Libby Bonnet | Director and Founder  Since 1979

Libby was a teacher and head mistress for 14 years before meeting Chris Bonnet and founding the Sailing School and sail training with him in 1979.

Libby has well over 40 000 miles at sea, having done an Atlantic crossing in a yacht that Chris and herself built, as well as many other trips. She is firmly at the helm of Offshore Sailing Academy, steering the company forward and on wards with Chris’s legacy in mind.

As you all know we lost our PASSIONATE , UNIQUE , LEADER – CHRIS . . . . who succumbed to Cancer – nearly 4 years ago

With tremendous staff – fantastic support from would be Sailors  and SHEER  GRIT  AND DETERMINATION  the  Offshore team continue to beat to Windward when the seas are rough – but calmer waters and spinnaker runs loom ahead.



Werner De Kock | Chief Instructor

Werner has been sailing for the past eight years, after being introduced into sailing by Offshore Sailing Academy. After he qualified as a yacht master he did a delivery of a catamaran and his first Atlantic crossing.

Werner gained a lot knowledge and experience whilst working as an instructor for offshore sailing academy for the passed five years. He has in excess of 50000 miles and is really passionate about what he does.



Kyle Jarvis |Instructor




Kelly Peters | Admin and PA to Libby


Kelly is known to Offshore for many years – Starting off whilst still at school as a part- time helper .

Kelly and her family are great supports as is Kelly to the Offshore team . Just Celebrated her first year with us – and we hope to have her aboard for many years to come .




Mandy Mosebo | Office Stalwart



Mandy has been with Offshore for the past 20 years and is a very important member of our team.

She takes great pride in looking after the yachts, the academy and all of us at Offshore and our students.