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Conny van Rietschoten has passed away

‘The Flying Dutchman’, Conny van Rietschoten, the only skipper to have won the Whitbread Round the World Race race twice (now the Volvo Ocean Race), will always form an important part of this race’s history. The VOR has published a story on their website with quotes from friends and sailors who knew and sailed with him. Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 10

Christmas Wishes As 2013 comes to an end I would like to thank those who supported SAILING Mag during the past year, and for the unbelievably positive response to this column. I look forward to growing the sport and business of sailing in 2014, and disseminating interesting and pertinent sailing info to readers. I trust that you will have a great festive season and that 2014 will see all your dreams turn to reality. May your festive season be blessed ... Read More »

Crocs Regatta 2013 – pics by Trevor Wilkins

check out these stunning images from Trevor Wilkins – master sailing photographer. Trevor Wilkins Read More »

MSC Youth Nationals

MSC Youth Nationals – hosted by Henley Midmar Yacht Club – Midmar Dam – KZN. The cream of our youth sailors will be duelling for supremacy and the National Championship titles in various youth dinghy classes. Read More »

LDYC Single-Handed Round the Island Race

LDYC Single-Handed Round the Island Race Proudly Sponsored by SAFIC Wednesday 1 January 2014 • Registration will be up to 08:00 on 1st January 2014. • Sailing instructions will be posted on the website, issued either at registration or on the water. • Start shall be in the area of the LDYC Mark / Castle. • First signals shall not be before 08H55 on 1st January 2014. • Prize giving will be held in the LDYC Club House at 16h30 ... Read More »

NKA MOD Series

by Kathy Manten “Your face is your fortune” … This may come as a shock but we are not all as famous as we think we are. There are many boats that do not have skippers names, club names or any other info – please forward these details to me so I can update our records. By now, I am amazed at the confidence of the competing sailors. They are so certain that the bridge crews know exactly who they ... Read More »

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of 2013

         A jury composed of specialists from the yacht racing and photographic industries chose Abner Kingman’s photograph taken during the 34th America’s Cup for the  Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2013. The delegates from the World Yacht Racing Forum chose Rick Tomlinson’s photograph for the ‘Public Award’. Gothenburg (SWE), December 11, 2013 – 82 professional photographers spanning nineteen countries took part in the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2013. US photographer Abner Kingman, based in San Francisco, won the main award ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 09

My apologies for the long delay since my last column. Deadlines have been particularly severe recently, and these coupled to the fact that I have been publishing an autobiography for an 87 year-old, have taken up all my time. The nation is in mourning following Nelson Mandela’s death. He brought us that precious commodity called freedom. I well remember ‘the dark days’ when our yachties we were banned from the Olympics and all international competition. In those days one had ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 08

Social Media You either love it or hate it – that’s the Social Media I am referring to. Whatever you may think of it, it’s well established, here to stay and part of everyday living – for some anyway. Unless you embrace it, you will miss the boat – and it’s one boat some people are very happy to miss, while others scramble to stay on. So, in wanting to keep up appearances, SAILING Mag has now embraced Facebook and ... Read More »