Libby Bonnet | Director and Founder
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 onwards with Chris’s legacy in mind.
Luke Wagner | Company Director, Sailing School Principal
Luke has been sailing since a very young age, he started sailing on Midmar dam which is situated in the KZN Midlands. After matriculating from Maritzburg college, Luke followed his passion and attended a Yacht masters course at Offshore and afterwards assisted in the delivery of a few yachts to various destinations.
Luke then worked for the Sailing school as an instructor, under the strict guidance of Chris Bonnet, Luke was then offered a two year Yacht racing sponsorship which he grabbed with both hands, spending a large portion of his time sailing, racing and attending events achieving some great results within the south African circuit. Luke then returned to the sailing school where he along with Libby and Werner run the school. Luke has over 40 000 nautical miles and is well respected within the cruising and racing sailing community. Sailing has taken Luke overseas on many occasions and he always returns with increased passion for the sport and the urge to assist others in finding the same passion.
Werner De Kock | Company Director, Chief Instructor
Werner has been sailing for the passed seven years, after being introduced in to 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 40000 miles and is really passionate about what he does.
Greg Collins | Senior Instructor
Greg has been sailing since a very young age, starting on Dabchicks, Darts and L26 Keel boats. In 2006 he decided to do his SPICE course with the Bonnets, and was recruited right out of the course to do a delivery of a Leopard 47 from Durban to the Seychelles.
Since then he has worked in the Super Yacht and Mega Yacht Industry for two of the Forbes top 15 richest men in the world and traveled from the USA to South America to Europe and beyond, gaining a wealth of knowledge and over 40 000 Nautical miles. Deciding to return home in 2011 but still wanting to do what he loves, he approached Offshore sailing Academy and has been with us ever since. We are very lucky to have Greg working with us and bringing his expertise to our school.