“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. 1989 Double Cape Race

by Richard Crockett

There appears to be a lot of interest in this race, so I am happy to share more again today, that year being the 9th race.

54 yachts competed in this race, the fleet spread across four different start/finish lines – which is the very essence of the Double Cape Race. The wind was generally light, yet just 34 boats finished.

The Farr 38 ‘Sinderella II’ took line honours while Kalahari, a Dix designed Shearwater, won the prize for the best cruising boat.

Marion Cole, sailing the 1/4-tonner ‘Pick’ (previously ‘Royal Flush’) won the race on IOR and also won Class 2, finishing 6th overall on PHRF.

THE Farrow family’s souped-up Miura, ‘Team Form Flyer’, known for winning the gruelling South Star Race to St Helena and back earlier this year showed true racing colours again recently when she took the overall PHRF honours. Skippered by Gary Farrow with his father Herb also on board, they won the non-IOR Class and the “family” prize as well as the trophy for the first Miura home having finished about five hours ahead of the next one.


Pages from 1989 11 – SA Yachting – OCR

Pages from 1989 11 – SAILING Magazine – OCR

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