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The Allspice Yachting Team

Mark Wannenburg


Mark has been with Allspice Yachting since its inception. He is an old-salt with a lifetime experience in sailing. He has cumulatively crossed the Atlantic and Indian oceans more times than he can count on two hands and he has sailed more than 150 000 nautical miles. He is a SAS and RYA Yachtmaster instructor and holds a South African Maritime Safety Authority commercially endorsed Yachtmaster ticket. 


Gerrit Louw


Gerrit is the managing director of Allspice Yachting. He holds a PhD in Geoinformatics from Stellenbosch University and is a fellow of the distinguished Explorer's Club based in New York City. He has been actively sailing for more than a decade is intimately involved with the planning, preparation and execution of every trip. When he is not sailing he can be found working on numerous research projects or hiking around the Cape Mountains. 

Wesley Bowers


Wesley is the first mate at Allspice Yachting and has over 50 000 nm of professional sailing experience. He is an essential all round offshore crew member with immaculate attention to detail and acute problem
solving skills. Wesley is a keen high latitude sailor with the ability to keep the crew safe and the vessel sailing in any weather conditions.