Kwela is owned by Abrie Erasmus. Abrie has built this Trimaran as a performance version, since launch he has been optimizing the boat and making modifications, with the result that she is yet to properly be tested on a race course. He is very committed to his racing and is very dedicated to this event. She will be skippered by the highly experienced Juan De Beer, the same Juan De Beer that skippered the yacht Wizard Double handed to line honours in the South Star Race in a record time of 6 days and around 23 hours. It is expected that Kwela will be a hot contestant to be at the front end of the fleet should conditions allow.