“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Admiral’s Cup 1973

by Richard Crockett

Today we continue with the Admiral’s Cup thread by covering the 1973 event where our South African team finished 12th out of 16 teams.

The yachts used were Hans Berker’s ‘Omuramba’, ‘Jakaranda’ skippered by Bobby Bongers, and ‘Outburst’ skippered by Bill O’Reilly.

The team were as follows:

1973 TEAM MANAGER: Pim Penso

H. Berker (Owner/Skipper) Team Captain.
Lt.-Cdr. D. Joyce (Navigator)
P. Muzik .
P. Cardwell (from Durban ).
J. Kipps.
Gotz Klohn (from Windhoek).

B. Bongers (Skipper).
J . Fletcher (Navigator)
D. Abromowitz.
C. Tattersall.
D. Cox.
Phil Fraser.
D. Bongers.
P. Wade.

W. O’Reilly (Skipper).
Lt. A. Cole (Navigator).
K. Bellamy.
J . Johnson.
F. Unite.
G. Meek .
B. Barbour

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE:  1973 09 – SA Yachting – S&A – OCR

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