by Richard Crockett
International sailing competition at its consummate best was presented on Cape Town waters last week during the Odzala Discovery Camps 52 SUPER SERIES V&A Waterfront regatta.
For the locals it was compelling watching for many different reasons, and for those who have not yet had their fill of these mouth-watering boats, their very slick crew in action on the water, and the fascination of some of the closest yacht racing one will ever see on our waters, there’s more to come in the form of the Rolex TP52 World Championship Cape Town 2020 at the end of this month.
If you did not witness the racing last week, pencil in these dates – 31 March to 4 April – and get here. You will not regret it.
A huge debt of gratitude is owed to the Plattner family, and others, for bringing these events to our shores.
I thoroughly enjoyed the week, and leave you with a small selection of my memories of the Plattner campaigned ‘Phoenix’ yachts.