“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. 1980 Optimist Nationals At Spionkop

by Richard Crockett

Spionkop Dam near Estcourt in KZN was the venue for this event which was dominated by the Rhodesian contingent from Jacana Yacht Club, with Point Yacht Club and KZN sailors putting in a really good showing in the top 10.

Conditions were “iffy” on Spionkop with generally light or strong winds being the order of the day. Sadly the novices were not permitted to race on the days when the winds were strong – a decision made by the race officer for safety reasons.

There are two reports today – and an additional bunch of old pics from the archives.

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READ THE SA YACHTING REPORT HERE:  Pages from 1981 02 – SA Yachting – OCR

READ THE YACHTSMAN RSA REPORT HERE:  Pages from 1981 02 – YACHTSMAN RSA – OCR