by Richard Crockett
Known as a very tough race, this was a year in which Aeolus had some sympathy, and mercy, for the fleet, and provided lightish conditions.
“The Table Bay starters had a raucous start under spinnaker when the maxi ‘Rampant II’ (Alan Tucker) and ‘Cherry Blossom’ (Padda Kuttel) crossed the fleet on starboard and had the smaller port starters head to wind with their spinnakers aback. Alan Tucker the skipper and owner of Rampant II flew out specially from Sydney Australia to cause havoc at the start in this two ocean classic” reported Rob Meek.
That set the tone, yet it was the new three-quarter tonners that were setting the pace and made a clean sweep of the honours.
The CASA report from their monthly bulletin makes a very good point about competitors having a responsibility to the sponsors. Read it please.
READ THE SA YACHTING REPORT HERE: Pages from 1984 11 – SA Yachting – OCR
READ THE CASA REPORT HERE: Pages from 1984 11 CASA Bulletin – 000791 – OCR