I was born in Durban and Relocated to Cape Town in 2016.
I am the co-founder of Offshore Yacht Services a Yacht management and service company and the National Keelboat Representative for South African Sailing which gives me the responsibility to wholeheartedly pursue my purpose to serve and support the people in the sailing community.
Through my Offshore I look to create more stakeholders as well as develop an infrastructure for the youth in Sailing encouraging people to engage and expand their lives through water activities and careers created by them. It also allows me to engage and serve the members of the sailing community.
I have gained experience and developed skills through mechanical engineering, project management and customer support with my family and their well-being being one of my biggest motivators to do my best to succeed.
My name is Momelezi Funani, better known as Mo in the sailing fraternity. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
I got into sailing through the love of the sport. Started as a student at Royal Cape Yacht Club, later as intern With the Club and the internship later turned into full time employment.
On the sailing front, I am a regular sailor and have participated in a number of offshore and onshore sailing events such as the Twilight Wednesday night races.
I sit on the L26 Class Association of South Africa committee, responsible for growing and promoting sailing in the Western Cape.
I am also on the training path to be a recognized Offshore Racing Congress South Africa (ORC) measurer. On the health of the ocean, I am a member of the Clean Sailors initiative, a global sailing community with the aim to mobilize our global sailing community in conservation of our oceans.