Friday, 27 April 2012

The Traditional Boat scene in Cape Town

What makes a traditional boat was a subject of discussion for some months while the TBA was being started here in the Cape, in the end we just forgot about it and named our events for both classic and traditional boats, sail or power (we had a steamer turn up at one event) and just waited to see who would turn up?

 Click on the picture for a larger view, the place is Cape Towns V&A Waterfront and around 1999. Picture by R McBride using a Canon FT film camera.

The class of yachts we had turn out was across the board, small to large and all sizes in between, each as important as tghe other, the events were well attended for years and years. It was a decline in the committee comitment, not the membership that was the end of the TBA.