“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. RTI Race Record Broken in 2007

by Richard Crockett

Yip, that’s right, Danie Colyn aboard his 30-foot Sea Cart smashed the race record bringing it under the one hour mark to set the record at 55 minutes and 37 seconds – also earning him a R10 000 prize.

The line honours race was always amongst the multihulls this year, with the lone 49er of Alec Lanham-Love being the only “misfit” finishing in third spot.

There was tons of interest in the race and new boats too. Colyn’s Sea Cart was just one of the new boats, while Chris Frost had his Flying Tiger on the start line, as did Nicholas Mace with two Melges 24s.

There was obviously wind for a change, which is why the record was broken, although Colyn was not fast enough to win overall, that honour going to Paul Troll on a Hobie 16.

READ IT ALL HERE:  Pages from 2007 03 – SAILING Magazine – OCR