‘The Sailor’s Wife’ - Read the incredible tale of founder Nelson Girdlestone’s adventure that led him and his wife Maureen to set up operations in the V&A Waterfront. Written by Maureen Girdlestone herself, it’s a tale of international intrigue that fiction writers would have had difficulty in concocting.
The Girdlestone’s yacht is stolen by desperate thieves in Cape Town, and sailed off to…who knew where? A worldwide search by Nelson and Maureen leading to a miraculous discovery halfway across the globe. Fetching the yacht and then, taking advantage of circumstances, enjoying a nomadic cruising life in the magical Caribbean and Mediterranean waters before returning home and setting up operations in a newly established V&A.
Learn more about Nelson’s heritage too; yes, he (and his sons currently running Waterfront Charters) are descendants of the famous Lord Nelson of Trafalgar fame.
‘The Sailor’s Wife’ is available from Waterfront Charters for the giveaway price of R200; order online and pick it up from the office at Shop 5 Quay 5 in the V&A: take the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Harbour Cruise for yourself and a guest at the same time! It’ll set you up for a great nautical reading adventure.