“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. 12 April Newspaper News

by Richard Crockett

Today we go back to 1967 and the announcement of plans to enter a yacht in OSTAR singlehanded race from Plymouth to New York. This was the beginning of the Voortrekker I era, and much, much more… .

Here are today’s headlines:

1967. Bid to Put SA in Top Yacht Race:  1967 04 12 – Voortrekker 1 & Dalling – 932 – OCR

1983. 125 Years of Service to Yachting:  1983 04 12 – RNYC 125th Anniversary – stitched final – Lipton Cup – 060 – OCR – OCR

1990. 2 Yachts in Dash to St Helena:  1990 04 12 – 820

1991. Anchors Aweigh for GBYC:  1991 04 12 – 406 21

1995. Provoyeur Up Against It:  1995 04 12 – 886

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