“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. False Bay Buccaneer Week

by Richard Crockett

Well the Buccaneer posts have struck a chord with several readers. Delighted to have been able to tickle the tastebuds and awaken the brain cells! There’s lot’s more to come in the days ahead, so stay tuned as they say in the classics.

Week-long regattas in those days, the very early ‘70s, were few and far between, so the organising committee took some strain getting it all together as the following paragraph from the report shows: “Tubby Parsons, the F.B.Y.C. Sailing chairman and regatta judge, had to plan courses and make the decisions and his complete success cost him nerve·wracking hours of trying to outguess the weather, satisfy 13 crews, avoid disaster in gale and boredom in calms and supply a fair competition for the National Title of the largest off-shore class.”

I won’t spoil this by revealing the winner, so you’ll have to read the report to get all the info.

READ IT HERE:  Pages from 1971 07 – SA Yachting – OCR

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