“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. 10 More Old Keeler Pics

Parergon III

by Richard Crockett

Well the old pics from yesterday certainly brought back memories, so thanks to all those who commented online and to those who called me and have promised to send additional info. It’s all good material to get the juices working and the brain cell scratching!

So another 10 today – here goes.

‘Parergon III’. All I know is that this pic shows she was mooring in Port Elizabeth having taken line honours in the race from Simonstown to Port Elizabeth. I have not yet been able to determine the year, but her skipper was Ivor Jamison.

‘Torea’. My research shows that this was a round-the-worlder owned by Californian Jim Cotton who used his circumnavigation to see if he liked being at sea. He later did another circumnavigation in a boat called ‘Mildred’, and also stopped in Cape Town.

‘Tenba’. This Rhodes design arrived in Cape Town in 1959 after a passage from Japan under skipper Charles Britton.

‘Spindrift’. All I can glean is that she was a Cape Town yacht.

‘Solace’. Could this be Commander Victor Clarke’s yacht?

‘Silver Streak’. I have no reference of this yacht.

‘Shesha’. All I can find is that she did the 1976 Agulhas Race and was skippered by Ken Warr.

‘Sekyd’. Members of the University of Natal Yacht Club will remember her moored in front of the Club in the mid-70s. She was sailed by Ron & Cyndy Atkinson.

‘Rundo’. She was an ex-North Sea Pilot Cutter before being restored and sailed around the world by Carl Petersen and Erling Brunborg.

‘Quest’. She competed in the first Rio Race in 1971 and was skippered by M A Margo. Sadly she was recorded as DNF. Does anyone have any further info on her.

Any and all info on the above old yachts would be appreciated from readers. So please SHARE, COMMENT & LIKE to spread the word.

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