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On This Day – 16 March. 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 – 15 March. 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 March. 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 »

The 52 Super Series Cancels the Second Event in Cape Town

by Richard Crockett It comes as no surprise that the second 52 Super Series event in Cape Town has been cancelled as sporting events in general, and sailing events too, are being cancelled around the world on a daily basis now. It’s only the eternal optimist who may have hoped that the Rolex TP52 World Championships would take place on our waters. Local South African sailors have, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, been denied the opportunity of seeing these ... Read More »

The Ocean Race 2021-22 Route is Announced

The next edition of The Ocean Race, scheduled to start from Alicante, Spain in October 2021, will visit 10 international cities, including the start port and the Grand Finale finish in Genoa, Italy in the summer of 2022. For the first time, The Ocean Race is now open to the high-tech, foiling IMOCA 60 class, in addition to the one-design VO65 boats that provided record-breaking performance and such close, compelling racing in the 2017-18 edition of the race – the ... Read More »

On This Day – 13 March. 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 – 12 March. 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 »

Interview Abby Ehler: “Diversity is A Benefit, It’s Not A Hindrance”

Britain’s Abby Ehler has three Volvo Ocean Races round the world under her belt after starting out with Lisa McDonald and the girls as boat captain and bowman on ‘Amer Sports 2′. She returned in 2014-15 with Sam Davies and ‘Team SCA’ again as boat captain, reprising that same highly responsible post on ‘Brunel’ in the last Volvo. Since last year she has moved from mainly offshore roles to sail on the 52 SUPER SERIES as the only full time ... Read More »

IOC Sends Extremely Strong Message That Gender Balance is A Reality At the Olympic Games

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has made two key decisions to draw even more attention to gender equality at the Olympic Summer Games, starting with Tokyo 2020. “The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be the first gender-balanced Olympic Games in history with 48.8 per cent women’s participation,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “Today, the IOC EB also decided that there should be – for the first time ever – at least one female and one ... Read More »

On This Day – 11 March. 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 »

Odzala Discovery Camps 52 SUPER SERIES – Video Highlights

For those who prefer to watch sailing action on video, here are links to the racing on every day – thanks to Sunset+Vine. Day 1 – https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=198172321461888 Day 2 – https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3605064896235371 Day 3 – https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=200317724521806 Day 4 – https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=638751443365877 Day 5 – https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=485763252307083 Read More »

On This Day – 10 March. 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 »

52 Super Series Cape Town. Some Pics to Enjoy

by Richard Crockett Last week during the Odzala Discovery Camps 52 SUPER SERIES V&A Waterfront regatta there were magnificent pics of the racing to be had. Yesterday I shared an album of ‘Phoenix’ pics – see them HERE Today I share another album of boats and scenes other than the ‘Phoenix’ boats. If you did not witness the racing last week, pencil in these dates – 31 March to 4 April – and get here. You will not regret it. ... Read More »

March 2020 Raymarine Sailors of the Month – Rijk Kuttel & Chris Garratt

‘Ballyhoo Too’ sailed an incredibly good Cape to Rio race, yet her performance was very much under the radar, despite it being one of the best performances in the fleet. Rijk Kuttel & Chris Garratt sailed their old Mumm 36 two-up in the racing fleet, and day after day they just reeled off really good mileages, then took on the storm in the closing stages in their stride, and finished second overall in an elapsed time of 19 days 17 ... Read More »

On This Day – 9 March. 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 »