1975 National Championships – Plymouth

1975 Plymouth Nationals (photo D & E Tarrant)
1975 Plymouth Nationals (photo D & E Tarrant)

1971 Plymouth Nationals (photo: Graham Uren)

The 1975 Seafly National Championships were  held during the week commencing Sunday, 24th August, being hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club who had previously hosted the Nationals in 1971. Since that was not a Seafly Club, much of the organisation was actually done by Laurie Lanham of Starcross Yacht Club. The event attracted 49 entries and the racing, in light winds, was reported in the October 1975 SDCA Newsletter.

Visitors at the event were Peter Fullagar and John White, President and Vice president of the Seafly Association of Australia. In the UK for that summer, Australian Seafly Champions Peter and Daphne Fullagar, had borrowed a Seafly from John Tallis of Highcliffe S.C., and sailed her as C260 “Gadfly II”. Their photo collection provides an interesting record of the event…

The Championship was won by David and Elizabeth Tarrant in C339 “Elizabeth Jane” and they have provided spectacular photographs of the racing…

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