Dec 09

So although the rain was coming down heavy in Sydney last Saturday morning I was out with the missus looking in hardware stores checking on the details of a potential Kitchen renovation – and at one of the hardware stores I spied one of the regular “Tradies” Calendars being given away by the hardware store.

imageNow it wasn’t anything risqué it was actually a shot of  some Yachts racing under spinnaker offshore – but I recognised the shot instantly because I was actually there at the time – it was at the Kenwood Cup in Hawaii in 1988 where the Maxi World Championships were also being held.

I was racing on Ondine VII which in this photo is third in line with the blue/red/white spinnaker right behind Sorcery and Il Morro de Venzia and just ahead of Matador on one of the downwind legs.

So I mentioned this to the missus – and all I got was “Hah – go and prove it!” Winking smile

So some digging later that afternoon turned up the original VHS tape that I still had from this event – so that’s now in the process of getting converted to DVD because we haven’t owned a VHS video unit for the best part of a decade by now

Still – here’s the original VHS cover – and you can just make out it’s from the same time and place (Yachts still in the same order) but just from a different angle.

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And some further research turned up the photo at right from Kos Picture Source so now I’m just waiting to hear back from them about getting a quality shot.

It definitely won’t make the Kitchen – but it’s odds on favourite to make it to the Study.

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written by dcaddick


5 Responses to “Blast from the past–Hawaii and Racing offshore”

  1. 1. Todd Says:

    I want to purchase that video! tmehserle@sbcglobal.net

  2. 2. dcaddick Says:

    Hi Todd,

    Email sent ;-) Sorry for the delay

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  4. 4. Scott Says:

    Hi dcaddick,
    My brother (Rick) and I sailed with you in that regatta. we were both the runners and were the “local knowledge” on board. Blast form the past indeed. I’ve been trying to get a copy of the same shot but from a lower altitude. the poster I have is roached. hope all is well.

  5. 5. Scott Says:

    Hi dcaddick,
    My brother (Rick) and I sailed with you in that regatta. we were both on the runners and were the “local knowledge” on board. Blast form the past indeed. I’ve been trying to get a copy of the same shot but from a lower altitude. the poster I have is roached. hope all is well.

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