Interview. Lord Irvine Laidlaw

From : April 2017


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Lord Irvine Laidlaw spends summers in Cape Town and has had a remarkable impact on the local sailing scene. Apart from racing at Royal Cape Yacht Club on some sensational yachts (think the Corby 49, now renamed Nitro, and his current Cape Fling, a Reichel-Pugh 52), he sponsors local regattas and flies in the best race officers in the world to run them. He also creates opportunities for South African sailors by including them in his international campaigns.


Now he has initiated and funded the new Cape 31. Roy Dunster interviewed him about the new yacht and his other projects outside yachting.


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