by Richard Crockett
This image is just one of many that appeared in the Weekend Argus on the day after the start of the 1973 race.
I was fortunate enough to have been given a complete copy of that Weekend Argus, so have been able to extract all references to the race.
In that issue of the Weekend Argus alone there were 13 different articles, many accompanied with pics, on the start of this iconic race.
It’s a treasure-trove of interesting pics, people, boats and lots more.
Here are just 2 sections to tickle the taste buds!