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Two entrants in the inter provincial 505 yachting championships taking place offshore all this week, do some emergency repairs soon after launching at Vetch's Pier today. One of the two man crew stands in shallow water to hold the craft while the other works on the rudder fastenings.

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Looks as though this yacht is going down for the last time, but in fact skipper Crispin Read-Wilson of Britain was racing hard in a swell off Durban to take fifth place in the second race of the current world Fireball yachting championships.

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Adding a touch of international flavour to 505 World Yachting Championships were these flags representing the competing countries. In the foreground are some of the many spectators who lined the shore to watch the race.

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Part of the action in the 505 pre-world yachting championships held off Durban

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Dave Hudson and Terry Reynolds, who won the Fireball nationals at Saldanha Bay

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They're the rescuers, the group of Royal Yacht Club members who man the rescue boats when ever there's a club racing event.

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Receiving their blazers and ties are (left to right): Roy Heiner, Rob Tarboton, Richard Crockett and Mike Wright who received their awards from Mr Vaughan Giles, president of SAYRA.

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Yacht marina takes shape

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Sixteen irreplaceable silver trophies valued at R35 000- some more than 60 years old- have been stolen from the Royal Yacht Club in Durban.

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Senior Natal MEC Mr Frank Martin (left) unveiled a plaque at the weekend to mark the 125th birthday of the Royal Natal Yacht club. 

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As part of the celebrations held to mark the 125th birthday of the Royal Natal Yacht Club at the weekend, a 125-mile ocean yacht race was staged for IOR-class yachts.

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A civic reception was held in Durban last night as part of a series of functions to mark the 125th birthday of the Royal Yacht Club.

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Mr Brian Tocknell (third left) snd his crew share a bottle of champagne which Mrs Tocknell pours into the silver goblets before the victorious crew toast themselves as winners of the 100-mile yacht race held to mark the 125th anniversary of the Royal Natal Yacht Club.

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Royal Natal Yacht Club commodore Guy Reynolds (left) and Richard Crockett, rear- commodore and chairman of the race committee.

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The 125th anniversary of the Royal Natal Yacht Club- the oldest of all clubs in South Africa and the oldest yacht club in the southern hemisphere- was celebrated at a cocktail party for the Press.

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Two ways of getting around. A board sailor trails a Hobie Cat in conditions off Yatch's Pier, Durban.

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A good, stiff breeze...and the spray flies as a group of yachts thrust their way to the fore in this week's races off Durban.

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Senior Natal MEC Mr Frank Martin (left) unveiled a plaque at the weekend to mark the 125th birthday of the Royal Natal Yacht club.

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As part of the celebrations held to mark the 125th birthday of the Royal Natal Yacht Club at the weekend, a 125-mile ocean yacht race was staged for IOR-class yachts. The winner (right) of the event was Vice-Commodore Brian Tocknell, who skippered his vessel Shaya Moya to victory.

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A civic reception was held in Durban last night as part of a series of functions to mark the 125th birthday of the Royal Natal Yacht Club. During the reception the club commodore, Mr Guy Reynolds (second left), presented the deputy mayor, Mr Stan Lange, with a plaque bearing the club's crest.

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