Sailors’ Society SA is hosting a fundraising event comprising breakfast and an interesting talk on Thursday, 15 August 2019 at the Kloof Country Club. Cost is R150 per person.

Journalist Chris Hoare will speak on the adventures of his father ‘Mad Mike Hoare ‘ featured in his book  ‘Mad Mike Hoare : The Legend. 

 Kindly contact Janet on 083 366 3055 or Yvonne on 083 282 4810 for bookings.

 Payment to

International Sailors’ Society

Standard Bank

Account no. 051172216 Glenwood branch

Branch Code 042526

 This talk promises to be riveting – so don’t miss it!

LEGENDARY soldier and mercenary ‘Mad Mike’ Hoare celebrated his 100th birthday’ in March. Among the guests were six of the Wild Geese members who fought with him in the Congo in the 1960s.

Asked his secrets for longevity, the Irishman always says, ‘Laughter is the best medicine.

‘But more seriously, there is very little that two aspirins cannot fix.

‘Never go and see doctors, because they will only find something wrong with you,’ is his advice. Mike is the subject of an authoritative biography which was published last year.

The book titled Mad Mike Hoare: The Legend was written by his son, journalist Chris.