“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. 10th Double Cape Race in 1990

by Richard Crockett

A total of 72 yachts competed in the 10th anniversary Double Cape Race, yet it was a cruiser which pushed the hoy-shots off the top step of the podium.

Winning is such a sweet pleasure for the best of the hot-shot “yotties” but when you are basically into cruising and nobody from your yacht club has ever won a Double Cape race in its 10 year history … and you actually WIN … well, its just a total mind blast, said Nickie Rust of Gordon’s Bay who won the overall PHRF trophy in the recent First Bowring Double Cape Race.

“We were so thrilled we just couldn’t believe it. In fact we were just so happy that we had won among the Gordon’s Bay boats. Then a few hours later we got a call from First Bowring saying we had won the Double Cape … well we just started celebrating all over again, and we’re getting all the Gordon’s Bay crews over to celebrate again later in the week! It is just fantastic, and especially so for the club as we’re busy building a new club house. This is just a wonderful way to start off again,” said Nickie.


Pages from 1990 10 – SAILING Magazine – OCR

Pages from 1990 11 – SA Yachting – 0OCR

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