Durban Flying 15 ‘Old Gaffers’ UK Campaign

pic by Sophie Thompson

Two Durban sailors, Campbell Alexander Jeremy Kriek, are campaigning in the UK at the moment as part of the F15 70th anniversary celebration , and Cowes Week

Their first regatta over this last weekend was the Flying Fifteen Southern Area Championship, run by the COWES CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB, and which included the 70th Anniversary race.

In a fleet of 39 boats our ‘flying Durban duo’ finished 12th overall with a best finish of 8th in the final race.

This week, starting today, they are competing in the Cowes Classics Week which runs until 21 July.

The Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying fabulous social events ashore. Metre boats, Classic Racing Dayboats, Classic Yachts, Old Gaffers and Spirit of Tradition Yachts sail varied courses set in the Solent with free high teas, great value parties and suppers at different club venues. The term ‘Old Gaffers’ certainly suits these two dedicated Flying 15 sailors.

Follow their progress HERE