My name is Patrick van Eyssen, I am married to Jill and have four children and seven grandchildren.
I am a skipper for the National Sea Rescue Institute, Station 3, based in the V & A Waterfront and get called out in all kinds of weather conditions.
My passion is camping in the wilds. I’ve done trips through Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe etc and am always amazed at the beauty of the African wild life and the vastness of the land.
Riding for Cape Sidecars has given me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and this I find enjoyable and very interesting. I have my own bike, a Honda Africa Twin.
• Favourite saying: It is what it is
• Life’s outlook: Enjoy every day as if it is your last
• Role model: My wife