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On This Day – 17 February. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett From the overwhelming response I receive from these posts, from all over the world I may add, the interest is cranking up rapidly and I am being connected with some wonderful people thirsty for more. Thank you all who have made contact. Should you wish to copy, forward or share material from here, PLEASE acknowledge the source as: Sourced From the SAILING Mag Archives & Historical Records. To read the full reports, click on the LINK following ... Read More »

On This Day – 16 February. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett From the overwhelming response I receive from these posts, from all over the world I may add, the interest is cranking up rapidly and I am being connected with some wonderful people thirsty for more. Thank you all who have made contact. Should you wish to copy, forward or share material from here, PLEASE acknowledge the source as: Sourced From the SAILING Mag Archives & Historical Records. To read the full reports, click on the LINK following ... Read More »

49er Worlds. It’s NOT All Gloomy for Benji & Alex

By Richard Crockett Our guys have had another tough and torrid regatta, and I am sure at times have thought about throwing in the towel, but they are fighters, with a goal of competing in the Tokyo Olympics later this year, and won’t give up easily. As a result they are resolutely sticking to their goals, and taking the rough with the smooth, while at the same time learning a ton about how to sail a 49er fast, efficiently and ... Read More »

On This Day – 15 February. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett From the overwhelming response I receive from these posts, from all over the world I may add, the interest is cranking up rapidly and I am being connected with some wonderful people thirsty for more. Thank you all who have made contact. Should you wish to copy, forward or share material from here, PLEASE acknowledge the source as: Sourced From the SAILING Mag Archives & Historical Records. To read the full reports, click on the LINK following ... Read More »

On This Day – 14 February. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett From the overwhelming response I receive from these posts, from all over the world I may add, the interest is cranking up rapidly and I am being connected with some wonderful people thirsty for more. Thank you all who have made contact. Should you wish to copy, forward or share material from here, PLEASE acknowledge the source as: Sourced From the SAILING Mag Archives & Historical Records. To read the full reports, click on the LINK following ... Read More »

49er Worlds. Another Desperate Day in Geelong

by Richard Crockett Our guys may be down, but certainly not out as their “Japie” spirit shines and they continue to fight and be positive. But a U-flag penalty in race 3 today, simply did Benji Daniel and Alex Burger no favours today, dropping them further down the rankings. For our man on the water, Alex Letinhan, it too was a tough day as his few words show. “Today was not the best day. It took 4 hours to get ... Read More »

America’s Cup. Match Conditions Confirmed

Following a successful mediation, the America’s Cup Defender and Challenger of Record have come to an agreement on the Match Conditions for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada. The two sides came to a consensus after engaging in an official mediation process run by the America’s Cup Arbitration panel chairman David Tillett. As part of the agreement, the wind range for racing in the America’s Cup Match will be 6.5 to 23 knots. The agreed racing schedule for the ... Read More »

Tea Route Record. Idec Sport Getting Back on Track

“With the South Atlantic like that, we would never have smashed the Jules Verne Trophy record.” That was how Francis Joyon described the situation, still somewhat taken back by the vagaries of the South Atlantic at the start of this 26th day of racing. Yesterday, for the first time, he found himself behind the record pace for the Tea Route. Working hard with his crew, Francis has been busy since picking up the NE’ly trade winds trying to improve on ... Read More »

On This Day – 13 February. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett From the overwhelming response I receive from these posts, from all over the world I may add, the interest is cranking up rapidly and I am being connected with some wonderful people thirsty for more. Thank you all who have made contact. Should you wish to copy, forward or share material from here, PLEASE acknowledge the source as: Sourced From the SAILING Mag Archives & Historical Records. To read the full reports, click on the LINK following ... Read More »

49er Worlds. Tough, Tough, Tough for Benji & Alex

by Richard Crockett There are never any easy races in the Olympic Classes as the competition is so tough and so close that even the smallest of mistakes get punished severely. This is what Benji Daniel and Alex Burger learnt in abundance today – and sadly at a huge cost. They were looking to realistically qualify for the Silver Fleet, and almost had it in the bag… . Alex Letinhan, the RSA man-on-the-water in Geelong, reports as follows: Yesterday (Tuesday) ... Read More »

On This Day – 12 February. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett From the overwhelming response I receive from these posts, from all over the world I may add, the interest is cranking up rapidly and I am being connected with some wonderful people thirsty for more. Thank you all who have made contact. Should you wish to copy, forward or share material from here, PLEASE acknowledge the source as: Sourced From the SAILING Mag Archives & Historical Records. To read the full reports, click on the LINK following ... Read More »

49 Worlds. A Positive Start for RSA

by Richard Crockett After a disastrous Worlds last December where our team of Benji Daniel and Alex Burger were plagued by spreader breakages, they have made a very positive start to the 2020 49er World Champs in Geelong, Australia. Racing on day 1 did not happen due to no wind, so this morning (Tuesday) they opened their regatta with a 51st in race 1, and went on to improve on those positions in the next three races, finishing with a ... Read More »

On This Day – 11 February. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett From the overwhelming response I receive from these posts, from all over the world I may add, the interest is cranking up rapidly and I am being connected with some wonderful people thirsty for more. Thank you all who have made contact. Should you wish to copy, forward or share material from here, PLEASE acknowledge the source as: Sourced From the SAILING Mag Archives & Historical Records. To read the full reports, click on the LINK following ... Read More »

LTC Phoenix Admirals Regatta 2020

The 2020 LTC Phoenix Admirals regatta will be sailed in the picturesque waters of Hout Bay from 20 – 22 March 2020. Not only is the Admirals Regatta the most versatile regatta that Cape Town has to offer – it is also the only offshore dinghy regatta on the Cape Town dinghy sailing calendar. Admirals regatta offers three different bridges and race officers – dinghies and small catamarans, small inshore keelboats, and offshore keelboats. Offshore, the regatta offers an ORC ... Read More »

On This Day – 10 February. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett From the overwhelming response I receive from these posts, from all over the world I may add, the interest is cranking up rapidly and I am being connected with some wonderful people thirsty for more. Thank you all who have made contact. Should you wish to copy, forward or share material from here, PLEASE acknowledge the source as: Sourced From the SAILING Mag Archives & Historical Records. To read the full reports, click on the LINK following ... Read More »