History of the class in South Africa
Report and photographs by Garth Barrett
The 1976 Worlds were held in Yarimca, Turkey. The Turks had built an entire resort for the event with chalets and communal eating area. The fleet was 120 + boats. The team was the 3 usual suspects of Gary, Simon and Garth with Graeme Robertson and the first girl, Herda Silverman. Gary and Garth were both doing really well, both lying around 10th. A lonely Romanian sailor arrived late, rigged sailed a little then packed up and left in protest against the participation of the racist South Africans and Rhodesians. The organising committee then asked that we please leave the event. That ended what was promising to be an excellent regatta for the country.