“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. 1975 Admiral’s Cup disappointment for SA

Frigate in the Solent

by Richard Crockett

I know that 1975 was a long time ago, but there is a good pic of the SA Admiral’s Cup team plus a great pic of ‘Golden Fleece’ with “all the washing flying” – mainsail, spinnaker and blooper. Many a modern-day yachtie is unlikely to know about the blooper – so check it out in this report.

The best SA yacht was ‘Frigate’ skippered by Bobby Bongers, and with her low rating she was competitive n the light wind that prevailed.

READ THE FEATURE AND SEE MORE PICS HERE:  Pages from 1975 09 – Yachtsman RSA – OCR

Frigate

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