“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Cartoons From the 1971 Rio Race

by Richard Crockett

Some light relief today with a selection of cartoons that appeared in the daily press during the 1971 Cape to Rio Race. Hopefully they will raise a smile from an exciting and memorable event.

That 1971 race, the first Cape to Rio Race, caught the attention and imagination of so many different people, that it was talked about and read about for months after it had finished. It augured well for the future as the race grew in stature and numbers, with a fleet in excess of 100 boats in 1976.

Enjoy these. The Rio Race will receive more coverage on a regular basis from now.