“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. 19 April Newspaper News

by Richard Crockett

There are a few tales of woe in the newspaper reports selected today, but instead of being alarmed or throwing brickbats, tough times do occur when traversing massive oceans in small sailing vessels.

1984. 2 EL Yachts in Tough Da Gama Ocean Race. First up is a pic of the ‘Rubicon’ crew in Durban before the start of the 1984 Vasco da Gama Ocean Race. Sadly they succumbed in a massive storm the fleet encountered on the first night of the race. Her skipper, Siggie Eicholz, was an incredible seaman and very fine yachtsman. Despite his credentials, whatever catastrophic event occurred that night, he was unable to save his vessel nor his crew. READ IT HERE:  1984 04 19 – rubicon – GEOFF LIDDLE – 615

1985. Yacht Back After Rough Rio Voyage:  1985 04 19 – 000162

1986. Padda Jumps Into the Lead:  1986 04 19 – Archives of Padda Kuttel – stitched – 002980_Redacted – OCR

1989. Ocean Racers Ready for Beachcomber Crossing:  1989 04 19 – 063

1990. Injuries Mar Touchwood Challenge:  1990 04 19 – 870 2

1990. Grand Old Lady Steals Thunder:  1990 05 19 – 041 2

1990. Durban Yacht Takes Portnet:  1990 05 19 – 042

1992. Skipper Tells of Dramatic Sea Rescue:  1992 04 19 – 021

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