“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Rough Time for Crews As Race Leaders Draw Away

By Richard Crockett

The 1989 Mauritius to Durban Race, or to be clinically correct in terms of its name, the Crystic Beachcomber Crossing, attracted a huge and highly competitive fleet. The L34s in particular were out in big numbers with many of those skippers looking for the overall handicap win.

The start was spectacular, with ‘Corum Cape Concrete’ breaking her mast within minutes of the start.

Rough Time for Crews As Race Leaders Draw Away
Near gale-force winds off Mauritius modified somewhat yesterday as the majority·of the Crystic Beachcomber Crossing racing fleet continued to make record time towards Durban in rough seas.
READ THE REPORT HERE:  1989 09 19 – S&A – OCR – 000114

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