The Weekend Sailor

I regularly have to remind myself that what I think of as happening “just a few years ago” is actually rapidly disappearing into oblivion – into yachting history – oftentimes without being recorded properly.

This coming documentary The Weekend Sailor looks like a great effort to record a fabulous moment in time: the first Whitbread Round the World Race, 1973-74.

The winner, Ramón Carlin’s SAYULA II, is a Sparkman & Stephens-designed Swan 65; this is their story.