History of the class in South Africa

Denmark 1975

Report and photographs by Garth Barrett

The next year (1975) the team went to Aarhus in Denmark, accommodation this time was tents with portable showers and toilets. The team was Gary Holliday, Simon Bongers, Richard Wedderburn-Clarke, Garth Barrett and Graeme Robertson. The fleet by now was over 110 boats. The results were much better, Garth placed 15th in the individual and Gary Holiday was 18th. We were the highest placed English speakers in the fleet, beating out the super confident and organised Americans and Brits.

Denmark 1975. South African Team outside their tent. From left to right: Gary Holliday, Garth Barrett, Richard Wedderburn-Clarke, Graeme Robertson, Simon Bongers, Eric Bongers (Coach).

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