||Waterfront Quay 6|
|XTREME WATER-POLO TOURNAMENT||29 – 31 Oct
16.00 – 18.30
16.00 – 16.30
09.00 – 16.00
|An Xtreme water-polo tournament involving local WP Clubs/Schools to be held over 3 consecutive days concluding in a final.||R100pp||Waterfront Quay 6|
|JETOVATOR||Oct 30: 6 – 19.00
Oct 31: 2 – 14:45
Nov 1: 12 – 13:00
|A demonstration of the capabilities of this new sport.||Free – Demo||Waterfront Quay 6|
|SUNSET SUP/PRONE CHALLENGE
16.30 – 18.30
|Teams of 8 paddlers (SUP and prone) sprints around a set course in a relay format and an individual elimination event.||R120pp||Waterfront Quay 6|
|LIGHTED BOAT PARADE||Oct 30||Lighted Boat Parade follows the symbology of the vessels/ boats as being the key figures as light carriers as they come within the harbor.||Free – Demo||Waterfront Quay 6|
|DRAGON BOAT||Oct 31
10.00 – 11.00
|Normal club sessions with boats fully dressed and flag catching racing||Free – Demo||Waterfront Quay 6|
|NSRI DISPLAY||Oct 31
15.00 – 15.30
|A demonstration of what the NSRI do during a rescue||Free – Demo||Waterfront Quay 6|
|CAPE MODEL BOATS||Nov 1
08.00 – 10.00
|A series of radio controlled class speed boat races||Invite only||Waterfront Quay 6|
10.00 – 13.00
|School/scout groups visit the village and participate in a series of activities||Invite only||Waterfront
|OPEN WATER TEAM RELAY||Nov 1
10.00 – 12.00
|Open water team relays on a set course over a set distance.||R100 pp||Waterfront Quay 6|
|CANOE –POLO MINI DEMONSTRATION||Nov 1||A Canoe-polo tournament involving local invited clubs||Free – Demo||Waterfront Quay 6|
|SAVE OUR SEAS: SHARKS AND PEOPLE EXHIBITION||6th to 8th Nov||Open to the public, the photo exhibit will be host to a variety ofocean conservation experts as well as oceansport curators to display their work.||No entry fee||Waterfront Quay 6|
|IRC YACHT RACING SA CHAMPS||6th to 8th Nov||A top class sailing event to showcase the level of event to sailors to secure a future venue||Invite only||Waterfront Quay 6|