Talking Sailing

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 04 – America’s Cup Special

America’s Cup Special Tonight’s Race is a ‘must watch’! Who would have thought that the America’s Cup would go down to the wire in a ‘winner takes all final’ race as Oracle Team New Zealand (OTUSA) have clawed their way back from an impossible position of being 7 races down with Team New Zealand (ETNZ) needing just one win to secure overall victory and win the America’s Cup, to being tied going into the final? The Kiwis have lost 7 ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 03

The America’s Cup continues to be the ‘hot’ topic of conversation for all the wrong reasons, but for me, the most newsworthy item was the incredible results our local South African team chalked up in the SB20 World Championships last week. Thanks to all those people who have made the effort to send in comments about “Talking Sailing”. They are truly appreciated and very welcome. SB20 World Championships Yet another local bunch of sailors have hit the headlines with an ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 02

WOW! What a Positive Response The first issue of “Talking Sailing” really hit the spot as the positive response I have received has been overwhelming. Thank you to all those who responded so positively and enthusiastically, some even with possible topics and issues to address in the future. Some selected comments are included at the end. Local Sailors Rewarded & Acknowledged At an event, hosted by the Minister of Sports and Recreation Mr Fikile Mbalula, Deputy Minister Mr Gert Oosthuizen, ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 01

“Talking Sailing” issue 01 by Richard Crockett The intention of ‘Talking Sailing” is to occasionally cover topical issues in the sport of sailing, however difficult they may be. So expect some hard-hitting editorials and even controversial observations and comments. But most importantly it will all be about sailing, so your feedback and items of interest are welcome via e-mail. “Talking Sailing” is sent via e-mail, as well as being a ‘blog’ on the Sailing Gybeset website ( To subscribe to ... Read More »