“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Ainslie Unseated From Top Hunter Position

by Richard Crockett

Again today there are 11 different reports bringing back reports of the “good old days”.

Two immediately caught my eye – the first being “Loots Solo from Uruguay” – a very brief report stating that Frans Loots had sailed the Petersen 33 ‘Checkers Hyper’ singlehanded back from Uruguay. I have searched hard to find a full report on this passage but to no avail. I hope that Frans may have written a report which he will share with me?

Another was the fact that Ian Ainslie, a top Hunter sailor at the time, was beaten by Pieter and Helga von Bredow at the Transvaal Highveld Champs.

This is what you can read today:
• Experimental Breakwater Blow-out
• St Andrews College Top At Inter-schools
• Hobie Visits PE
• Loots Solo From Uruguay
• 100 Plus Entries At VLC Easter Regatta
• Highveld Sailing in Pics
• Ainslie Unseated From Top Hunter Position
• Van Rooyen Tops 505s
• Ebenezer Regatta
• Transvaal Optimist Interclub
• Vaal Dam Diary

Enjoy today’s selection – and please LIKE, SHARE and COMMENT.

READ THEM ALL HERE:  highveld 1982 06 – SA Yachting – OCR