“Talking Sailing” 65 South with Diel

by Richard Crockett

I am always in awe of those who are able to weigh anchor and head seaward on adventures to place few people ever venture.

One of these is Bernhard Diebold who took ‘Diel’ to the Antarctic Circle.

The 17.4 m .aluminium alloy ketch ‘Diel’, designed, built and owned by Bernhard Diebold, had a successful racing record around the South African coast. She also performed well in the 1982 South Atlantic race. In stead of participating in the ’85 race, Bernhard took his yacht to one of the more remote areas of the world, the Antarctic Peninsula, south of Cape Horn.

He was awarded the Gordon Burn Wood Trophy for this voyage.

It’s a great story.

READ IT ALL HERE:  Pages from 1985 08 – SA Yachting – 001618 – OCR

Back from the Antarctic were Bernhard Dielbold, Lucia Jamieson, Doug Jamieson and Nigel Jarman.

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