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Southern Charter Easter Regatta – picture albums

Southern Charter Easter Regatta Check out the pics on the following links – all of which were taken by master photographer Trevor Wilkins:   Read More »

Southern Charter Easter Grand Slam

Following exceptional sailing on the first day, and the blow out on day 2 of the regatta, the sailors awoke to a fresh breeze on day 3.  The first start was set for 10h00 and all boats set off in a strengthening South Easter breeze.  Racing was started on all courses however racing was abandoned for all Course 1 boats (Optimists, Mirror, Dabchick and Tera)  after the first beat.  This lead to a challenging time for some sailors to return ... Read More »

David Cox – In Memoriam

by Richard Crockett The name Dave Cox has been synonymous with the sport of sailing for well over 60 years. He was a great dinghy sailor, and then moved into keelboats where he also made his mark as one of the ‘greats’. David was one of those rare highly accomplished seamen who did everything in his life in a seamanlike manner. His knowledge of seamanship was something he was always prepared to share with young and old, and he had ... Read More »

Sailing World Cup Hyeres – Hudson reviews the event

Roger Hudson speaks frankly about the poor result he and Asenathi Jim achieved in their last World Cup event. “To me, their total honesty is a breath of fresh air and something all sailing teams should take note of and implement” Richard Crockett. Roger Hudson In the wake of a very bad result at Palma we feel it is important to communicate a few thoughts to our sponsors, supporters and some followers. Asenathi and I had our worst ever % ... Read More »

The Sturrock Shipping Cape Point Challenge

12th / 13th April at Fishhoek Beach Sailing Club This turned out to be a wonderful event with some excellent ‘calls’ by the race committee. I think everybody underestimates the amount of work that goes into organising an event like this. Generous sponsorship once again by Sturrock shipping enabled FHBSC to donate over R 20,000 of our entry fees to the NSRI. The NSRI were on standby on both Saturday and Sunday and if you saw how quickly that the ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” issue 16 – by Richard Crockett

issue – 16 16 April 2014 by Richard Crockett Reader response is welcome. An attempt to move even further forward with the last bumper issue and take “Talking Sailing” deeper into the digital era unfortunately backfired. Due to the format and manner in which it was sent, the normal interaction with readers was lost as the reply function was non-existent. Pity as it was a bumper issue with many pertinent topics covered, and which in normal circumstances would have elicited ... Read More »

Team Alvimedica see their new Volvo Ocean 65 hit the water

Team Alvimedica have launched their new Volvo Ocean 65 in Southampton to herald six months of crew selections and hard training before the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 in October. On the dock was Race CEO Knut Frostad who has fostered the dreams of two young Americans, Mark Towill and Charlie Enright, to launch a boat in offshore sailing’s toughest round-the-world professional event. “This is a proud moment,” said Frostad. “Mark and Charlie remind me of me when ... Read More »

Clipper Race – African entry claims first podium win since Cape Town

The African entry competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race has completed one of the toughest legs of the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, but crossing the finish line, even in the dark, under San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, is a moment to savour after 5600 miles of ocean racing across the mighty Pacific. Invest Africa has claimed its first podium position since arriving in Cape Town last October for Leg ... Read More »

The Southern Charter Grand Slam is this weekend.

Only 3 days to go. Hope every one is ready for the Easter Regatta festivities? Your Weekend Line up: We are very excited that the Southern Charter Grand Slam Series is almost here. We hope you are too! The weekend should be great fun for every one involved. For the kids, there will be a jumping castle – for the whole weekend. On Sunday there will be an Easter Egg hunt, which I am sure will keep the little ones ... Read More »

Team Duchess Wins – there is no second

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Emirates Team New Zealand for a taste of match racing on Auckland Harbour. With crowds lining vantage points around the Viaduct and the harbour, the Duke at the helm of NZL68 and the Duchess on NZL41 – both boats from the America’s Cup monohull era – had two races on the inner harbour. Grant Dalton called tactics for The Duke, Dean Barker for the Duchess. The race yachts – now owned by Explore ... Read More »

Trofeo Princesa Sofia, Mallorca – final results

  The medals across ten Olympic events were decided on the final day of racing at Trofeo Princesa Sofia – ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca. A light morning northerly breeze picked up as the day went on ensuring a full complement of Medal Races across the ten Olympic events were completed. The South African contingent did not fare well, but all gained valuable experience in testing conditions and big fleets.   The RSA results were: 470 men Asenathi Jim and ... Read More »

Hobie Triple Crown – Langebaan

The final round of the Triple Crown Series was held in Langebaan on Saturday 5th April. It was good to see our newest Tiger Owner Sydney Jacobs and son Steven Sailing. Also there was Danie Snyman sailing a Tornado which proved fast in the lighter stuff. The fleet got away in a variable ESE wind on a falling tide at 12.00 noon with a Le Mans Start from the beach. Alan Lawrence standing in the water with his spinnaker already ... Read More »