TO RIO ABOARD SANDEFJORD

SANDEFJORD IN MID-ATLANTIC, 1971  © DA-B
SANDEFJORD IN MID-ATLANTIC, 1971 © DA-B

David Brown's radio documentary on a crossing of the South Atlantic in the first Cape to Rio Yacht Race, in 1971, was titled Slow Boat to Rio because the then 57-year-old ketch Sandefjord, in which he was a crew member-cum-reporter, came last! But the crew, which included skipper Patrick Cullen's two sons Sean and Peter, then aged 8 and 6 respectively, had a whale of a time!

 

 

A MINI PHOTO GALLERY

SANDEFJORD AT THE YACHT BASIN IN TABLE BAY BEFORE THE RACE. THE CLUBHOUSE OF
THE ROYAL CAPE YACHT CLUB IS 
IN THE BACKGROUND.     © DA-B

 

 

SIX-YEAR-OLD PETER CULLEN ON DECK     © DA-B

 

 

WEIGHING ANCHOR OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC ISLAND OF ST HELENA    

© DA-B

 

DAVID INTERVIEWING THE CHILDREN FOR SABC RADIO  
(PHOTO BY JIMMY WATT)

 

NEIL MACLEOD EMERGING FROM BELOW THROUGH THE FORWARD HATCH     © DA-B

LA FRANCE

The summer scene, which illustrates the header of this website, was captured by David Andrews-Brown at St Jacut-de-la-Mer, on the north coast  of Britanny, where friends have a holiday house.  The photograph reflects his love of France, where he has lived since 1992, and where he feels spiritually and culturally at home.