How many people actually care about Olympic archery or yachting ?
Ron Sparks, managing director of QBE Insurance, a consistent sponsor of yachting and regattas for many years, could be regarded as representative of the legion of supporters.
Before the Second World War, yachting was a genteel, sometimes eccentric pastime infrequently practiced in the islands.
Never has so much sound and not so sound money been poured down the drink in the name of sport and the business of yachting .
There is a good era coming up; the whole scene of British yachting is looking good.
The various national reports all tried to estimate the contribution of yachting to their respective economies.
International class equestrian and yachting are expensive sports to compete in at the top, and not exactly third world sports.
‘Traditionally, yachting has been perceived as a pursuit of the rich and famous, particularly sailing in places such as the Caribbean,’ said Alexander.
Plans are underway for establishing a training school here, since yachting is becoming bigger and bigger, said Lawrence.
Mander was one of a few yachtsmen who realised that yachting could not become a New Zealand Olympic sport unless a national organisation was formed.