Thursday, 12 December 2019
04 October 2018

Bring the family to an inspirational evening with big-wave surfer, charity campaigner and multiple cardiac-surgery survivor Greg Bertish. He will be presenting a FREE screening of his World-renowned documentary, which inspires kids and adults alike.

In April 2016 Greg Bertish sailed an 8-foot children’s Optimist dinghy around the Cape of Storms. He crossed False Bay, rounded Cape Point and headed for Langebaan Lagoon on the wild West Coast. His 200-kilometre journey matched the 200 days he had spent in hospital fighting life-threatening heart infections.

“I was sick, misdiagnosed, operated on, had IV drips 24/7, and at stages was offered no hope or cure. I used visualisation, optimism and my passion for the ocean and life to overcome, survive and get out of hospital,” says Bertish.

His documentary has been watched by children (and their parents) across the world. This is a true story of how passion and belief can help make the wildest dreams a reality.

The movie also offers a taste of what Bertish will be bringing to the Cape Town International Boat Show at the V&A Waterfront on 19, 20 and 21 October. This year the popular show will feature the Great Optimist Race, which will see 40 survivors, celebrities and regular sailors – including Bertish in his trusty Little Optimist — taking part in a spectacular sailing event that will raise money for charity.

The movie night will also feature great ticket deals for the Aquarium and the Cape Town International Boat Show, as well as giveaways, fundraising and fun for the whole family.

Facebook: @thelittleoptimist

Instagram: @littleoptimist

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
021-834 3111


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