LTS Phoenix Admira’ls Regatta

From : May 2017


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Hout Bay Yacht Club’s LTC Admiral’s Regatta was founded in 1991 and is now in its 27th year.


The story behind the name of the regatta is rather interesting: when the Round Table organization of Hout Bay decided on a major fundraiser in 1986 – with the idea to proclaim Hout Bay a ‘Republic’ – the idea was daring and promised multiple media exposure opportunities, thus the ‘Republic of Hout Bay’ was unilaterally declared and a ‘President’ elected. Minister portfolios were up for sale as the main source for the fund raiser and a well-known businessman in Hout Bay, with his ownership of a genuine minesweeper purchased fr