On This Day – 23 August. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett

From the overwhelming response I receive from these posts, from all over the world I may add, the interest is cranking up rapidly and I am being connected with some wonderful people thirsty for more. Thank you all who have made contact.

Should you wish to copy, forward or share material from here, PLEASE acknowledge the source as: Sourced From the SAILING Mag Archives & Historical Records.

To read the full reports, click on the LINK following each headline.

1967. “Safe At St. Helena Amid the Russians”. Four young South Africans on a round-the-world trip in their home·built trimaran, Tatalagu, have arrived safely at St. Helena – and their anchorage companions were five Russian ships.
To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  1967 08 23 – Pfotenhauer – 000114

1988. “Zeekoevlei Leading Overall”. Springbok Dave Hudson, sailing “Anglo Dutch Challenger” for the Port Owen Yacht Club, won the second round of the Lipton Challenge Cup sailed in a 10 knot westerly winds in Table Bay yesterday. ·
To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  1988 08 23 10

1989. “Judron Wins Fourth Stage”. ·The Hout Bay Yacht Club entry, Judron, skippered by Greg Davis, won the third stage of the Joko Lipton Challenge Cup yesterday.
To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  1989 08 23 – 000024

1990. “Hudson’s Fightback”. Dave Hudson, sailing Port Owen Challenger, redeemed his poor 24th place on Tuesday by convincingly stamping his authority on the fourth round of the Joko Lipton Challenge Cup yesterday – leading the race virtually the whole way and crossing the line first.
To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  1990 08 23 114

1993. “Outsider Takes Yachting Honours”. Outsider Hermanus Yacht Club was victorious on the first day of the 1993 Joko Lipton Challenge Cup regatta after a frustratingly long 4 ½ hour race marred by fickle winds.
To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  1993 08 23 130

1995. “Natalians Conspicuous by Lipton Cup Absence”. The Durban sailing burgees are flying at half-mast following the shock revelation that neither Point Yacht Club nor Royal Natal have managed to muster the effort to defend their pride or honour to wrest the Joko Lipton Cup back to Natal.
To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  1995 08 23 278

2004. “Good Start for Orion Challenger”. The Royal Natal Yacht Club is off to a good start after emerging as the victor in the first race of the 2004 Lipton Challenge regatta.
To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  2004 08 23 598

2010. “Knysna Wins Hard First Race As Lipton Cup Blasts Off”. Tough conditions in Table Bay yesterday·with winds gusting to 30 knots produced an exciting start to the Lipton Cup Regatta in a fiercely contested first race.
To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  2010 08 23 685

2011. “Cape Yachtsmen in Thrilling Win and Dramatic Rescue”. Cape sailors competing in international events in Britain scored two amazing feats last week, showing South African grit and resilience.
To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  2011 08 23 235

Comments and contributions are welcome. Email: editor@sailing.co.za

What is “On this Day” About?
I am busy archiving many boxes of press cuttings I have accumulated and which I guestimate run into tens of thousands! A daunting task which I believe to be necessary before ditching them as I have been concerned for many years about the lack of interest Clubs, Classes and other sailing related organisations give to preserving their history.

Should you wish to copy, forward or share material from here, PLEASE acknowledge the source as: Sourced From the SAILING Mag Archives & Historical Records.

From the overwhelming response I receive from these posts, from all over the world I may add, the interest is cranking up rapidly and I am being connected with some wonderful people thirsty for more. Thank you all who have made contact.

This is my personal crusade, and instead of simply archiving and keeping the contents away from prying eyes, I will share my spoils in the hope that you will enjoy reminiscing as much as I do, and continue to do as I wade through the labourious process of scanning each and every cutting in my archives.

As each scanned cutting will be searchable, I will be able to create presentation packs personally tailored to a persons exact requirements – ie. Rothmans Week, the NCS Regatta, the Rio Race, Mauritius Race, Vasco da Gama Race and more – or simply by the name of an individual (like Ant Steward and his open boat exploits) who want a record of his/her sailing career for the family archives.

I have already done this by scanning in excess of 18 000 pages of material I have on ‘Voortrekker’ – from idle chatter, to concept, to the formation of what ultimately became the South African Ocean Racing Trust (SAORT), to the fruition of the 1968 OSTAR Race in which Bruce Dalling and ‘Voortrekker’ excelled – and even beyond that.

The possibilities are endless – so watch this space.

Comments and contributions are welcome. Email: editor@sailing.co.za