“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Dalling May Win Today

By Richard Crockett

The finish of the singlehanded Transatlantic Race was slated to be a “thriller” as a desperately close finish was expected between Britain’s ‘Sir Thomas Lipton’ and South Africa’s ‘Voortrekker’.

Geoffrey Williams was reported to be 60nm ahead of Bruce Dalling, and just 400nm from the finish. The advantage Dalling had was that Williams was penalised 12 hours for arriving late at the start venue.

READ MORE HERE:  1968 06 26 – Rand Daily Mail – Bruce Dalling Archives – S&A – 002509_Redacted – OCR

Check Also

“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Downham Inter-club

By Richard Crockett When I tumbled upon the report on the Downham Inter-Club regatta for …