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52 Super Series. Plattner Relinquishes Lead

by Richard Crockett Hasso Plattner and his ‘Phoenix 11’ crew took the first race yesterday in fine style, but were tripped up in the second race, handing the overall lead to ‘Azzurra’. A pedestal winch gearing breakdown between races unsettled the local team who suffered a breakage of their aftermost port side stanchion to further compound their problems. And on the race course they appeared to out of phase on the first beat, having to duck transoms or tack away ... Read More »

On This Day – 4 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 – 3 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. Take A Bow Hasso Plattner

by Richard Crockett It was fitting and very appropriate that Hasso Plattner, the man who brought this fleet of top quality yachts and crew to our shores, together with his ‘Phoenix 11′ crew won the first race of the series, and after two races is leading the series. It was the manner in which he won convincingly that is even more impressive, as he started off the pin end of the start line to establish an early lead that allowed ... Read More »

On This Day – 2 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 – 1 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 – 29 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 »

52 Super Series. Pressure From the First Gun to the Last

by Richard Crockett It’s thanks to the Plattner family that local South African yachties will get to witness some of the most closely fought big boat yacht racing ever seen on our waters – and the excitement is palpable as all discussion with yachties is about this regatta, and the Rolex TP52 World Championships off Cape Town at the end of March. Cape Town is the home port to the Plattner’s Team ‘Phoenix’. Both ‘Phoenix 11′ and ‘Phoenix 12′ fly ... Read More »

On This Day – 28 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 »

Bacardi Cup. A Unique Blend of Racing, Socials & Innovation

by Richard Crockett I receive tons of mails daily about regattas and all things sailing, and do my very best to read them thoroughly as so often there are gems in them worth sharing. More than 500 sailors will race on Biscayne Bay, Miami, from March 1 – 7 in the 93rd Bacardi Cup and Bacardi Invitational Regatta. Holding ninety-three years of tradition the Bacardi Cup is a member of an exclusive club of historic and long established sports events. ... Read More »

Tokyo the Target for SA Sailors Daniel and Burger

With five months to go to Tokyo 2020, young SA sailors Benji Daniel and Alex Burger’s Olympic dream is still very much alive. The duo, who raced to glory at the 29er World Championships in 2017, have progressed to the Olympic 49er class and are in a determined quest to qualify for the Tokyo Games. Daniel (19) and Burger (23) competed at the 49er World Championships in Geelong, Australia from 9-15 February. While it didn’t go entirely as planned, they ... Read More »

On This Day – 27 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 »

52 Super Series – Cape Town is the Place to be

Odzala Discovery Camps – A Unique Sponsor to the 52 SUPER SERIES in Cape Town by Richard Crockett It’s very rare that sailors and the yachting public at large get to witness really top class sailing in local South African waters. That rare occurrence is almost here as of Monday 2 March, the 52 Super Series will kick off in Cape Town for 5 days, and yacht racing at its very, very best will be witnessed in Table Bay. Some ... Read More »

On This Day – 26 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 – 25 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 »