Tag Archives: Derek Kelsall

Arthur Piver: Pioneer Trimaran Designer-Sailor

Arthur Piver (1910–1968) was a World War II pilot, an amateur sailor, author, printshop owner and legendary boatbuilder who lived in Mill Valley on San Francisco Bay. In the late 1950s, Piver (rhymes with “diver”) designed and built a series … 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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