“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. 20 More Pics

Start of the second round in the Dabchick Champs held at Emmarentia Dam.

by Richard Crockett

Not enough time for any words today, so enjoy 20 more pics from the Dabchick archives.

1981 03 03. Skipper Simon Blackburn and Graham Rushmere of Woodridge.

Part of the fleet of Dabchicks and Windsurfers at VLC. Bobby Lanham-Love (2884) is well to weather and was the overall Dabchick winner. He is closely followed by A Mackie (2895) who was lying second at the halfway mark.

1981 03 03. Robert Selley and Peter Whitehead. Grey – 5th Dabbie class.

1981 03 03. Pierre Goosen and S Martin (Grey).

1981 03 03. Pierre Goosen and S Martin – 3rd Dabbie (Grey).

F Morely of VLC with Emmarentia’s S Young and Benoni’s M Prest during the Easter Regatta.

1984 04 01. Frank Cotterel and crew W Evans sailing for Kingswood College.

The Dabchicks at the start of the fourth round of their Transvaal junor championships at TYC. Gerko Brink, Tommie Kasselman, who was runner-up, Martin Prest, Richard Wiederhold, Jonathan Swain and Mark Page are in the foreground.

Part of the fleet of 32 Dabchicks competing in the junior interclub event at East Rand Yacht Club.

The Dabchicks at the start line during their Transvaal Champs with the large fleet of Optimists waiting for their start.

On the right is Dave Hibberd. Who are the other two and which event is this?

L-R. Michael and Nicholas Matter after prizegiving at Germiston.
Michael holds the 1979 Dabchick Transvaal Champions trophy and the 1979 Interschools individual trophy.
Nicholas holing the 1978 Dabchick National Champions trophy and the 1979 Interschools team trophy.

This years national attracted a fleet of 45 boats from fifteen clubs. And despite heavy winds they sailed all their races without a hitch.

1974 09 14. Imperial Yacht Club opening cruise. A neat sailpast by the Dabchicks.

Leaning well out while sailing against the wind is P Harris of PSC followed by A Mackie of VLC.

On a broad reach is R Sawyer of Emmarentia closely followed by RM Richardson and K Kasselman of Benoni.

Part of the large Dabchick fleet soon after the start of the first round of the Transvaal champs.

C Pettifer who sailed for Pretoria Sailing Club.

C Zimmerman of Spurwing showing good balance and trim while sailing to windward.