“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. “Vrystaat” Spur for Dalling

By Richard Crockett

Bruce Dalling set sail from Plymouth at noon today aboard the ‘Voortrekker’ in the 3,000-mile solo yacht race across the forbidding North Atlantic to Newport, Rhode Island. Ringing in his ears was the shout of “Vrystaat” roared out by the small band of South African supporters gathered at the Millbay Docks to watch the start of the loneliest yacht race in the world.

When asked for a final quote as he stepped aboard, Dalling simply said “I’ll be in there doing my best”.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: 1968 06 02a – Sunday Times – Bruce Dalling Archives – S&A – 002443-combined_Redacted – OCR

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