“Talking Sailing”from My Archives. St Helena Race Perplexing!

By Richard Crockett

In the CASA (Cruising Association of South Africa) news bulletin of March 1986 Bill Rabinowitz, the CASA scribe, wrote the following:

Readers may well be a little perplexed: First there was the Southstar, then the Mariners’ Wharf Challenge and now the Stannic Southstar. Quite a little story could be written about the organisation of this race.

He was absolutely correct, as researching info on this race is like trying to find hen’s teeth! Various sponsors names are one issue, but the mere fact that the 1991 race which had Barracuda as a sponsor, was cancelled, does not help matters at all.

And then the name changed to the Governor’s Cup for the 2002 race.

This race needs a lot of time spent researching it properly to document the full history, names changes and more. One day….!

So without further ado I will today share 3 reports on the build up to the race, and the race itself.

READ THE DECEMBER 2002 REPORT HERE:  2002 12 – SAILING Magazine – OCR

READ THE JANUARY 2003 REPORT HERE:  2003 01 – SAILING Magazine – OCR

READ THE FEBRUARY 2003 REPORT HERE:  2003 02 – SAILING Magazine – OCR

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