“Talking Sailing”from My Archives. J22 Internationals 1993

J22 Nationals. MSC – Ian Ainslie.

by Richard Crockett

Sailing off Durban in mid-winter was always the tonic South African yachties needed as a reminder that despite the rest of the country freezing, there was always a warm haven in Durban, even in winter!

NCS Resins were generous sponsors of the sport too as they supported the NCS Regatta/Crystic Week for some many years, and in 1993 they also sponsored the J22 internationals which followed the NCS Regatta.

This was a big event, named an international”and not a “worlds”due to bureaucracy at the highest levels of our sport. Yet it attracted the cream of South African sailors with Rob de Vlieg winning the J22 Nationals in May, followed by Pete Shaw and Philip Baum with Dave Hudson fourth and Dave Rae fifth.

The “Internationals” results had Chris King heading the leader-board followed by Dave Hudson, Pete Shaw, Ewald Sternagel and Charlie Ogletree of the USA.

This was top class competition sailed on some of the finest yacht racing waters available, with two detailed reports of the build-up, the racing and more being shared today.

READ THE J22 NATIONALS REPORT HERE:  Pages from 1993 06 – SAILING Magazine – OCR

READ THE J22 INTERNATIONALS REPORT HERE:  Pages from 1993 08 – SAILING Magazine – OCR

J22 Nationals. Stateline.
J22 Haka Hana skippered by Ewald Sternagel.
J22 Internationals.

J22 Mediterranean Shipping Company – skippered by Ian Ainslie.

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