Franck and Delphine Lechifflart performed the first of their FREE acrobatic shows from their sailboat, La Loupiote, at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club last night.
The first of the two 20 minute long shows at 6:00 pm was in the style of old Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin movies and called ‘The Sailors’ which saw Franck and Delphine performing some classic slapstick whilst precariously balancing on boom, spinnaker pole, mast and halyards.
An appreciative audience gave the show their ‘thumbs-up’.
Audience members gathered on the grass and deck of the Algoa Bay Yacht club to watch the free show. Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism CEO, Mandalkazi Skefile, and I had a good old chin wag after the first show and I was privileged to meet her two delightful daughters. Now to get those two into a boat and sailing…
The second show ‘Between wing and island’ involved the couple demonstrating their romance on a yacht sailing around the world – more sophisticated fare and some beautiful movements illustrated the unity that is formed by two people living on a yacht for 12 years circumnavigating the world.
Both shows are family friendly.
The couple use the mast, boom, rigging and other parts of their yacht as stage to exhibit their acrobatics prowess and have two more show dates:
- Saturday 19 November: ‘The Sailors’ at 6:00 pm and ‘Between wing and island’ at 8:00 pm
- Sunday 20 November: ‘The Sailors’ at 4:00 pm and ‘Between wing and island’ at 6:00 pm
Saturday looks like a better day for those who are ‘wind allergic’ as the wind will blow East on Sunday.
Author: Alan Straton from http://pewaterfront.co.za/algoa-bay-yacht-club/