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Our success in helping the community has been made possible thanks to people just like you. With your generous contribution, no matter how great or small, we are able to truly make a difference. We are grateful for any help you can provide, and guarantee it will change lives for the better.

The inspiration

My name is Asemahle (Theo) Jack.  I am raising funds to support unprivileged kids in South Africa to finish their schooling at Lawhill Maritime Centre in Cape Town. I am hoping that this will enable them to follow in their dreams and progress to a successful career at sea.  At Lawhill they do their normal high school subjects together with nautical science, maritime economics and marine mathematics.

This is an affair of the heart for me because I received a lot of support from Marine Inspiration.  They haven't stopped helping me to this day and I am so grateful. My plan is to give back and try my best to make these kid’s dreams come true.

I was born in the Township called Mdantsane, in the town of East London South Africa but grew up in Cape Town. From a young age, it was my dream to become a sailor and to work on boats. In 2013 I joined Royal Cape Yacht Club Sailing Academy but in 2015 I was in a bad situation and unable to further my studies due to financial problems.


The Journey

As a youngster in Cape Town I was passionate about the sea and sailing and had joined the Sailing Academy at the Royal Cape Yacht Club. Then in 2015 Phil Wade at Marine Inspirations contacted RCYC with an offer to sponsor an aspiring youngster to crew on a delivery passage on a 53 meter motor yacht called “Mirage” (a great South African captain Colin Richardson) from the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, across the Atlantic to Mallorca. I was selected and my maritime journey began.

A mad rush to get all the documents and visas sorted out and I eventually flew, paid for by Marine Inspirations,  to the Caribbean. The voyage took 14 days and Phil, who lives in Palma de Mallorca, met us when we arrived and introduced me to Richard Masters, founder of Master Yachts Consultancy. This introduction opened doors for me and shortly thereafter I landed my first paid job on another large motor yacht in Ibiza. This started me on the journey to where I am today in the sailing world.

 Marine Inspirations is the reason why I am where I am today. Now, after 6 years in the superyacht industry I feel it is my turn to send the elevator back to the ground floor to help other disadvantaged kids who aspire to a career at sea.  

To do this I need your support. Please send any donation, big or small to the bank account. 


“ If you think you are too small to make a difference then you have never tried to sleep in a room with a mosquito!” - Phil Wade

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Marine Inspiration is a mentoring program established to introduce the prospects of a maritime career to youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds mainly in South Africa. Year by year they support many youngsters and bring them to Mallorca to improve their professional prospects and offer mentoring while showing them the possibilities of the superyacht industry.

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