Tag Archives: Derek Kelsall

Arthur Piver: Pioneer Trimaran Designer-Sailor

Arthur Piver (1910–1968) was a World War II pilot, and a legendary sailor, author,  and boat builder who lived in Mill Valley on San Francisco Bay. In the late 1950s, Piver (rhymes with “diver”) owned a print shop, and designed … Continue reading

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1969-70 – The Golden Globe Race- the Winners and Losers

Nigel Tetley, Beaten by a Phantom – copyright Peter J.Marsh (Continuation of the  Donald Crowhurst story with review of  the film “Deep Water.”) Nigel Tetley arrived back in England with nothing more than a small bag containing his valuables and … Continue reading

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The 1964 OSTAR and Me

How I Caught Sailing Fever in Plymoth- Copyright Peter Marsh I was 16 when I read about the second Observer Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR) starting in Plymouth, England on 23 May. I knew I had to go, which  caused my mother … Continue reading

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50 Years Since Eric Tabarly Won Solo Trans-At (1964-2014)

 Was Pen Duick II the First Modern Singlehanded Racer by PMarsh In 1964, when a motley crew of thirteen Anglo and two French sailors arrived in Plymouth (SW England) for the second Singlehanded Trans-Atlantic Race, the scene was nothing like … Continue reading

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1964 – Racing a 35′ Trimaran in the OSTAR by Derek Kelsall

How a 35′ Piver Trimaran Almost won the 1964 OSTAR – by Derek Kelsall On 16th March, 50 years ago, while in the Bahamas, I made the spur of the moment decision to enter OSTAR, the second single handed trans … Continue reading

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