“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Holgate – Very Much His Own Man

by Richard Crockett

Arthur Holgate was a very well known and highly respected in his day, and is probably today only really known to the real old sea dogs from yesteryear.

Sadly he was killed in a motor accident in his prime, yet his legacy is still remembered and revered.

The opening paragraph of today’s newspaper cutting is mouth-watering and sure to get you reading the full report.

It said “In sailing circles yesterday the talk was of the legend that was Arthur Holgate – the Sea Point schoolboy who translated his and every other schoolboy’s fondest dreams into reality, in the half-century of life allotted to him”.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE:  1981 12 12 – 000377 – S&A – OCR

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