The Association has today announced that it will give financial and technical support to James Cook's non-stop round-the-world model record attempt.
James estimates that he will need some R250 000 to develop and build the model. The SAMAA has agreed to provide this amount.
James originally applied for funding in November last year. The management committee agreed unanimously at its last meeting to provide it.
Asked about the effect on the Associations finances, a committee member - Attie Percefield said, " It means we shall have to increase members subs quite substantially, but we feel that no one will object given the unbelievable nature of this project".