“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. De Vlieg’s Swamp Sprog International

The triumphant South African participants at the Sprog ‘International’ after collecting their trophies are from left to right, Dick Rickard, Rob de Vlieg, Gill de Vlieg, Nick St Clair and Tim Savage.

by Richard Crockett

Yesterday, amongst the many different reports, was one entitled “Sprog National Winners Selected for ‘International”. That international being the British International Championships at Babbacombe Corinthian Sailing Club.

Today the detailed report on that event is shared.

Ultimately Rob de Vlieg sailing with his wife Gill won the event, followed by Tim Savage who had Nick St Clair as his crew, thus talking the top two positions overall.

Dick Rickard, a former South African who was living in the UK, also competed as did Mike Vulliamy who, although not a Sprog sailor at the time, organised himself a boat to be able to compete.

READ IT ALL HERE:  Pages from 1983 11 – SA Yachting – OCR