“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. The Most Exciting Journey this World Has Left to Offer

By Richard Crockett

The great single-handed transatlantic race starting from Plymouth today will be as much a test of a competitor’s stamina – his ability to fight off sleep, to carry on in spite of sickness and exhaustion – as of his actual sailing skill.

This point was made by Sir Francis Chichester, first in the 1960 race and second in the 1964 event, when he said after a gruelling time in the latter race that “the greatest hazard was undoubtedly sheer fatigue”.

In this lengthy Cape Times feature, which is a really good read, Voortrekker’s chances are rated.

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