“Talking sailing” from my archives. Some 1996 Rothmans Cape to Rio start day pics.

1996 Cape to Rio Race.
Warrior – skippered by Phil Gutsche & Rick Nankin.

by Richard Crockett

A deep dive into my archives revealed these pics which I scanned from Slides (transparencies).

These are just a few selected images taken at the start, with more no doubt likely to be dug out soon. Enjoy.

Have a festive Christmas – bust most importantly stay safe and mask-up when in public.

1996 Cape to Rio Race.
Vahine – a Swan 65 – skippered by Michael Berner.

1996 Cape to Rio Race. I just love this pic of H20 International – in the frenzy of the start and spectator boats.
H20 International – a Van der Stadt Zeevalk 40 – skippered by Mike Kopman.

1996 Cape to Rio race.
H20 International – a Van der Stadt Zeevalk 40 – skippered by Mike Kopman.

1996 Cape to Rio Race.
The Royal Cape Yacht Club marina and Table Mountain in the days building up to the start.

1996 Cape to Rio Race.
Orchidea Seal Banche – a ULDB – skippered by Andrea Scarbelli.

1996 Cape to Rio Race.
Coelacanth – a Lavranos 47 cat – skippered by Derick Foss.

1996 Cape to Rio Race.
Black Cat – a Didi 38 – skippered by Dudley Dix.

1996 Cape to Rio Race.
Corum, Wizard & Fancourt’s Morning Glory in a fine tussle after the start.
Corum was a Whitbread 60 skippered by Pierre Mass.
Wizard – a Simonis – skippered by Jan Reuvers.
Fancourt’s Morning Glory – ILC70IMS – skippered by Hasso Plattner.

1996 Cape to Rio Race.
Fancourt’s Morning Glory skippered by Hasso Plattner.