“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Lecturer Will Sail SA Ocean Entry

by Richard Crockett

Yesterday, having shared information on the nine possible contenders to race ‘Voortrekker’ across the Transatlantic singlehanded, a decision was made in early October 1967, and Bruce Dalling was selected from a short list of four.

This comes as no surprise as most of us knew that anyway! I am simply using this newspaper cutting today to add an important piece of history to this epic race.

Dalling was just 29, yet a highly accomplished young man. “I am confident that, with the sort of teamwork shown in getting this project under way, we are likely to be successful” he said.

READ IT ALL HERE:  1967 10 09 – Rand Daily Mail – Bruce Dalling Archives – S&A – 002300_Redacted – OCR

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