“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Pics Galore

Three Dabchicks racing at Zwartkops.

by Richard Crockett

And now for something completely different. Instead of the written word today, feast your eyes on this selection of pics, freshly dug out from the archives yesterday, and then scanned and captioned.

These pics are mainly of individuals and boat numbers, either individually or as small groups.

I scanned about 100 pics yesterday and have a similar number still to do, and that excludes the colour pics. So enjoy this selection and keep following as more will be featured in the days ahead.

Please free to comment and share these images.

1962 12 16 . Bruce Cleghorn (15) and Harold Alrick with their Dabchick Pegasus.

Dabchicks slithering along at high speed. 2000 sail numbers make this junior class the country’s biggest.

October 1964. Owner is Anthony van Hoogstraten.

June Bongers on a Dabchick with the Upington railway bridge in the distance.

There is no info for this pic which was probably taken on Victoria Lake.

The squall hit hard on the first day, and we nearly ditched into the vlei. Dabchick of Jeremy Ellinghouse – 2423.

N Dibb followed by B Hancock and N Tatham at the windward mark.

Michael Vulliamy.

Mark Johnston of PSC (2787) who finished in third place in a close tussle with A Amoils of East Rand.

1981 03 03. Skipper Simon Blackburn and Graham Rushmere of Woodbridge.

1984. J R Gale nurses his Dabchick around the mark in light, frustrating wind conditions.

Alec Lanham-Love – 2884.

Lisa Lotter of Bloemfontein.

Lisa Lotter of Bloemfontein.

R Wiederhold of Emmarentia preferring to do the balancing and letting his crew concentrate on the jib adjustment, while in the background are C Zimmerman (2817) and N Kerswill (2920).

D Johnstone of Benoni Sailing Club out to windward during the Downham interclub.