“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Yachts Set Out for U.S. in A Downpour

by Richard Crockett

Thirty-four men and a woman with her dog sailed out of Plymouth in-pouring rain today, 1 June 1968, on the third, 3200-mile single-handed transatlantic yacht race.

Tabarly was the favourite to win, and he took the lead very soon after the start.

While this report is short, I have chosen it today due to the photograph which shows Norma Johnson of the Hermanus Yacht Club presenting Bruce Dalling with a burgee shortly before the start.

READ MORE HERE:  1968 06 01d – Argus – Bruce Dalling Archives_Redacted – S&A – OCR

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