Golden City (SA2)
- 12.2m / 40ft
- Cal 40: stock fibreglass design
- Previous Owners: Johannesburg Syndicate / East Rand Yacht Club;
- Current Owner: Keith Stewart
This remarkable set of pictures shows the joys of sailing at full stretch before the wind, the bows dipping into and cleaving the swell as every breath of force in the sails is exerted to pull the yacht forward. The full picture shows bows plunging down and the wave seems about to overwhelm her, but it is magnificently breasted in the bows-on view image. Seen from the port side, spinnaker flying very high, `Golden City' churns along with the bows well up and the sea crashing alongside. This view also shows her radio aerial sticking straight up at the stern.
She has the Merbok emblem at the bows, and her inflatable liferaft is carried on the coachroof immediately behind the mast.
`Golden City' is a stock fibreglass design; the Cal 40, a class which has notched up many successes. In the Rio '71 race, `Golden City' helped to win for South Africa the team award for the three best yachts by coming fifth on handicap.
[Extract from: Rio '71. Wilhelm Grutter & Gerhard Last, 1971]