Seeing out the madness of 2021

As we see out the madness of 2021 here is a selection of pics “From My Archives” which have been published during the year.

Here’s trusting and hoping that 2022 will be a great year for everyone, and that there will be less of the madness and more of the normal!

Happy, Happy everyone.

L-R. Nick Hastie; Jerry Whitehead; Hugh Whitehead and Andy Wilson. Julian Fuller took the pic.

Yachts at the Table Bay start of the Dulux Double Cape race had to contend with gale force south easterly winds.

Start of 1963 Ocean race.

Toby Beele who won the race in BLITZ. Toby sailed for Marist Brothers.

Hans Mans.

The University of Natal contingent selected for the Proteas Sailing team at the 1976 Intervarsity regatta.
Back L-R. Donald Alexander; John Herridge; Colin Dibb; Campbell Alexander & Mike Wright.
Middle L-R. Iain Park-Ross; Topher Hancock; Chris Clark.
Front. Jane Hudson.

The Royal Natal Yacht Club team which won the coveted Lipton Cup after 10 gruelling races.
pic by Richard Crockett

Orion DYP sailing for the Royal natal yacht Club won race 9 today.
pic by Richard Crockett

RSA had many a close encounter with the best in the world!

Hout Bay was the venue for the 1992 Lipton Cup where competitors were met with tough conditions as can be seen in this magnificent image.
pic by Okko de Jaemer

1984 Lipton Cup winners. For the first time in its 73-year history the Lipton Cup is lifted by an inland yacht club. Here the winning crew from TYC collect the magnificent mug. From left (back) Charlie Wallendorf, Ewald Sternagel (skipper). Front: Ron Gurnell, Peter Hishin and Darryl Yorke. Sonia Sender, wife of former RCYC Commodore Harold Sender, presents the trophy.

The 505 Worlds off Durban – flying downwind and in full control too.

Rob Willcox & Ditmar Hermann

Ross Robson sailing off Durban.

Ernie Morrison.

Golden Fleece.

The J22 Worlds off Durban way back when. The leading boat looks to be helmed by Rob van Rooyen?

Ian Ainslie half underwater as he sails downwind during the Olympic Trials off Durban.

Competition was always intense in the L34 fleet as can be seen by the concentration on Derick Warne’s face.

Sharpie. 27

Sean Ferry.