ABOUT US

We founded Wavysail with a simple idea – to create exceptional, bespoke sailing adventures with the world's most experienced skippers. Small groups, amazing destinations and incredible Ocean experiences.

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Our Spirit

There are few places as wild and unexplored as the open ocean. We can take you there to experience it for yourself. You will learn what's required to take a small boat across the largest wilderness, from the worlds most experienced Skippers. Whether you want the mileage for an RYA Ocean qualification, the thrill of taking a small boat to incredible destinations or the privilege of a sailing masterclass with hugely experienced Skippers, we'll make it happen. Small groups, massive adventures uniquely tailored to you. That’s Wavysail.

Expert SKIPPERS

- Sail with a world record-breaking skipper, a Golden Globe entrant or a multi-time circumnavigator - our Skippers have over 1.5Million Ocean miles between them and are true sailing legends

Wavy Immelman

Wavy Immelman

Skipper (South Africa)

David Immelman, known to everyone as "Wavy", is co-founder and chief Skipper at Wavysail – He was born and raised around Cape Town and has been sailing since the age of 5. 

Since then, he has amassed over 500,000 miles of ocean sailing, including over 40 Atlantic crossings.  He is also a highly respected RYA instructor with many years of teaching.

A professional racing skipper, including Skipper of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race ‘19/’20 edition as well as winning the Governors cup on “Black Cat” . He lived on a yacht for many years, sailing the world,  so he knows pretty much all there is to know about living practically and comfortably on board a boat!

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Guy Waites

Guy Waites

Skipper (UK)

We are proud to welcome Guy as our Wavysail Skipper for UK tours. Guy has been sailing for more than 27 years and has over 100k sailing miles under his belt.

He has completed 5 singlehanded Atlantic crossings, skippered “Dare To Lead” on the ’19/’20 Clipper round the world race and is now getting ready for his next challenge – the 2022 Golden Globe. A solo, circumnavigation using only traditional equipment. 

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Shane Keenan

Shane Keenan

Skipper - Croatia

Shane grew up in South Africa but has amassed many miles of adventure sailing across the world including racing the Cape to Rio, touring Indonesia and thousands of miles spent exploring the islands and coast of Croatia where he now lives. His love of the Ocean is obvious to all who sail with him and his passion to help others experience it makes sailing with him an education as well as a true life experience.

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Nick Leggatt

Nick Leggatt

Skipper South Africa

Nick is a world record holding sailor who has completed 3 full circumnavigations, as well as over 40 Atlantic crossings. He crewed the 128' catamaran "Cheyenne" to take the world speed sailing record of 58days, as well as the outright fastest 'round Britain and Ireland' record of just 4.5 days. He has huge experience of high performance racing yachts as well as classic yachts and has sailed deep into both the Artic and Antarctic oceans. 

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