by Richard Crockett
A Frigate popped out of my archives recently! Well not really, but a file of pics of a yacht called ‘Frigate’. They rang a bell as I was pretty sure that this was one of the boats in the 1975 South African Admiral’s Cup team. Indeed it is too.
History relates that she was a Dick Carter design and made available to the team through the generous sponsorship of Ian Haggie of Haggie Rand fame. Her skipper was Bobby Bongers. The other two boats in the team were ‘Omuramba’ and ‘Golden Fleece’.
The crew were: Bobby Bongers (skipper); Mike Puttergill (navigator); David Abromowitz; David Bongers; John Robertson; Barry Barbour; Sandy Ord; Phil Wade and Hal Thesen.
Frigate was the top placed South African boat in that Admirals’s Cup series.
The next Blog will feature ‘Golden Fleece’, followed by ‘Omuramb’a.