“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Final Dinghy Selection Pics

Taken on 14 September 1974, this is the Imperial Yacht Club (IYC) opening cruise sailpast.

by Richard Crockett

While scanning images is not too time consuming, it’s preparing them, captioning them and adding the references that takes a massive amount of time. Which is why all pics are not posted immediately and in bigger batches.

Most of today’s selection don’t have captions, although I have taken the liberty of adding a caption, question or anything I think may give a clue.

The response to the pics I posted last week struck a chord with many yachties, and have had legs as they are view the world over. Special thanks to those who have responded with info, much of which has already been published, although a few responses will be published during the week.

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Any guesses where this may be be? Looks like it was taken at one of the Cape Clubs.

This looks as if it might be the Vaal Dam?

This pic was taken by the world famous photographer Eileen Ramsay in the UK in 1959.
Any thoughts on the class?

Another pic taken in the UK in 1959 by world famous photographer Eileen Ramsay.
Any thoughts on the Class?

FDs – Flying Dutchmen at Hermanus.

This might have been False Bay?

Taken at a Club in the Natal Midlands – but not Midmar. Any thoughts?

Taken at a Club in the Natal Midlands – but not Midmar. Any thoughts?

Taken on Durban Bay – probably down in the Silt Canal area or before the container terminals were built. Date unknow?

Midmar Dam was like a mirror on Sunday morning when Class racing was held.

Probably Midmar in their very early days as that looks like a permanent marker which was laid as the dam filled.

Taken at one of the Cape Club – maybe Hermanus?

This pic was taken on 15 August 1964 – somewhere in the Cape. Any thoughts on the venue?

Sadly there are no identifying marks for this pic – so any ideas as to where?

Sadly there are no identifying marks for this pic – so any ideas as to where?

Sadly there are no identifying marks for this pic – so any ideas as to where?

Sailing in the Solent during Cowes Week.

Finns all in a row – looks like a major Finn championship somewhere in the world?

Finns being prepared before launching at a Cape venue.

More GP14s racing on Cape waters. But where?

Sailing somewhere in the country many years ago. Any thoughts on the venue and possible year?

Finns and Sprogs – but where?

Little info has been supplied for this pic. Any thoughts on where it is?

Not an exciting day for sailing! Somewhere in the Cape.

I wonder where this could be. Looks as if it may be an inland venue?

Could this be Saldanha Bay way back in the ’60s?