Tuesday 12 May 2009

Sailing yacht Voortrekker,pictures taken by John Perry

Left click each picture to see how John Perry has captured all the action in detail!

Much has been said in the past about Voortrekker,some good some bad but forth place overall in the 2009 Heineken sponsered South Atlantic race from Cape Town to Salvador,Bahia,Brasil just about says it all,to my mind thisa was simply the best performance from the all South African Navy crew with a boat that is around four decades old,they sailed the boat back home too! Navy Chief Petty Officer Bertie Reed would be mighty proud.

NB:On the race I hear they slowed down the boat due a suspected crack in the alloy mast,they found out later it was an old fracture and had been fitted with an internal doubler.

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