“Talking Sailing” from my Archives. The Women of ‘Sprinter’

by Richard Crockett

Two days ago I alluded to the fact that the media was obsessed with the women competing in the very first Cape to Rio Race in 1971 – 50 years ago.

So it should come as no surprise that the ‘girlie’ magazine of the day took a stake in ‘Sprinter’ and sponsored this very first all-women’s sailing team. Those four women became the darlings of the media and received massive publicity. Fortunately all four were sailors of some note, so where in the race for the right reason.

Here are three separate feature articles on them from Scope magazine.

Read the 30 October 1970 Feature Here:  1970 10 30 – Scope STITCHED – Sprinter – OCR

Read the 27 November 1970 Feature Here:  1970 11 27 – SCOPE – Final STITCHED – Sprinter

Read the 11 December 1970 Feature Here:  1970 12 11 – Scope – STITCHED FINAL – 000414 – OCR