Historical

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

by Richard Crockett To read the full reports, click on the LINK following each headline. 1988. “Court Battle Over America’s Cup Starts Today”. The just concluded America’s Cup was filled to the brim with nastiness and the bickering continues past the race. To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  1988 09 12 688 1989. “Dad’s Fears Saved Family From Death”. Mrs Marjorie Baillie’s annual visit to Durban has a special significance this year. It’s eighty years since ... Read More »

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

by Richard Crockett To read the full reports, click on the LINK following each headline. 1967. “Yachts All Set for the Big Race”. The confidence of outside partisans that “their” yacht would win the America’s Cup in the series that begins at Newport, Rhode Island, tomorrow, was balanced today by temperate views on the outcome by those most deeply involved. To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  1967 09 11 – Pfotenhauer – 000111 1969. “Woodrose is ... Read More »

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

by Richard Crockett To read the full reports, click on the LINK following each headline. 1969. “Home and Dry After A Nine-Hour-Battle”. After battling for more than nine hours in a raging south-westerly gale last night, the 24ft. Japanese yacht, Hakuo finally tacked into Durban harbour for a week long visit. To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  1969 09 10 – Pfotenhauer – 000101 1969. “Dalling to Sell His Yacht”. Springbok yachtsman Bruce Dalling is offering ... Read More »

On This Day – 9 September. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett To read the full reports, click on the LINK following each headline. 1967. “Race Innovation by Yacht Club”. The Point Yacht Club’ new sailing season, which will begin at the end of this month, will open with an attractive scheme. There will be no entry fees for Sunday morning races. To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  1967 09 09 – Pfotenhauer – 000107 1967. “SA’s Lone Atlantic Sailor Selected”. Bruce Dalling, 29, of ... Read More »

On This Day – 8 September. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett To read the full reports, click on the LINK following each headline. 1967. “Great News for S.A.”. Great news for South Africa is that the World 505 Association has confirmed that the class’s World Championships will be held here in 1972. To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  1967 09 08 – Pfotenhauer – 000108 1970. “The Yacht Being Built 10 Miles From the Sea”. Some 10 miles from the sea and standing on ... Read More »

On This Day – 7 September. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett To read the full reports, click on the LINK following each headline. 1970. “Rio ‘Grudge’ Battle”. Nine countries are already represented in the Cape to Rio yacht race next year. But the “grudge” race will be between Britain’s Robin Knox-Johnston and Frenchman Eric Tabarly – two of the best ocean yachtsmen in the world. To read the full report, Click on the following LINK:  1970 09 07 545 1986. “SA’s Martin Leads Jinx-plagued Fleet”. The BOC single-handed ... Read More »

On This Day – 6 September. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett It was towards the end of September last year, yes 2019, that I started “On This Day. A Newspaper History of Sailing.” So nearly a year has passed without a day being missed and without there being any newspaper news or pics available in my newspaper archives to share. It all started while I was busy archiving many boxes of press cuttings I have accumulated and which I guestimate run into tens of thousands! A daunting task ... Read More »

On This Day – 5 September. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett It was towards the end of September last year, yes 2019, that I started “On This Day. A Newspaper History of Sailing.” So nearly a year has passed without a day being missed and without there being any newspaper news or pics available in my newspaper archives to share. It all started while I was busy archiving many boxes of press cuttings I have accumulated and which I guestimate run into tens of thousands! A daunting task ... Read More »

On This Day – 4 September. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett It was towards the end of September last year, yes 2019, that I started “On This Day. A Newspaper History of Sailing.” So nearly a year has passed without a day being missed and without there being any newspaper news or pics available in my newspaper archives to share. It all started while I was busy archiving many boxes of press cuttings I have accumulated and which I guestimate run into tens of thousands! A daunting task ... Read More »

On This Day – 3 September. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett It was towards the end of September last year, yes 2019, that I started “On This Day. A Newspaper History of Sailing.” So nearly a year has passed without a day being missed and without there being any newspaper news or pics available in my newspaper archives to share. It all started while I was busy archiving many boxes of press cuttings I have accumulated and which I guestimate run into tens of thousands! A daunting task ... Read More »

On This Day – 2 September. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett It was towards the end of September last year, yes 2019, that I started “On This Day. A Newspaper History of Sailing.” So nearly a year has passed without a day being missed and without there being any newspaper news or pics available in my newspaper archives to share. It all started while I was busy archiving many boxes of press cuttings I have accumulated and which I guestimate run into tens of thousands! A daunting task ... Read More »

On This Day – 1 September. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett It was towards the end of September last year, yes 2019, that I started “On This Day. A Newspaper History of Sailing.” So nearly a year has passed without a day being missed and without there being any newspaper news or pics available in my newspaper archives to share. It all started while I was busy archiving many boxes of press cuttings I have accumulated and which I guestimate run into tens of thousands! A daunting task ... Read More »

Mariquita – the 30-square-metre – Now Beautifully Restored

by Richard Crockett I will never forget the beautiful sight of the old 30-squares sailing as their long sleek lines and tall rakish rigs were simply graceful – what was there not to love! One of my very early sailing experiences as a youngster was a short sail aboard a 30-square on Durban bay. Over the years I have seen them slowly, one by one, disappear, with only the occasional historical pic or magazine article being the only glimmer of ... Read More »

On This Day – 31 August. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett Interest in the Lipton Challenge Cup posts in the last week has resulted in a slight change for the next few days. The Lipton Cup news will be headlined under just that event, with all the other news under a “General” heading. This is a bumper issue – so enjoy revelling in the news from yesteryear. From the overwhelming response I receive from these posts, from all over the world I may add, the interest is cranking ... Read More »

On This Day – 30 August. A Newspaper History of Sailing

by Richard Crockett Interest in the Lipton Challenge Cup posts in the last week has resulted in a slight change for the next few days. The Lipton Cup news will be headlined under just that event, with all the other news under a “General” heading. This is a bumper issue – so enjoy revelling in the news from yesteryear. From the overwhelming response I receive from these posts, from all over the world I may add, the interest is cranking ... Read More »